Hair and scalp treatments
FUE hair transplant
Hair and scalp treatments
FUE hair transplant
Hair and scalp treatment
Hair transplant by Follicular Unit extraction (FUE)
One to two days
With local anesthesia
Progressive and definitive result after one year
Requires regular maintenance or in addition to other therapeutic techniques.
Indicated for men and women
Therapeutic treatments and techniques
What is FUE hair transplant:
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction in English. This is the newest and least invasive method to perform hair transplantation. This method has been used for about 10 years and has been particularly developed in recent years to offer grafts with optimal densities, comparable to hair transplants performed with older techniques such as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) where a strip is taken from the scalp in the donor area. We have chosen to only offer FUE. On the one hand because this technique leaves no visible scars, no linear scar, and the downtime is limited, and on the other hand because it allows the donor area to be reused several years later. The risks of adverse effects (bleeding and infections) are minimal.
The FUE technique
Hair transplantation by FUE makes it possible to meet all requests for hair transplantation, whatever the area, for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in men and women.
The extraction of the grafts:
We use motorized punches (hollow and circular handpiece) from 0.8mm to 1mm in diameter. The hair collected comes from the "donor" area which is located at the back of the skull, at the level of the occipital area and extending to the temples. Extraction is essential in order to optimize the number of grafts, but also to preserve the donor area as much as possible in order to limit the moth-eaten appearance that bad removal can give, but also to keep a residual number of grafts sufficient in order to consider other FUEs in the future depending on the evolution of the alopecia.
Sorting and organization of grafts:
Once removed, the grafts are kept in a liquid at low temperature for a maximum of 6 hours. Each graft is checked by an assistant to ensure the presence of the bulb. The grafts are then sorted and organized according to the number of hairs they contain (between 1 and 5) in order to facilitate implantation by the doctor, to obtain a more natural result.
Implantation of the grafts:
Two techniques are possible for the reimplantation of the grafts. Either by preliminary micro-incisions with blades (Saphir technique) or with an implanter.
The Saphir technique takes place in two stages, first the making of the incisions and then the manual reimplantation of each graft.
At the HAROJ center, Doctors Feutren and Pétin have chosen to use only the "choï" implanter pen, limiting the manipulation of the grafts (and therefore limiting the possibility of trauma to the graft). The implantation is carried out in a single step, the pen makes it possible to create the space and place the graft with the correct orientation in a single gesture.
During the operation, the doctor will estimate the necessary density by region, redraw the hairline if necessary and implant the grafts one by one as naturally as possible, respecting the orientation of the hair still present. The final result is conditioned by the number of extractable grafts on the donor area, in order to obtain optimal hair densities on the areas of the scalp to be treated).
This technique achieves a natural effect. The implantation of the hair is final.
The results expected by the FUE hair transplant:
The newly implanted hair will first fall out. They will grow back gradually to obtain a definitive result after one year.
The final result is conditioned by the number of extractable grafts on the donor area. It allows to obtain an optimal hair density on the grafted areas.
Compliance with post-transplant instructions is essential because of the fragility of the grafts. This is why, unlike low-cost hair transplant centers, we take care to establish a patient follow-up protocol after the intervention.
How a FUE hair transplant session takes place:
Hair transplantation by FUE is performed in our office and requires one to two days of work depending on the number of grafts.
1. Preparation of the patient:
On the day of the act, it is recommended to wear a shirt so as not to rub the operative area at the end of the day.
The hair will be shaved to facilitate the transplant.
For women, shaving will only concern the donor area, which will then be covered by longer hair around it.
Different types of shaving are possible:
- Complete shaving of the donor and recipient area.
- Navycut style : full shave of the donor area only.
- Line shave of one or two areas: shave in strips at the level of the donor area, which will then be covered by the longer hair located higher up. This mainly concerns women.
2. Disinfection of the area and realization of local anesthesia which will last the time of the operation.
3. Realization of the gesture (4h to 10h depending on the number of grafts)
What are the aftercare advices following an FUE hair transplant:
- After the operation, the patient should not touch the grafts for 48 hours.
- The first shampoo is done at 72h.
- It is recommended to sleep half-sitting with a cervical pillow for 48 hours.
- Reduction of tobacco and coffee consumption for 15 days.
- No wearing a helmet or beanie for a month.
- No physical activity for a month.
- No use of styling hair products (gel, wax, lacquer) for one month.
- No prolonged sun exposure for two months.
How to choose the right practitioner for an FUE hair transplant:
Hair transplantation is a medical act. The gesture must be performed by a trained doctor (and not by an assistant).
Our expert doctors will ensure that the donor area is preserved for future FUE
The use of sterilized or single-use equipment by doctors prevents the transmission of viral infectious pathologies (HIV, Hepatitis C)
Expert doctors will be able to recreate hairline or regain fullness of hairs with a natural effect for a definitive result.
Expert doctors will be able to accompany you in the evolution of your hair loss.
Doctors who perform the procedure must be available for any questions and to follow up with patients after the procedure.