FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is the most recent hair transplant technique. It is very accurate and effective and has the advantage of being less invasive than other procedures.
The advantages of FUE with partial shaving
- Permanently conceals alopecia
- Has a natural look
- Suitable for both men and women
- No staples or sutures
- Suitable for most types of alopecia
What is FUE with partial shaving?
For which patients?
- who need to correct alopecia
- who want to correct a scar on the scalp
- who want to have very short hair, or even shaved hair in the future
- who have a dense donor area
- whose scalp is not very flexible
What are the results?
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What happens during the procedure?
1st step: defining the receiving area
2nd step: shaving the donor area
3rd step: graft extraction
4th step: graft preparation
5th step: graft implantation
FUE with partial shaving FAQ
NO – The transplanted hair must first grow back. Nevertheless, the patient will notice a progressive densification of his or her hair from the fourth month after the transplant. It takes twelve months for the hair to grow back completely.
YES – The transplanted hair is not sensitive to the hormone that causes alopecia. As a result, they will renew themselves throughout the patient’s life.
NO – If the implantation techniques are followed, there is no risk of rejection, insofar as the grafted hair is the patient’s own. It is not a foreign body.
NO – The procedure is done under local anesthesia.
NO – The extraction of the grafts creates small circular scars that are less than a millimeter in diameter. These scars are very discreet and is the reason why FUE is usually recommended for patients who shave their scalp.
YES – This is one of the advantages of FUE: recovery is very quick. Generally, most patients resume their activities one to two days after surgery (unless they are bothered by shaving their hair). In some cases, an edema appears on the forehead, but it disappears after two or three days.
YES and NO – This will depend on the location of the corrected area. If it is on the top of the scalp, it can easily be hidden. On the other hand, it’s more complicated if it is on the frontal region. In this case, the long hair transplant technique (FUL) may be recommended.
YES – The main difference is the way grafts are extracted. With FUE, the surgeon extracts the grafts with a micro-punch, so there is no continuous scar. With FUL (long hair FUT), the surgeon removes a strip of the scalp, leaving a very thin scar on the donor area. The advantage of the FUL technique is that more grafts can be extracted in one procedure.
YES – The transplanted hair is natural and fits harmoniously into the hair. However, the final result will depend not on the technique used, but primarily on the shape of the hairline, the natural appearance of the transplanted hair and the surgeon’s ability to create density.
YES – This is even recommended for advanced baldness. This considerably increases the total number of follicular units that can be extracted.
YES – FUE is not recommended for patients who have low hair density in the donor area.
NO – FUE is not a treatment against alopecia. It is a cosmetic correction that can conceal alopecia in a natural and permanent way.