If you’re experiencing rapid hair loss, follicle unit extraction provides a safe and effective way to encourage hair growth. At Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York, David Mayer, MD, and the team perform follicle unit extraction on-site on an outpatient basis. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a member today.
A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure used to treat thinning or balding hair.
During a hair transplant, the team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers removes hair from the back or sides of your head and places it on the front or top of your head. Once positioned, the hair transplants encourage the growth of new follicles, restoring vibrance, and fullness to your hair.
Follicle unit extraction is a surgical technique used to obtain hair follicles for implantation. It’s a quick, outpatient procedure that occurs under local anesthesia, ensuring you’re comfortable and experience no pain.
During follicle unit extraction, the team makes thousands of microscopic punctures on the surface of your scalp.
Next, the team carefully removes hairs from the back or side of your head and carefully implants them into the tiny punctures. The team can place hundreds or even thousands of hairs in just one appointment.
After placing each of your new hairs, the team cleans and wraps your scalp with bandages. You wear the bandages for a week to 10 days while your wounds heal.
Follicle unit extraction usually takes about four hours. However, most people need multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart. At each session, the team carefully implants more hair follicles until you achieve your desired results.
After your follicle unit extraction appointment, it’s normal to experience some swelling, soreness, and increased scalp sensitivity. To ensure a comfortable recovery, the team writes you a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics. Make sure to take your medications as prescribed.
It’s normal to experience some hair loss two or three weeks after your initial appointment. This is perfectly normal and allows for new hair growth. You should achieve your desired hair thickness between 8-12 months after your final follicle unit extraction appointment.
Follicle unit extraction is safe and usually well-tolerated. In fact, most people experience a significant improvement in their hair’s strength and quality. To ensure a positive outcome, the team might recommend taking prescription medications like finasteride or minoxidil. These drugs help maintain your results.
To learn more about follicle unit extraction, schedule an appointment at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers. Book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a member today.