FUE Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Surgery

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a newer method of creating donor grafts for hair transplantation. It has gained popularity over the last few years because it results in no linear scar on the back of the head. Instead of cutting out a strip of skin from the donor area as in FUT hair transplant, FUE involves removing each graft individually from the donor area using a tiny punch that measures only 1 millimeter in diameter. This used to be done by hand or more recently with a power drill operated by the doctor. Dr. Miguel Canales is noted as one of the pioneers in robotic hair transplant using the ARTAS robotic hair transplantation system.


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The day begins with a complete review of your medical history. This will occur in our Foster City office, which is convenient to San Francisco, Oakland, the Silicon Valley peninsula, and San Jose patients. Indeed, more and more patients are making the trip “up” from South Bay cities such as Mountain View, Sunnyvale, or Cupertino for not just an initial consultation on hair transplantation but the entire procedure. The surgeon then reviews the treatment plan, ensuring that your aesthetic concerns and expectations are established and met. The surgeon then explains the entire procedure to you, paying the greatest attention to the benefits and risks of surgery. These operations are very safe and it is our job to make sure that you completely understand details of your personalized treatment and have an opportunity to ask questions.FUE Hair Transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction) - San Francisco Bay Area

The latest advance is the ARTAS Hair Transplantation Procedure, often referred to as ‘Follicular Unit Extraction’ or FUE Hair transplant. This robotic system digitally scans the donor area on the back and sides of the patient’s head, then selects the best follicular units, and robotically removes each follicular unit making sure to space out the selected units so that the hair density left in place appears normal and natural. The ARTAS Robot is controlled and operated by Dr. Canales, making sure that the number, character, and density of the grafts is optimized.

We always meet with each patient, in advance, and determine the best hair transplant procedure for him or her. In some cases, we recommend ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplantation (robotic hair transplantation), FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), and in others medical management or PRP— it depends on each individual patient’s needs and clinical situation. People come to us seeking FUE hair transplant for Bay Area patients and often find a different procedure better serves your needs such as the FUT method. Whether you live in San Francisco, Foster City, Palo Alto or elsewhere on the Peninsula, reach out to Dr. Canales for a free consultation. He will determine the best hair transplant procedure for you, whether that is the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) hair transplant procedure.

If you are looking for a FUE hair transplant specialist in the Bay Area, reach out to us, today, for a free consultation. With a convenient Foster City, California, location, you can reach us easily from San Mateo, San Francisco, Palo Alto and other Bay Area cities for your hair transplant needs. Whether you’re coming from the South Bay, the East Bay or anywhere in the Bay Area – we’re convenient!

Updated: 11/3/2017

FUE Hair Transplant
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