Hair Transplantation and the Bosley Follicular Unit Extraction Procedure
What is the new FUE procedure at Bosley?
The Follicular Unit Extraction technique is one of the newest advancements in hair transplantation.
A Bosley physician extracts individual follicular units of 1-3 hairs (sometimes 4) from the donor area and transplants them to areas of thinning or baldness. In men, the donor area is on the sides and back of the head where the hair and follicles are resistant to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the primary cause of male-pattern hair loss.
Transplanted hair follicles that are resistant to DHT will essentially continue to grow forever where genetically sensitive hair failed.
What is the difference between the FUT and FUE procedures?
Using the FUT procedure a complete strip is taken from the donor area. The follicular units are then dissected from the donor strip and transplanted to areas of thinning or baldness. The FUT procedure typically results in a thin, fine scar that is easily concealed by the remaining hair.
The FUE procedure extracts individual follicular units.
Who is the best candidate for the new FUE hair transplant procedure?
- Patients interested in a smaller procedure that is typically around 1,000 grafts
- Patients where the donor hair supply is limited
- Patients where scalp elasticity is limited
- Patients who need or want to wear their hair short
- Patients who don’t mind having their donor hair clipped short at the time of the procedure
How do I find out more about the new Bosley FUE hair transplant procedure and other FDA approved hair loss treatments?
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