Hair loss is much more than a receding hair line.
It can deeply affect an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. It becomes the first thing they notice when they look in the mirror and gives them negative feelings day in and day out.
Almost 50% of men will experience some level of hair loss by the time they reach 50. Many experience hair loss as early as in their 30s, 20s or late teens. In men, hair loss is most often genetic and inevitable.
There are many FDA-approved products for the management and prevention of hair loss, including topical creams, vitamins and various other treatments. However, once thinning has occurred and the hair is permanently lost, the only permanent way to regain hair is a hair transplant procedure.
The Pistone Hair Restoration team in Burlington County, NJ, has extensive experience in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), offering the most advanced, minimally invasive hair transplant techniques available in Chester County, Philadelphia or Montgomery County, PA. FUE leaves virtually no visible scarring or linear scar on the back of the head. Your hair can be worn however you want after your procedure and you can get right back to your daily life as quickly as possible with minimal discomfort.
This transplant technique was essentially conceived by Dr. Woods in Australia as the “Woods Technique.” FUE is a method that can enhance traditional Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). FUE allows us to remove donor hair in a much less invasive manner than the strip technique and allows us to transplant hair from areas of the body other than the head.
Since its development, FUE has since been improved by surgeons all over the world, including Dr. Gregory Pistone. Dr. Pistone’s combination of technical prowess and artistic skill allow him to offer the best hair transplant procedure in Philadelphia, South Jersey, Chester County, Burlington County, NJ and Montgomery County, PA.
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Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from a donor area of the scalp, usually at the back of the head where the hair is plentiful, and grafting them onto the bald or thinning areas. The hair in the area to be removed is clipped short, to a length of approximately 1-mm. There are no incisions, no wide scars and no stitches!
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The follicle extraction is carried out under local anesthesia. Placing the grafts requires skill, time and patience and is just as important as the extraction.
At the end of the procedure, instructions for optimal healing and nurturing the new grafts will be provided for you to take home.
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The FUE results are quite impressive for both the surgeon and patient. We suggest you sleep with your head elevated on pillows for 2 nights afterwards. Pain or sleep medication (if needed) is also given.
You will gently shampoo your scalp starting two days after the procedure and continue until the crusts have fallen off in about one week.
You will be able to see the outline of your new hairline immediately after treatment.
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from a donor area on the scalp, usually at the back of the head where the hair is plentiful, and grafting them onto the bald or thinning areas.
The treatment is carried out under local anesthesia. Furthermore, there is virtually no detectable scarring or stitches involved in the procedure. The results of a FUE hair transplant are permanent.
After extraction, the follicular units are trimmed and placed in a sterile solution. The grafts are then placed under a microscope to assess their integrity and sorted out by the size needed. After the dissection of the grafts, it’s insertion time!
Placing them will require time, patience and skill. At the end of the procedure instructions for optimal healing and nurturing will be provided for you to take home. If you have any additional questions, our highly-trained staff will answer your questions and help you feel at ease.
There are several different manual techniques (i.e. Neograft, S.A.F.E. System) and one Robotic technique (Artas) that can be used to harvest the follicles for a Follicular Unit Extraction. All the systems are essentially the same in that they extract a small core of tissue containing a follicular unit, but there are some differences. Dr. Pistone has chosen the Neograft System along with many other surgeons who have dedicated their careers to hair transplantation.
The Neograft System causes the least damage to the hair follicles with a transection rate of only 2.8%. A unique advantage of the Neograft System is the "suction technology" which removes the graft without trauma. It separates the follicle units from the surrounding dermis, causing minimal transection to the root.
Bear in mind that the extraction of the donor hair, as important as it is, is only the first step in providing a beautiful hair transplant. There is a great deal of artistic ability needed to design a hairline and create the recipient areas, without which extraction, no matter how good, is pointless. Placement of the grafts is equally important since poor placement can result in minimal growth. During a hair transplant in Montgomery County, PA, South Jersey, Chester County or Philadelphia, Dr. Pistone pays careful attention to placement for optimal growth and a natural hairline appearance and is with you during the entire procedure.
Many patients choose the Neograft Systenm because there is no linear scarring in the donor area and it can be performed when the donor area is too tight to allow excision of a strip. Tiny punctures are left after the grafts are removed from the donor area and heal in just a few days without stitches.