Looking for a FUE good men.

Posted on August 9th, 2010 by Gina

baldGuys, you probably need more information about hair restoration procedures like you need another hole in your head, right?

Well, this one that we found, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), is just that: another hole (or more accurately, series of holes) in your head. The hairs to be transplanted are extracted from the back and sides of the head using a tiny (.8 mm), circular punch that leaves little to no scarring. The hairs are then transplanted to the desired spot on the head. The description of the “punch” makes us think of a really, really little biscuit-cutter or something made by Ronco and sold during an infomercial.

The Foundation for Hair Restoration and Plastic Surgery touts this as a “breakthrough procedure,” and it could be, but it’s not exactly new. It started emerging in 2002, with recent advancements in the extraction “punch” that have made it smaller and less invasive.

They also call FUE “incisionless,” which we find hard to believe because a) pulling out tiny circular pieces of scalp sure sounds like there’s cutting involved even if the surgeon isn’t using a scalpel; and b) the extracted follicles are implanted in tiny incisions in the other part of the scalp.

One of the pros of FUE is supposed to be that because the scarring is minimal, men can wear their hair shorter or have a buzz cut.

Topping the list of cons is that it takes a long time – sometimes two or more sessions that can last up to 9 hours. And the best cost estimate we’ve found is $4 per graft. During some of those marathon sessions, as many as 1,200 grafts are being done. You do the math.

As with any plastic surgery, do your homework. Most of the information out there says this procedure isn’t right for everyone. And though more surgeons are offering FUE, that doesn’t mean they all have the experience to do it well. You know you need a bad hair transplant like you need …. well, you get the idea.

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