Thinning or receding hair can lower your self-confidence and affect your enjoyment of everyday life. Today, state-of-the-art procedures such as Follicular Unit Extraction offer a natural-looking, easier way to restore thinning hair for enhanced confidence and a more youthful look. Call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery today if you’d like to find out more about this exciting procedure. 

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About FUE

Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a short surgical procedure that is performed under a local anesthetic. During this procedure, your surgeon removes hair from a donor site at the back of your head one follicle at a time. Follicle removal creates a pinprick wound only one millimeter in diameter, which does not require any type of dressing or sutures to heal. Although performing this procedure manually would be laborious, new technology allows the procedure to be automated so that many grafts may be performed in a short amount of time. Because your hair grafts are so small, no sutures are needed during the healing process for results that look natural immediately after the procedure.

Benefits of FUE

The FUE procedure is performed on an outpatient basis without the need for general anesthesia. You will recover from sedation quickly and comfortably and there is no need for further medical supervision. FUE leaves no visible scarring at the donor site, unlike other hair transplant procedures. The final results of FUE are extremely natural-looking and long-lasting. Because there is no scarring, no one will ever know you’ve had a hair transplant procedure. You will experience a fast recovery and can return to your normal activities quickly with very little post-operative pain.

Dr. Stephen J. Ronan of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery is pleased to share this state-of-the-art hair transplant procedures with his patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’d like to schedule a consultation or ask about other popular cosmetic procedures, call (925) 272-2464. You can find out why we were voted “Best of the Bay” in 2010 and read through our positive client reviews by clicking through our website.