Doctor Dorin Performs an FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)

Dr. Robert True and Dr. Robert Dorin are pioneers in the development of this state-of-the-art hair restoration solution.

FUE is a more recent innovation that produces incredible hair restoration results with less scarring than Follicular Unit Transplants (FUT).

FUE procedures can benefit both men and women in their quest to get their hair band self-confidence back!

WHAT IS FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION? A Summary

Follicular Unit Extraction, also known as an FUE hair transplant, is a modern, minimally invasive hair transplantation technique. During treatment, the grafts are individually extracted, resulting in negligible scarring and completely natural-looking results. Dr. Robert True and Dr. Robert Dorin have been substantially involved in the development of this technique since 2004 and pride themselves on the exceptional outcomes they can achieve. For over three decades, our team has been providing cutting-edge hair restoration treatments, helping patients throughout the world. This advanced procedure has become increasingly favored by our patients at TRUE & DORIN Medical Group.

FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION BENEFITS An Overview

Comfort 

When performing FUE hair restoration, our doctors (not technicians or robots) individually excise each graft one by one from your donor area.  No stitches are required and the discomfort that is more commonly experienced by patients undergoing strip harvesting FUT  is alleviated.

Minimal Scarring

For the majority of FUE patients, the minimized scarring is the most important advantage over other hair transplant procedures, including Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) treatments. The FUE technique does not involve any stitches or incisions.

Multiple Hair Style Options

Because the procedure does not produce noticeable scarring, FUE patients can wear their hair short or shaved with confidence. Some FUT patients even choose to have the FUE procedure to help conceal the linear scar from a previous FUT scalp incision. 

ARE YOU RIGHT FOR THE FUE PROCEDURE? FUE Candidacy Factors

Depending on your current condition and hair restoration goals, a doctor may recommend FUE if you:

  • Have adequate hair density at your donor site
  • Have limited scalp elasticity
  • Have straight, slightly curly, or textured hair
  • Have relatively stable hair loss
  • Want to wear your hair short or closely shaved
  • Want to hide an existing scar
  • Want the least restrictions during recovery
  • Are especially sensitive to pain

Our doctors will assess these factors to give you an estimate of how many follicular units and surgical sessions will be necessary.

The best way to get an accurate, estimated cost of your FUE procedure is to attend a virtual or in-person consultation with Dr. Robert True or Dr. Robert Dorin.

HOW DOES FUE WORK? A Treatment Timeline

FUE is a multi-step hair transplantation process that involves preparation, extraction, creation of the receptor sites, and implantation. A single hair transplant session typically takes several hours.

Planning

During a consultation at one of our offices in Greater New York City or Boston, our doctors will examine your scalp and inquire about your goals in order to best determine the design of your hairline.

Preparation

Your surgeon will begin the hair transplant process by trimming the hair in the donor area.

Extraction of Hair Follicles

Using sophisticated tools, one of our hair transplant surgeons will remove individual follicular units from the scalp. 

Placement of Grafts

Our highly trained technicians prepare the follicular units before they are placed in the transplant site based on the predetermined design.

Recovery

Your recovery involves minimal downtime and little to no discomfort.

Hair Growth

After three to six months, patients should begin to experience new hair growth.

PHOTOS: FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION SCARRING With TRUE & DORIN There's Nothing To See Here...And That's A Great Thing!!

Before FUE
5 Months After FUE: No Scarring

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL "Short story, I'm happy!"

"Short story, I'm happy and not a soul at work was able to tell not even my partner, barber or the many people who would make fun of my frontal hair loss. I eventually told my barber and he was amazed." Val B. 5 Star Google Review

YOUR COMFORT Our Committment; Our Advanced Technology: The CompuMed Wand

With the introduction of the CompuMed® Wand, you can more comfortably receive local anesthesia before and during the hair transplantation procedure. Designed by dentists to virtually eliminate the discomfort of needle injections, the CompuMed® Wand is a computer-controlled delivery system used by Drs. True and Dorin. In our landmark study published in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, the CompuMed® pump was shown to not only ensure significantly greater comfort during this procedure, but also to reduce post-operative pain.

Typically, patients are given a small dose of oral valium prior to surgery to counteract the momentary agitation some patients have from xylocaine / epinephrine. Our goal is to ensure that you do not feel the slightest pain or anxiety in the operating room.

CompuMed® Wand

COULD FUE BE THE BEST HAIR LOSS SOLUTION FOR YOU? Find Out! Schedule Your Virtual Or In-Person Consultation

If you are losing hair, the team at TRUE & DORIN Medical Group, headquartered in Manhattan can help. Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin have decades of combined experience in hair transplantation treatment and are leaders in developing continued advancements in the field of FUE hair restoration.

