Dr. Robert J. Dorin stays at the forefront of hair restoration solutions.

Follicular unit extraction (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 who want to get their hair and self-confidence back! You can work with a true hair restoration expert at our practice in NYC, NY. Book a consultation to begin.

What Is Follicular Unit Extraction? A Modern Take on the Hair Transplant

two patients before and after FUE

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 J. Dorin and Dr. Robert True (Emeritus) have been substantially involved in the development of this technique and pride themselves on the exceptional outcomes they can achieve at our NYC hair restoration doctor office.

For more than 20 years, The Hair Loss Doctors have been providing cutting-edge hair restoration treatments in New York City, New York. The advanced FUE procedure has become increasingly favored by our patients.

Follicular Unit Extraction Benefits Why Choose This Method for Your Hair Transplant?


When performing a FUE transplant, Dr. Dorin (not technicians or robots) individually excises 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 FUE procedure does not produce noticeable scarring, patients can wear their hair short or shaved with confidence. Some FUT patients even choose to later have the FUE procedure to help conceal the linear scar from a previous FUT scalp incision. 

Is FUE Right for You? What You Should Know About Candidacy

Depending on your current condition and hair restoration goals, Dr. Dorin 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 linear scar
  • Want the least restrictions during recovery
  • Are especially sensitive to pain

Dr. Dorin in New York City will assess these factors to give you an estimate of how many follicles and surgical sessions will be necessary.

Let's Find the Solution You Need Schedule Your Virtual Or In-Person Consultation

If you are losing hair, the team at The Hair Loss Doctors By Robert J. Dorin is more than capable of helping you. Dr. Dorin has decades of experience in hair transplants. He is a leader in developing continued advancements in the field of FUE hair restoration.

Dr. Dorin is board certified and well-respected in the hair transplant field, having been named to The World's Top 25 Hair Transplant Surgeons List by Spex Hair from 2020–2023. He consistently delivers excellent results to his patients by combining state-of-the-art technology and highly artistic sensibilities. Our practice offers multiple hair restoration treatments, but the skill of Dr. Dorin is best exhibited through FUE hair transplantation.

To find out if follicular unit extraction could help you restore your hair, book an online or in-person consultation. Send us a message online or call:

the team at The Hair Loss Doctors

With our hair restoration headquarters in NYC, two additional hair restoration offices in Garden City and Short Hills, NJ, and a hair restoration office in Boston, MA, we serve the entire East Coast with the finest care available.

5-Star Reviews From NYC Patients


Dutch VW

New York, NY


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Dr Dorin restored my hair over 6 years ago and today it is still a life changer. His staff and approach is effective and precise. I would recommend Dr Dorin to any guy who wants to truly change his life.

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Sam Daniels

New York, NY


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I had the privilege of receiving a hair transplant from Dr. Robert Dorin three years ago, and I can confidently say that my experience and results have been nothing short of exceptional. I continue to recommend Dr. Dorin and his team to friends and colleagues, and should I ever need another procedure or touch-up in the future, I will gladly return.

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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 at our New York office typically takes several hours.

FUE is one of the most effective hair restoration treatments available today. Our NYC team aims to exceed expectations during each and every procedure.
FUE is one of the most effective hair restoration treatments available today. Our NYC team aims to exceed expectations during each and every procedure.


During a consultation at one of our hair loss clinics in Greater NYC or Boston, Dr. Robert J. Dorin will examine your scalp and inquire about your goals in order to best determine the design of your hairline.


Dr. Dorin will begin the hair transplant process by trimming the hair in the donor area.

Extraction of Hair Follicles

Using sophisticated tools, Dr. Dorin 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.


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 The Hair Loss Doctors There's Nothing to See Here...And That's Great!!

Before FUE
Before FUE
5 Months After FUE: No Scarring
5 Months After FUE: No Scarring

One Patient's 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, 5-Star Google Review

Your Comfort Is Our Commitment 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 Dr. Dorin. The CompuMed® pump is able to both ensure significantly greater comfort during a hair transplant and also 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 at our New York practice.

CompuMed® Wand

A Closer Look at Follicular Unit Extraction As Explained by Dr. Robert True (Emeritus)

Dr. Robert True (Emeritus) explains how follicular unit extraction works. We've used this modern hair transplant method to help NYC patients just like you restore both appearance and confidence.

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 site 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 a FUE hair transplant, 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. Dr. Dorin performs 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. Robert J. Dorin will create receptor sites using tiny incisions. The creation of receptor sites is the artistic portion of the procedure. Your doctor will then 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 our New York City doctor to perform an ultra-refined transplant at densities of up to 50 grafts per square centimeter. Dr. Dorin plans 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.

