Micro follicular unit extraction is a popular, trusted and effective procedure for regaining lost hair. At New England Center for Hair and Restoration, we are proud to provide this and many other hair restoration procedures to patients in and around Boston, MA. Learn more about this procedure to see if it could be right for you.
What is Micro Follicular Unit Extraction?
Developed by Dr. Welter, Micro Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is a hair transplant technique in which follicular units are taken microscopically directly from the donor area-generally the back of the head. The grafts are then transplanted into the recipient area-the balding region of the head.
How Much Does Micro Follicular Unit Extraction Cost?
The cost of every procedure at New England Center for Hair Restoration is calculated on an individual basis. This allows us to create a treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to your needs. We will calculate your personalized pricing during your consultation. During this time, we can also discuss your preferred payment option, as well as our convenient financing through CareCredit® or Union Medical Credit.
Am I a Good Candidate for Micro Follicular Unit Extraction?
All hair restoration patients are generally better candidates for the less invasive FUE technique, however, in some cases FUT (strip surgery) is not an option and FUE or ARTAS robotic surgery is preferred. The best way to determine your candidacy is to schedule a consultation. This will provide us with ample time to discuss your concerns and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
How is Micro Follicular Unit Extraction Performed?
MicroFUE is different from the traditional FUT because follicular units are extracted without having to cut a long strip of tissues from the donor site. Instead, individual follicular unit grafts are excised one at a time using a tiny one millimeter in diameter (or less) instrument. The device makes a one millimeter (or less) circular incision on the skin around the follicular unit, which heals in a few days. MicroFUE is so precise, that follicular stem cells are sometimes left behind in the donor area, leading to regrowth of what would otherwise be extracted hair. This is something that traditional FUE cannot accomplish. The donor site is typically the scalp, however, the chest or beard area can also be used as potential donor areas.
What is Recovery Like After Micro Follicular Unit Extraction?
Recovery time after micro follicular unit extraction will depend upon a variety of factors, including your personal response. However, we can provide a more specific outline of the recovery process during your consultation.
How Long Will My Micro Follicular Unit Extraction Results Last?
The results of your micro follicular unit extraction are designed to last long-term. However, results will vary depending on the individual. Ultimately, the best way to determine how this procedure will benefit you is to schedule a consultation.
For residents in Boston and the surrounding areas such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, contact us today at New England Center for Hair Restoration to schedule your consultation and find out if MicroFUE may be right for you!