Our hair loss surgeons are board-certified and well-respected in the hair transplant field. They consistently deliver excellent results to their patients by combining state-of-the-art technology and highly artistic sensibilities. Our practice offers multiple hair restoration treatments, but the skill of our doctors is best exhibited through FUE hair transplantation.

To find out if Follicular Unit Extraction could help you restore your hair, schedule a virtual or in-person consultation . You can book a consultation by filling out our online form or calling

(866) 629-0866

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FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION: A DEEPER DIVE A Step-By-Step Guide Through The FUE Procedure

1. Hair Transplant Preparation

When preparing for Follicular Unit Extraction, larger areas of the donor area must be shaved to about two to three millimeters. This allows the harvesting of the optimal number of follicular units. However, when we are doing smaller FUE treatments, extensive shaving is not necessary. FUE grafts can even be harvested without cutting the hair at all, or by shaving very narrow bands easily covered by adjacent hair. This "Zone Shave FUE" can not be accomplished when using a robot.

2. Hair Follicle Extractions

The limited invasiveness of this procedure affects only the most superficial layer of the skin. As a result, the extraction sites are microscopic. 

During FUE, hair follicles are extracted directly from the scalp in dihydrotestosterone (DHT) resistant donor areas, which are not prone to male pattern baldness. Under very high-powered magnification, individual hair follicles are isolated and removed using 0.75 to 1.00 mm punches surrounding the follicular unit. The punch enables the doctor to carefully harvest viable grafts, allowing them to be separated from the surrounding tissue without severing the underlying unit. Our surgeons perform this treatment under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the hair transplant procedure.

3. Creating Receptor Sites

In order for our hair transplant technicians to place the follicular unit grafts, Dr. True and Dr. Dorin create receptor sites using tiny incisions. The creation of receptor sites is the artistic portion of the procedure. Your doctor will use our custom cut-to-size microblades to create the sites. These blades range from .7 mm to 1.3 mm in width and are uniquely created for each patient based on specific individual criteria. The size of the patient's grafts, the characteristics of the recipient skin, and the density of the graft placement determine the customization of the receptor blades.

Our innovative incision process allows the doctors to perform an ultra-refined transplant at densities of up to 50 grafts per square centimeter. Dr. True and Dr. Dorin plan this phase of treatment with great precision in order to produce a personalized and natural-looking appearance for each patient. Design nuances such as direction and angle of hair growth, hairline shape, crown whorl, and overall hair flow are attained by subtly varying the combination and orientation of the tiny incisions.  A denser, more natural-looking result can be predictably achieved using our methodology.

4. Graft Placement

Once the doctor has completed his design, the grafts will be placed into the incisions. The grafts are carefully placed using very fine forceps. Since the placement process usually takes a few hours, we provide patients with TV for their entertainment.

The follicular units are preserved under ideal conditions during the placement process. Our technicians handle the grafts with the accuracy, care, and precision necessary to ensure optimal survival. Once the grafts have been placed, the doctor will inspect the transplanted area to ensure that the hair follicles are properly placed.

Next, a nurse or technician will use a hair dryer to blow cool air on the grafts, which will help form a natural adhesion as they are set in place. Bandages are not necessary, although we suggest you wear a baseball cap on the trip home.

VIDEO: A CLOSER LOOK AT FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION Dr. Robert True Narrates

Dr. True explains how Follicular Unit Extraction works.

WHAT MAKES TRUE & DORIN DIFFERENT? We Treat You Like Family

"When someone comes into the clinic, the way that I prepare for a consultation is that I tell myself I am going in to see a relative. And I am treating them just as I would a family member. I want to help them make the best decision that they can for themselves with complete information. And I will make absolutely certain that I give them all of the alternatives so that they can make that decision." Dr. Robert True

AFTER YOUR FUE What Should You Expect? A Recovery Timeline

For most FUE patients, post-operative discomfort is low compared to FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). One of the most impressive advantages of FUE is rapid healing. We have found that after a week, the majority of patients show no signs of surgery in the donor area. With this procedure it is possible to perform follicular unit extraction treatments on consecutive days. This is often the best option for an extensively bald patient who needs a large number of grafts. With smaller treatments, in which the donor areas can be concealed, the doctors typically recommend waiting one to six months between treatments, dependent on graft healing and new hair growth.

After FUE Hair Transplant Surgery...

The Next Day

Typically, patients come back to our office for a post-operative cleaning. You can gently clean your scalp, on your own, 24-hours after the procedure.

The First Week

You can return to work in as little as one to two days following treatment, but you should avoid strenuous activity. It is important for the first few nights to sleep with your head elevated. Avoid alcohol for three days and smoking for two weeks. During this time, you will notice some scabbing and moderate redness around the donor areas and receptor sites, which will slowly dissipate after the first one to two weeks.

