ARTISTIC HAIR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES
Hair Transplant Surgery is NOT the only option for hair loss. This procedure is performed worldwide on all types of people, male and female, of all age ranges and ethnicities.
At A&E and SNY Center we strive to provide our clients with all the information available for their particular case of hair loss.
WHAT IS A FOLLICULAR UNIT?
A follicular unit is a natural grouping of hairs that grow together in the scalp and share the same blood supply. Each follicular unit has from one to four separate individual hairs growing from it. Follicular unit hair transplants yield the most natural look and highest density, as it involves the extraction of units from the “donor site” at the back of the head, where hair is genetically programmed to grow for life, and then implanting it in the areas suffering from hair loss. There are multiple hair transplant methods doctors can perform. The “strip” method or FUT (follicular unit transplantation) is the most commonly performed method. In an FUT procedure, a strip of scalp containing your hair follicle and the root is extracted from the donor site and cut into 1-4 hair follicular units, which are then transplanted individually to the balding areas. You will not experience any hair loss at the donor site.
WHAT IS FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)?
During an FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure a small tool will be used to remove 1-4 hair follicular units individually, without surgically removing a strip of scalp, which are then transplanted to individually to the balding areas. Again, you will have no hair loss at the donor site. Both methods are effective, and minimally invasive. The major difference between these techniques is in the harvesting method. With an FUT procedure you will have one fine linear scar at the donor site, from an FUE procedure you will have multiple small circular scars throughout the donor site. Both types of scarring quickly become undetectable