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Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is one of the main surgical procedures used in hair restoration to harvest the hair follicles for placement in the thinning areas of the scalp. Through FUE, Dr. Halaas can help improve the appearance of thinning hair and produce a natural look that lasts.
Dr. Halaas is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and one of the leading cosmetic medicine specialists in New York. She provides FUE treatments and no-shave FUE treatments in NYC that help patients improve signs of alopecia. If you want to learn more about working with Dr. Halaas, contact her clinic and book a consultation.
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Hair transplant procedures are performed to replace the loss of density or fill in patchy areas of baldness. When the conventional FUE technique is used hair is taken from the donor site in naturally growing individual groups of 1, 2, or 3 hair follicles. This process utilizes a very small circular tool that creates a tiny punch around each grouping and removes it for placement in the recipient site. As part of the process, the hair needs to be shaved buzz cut style, which enables the easy transplantation of follicles.
After harvesting the predetermined amount of hair follicles needed for transplant, the grafts are placed on prepared recipient sites in the natural direction of hair growth to restore hair loss. Generally, single graft units are placed at the hairline, 2-hair grafts a little further back and so on. Placing the grafts in this manner will result in a natural-appearing outcome.
The donor site for gathering hair for transplant is on the back of the head, where the hair follicles are resistant to pattern baldness traits. Following the FUE method of extraction, only tiny, barely perceptible, circular scars will be present in the donor site area. No bandages are necessary and once healed, no linear scars will be detectable.
If a significant amount of grafts have to be harvested, it may not be possible to finish the procedure in a single session. In that case, multiple procedures are required.
As a leading cosmetic expert and double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Halaas is up-to-date with the most innovative hair restoration treatments. This is the reason why she now offers no-shave FUE treatments in NYC. These allow the transplantation of long hairs, resulting in a faster, more effective treatment that still delivers a natural look.
Through her no-shave FUE treatments in New York, Dr. Halaas can remove hair follicles from a specific area without having to cut the hair from the donor site. This allows the longer hair to conceal the procedure while allowing patients to return to their day-to-day activities faster. Like conventional FUE, no-shave hair transplants candidates should have bald regions and healthy areas to be used as donor sites.
The main difference between FUE and no-shave FUE is that the latter does not require cutting the hair at the donor site. The follicles can be transplanted with long hairs, which can help conceal the procedure and accelerate recovery time for patients.
Allow Dr. Halaas to provide you with exemplary, permanent, natural-looking, undetectable hair restoration procedures. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon and leading cosmetic expert in NYC, Dr. Halaas will gather information, examine the areas of hair loss, ensure that your expectations are realistic and answer all your questions. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Halaas’ NYC no-shave FUE services, book a consultation at her New York City office today.