FUE Hair Transplant

Restoring Your Hairline with FUE

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant Explained:

Follicular Unit Extraction also known as FUE stands as a forefront advancement in hair transplantation technology, offering a minimally invasive solution to hair loss. At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, we pride ourselves on combining state-of-the-art techniques with the seasoned expertise of our board-certified plastic surgeon and dedicated team of certified technicians and nurses. FUE is a cutting-edge procedure designed to restore your hairline and thickness without leaving noticeable scars.

Follicular Unit Extraction is an advanced hair transplantation method that involves extracting individual hair follicles directly from the scalp. At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, this procedure starts with identifying and preparing the donor area, usually at the back of the head where hair is more dense and less susceptible to thinning. Using precise, minimally invasive tools, our expert team carefully removes each follicular unit one by one, ensuring minimal discomfort and no linear scarring.

Once the follicles are extracted, they are meticulously transplanted to the recipient area, where hair thinning or baldness is a concern. Our skilled surgeon creates tiny incisions in the target area, placing each follicle at a specific angle and depth to mimic natural hair growth patterns. This detailed process allows for a natural-looking hairline and uniform density across the treated area.

The benefit of FUE lies in its ability to offer significant hair restoration with minimal downtime and scarring, allowing patients to return to their normal activities shortly after the procedure. At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, we pride ourselves on utilizing this technique to achieve seamless, long-lasting results, restoring not only hair but also confidence in our clients.

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FUE Process

The journey to hair restoration with FUE at Nova Medical Hair Transplant starts with an individualized consultation where board-certified plastic surgeons and hair restoration specialists assess hair loss and set realistic goals. This initial step crafts a customized treatment plan aimed at meeting each patient’s unique hair restoration needs. Following the consultation, a suitable donor area, usually at the back of the head where hair is denser and more resilient to balding, is selected and prepared to ensure the extraction of high-quality grafts for transplantation. The precision-driven process of graft extraction involves using advanced tools to individually remove hair follicles, ensuring minimal scarring and a swift recovery, thus preserving the follicles’ integrity for effective transplantation.

The procedure progresses with the careful preparation of the recipient site, where the surgeon meticulously plans and creates tiny incisions to mimic natural hair growth patterns for the seamless integration of new follicles. This step is crucial for achieving a natural-looking hairline and density. The transplantation phase is marked by the delicate placement of each extracted follicle into the prepared site, a process that combines precision and artistic skill to ensure optimal aesthetic and growth results. Post-transplant, patients typically experience a brief recovery period, with initial hair growth visible in as early as three months, culminating in a fuller, youthful head of hair after one year, as the transplanted hair continues to grow naturally.

FUE hair transplant cost

The overall cost of an FUE hair transplant at Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto is tailored to each individual’s needs, reflecting the complexity and personalization of the procedure. Pricing is influenced by several key factors, including the quantity of follicles transplanted, any prior hair restoration procedures, and the unique characteristics of the donor and recipient sites. Our graft pricing ranges depending on these variables.

At our clinic, we focus on the entirety of your hair restoration journey, from initial consultation to the final outcome, ensuring that each step is meticulously planned to meet your desired goals. We understand that investing in your appearance and confidence is a significant decision, which is why we also provide assistance with financing options. This approach makes the transformative benefits of FUE hair transplantation more accessible, allowing our patients to achieve their hair restoration goals without financial strain.

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…one graft at a time

How much time does FUE hair transplantation surgery take to complete?

An FUE hair transplant typically takes around 4 to 10 hours to complete depending on the number of grafts necessary.  A typical session of 2000-2500 follicular units can take up to 10 hours.  It is a long process, but all of our patients report that it is a comfortable and relaxing experience overall and spend the day listening to music or podcasts, watching Netflix or movies, or just relaxing.  We provide lunch, snacks, and plenty of breaks throughout the process.  

Who Is the ideal candidate for an FUE hair transplant?

If the reflection of your hairline in the mirror or the way it appears in photographs doesn’t align with the way you see yourself or how you envision yourself, it might be time to consider solutions for hair loss. Among the hair restoration options, FUE is distinguished for individuals aiming for a solution that combines minimal invasiveness with a swift recovery period. This method is particularly appealing for those who prefer a very short or shaved hairstyle on the back and sides of their head, as it leaves no noticeable scarring.

At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, our expertise spans both FUE and FUT techniques, enabling us to tailor our approach to each individual’s needs and preferences. Our experienced surgeon is here to assist you in selecting the technique that best aligns with your hair restoration goals. Presently, approximately 80% of our male clients choose the FUE method, reflecting its popularity and effectiveness for those seeking quality and discrete hair restoration solutions.