What Else Makes the Hair Loss
Doctors Better?
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 (Emeritus)

After Your FUE What Should You Expect? A Recovery Timeline

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, Dr. Dorin typically recommends waiting one to six months between treatments, dependent on graft healing and new hair growth.

For most FUE patients, post-operative discomfort is low compared to follicular unit transplantation (FUT).

After FUE Hair Transplant Surgery...

For most FUE patients, post-operative discomfort is low compared to follicular unit transplantation (FUT).

The Next Day

Typically, patients come back to our NYC, NY, office for a post-operative cleaning. You can gently clean your scalp, on your own, 24 hours after the procedure.
Day 1

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.
Week 1

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.
Week 2-4

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.
Months 2-3

Five to Six Months

At this point, hair should be about two to three inches long and become easier to groom.
Months 5-6

One Year

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.
Year 1

Why Trust the Hair Loss Doctors
With Your FUE Hair Transplant?
20+ Years Of Producing Premier, Natural-Looking Results

The Hair Loss Doctors By Robert J. Dorin 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 a world-renowned surgeon with a genuine concern for his patients, Dr. Dorin consistently provides the highest level of hair restoration care.

With offices in NYC, Garden City, Short Hills, and Boston, MA, getting the treatment you need is more convenient than ever.

If you are ready to say goodbye to your hair loss and experience the benefits of a modern hair transplant, schedule a consultation virtually or in-person by contacting us online or calling us in NYC:

(212) 826-2525

Drs. True and Dorin
Dr. Robert J. Dorin is a leader in hair restoration. With clinics in New York, New Jersey, and Boston, MA, it's easier to work with an expert than ever before.

Second to None 

"We at The Hair Loss Doctors carry a long-standing, well-deserved reputation as leaders and experts in the field of hair restoration surgery. We have artistic ability that we employ with state-of-the-art technology to produce consistently outstanding results second to none in the world." Dr. Robert Dorin

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

The Hair Loss Doctors By Robert J. Dorin customizes treatment for every patient, so no two treatment plans are priced the same. We'll be able to provide a quote for your care after examining you and discussing your goals during a consultation at our NYC office.

Are There Disadvantages To Follicular Unit Extraction?

While our NYC hair restoration doctor believes 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, Dr. Dorin removes 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. 

Another Great Review Out of New York

"They are amazing here. I was so nervous doing this procedure but have been waiting so many years to do so. So I’m glad I went with Dr. Dorin and his amazing team. I must give a shout out to Peter, who was so helpful before, during and after this whole thing. I’m glad I had my procedure and I’m glad I went here for it." Miguel M., 5-Star Google Review

Photos: Follicular Unit Extraction Scarring There's Nothing to See Here...And That's a Great Thing!!

Immediately after FUE procedure Our process is a non-robotic, manual motorized process with all excisions performed exclusively by Dr. Robert J. Dorin 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 Online) Invest In Your Confidence

Dr. Robert J. Dorin has been performing the FUE procedure for nearly 20 years and has developed experience and skills that set him apart from other practitioners. When you choose The Hair Loss Doctors By Robert J. Dorin for your hair transplant procedure, you can rest assured that you will be receiving the best care at a competitive price. We accept 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 an in-person or online consultation at one of our hair transplant clinics in the Greater NYC area (and Boston, MA). You can book your consultation by contacting us online or calling our NYC office:

(212) 826-2525

Man Receiving FUE

Restore Body Hair With a FUE Hair Transplant

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. Hair harvested from donor sites on the body has a reduced survival rate compared to hair taken from the scalp, but success rates are higher when you work with an expert like Dr. Dorin in NYC.

body hair

You Can Also Restore Facial Hair With FUE Hair Transplant 

The FUE hair transplant technique can also be used to build out a thicker, fuller beard. Dr. Dorin can use the same donor areas as he would use for a traditional hair restoration surgery.

Our New York hair loss doctor is able to target the chin, cheeks, mustache, or sideburns by filling in thinning areas, patchy areas, or areas where hair never took in the first place. 

The new growth is there to stay once healed. Dr. Dorin's years of expertise make it so beard transplant patients get results that look great, and completely natural.

Patient before FUE beard transplant

"They delivered fantastic results" Top-Quality Care in NYC

"Dr Dorin and his team are extremely professional, honest, and skilled. They delivered fantastic results and made me feel super comfortable. I only trust Dr Dorin for any future procedures."
Josh, 5-Star Google Review
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The Hair Loss Doctors
By Robert J. Dorin

At The Hair Loss Doctors with our Surgical Headquarters in Garden City, NY and clinics in Manhattan, NY; Boston, MA; and Short Hills, NJ, Dr. Robert J. Dorin helps men and women reverse the effects of hair loss through various surgical and non-surgical treatments including Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction. Our Founder & Medical Director is 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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