Two Weeks to One Month

You can resume normal shampooing, hair care, and regular activities because the grafts are now secure. We recommend you wear a hat in strong sunlight. You should use sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher on your scalp for the first two weeks. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, the scalp may also appear pink, similar to the appearance of a mild to moderate sunburn.

Two to Three Months

You will begin to notice new hair sprouting from the scalp. However, it typically does not grow in evenly. New hair will be fine and thin but should become thicker over time. During this period, patients may notice minor shedding, which is normal and should not be a cause for concern.

Five to Six Months

At this point, hair should be about two to three inches long and become easier to groom.

One Year Later

Patients should now see the final results of their hair restoration procedure with fully grown hair that is thicker, fuller, and offers significantly more coverage.

WHY TRUST TRUE & DORIN WITH YOUR FUE?  Over 30 Years Of Producing Premier, Natural-Looking Results

The Hair Loss Doctors at TRUE & DORIN Medical Group in Manhattan, NY; Boston, MA; Short Hills, NJ; and Syosset, NY has been at the forefront of implementing and refining this new approach to hair restoration. We are able to provide exceptional results due to the skill level of our entire team. As world-renowned surgeons with a genuine concern for their patients, our doctors consistently provide the highest level of hair restoration care.

If you are ready to say goodbye to hair loss and experience the benefits of a modern hair transplant, schedule a consultation virtually or at our practice tby contacting us online or calling:

(866) 629-0866

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Drs. True and Dorin are leaders in the hair restoration field.

Why Do FUE Prices Vary From Clinic To Clinic & Person To Person?

As costs for hair loss solutions vary by Clinic and by patient due to those factors, The Hair Loss Doctors℠ at TRUE & DORIN offer financing options so you can restore your hair today!

FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION DISADVANTAGES What Are They?

While we believe that this hair transplant process is the best hair restoration option for most patients, there are some disadvantages to this method, which include:

A Higher Cost

Compared to Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), FUE can be more expensive because it is more time- and labor-intensive. Rather than removing the follicular units from a strip of scalp that has been excised, the surgeons remove them individually from the donor area. This means that the surgery itself is less invasive, but is a more precise and meticulous procedure, which often results in a higher cost to the patient.

A Longer Process

Because fewer follicular units can be harvested in the same amount of time it takes to complete the FUT session, FUE treatment can also require multiple sessions to achieve desirable results. This can also lead to a longer total recovery time.

Potentially Weaker Grafts

When the follicular units are harvested from a strip of excised scalp, as in FUT, there is more tissue surrounding the grafts, protecting them from damage. However, when the hair grafts are taken directly from the scalp during FUE, they can become damaged, which renders them unsuitable for transplantation. 

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL "I Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else!!"

"It's been over 3 years since I had my procedure with Dr. Dorin. I'm so glad that I chose this office and Dr. Dorin.  What an amazing result from a very competent and caring staff. Thank you. I wouldn't go anywhere else!!  I live in Florida but travelled to New York just to see this doctor. Don't even consider another group." Alan K. 5 Star Google Review

PHOTOS: FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION SCARRING There's Nothing To See Here...And That's A Great Thing!!

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Immediately after FUE procedure Our process is a non-robotic, manual motorized process with all excisions performed exclusively by Dr. Dorin or Dr. True using customized punches.  
After FUE
12 months donor view ultra-refined FUE Donor area management is an important factor in achieving a high quality FUE hair restoration.

MEET WITH US (IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY) Invest In Your Confidence

Our doctors have been performing the FUE procedure since 2002 and have developed experience and skills that set them apart from other practitioners. When you choose TRUE & DORIN for your hair transplant procedure, you can rest assured that you will be receiving the best care at a competitive price. We offer financing options and a special pricing incentive to patients with flexible schedules.

We encourage you to take the first step toward restored hair and boosted confidence by scheduling a consultation with our New York City and Boston hair transplant specialists today. You can schedule a consultation by filling out our online form or calling our headquarters to schedule your local or virtual appointment at:

(212) 826-2525

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Body Hair Transplantation with FUE

Another benefit of the FUE technique is that it is the only method that can utilize body hair for transplantation. This is useful for patients who do not have adequate donor hair supply. Body hair FUE is primarily used for thinning areas and not to construct the hairline. Additionally, hair harvested from donor sites on the body has a reduced survival rate compared to hair taken from the scalp.

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TRUE & DORIN Medical Group

At TRUE & DORIN Medical Group headquartered in Manhattan, NYC, New York, Drs. Robert J. Dorin and Robert H. True help men and women reverse the effects of hair loss through various surgical and non-surgical treatments, including Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction. We have offices in Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, and Boston. Our doctors are affiliated with:

  • The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • The American Board of Restoration Surgery
  • The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • The American Osteopathic Association

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call (212) 826-2525.

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