Benefits of FUE hair transplantation:

Follicular Unit Extraction is a cutting-edge hair transplant method that offers a host of advantages for individuals experiencing hair loss. At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, we specialize in delivering the transformative benefits of FUE, designed to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Enjoy a permanent solution to your hair loss problem

FUE is celebrated for its minimal invasiveness. Unlike other hair transplant methods that may involve larger incisions, FUE involves extracting individual hair follicles directly from the scalp using precise, microsurgical tools. This approach significantly reduces discomfort and healing time.

Minimal Downtime

Recovery from an FUE procedure is quick, with most patients able to resume their normal activities within a few days post-transplant. This minimal downtime is a significant advantage for those looking to return to their daily routine without significant interruption.

No Linear Scar

One of the most appealing aspects of FUE is the lack of noticeable linear scarring. Patients can confidently wear their hair short or shaved without worrying about scars showing, making this technique ideal for those who value discretion and natural aesthetics.

Natural Looking Results

FUE offers exceptional, natural-looking results. The precise placement of each hair follicle allows for a seamless blend with your existing hair, ensuring that the restored hairline or fuller areas of hair appear completely natural.

How FUE can help with
strip graft scars

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At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, our esteemed hair transplant specialists are board-certified in head, neck, facial plastic, and reconstructive surgery, boosting proficiency in cutting-edge scar revision and camouflage techniques.

FUE hair transplants stand as a versatile solution not only for enhancing hair density but also for meticulously correcting scars in the scalp, eyebrows, mustache, and beard areas. This includes scars resulting from previous FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) strip surgery procedures.

Our unique use of the FUE method is particularly effective in managing the aftermath of FUT surgeries. Although FUT procedures utilizing trichophytic closure techniques are designed to leave minimal scarring, those who have undergone multiple procedures might find the visibility of these scars to be problematic.

Our approach at Nova Medical Hair Transplant involves strategically transplanting hair into these scars via FUE techniques, significantly minimizing their appearance. This method allows for the precise placement of new hair follicles into the scarred tissue, offering a natural-looking camouflage that integrates seamlessly with your existing hair, thereby restoring both the appearance and confidence of our clients.

Why choose us for FUE in Toronto?

Deciding where to undergo your hair transplant is a deeply personal choice. At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, our goal is your complete satisfaction. This commitment is reflected in our use of cutting-edge follicular unit hair transplant surgeries within a comfortable, accredited surgical environment, ensuring the highest standards of both comfort and safety are met. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive suite of hair restoration services, encompassing medical and surgical treatments, FUT and FUE hair transplants, surgical hairline enhancement, and PRP therapy.

We believe modern hair transplantation is not just a medical procedure but a transformative experience that achieves natural-looking results and restores confidence. Our mission is to empower every patient to look and feel their absolute best by providing a broad spectrum of FUE options. Each treatment plan is meticulously crafted, personalized to meet the unique needs and goals of our clients. Our approach is to foster lasting relationships with our patients, understanding their journey and supporting them every step of the way.

We invite you to book a consultation at Nova Medical Hair Transplant to discover the difference firsthand. Let us guide you toward achieving the appearance and confidence you deserve.

Types of Follicular Unit Extraction techniques

At Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, we understand that every individual’s hair loss journey is unique. That’s why selecting the appropriate FUE technique for your specific needs is a crucial step in the hair restoration process.

This decision is determined during a comprehensive consultation with our expert team. Our board-certified surgeon and hair restoration specialists assess your hair loss pattern, scalp health, and overall aesthetic goals to recommend the most effective FUE technique tailored just for you. Whether it’s addressing finer details like hairline design or more extensive coverage areas, our personalized approach ensures that the chosen method aligns perfectly with your expectations and lifestyle.

How to prepare for a FUE in Toronto:

Before undergoing an FUE hair transplant at Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, you’ll receive comprehensive pre-operative instructions tailored to ensure the best possible outcome for your procedure. Our dedicated team will conduct a thorough review of your medical history and discuss your current medications, most of which you’ll be able to continue up to the day of your surgery.

For those on blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin, Coumadin, or Plavix, our specialists will provide personalized advice on whether and how to safely pause these medications.

To optimize healing and minimize risks, we advise patients to avoid anti-inflammatory medications, certain vitamins and supplements, and alcohol for at least one week before their procedure. Smoking should also be reduced or avoided altogether, as it can impair the healing process and affect the success of the transplant.

