Though performing FUE requires time and is demanding upon the physician, we feel that it is the best method that we can offer due to its short and long-term benefits which include little post-op discomfort, less missed time from work, a quicker return to full activities, and avoiding the stigma of a linear scar at the back of the head and above the ears.
FUE also allows for shorter haircuts to be worn because the small round scars are scattered, easily covered by short hair and essentially unnoticeable to the eye rather than the long, linear scar of the FUT/Strip procedure. FUE is also considered a safer route in someone with a tight scalp. After extraction, the grafts are chilled in an iso-osmotic solution to keep them healthy and viable. Dr. McCollum will then create the sites for the grafts in the planned recipient area using the tip of a small needle. The last step is to carefully place the grafts into the recipient sites. In any hair transplant, the donor supply is the limiting factor.
There is only so much hair in the “safe areas” on the back of your head – the areas NOT susceptible to hair loss — and only a fraction of that hair can be removed for transplantation without creating a thinning look in the donor areas. During your initial consultation Dr. McCollum and his staff will measure and calculate the number of hair follicles that you have available and he will discuss with you the design of a conservative hairline, one that will be appropriate throughout your lifetime and conserves your donor reserves for an additional session should you need or want one in the future.
We limit ourselves to one hair transplant per day so that you are our sole focus and our doctor and assistants will never feel rushed to keep on schedule for the next patient – there is no schedule as you are the only transplant patient of the day. Our only focus is our commitment to the highest quality during each step of your procedure.