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Hair transplants have been available for decades but have traditionally required invasive surgery. Before FUE, the only option surgeons had was to excise a strip of skin from the back of your scalp to harvest the follicles – leaving a linear scar. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is an advance on this technology that allows our hair transplant surgeon to harvest individual follicles from your scalp one-at-a-time with tiny extractions during your FUE hair transplants procedure. FUE hair transplants avoid the linear scar that comes with traditional strip-harvesting hair transplants, while still providing the remarkable benefits: a more youthful, full, and attractive hairline.

What is FUE?

FUE stands for follicular unit extraction and is a specialized technique for harvesting donor follicles for a hair transplant procedure. FUE uses tiny (1 millimeter or less) circular incisions to extract individual follicles. Instead of the horizontal scar typical with other methods, FUE hair transplants leave only tiny scars that are virtually invisible.

FUE hair transplants have the advantage of being minimally invasive, providing many of the advantages of traditional hair transplants without some of the drawbacks.

Man with healthy hair

The benefits of FUE

Some of the key benefits of FUE hair transplants include:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No scalpel or long incision
  • Minimal scarring
  • Natural-looking and effective results
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Little downtime

Am I a candidate?

The best candidates for an FUE hair transplant are those who:

  • Desire a restored and more youthful hairline
  • Would prefer to avoid a more invasive procedure
  • Have (or are willing to have) a short haircut for a time
  • Are in good general health


With the first two to three weeks, you can expect to see your newly transplanted hair begin to shed, which indicates that it's been fully re-incorporated into your scalp. It usually takes three to four months before you see the new hair really begin to grow, and it can take up to a year before the hair is fully grown in.

The good news: your results can last ten years or more! Furthermore, if you continue to experience continued hair loss over time, many patients receive second or third transplants to maintain their new and improved look.

Why choose us?

Our team of hand-picked surgeons and aestheticians at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery are here for one reason: to achieve real-world results for our patients. We take personalized and individual care with each patient to fully understand your cosmetic goals, and we provide honest recommendations as to which service can best make them a reality. Our top-rated Park Avenue clinic has the state-of-the-art equipment needed to make your hair transplant as fast, comfortable, and effective as possible. See us today for an initial consultation to get on the road to maximum self-confidence!