On the day of your surgery, our surgical team will also review all pre-operative instructions and prescriptions, guiding you on how to care for your scalp and wash your hair in the days following your procedure.

How to prepare to FUE hair transplant procedure

As you prepare for your FUE hair transplant at Nova Medical Hair Transplant, adhering to pre-operative instructions is key to ensuring a successful outcome. Here are some crucial steps to follow:

  • Medication and Supplements: Starting one week before your surgery, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications, as well as supplements containing vitamin E and vitamin B. These can influence bleeding and healing, potentially impacting the results of your transplant.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments: It’s important to stop smoking and the consumption of alcohol at least one week prior to your procedure. Both smoking and drinking can impair your body’s ability to heal and may affect the overall success of your hair transplant.
  • Hair Preparation: On the day of your surgery, thoroughly wash your hair with your regular shampoo and conditioner. A deep cleanse helps minimize the risk of infection and prepares your scalp for the procedure.

What to expect after FUE procedure?

Following an FUE procedure at our Toronto clinic, you’ll experience a notably swift and more comfortable recovery compared to traditional hair transplant techniques. One of the significant advantages of FUE is the lack of extensive post-operative care, allowing you to resume your daily activities as early as the following day.

The procedure involves creating small incisions in the donor area to transplant the hair follicles, which heal naturally without the need for stitches. These incisions form scabs that heal over a short period, resulting in marks that are minimally visible and typically not noticeable to the naked eye. This minimally invasive approach ensures a smoother recovery process, allowing you to enjoy your new hairline with minimal downtime.

FUE hair transplant
Recovery timeline

Day 1:

When you leave our clinic the donor region will be covered with a lightweight gauze dressing. The newly transplanted grafts will remain exposed to ensure their cleanliness and adequate moisture, facilitated by a specialized spray. Experiencing mild swelling and discomfort is anticipated; however, our experts will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to navigate your recovery process.

Day 2:

The dressing on the donor area can be removed on day two. That said, any lingering discomfort, swelling, or redness can be alleviated with prescribed medications. You're encouraged to return to non-strenuous work and resume low-impact daily routines at this point.

Day 3 to 5:

Swelling may peak during this period, possibly extending to the eyelids and cheeks, giving a puffy appearance. This is a common part of the healing process and typically resolves on its own within a few days. Gentle hair washing can begin, following the specific instructions provided by our experts.

Day 5 to 6:

At day five to six you can expect the swelling to diminish, with only slight discomfort remaining.

Day 7 to 10:

During this stage you can start to wash your hair in a more standard manner, using your fingers to lightly rub the grafts– This helps encourage the shedding of any residual scabs. Light exercise activities can also be resumed.

Day 14 to 21:

By this time, all scabbing and crusting should have cleared from your scalp. The transplanted donor hairs typically fall out with the scabs, but the follicles remain implanted and dormant under the scalp. At this stage you may gradually reintroduce more vigorous exercise as well as swimming into your routine.

Months 3-6:

Between the third and sixth month, you'll start to notice the initial results. This is an encouraging period when the transplanted hairs start sprouting, marking the beginning of visible changes. It's important to remain patient during this time, as your new hair gradually reaches its full potential.

Month 12-18:

The full benefits of your hair transplant will be evident, showcasing the complete effect of the FUE procedure.

Attention: For the first four weeks post-surgery, it’s crucial to avoid heavy or vigorous exercises. After this initial month, you can progressively return to your regular exercise routines, ensuring a safe and optimal healing process.

FUE hair transplant FAQ

How painful is FUE hair transplant surgery?

Patients are given local anesthesia during the FUE procedure, which significantly minimizes pain. While the surgery itself is not painful, some discomfort, swelling, or tenderness in the treated areas may occur during the recovery period. These symptoms are usually mild and can be managed with prescribed pain medication.

Is FUE hair transplant permanent?

Yes, the results from an FUE hair transplant are considered permanent. The transplanted hair follicles are genetically resistant to balding and are taken from donor areas that are unaffected by hair loss. Once transplanted, these follicles will continue to grow hair in the new area for a lifetime. However, it’s important to note that the natural aging process may affect the density and appearance of your hair over time. That said, PRP treatments at our Toronto clinic can help prolong your results.

How long is the FUE hair transplant procedure?

The duration of an FUE hair transplant can vary depending on the number of grafts being transplanted. Typically, the procedure can last anywhere from 6 to 8 hours. During your consultation at Nova Medical Hair Transplant in Toronto, we’ll provide a more precise timeline based on your specific case and goals.

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