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FUE Hair Transplant Minneapolis, MN: Procedure, Advantages, Real Results, and More

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is one of the most popular hair transplant techniques for restoring a full head of hair. Like FUT, FUE is a permanent solution to hair loss and offers its own advantages. If you’re still on the fence about getting FUE as your hair restoration procedure, this article will help you know whether FUE is a good option for you.

FUE Hair Transplant: How It’s Done

During an FUE hair transplant, individual follicle grafts are extracted from the donor area, typically the back or sides of the scalp, and transplanted to the recipient area where hair thinning or baldness is present. The procedure begins with the administration of local anesthesia. 

Using a specialized micro punch, typically ranging from 0.7 mm to 1.0 mm in diameter, the surgeon makes small circular incisions around each follicular unit. These units, consisting of one to four hairs, are then carefully extracted, leaving behind tiny holes that heal naturally without the need for sutures.

The extracted grafts are meticulously prepared and sorted before being transplanted into the recipient area. The surgeon creates tiny incisions in the target region and delicately places the grafts to achieve a natural-looking hairline and optimal density.

Advantages of FUE

One of the biggest advantages of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is that it doesn’t create a linear scar, making it an excellent option for individuals seeking minimal scarring. 

For patients who prefer shorter hairstyles (<1 cm), this method ensures that the donor area scar remains virtually undetectable. In contrast, traditional strip or Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) techniques may result in thin scars that are more easily concealed by the remaining donor hair. However, it’s worth noting that if a completely shaved head is desired, the small pinpoint scars as a result of FUE become noticeable. 

FUE Hair Transplant Before and After Photos

Our patient results speak for themselves. If you want to see more photos like these, head to our hair transplant gallery with over 1,000 photos demonstrating a wide variety of hair transplant results.

This patient went to Shapiro Medical Group to restore his hairline. He received 2,490 grafts through FUE and he couldn’t be happier with his new hairline and confidence. 

This patient received 1,800 hair grafts with FUE to restore his hairline and get a fuller head of hair. We are so amazed by this patient’s increase in confidence after his FUE hair transplant. 

Who Is A Good Candidate for FUE?

Good candidates for FUE hair transplant include patients with a tight scalp from previous strip harvesting procedures, individuals with widened linear donor scars seeking scar camouflage, and young patients who currently need only a small number of grafts but are unsure about committing to future surgeries. 

FUE offers the advantage of obtaining additional grafts from various sources without creating unnecessary risks, providing a flexible option for patients who may choose to stop at a few small procedures and retain the ability to shave their heads, if desired.

Schedule a Consultation at the Best Hair Transplant Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. 

At Shapiro Medical Group, we don’t only restore hair. We also restore confidence. If you’re considering a hair transplant, it’s important to work with a surgeon who has the experience, skill, and artistry for hair transplantation. Call us to schedule a consultation at Shapiro Medical Group. We serve patients all over Minneapolis and surrounding areas including Golden Valley, Columbia Heights, Roseville, Richfield, and the greater Minnesota area.  

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