Reverse Androgenic Alopecia with Follicular Unit Excision

Put your hair worries to rest. California Hair MD offers the best solutions for alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness. Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides follicular unit excision, also known as follicular unit extraction – FUE – utilizing the latest technology currently available in hair restoration, allowing the team to choose the most ideal combination of treatment devices and techniques to obtain the ultimate aesthetic outcome for our patients.

Hair Loss is a Common Problem
Experiencing androgenic alopecia and seeking treatment for hair loss? You aren’t alone. Androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. It is estimated that about 40% of men notice baldness by the age of 40. This percentage increases with increasing age.

Moreover, in women the prevalence of the problem is frequently underlooked. Worse yet with female pattern baldness, women feel “abnormal” and find themselves in a position that can make them extraordinarily uncomfortable.

The incidence of Female Pattern Alopecia (FPA) is greater than most people realize. Findings show that female pattern alopecia is as high as 30% in females over 30 years of age. Others have reported even higher incidences when women are carefully examined. One reason why this is not generally appreciated is that women are very good at hiding thinning with hairstyles, products and hairpieces.

Thankfully, California Hair MD is here to help and we offer various treatment modalities to address hair loss in men and women, including Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE.

Hair Restoration Without Linear Scarring with FUE
FUE is one of two methods currently used for hair transplantation surgery. Dr. Chaffoo works hard to stay on the cutting edge of hair restoration, utilizing new techniques and the latest hair loss research, their hair transplants can produce natural results that avoid the pitfalls of past procedures.

The main procedural difference between FUE and the traditional strip FUT is the way the grafts are obtained from the donor area. With FUE each graft is harvested individually with a small micro-punch. This process is repeated until the surgeon has enough grafts to do the procedure. Once the grafts are harvested the rest of the procedure (recipient site creation and placing) is essentially the same for both techniques.

The main advantage of FUE is that it does not cause a linear scar. FUE also results in a more gentle postoperative recovery with quicker healing of the donor area. FUE is a good choice for patients who wear their hair very short and want to have less of a visible scar. With FUE, the donor area scar is virtually undetectable at hair lengths of less than 1 cm. Although the risk of visible scarring is less with FUE, a shaved head may make the small white dots noticeable.

Moreover, FUE is also ideal for patients who want a less painful and quicker healing postoperative recovery in the donor area. In an FUE procedure the donor area is virtually healed and there are no limitations within a week or two after surgery.

Wrap Up
California Hair Restoration’s expert staff want to help you regain your confidence with FUE surgery. Hair transplants can provide an effective and long-lasting solution to the debilitating effects of hair loss. Interested in this procedure? Feel free to reach out to California Hair Restoration. We also have clinics in Newport Beach and San Diego.

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