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Is FUE Hair Transplant Surgery Appropriate for Men with Excessive Baldness?

7/9/2010 4:35:55 AM

Question:

At what Norwood level should someone not consider FUE? I prefer Follicular Unit Excision (formerly known as Follicular Unit Extraction) as I do not want a linear scar, but I realize FUE does cost more. Thanks

Answer:

This question is not an easy one to answer. Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is only acceptable for a select group of patients. Most FUE procedures range in the low 1,000's and are suitable for someone on the lower end of the Norwood scale. However, if the patient exhibits the ideal hair and scalp characteristics, it may be possible to undergo two or three FUE procedures over multiple days in order to address a higher degree of balding.

For more information on FUE, view the following threads at our Hair Restoration Forum.

Complete coverage with FUE possible?

is FUE totally safe?

David (TakingThePlunge) - Assistant Publisher and Forum Co-Moderator .


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