Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG) Boca Raton
Conveniently located to serve Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, surrounding areas, throughout the US, and abroad.
Follicular Unit Hair Grafts
Hair transplantation is essentially a two-part procedure.
In the first part, hairs are taken from the donor region of your scalp, the back of the head where hairs are typically resistant to male pattern baldness. In the second part of the procedure, these hairs are transplanted into the balding areas.
The two leading methods of hair transplantation (FUT), Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)
, and Follicular Unit Transplantation are essentially the same when it comes to the second part of the procedure. Where the two procedures differ is in their method of extracting/harvesting donor hairs.
FUT, the traditional method, excises thin strips of hair from the donor region and then dissects these strips into grafts of individual follicular units containing one, two, three, or four hairs. (By contrast, FUE extracts these individual grafts directly from the scalp, one at a time.) These hairs are then transplanted into tiny receptor sites in the balding areas that are made at specific angles and directions by Dr. Charles.
Dr. Glenn Charles’s Approach
Each doctor has a process for determining candidacy for Follicular Unit Transplantation. Dr. Charles
‘s approach to determining candidacy is similar to a mathematic equation. During a consultation, he gathers and analyzes the required data to arrive at a scientifically informed conclusion.
Dr. Charles measures the size of the patient’s entire head, the size of the donor area (back of the head and sides behind the ears), and the density of the donor area.(hairs per sq. in.)
He also measures the extent of hair loss or thinning in the area targeted for transplantation. If there is hair left in the area, this is a vital aspect of the evaluation.
Many factors are taken into account when determining candidacy for hair transplantation, including age, family history, and area of hair loss. Dr. Charles always takes the time needed to fully understand the expectations of each patient, since this information lays a major role in the process.
Dr. Charles uses the data gathered during each patient consultation to project their future hair loss and present them with worst-case scenarios. Patients must consider these scenarios when deciding whether to undergo a hair transplant procedure.
Follicular Unit Transplantation Before And After Photos
View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. Glenn Charles
FUT leaves thin linear scars in the donor area. Hair will grow through these scars and they are very well concealed. When you’re fully healed from your FUT procedure, the scars will be very difficult to detect, even on close inspection.
The FUT procedure has some important advantages and disadvantages when compared to FUE. More hairs can be transplanted in a single session of FUT than in a session of FUE. If your hair restoration goal requires a very high number of grafts, you might require more sessions of FUE than you might if we used FUT. You might even just need the one session of FUT! Also, when compared to FUE, FUT is significantly less expensive.
Everyone made me feel very comfortable…
My hair has been growing in quite well. You can tell Dr. Charles that he has done a fine job. I feel much better about my hair, and I have gotten compliments from my family and friends. The results have definitely made me feel and look younger. Everyone made me feel very comfortable while I was at the clinic.
FUT has a few disadvantages, however. Because it does require incisions, men who wear their hair very short (a crewcut, for example) might want to consider FUE instead. Also, because sutures are required to close the incisions in the donor area, recovery from FUT is slightly longer than from FUE.
Contact Charles Medical Group today to schedule your Follicular Unit Transplantation complimentary consultation. Dr. Glen Charles has been serving the areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Del Ray Beach for years and is a pioneer in hair transplant surgery. If you are looking to restore lost or thinning hair, schedule your free consultation today