What is Shave-less FUE?
The Shave-less FUE is a nominally invasive hair restoration procedure that involves using individual follicles on the back and side of the head to transplant new hair in needed areas. FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. One of the major benefits of this option is that it leaves no linear scarring on the head, and requires no shaving.
The FUE Procedure: How Does it Compare to the Strip Method?
Both the FUE and the strip procedure are popular hair restoration techniques. The strip method requires removal of a strip of skin from the back of the head. It is a significant procedure requiring quite a bit of recovery and a linear scar. If you plan to wear your hair short, it might be noticeable, which may make FUE a preferable choice.
Other excellent benefits of the FUE procedure include:
- Comfort during and after the procedure. While the strip transplant is still a commonly performed procedure, it can’t compare to the ease of the FUE method. The Shave-less FUE allows for a more dignified experience with little discomfort.
- Quicker recovery times. FUE requires no stitches and very little down time.
- Keeping your hair. It’s now possible to have a shave-less hair transplant. You can easily hide the donor locations and maintain your privacy.
The Shave-less FUE Procedure and Hair Growth: What Can You Expect?
Over 90 percent of people experience new growth between six and 12 months. However, it will take between a year and 18 months to see the procedure’s full potential. There are various stages of the growth cycle, and it takes time for your transplanted follicles to really begin producing.
If you would like more information about the Shave-less FUE and other hair restoration options, please contact our clinic today.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.