The loss of hair on the scalp is not a welcome sight for a person of any age. Balding or thinning areas on the scalp can cause a person to seek out medical options to address the issue. Follicular unit extraction hair transplant helps a person to achieve a thicker hairline with more density and fullness. FUE hair transplant is one of the most popular destinations for the procedure due to the number of world-class board-certified surgeons in the country that perform hair restoration. In addition, the proximity of Los Angeles to the entertainment industry means patients travel from across the country to try and gain the same look as their favorite celebrities.
So what is FUE surgery?
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) surgery is when the surgeon implants hair grafts in the balding area of the scalp. The hair grafts are taken from another area on the body of the patient. The surgeon usually takes the donor hair from the back and sides of the scalp because the hair on this area is resistant to balding. If there is not enough high-quality hair for use on the back and sides of the scalp, the surgeon can also take hair from other areas of the body such as the beard and the chest to implant into the scalp.
The doctors on our list create pre-made incisions in the area of the scalp that is scheduled to be treated. The hair grafts are removed individually from the donor area on the body so there is little chance of a visible scar being seen after the surgery. The hair grafts removed from the body are counted and then placed in the pre-made incisions made earlier in the hair transplant process.
The hair that is moved to the scalp will have a natural appearance and grow/act just like the native hair in the treated area. The final results will take anywhere from 12-18 months to appear and will last a lifetime since they are considered to be permanent.
Patients interested in learning more about hair restoration are invited to contact any of the doctors on our 2021 list. They can also perform their own research about hair transplant doctors that are skilled and experienced in providing superior hair restoration results.