How Does FUE in Toronto Work to Restore Hair Without Visible Scarring?

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Why Choose FUE?

Why choose FUE in Toronto? Would you rather have your hair restored with a visible surgical scar to show for it or simply put hair back where it belongs and not give away your secret? We think you’d likely choose the latter, and most men and women agree with you. That’s why follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplants are fast becoming the hair restoration of choice.

FUE Toronto: Is it scar-free?

Perhaps you’ve seen pictures of hair transplant scars or you know someone who underwent a procedure and they now wear their hair long or hide the evidence under a hat. In Toronto, FUE is often referred to as scarless, which is a major facet of its appeal, but is any surgery truly scarless?

In the hands of a skilled hair transplant surgeon, an FUE hair transplant will result in virtually undetectable scars the size of pinpoints. They’re randomly diffused across the back of the head. The excisions used for this procedure are so incredibly tiny that their scars blend in easily with the scalp and hair. Most patients can wear very short styles or even shave their head after treatment without revealing scarring.

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What is the Toronto FUE method?

Follicular Unit Extraction

FUE stands for follicular unit extraction / excision. Extraction and excision mean the same thing in hair transplants, but some doctors feel that “excision” clarifies that this is not a non-invasive or non-surgical procedure. FUE hair transplants are, however, much less invasive than ever before. That’s because those little excisions created by a rotary punch device can remove micro-grafts just 0.8 mm to 1 mm in diameter. The depth and size of the tissue units that are removed are so small that the holes close on their own within a day or two. No stitches required!

Advancements in medical technology have enabled surgeons using NeoGraft or SmartGraft machines the benefit of digital accuracy and minimized scalp trauma. They can also speed up the procedures significantly, allowing for dramatic, transformative hair transplant sessions to take roughly half the time they used to. Delicate little follicle grafts are protected with innovations in their handling and preservation, which ensure an over 90% success rate for the transferred units.

FUE is also called punch extraction. If you’re seeking a hair transplant in Toronto, Mississauga, or Richmond Hill, FUE will likely be offered as the more efficient and preferred method. All over the GTA, the FUE cost per graft is a little higher, and we’ll explain why.

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How is FUE done?

Follicular Unit Extraction

The use of a scalpel to remove hair grafts is completely unnecessary for FUE. A typical procedure involves shaving a patch of donor hair at the back or sides of the scalp. This DHT-resistant zone supplies hairs that are genetically resistant to balding. They carry their donor dominance with them to the new site. That’s why follicles implanted at the crown and hairline stay for the lifetime of the follicle.

One by one, units containing 1 to 4 hairs are punched out along with a sample of the surrounding scalp tissue. Whether you choose facial hair or hairline surgery in Toronto, the recipient area will be designed with unique and realistic artistry ahead of time. The surgeon creates tiny slits at the recipient site and inserts the hair grafts according to the precise direction and angle of natural hair growth. Nothing is required to close those openings, because the lateral slit format closes tissue edges together instantly.

Device innovations make FUE more successful

Historically, FUE punch devices would sometimes inadvertently cut through hair roots, because follicles don’t grow straight down into your scalp. This problem is called transection and accounts for an expected percentage of loss and damage with each procedure. Today’s advanced technology allows hair transplant teams to visualize the angle and patterns of hair growth better and to excise the follicle units with far greater accuracy. Less transection and unnecessary scalp trauma mean that more hairs survive the transplant and patients have a more comfortable recovery.

FUT stands for follicular unit transplant. You may have heard of it referred to as the strip method. This was once the mainstay approach for male and female hair transplants. It’s still used today, but the scar it creates is unavoidable. A strip of scalp excised from the donor area of the scalp is converted to follicular units with a stereomicroscopic dissection process.

FUE in Toronto costs more than FUT, but allows patients to avoid the lengthy recovery and long scar.

Whether your grafts are extracted using FUE or FUT, they are prepared using high-powered microscopes before implantation. Planning a youthful, new hairline or filling the crown with follicle density is the same using either approach. The lateral slit technique creates no visible scar and inserts the follicle units according to the direction and design of natural hair growth.

Hair transplant results have evolved into a craft, so many people who undergo FUE in Toronto look as though they were blessed with great genetics and simply never lost their hair. While once upon a time, the result of a hair surgery may have been unrealistic rows of hair, too-large plugs, and a visible delineation between old and new growth, today the careful colour matching and strategic implantation of hair is an art. The best hair transplant surgeons can create flawless results for men and women of all ages.

Your goals, overall health, age, and available donor hair all affect outcomes. It’s essential for patients to understand that each hair transplant is unique and should be completely customized for you. Our clinic’s FUE approach is to first analyze your existing hair loss, then consider the future progression. Pattern hair loss is progressive and manifests differently for everyone. The hair you see today may be gone in a few years, or you may experience thinning very slowly and keep most of it. Through discussion and scalp analysis, an experienced surgeon will plan your FUE procedure. Your result should look great now and in 5 or 10 years. The surgeon will account for your age and changes over time. If you need additional touch-ups to fill hair in the future, FUE can be repeated multiple times as long as you have donor hair. Unlike the strip methods of the past that were limited to 1 or 2 repeats, follicular unit excision has nearly limitless possibilities.

Come Learn About FUE with Dr. Cory Torgerson

Do you want to view FUE hair transplant before and after photos? Would you like a consultation where you can discuss your options with no obligation or pressure? We believe that planning and personalization for each hair restoration client is crucial to success. There’s often more than one treatment option or even a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques to retain and restore hair. Our experts have decades of experience and hair loss understanding to offer you leading, proven technologies. We welcome you to schedule your consultation at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic.

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