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Stop hair loss in its tracks with FUE

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


As many as 85 percent of men will experience hair loss in their lifetime. While not as common for women, hair loss and receding hairlines can also cause significant issues for them as well, affecting their appearance and confidence. It is normal for men and women to lose strands of hair. But, when hair is not growing back, and the amount of loss has increased, patterns of baldness are often present. With today's medical advances, modern hair transplant procedures are more natural-looking, more comfortable, and often just what individuals need to get their hair back and feel more youthful once again. Hair restoration techniques like FUE integrate the latest technology in a minimally invasive procedure to tackle hair loss.

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV. As Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIP Plastic Surgery, he is excited to offer FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, for patients in need of hair transplantation. Under Dr. Khorsandi’s careful guidance, the hairline of men and women is artistically restored through grafting placement to give a natural-looking result.

Hair loss can be devastating to both men and women’s self-esteem. However, they now have an option to fight hair loss, thanks to the FUE method’s state-of-the-art, minimally invasive technique for thinning or balding areas. Below is some information on this new permanent solution for renewing your hairline and how Dr. Khorsandi can help.

What is FUE?

FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is the latest trend in new hair transplant procedures that has everyone excited. No scars, no general anesthesia, an outpatient procedure, minimal discomfort, and fast recovery are some of the fantastic characteristics of FUE. But, most importantly, are the results -- natural-looking and permanent. FUE is an available solution from Dr. Khorsandi for both men and women in Las Vegas who want to transform their thinning hair to robust fullness.

How is FUE performed?

FUE involves the removal of hair follicles from the patient’s scalp in groups of 1-4 hairs. Typical follicle extraction areas are on the back or sides of the scalp where there are usually strong, healthy hairs for the transplant. Once the healthiest follicles have been extracted, surgical artistry is employed to graft the follicles by isolating, preparing, and ensuring that the follicular grafts remain in optimal condition. The units are then carefully placed in the exact area for desired hair growth, setting the stage for amazing looking results. Dr. Khorsandi’s goal is to produce a natural growth pattern emulated with the donor follicles to give his patients the best results, transforming bald spots or receding hairlines.

How long does the procedure last?

It is important to note that the FUE technique is a lengthier surgical procedure than many other hair restoration options. However, it is more precise, leaving patients with more amazing results. Since the accurate extraction allows the surgeon to place each donor follicle mimicking the patient's natural hair growth pattern, it requires more time. The procedure can take up to 3 hours, depending on how much hair needs to be transplanted.

Healing and hair growth

The tiny incisions made where the hair follicle units were extracted will heal quickly and do not produce linear scarring. You should be able to return to work in a day or two, and back to exercise and strenuous activities in 1-2 weeks. One of the great benefits of FUE is that there is no scalpel incision or sutures/staples used in the procedure. While your extraction and implantation areas may be swollen for a few days and you could see some small scabbing, bandages are not needed, and you can even wash your hair soon after.

Signs of growth regeneration

After your FUE procedure, some men and women in Las Vegas may notice they are still losing hair. While it is natural to think the procedure did not work, this is actually normal and a sign of growth regeneration. As new hair growth takes place, it pushes out the transplanted hair. After about 3-4 months, when the new hair has grown in, hair loss is steadily eliminated with the FUE technique.

Other benefits of FUE

Hair transplant surgery techniques have been around for years, but FUE is giving patients a more natural, permanent way to eliminate hair loss. This technique is particularly beneficial for those individuals in Las Vegas who have active lifestyles or those who wear their hair short. The transplanted hair follicles that were strong and healthy from the donor area will begin to grow while at the same time, stimulate new growth. Patients have a renewed sense of self with a full head of hair, and they look and feel younger.

FUE is highly customizable, so if other thinning areas present over time, FUE can be repeated to replicate the same results. For patients who desire fuller, natural-looking hair, FUE is the answer. When considering a highly specialized procedure like FUE, an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Christopher Khorsandi can help ensure you get the results you want. As Chief Surgeon at the renowned VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, he has helped both men and women restore their appearance and regain confidence through this innovative hair restoration procedure. If you are interested in learning how you can benefit from FUE, then call or schedule a consultation with Dr. Khorsandi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.