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Hair transplantation with no scar: FUE technique


Men and women suffer from hair loss and balding. Hair micro grafts (Follicular Unit Extraction or strips removal) transformed this hair reconstruction surgery.

Thanks to these new techniques, residual scars are reduced.

With FUE, there is no visible scar.

However, in this area one technique is not "better" than another one, since every technique needs to be adapted to every patient depending on his/her balding and expectations.

The procedure is always the same: remove hair from the back and side of the head, where they never fall, to transplant them in the balding areas of the forehead, the vertex and the tonsure.

There are two removal techniques: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).

FUE consists in removing directly every graft from the hippocratic crown with punch between 0.8 and 0.9 mm.

Material for the procedure: micro punch inferior to 1 mm, surgical pliers.


Graft removal from the hippocratic crown: hair transplantation with no visible scar.

There is NO scar in the removal area.

The grafts are transplanted one by one in the receiving area.


Removal area after a FUE transplantation: micro-orifices made by the punch to remove the grafts heal spontaneously in a few days and do not leave any visible scar. Hair shaved to 2 mm for the surgery grow back in 7 to 10 days and recover this area.


FUE transplantation: the grafts removed are kept in physiological serum waiting for transplantation.


FUE hair transplantation: the grafts removed are manually transplanted one by one with a needle in order to preserve the bulbs of the nearby hair.


FUE hair transplantation: aspect after the operation: no dressing is necessary, the crust which will appear on each implant will fall in 5 to 7 days.

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in summary

Before the procedure

  • Medical exams: 2 surgical consultations.
  • Recommendations: stop smoking 1 month before, stop aspirin-based and anti-inflammatory medication 10 days before the surgery.
  • Signing of the estimate, informed consent and medical photographies.
  • Reflection period: 15 days between the first consultation and the surgery.


The procedure

  • Anaesthesia: local with sedation most of the time, or neuroleptanalgesy.
  • Duration of the procedure: 3 to 6 hours depending on the quantity of hair grafted.
  • Return home: the very same day.


Follow-up and result

  • Special care: shampoo from the 4th day.
  • Removal of the sutures in the hair: not necessary.
  • Desocialisation after the surgery: 3 to 7 days.
  • Physical activities: 3 weeks.
  • Professional activities: 3 to 7 days after the surgery, depending on your professional situation.
  • Final result: new growth from the 3rd month, final result 1 year after the surgery.


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