Case 2 after FUE Hair Transplant

FUE Hair Transplant

For the millions suffering from male and female pattern baldness, hair loss can feel demoralizing.

Follicular unit excision, formerly known as follicular unit extraction (FUE), can rebuild your hairline and self-confidence.

FUE has a natural look and minimal scaring. Learn more about FUE at Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center in Houston, TX.

What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE is a hair transplantation technique where individual hair follicles are harvested from a donor area and transplanted into a balding or thinning area of the scalp.

The FUE Procedure

The length of hair transplant surgery can vary greatly depending on how many units are needed, but most FUE procedures last between two and four hours.
The length of hair transplant surgery can vary greatly depending on how many units are needed, but most FUE procedures last between two and four hours.

Numbing With Anesthesia

The hair transplant process is completed under local anesthesia to ensure the procedure is painless and the patient is comfortable throughout treatment.

Extracting Follicular Units

Once the patient has been numbed, Dr. Arocha begins extracting follicular units from the viable donor sites using our advanced ARTAS® Robotic System. The ARTAS System creates a virtual map of the donor area and harvests follicular units with precision, allowing the donor area to maintain a natural appearance after the procedure. 

Transplanting the Units

The follicular units are implanted one at a time along the balding sections of the scalp. Dr. Arocha takes great care to ensure they are placed in patterns that mimic the surrounding hair growth, so the transplanted hair appears natural and blends in seamlessly. Once all of the grafts have been transplanted, the procedure is complete. 

Healing Period

The newly-transplanted follicular units will shed two or three weeks following FUE hair transplant surgery. The follicles then enter a dormant period as they heal and settle into their new locations. 

Seeing Final Results

New hair growth typically begins around three to five months following surgery, although it truly becomes apparent after about nine months have passed. Results will continue to improve for 12 to 18 months, with final results generally visible at least one year after the procedure.

Recovering From FUE Surgery
Common Side Effects

Case 2's Right Side View before FUE Hair Transplant

Case 2's Right Side View after FUE Hair Transplant

Following FUE, the scalp will be swollen and sensitive. Patients return home the same day and may resume most normal activities within a few days. Common side effects include:

  • Light bleeding
  • Tenderness
  • Mild pain
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Patients must not touch the scalp or remove any scabs that arise from the healing process. The newly-transplanted follicles are highly vulnerable during the first few weeks of recovery and can become dislodged due to excess friction or stress. Dr. Arocha provides detailed post-op instructions to all of his patients to help them maximize their recovery and receive optimal results.

"By far the best." Praise From Houston Patients



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I've had numerous hair restoration procedures over the last 30 years in many different clinics and I can honestly say that Arocha Hair Restoration was by far the BEST. Reading online about his education and experience was what drew me in initially. After I spoke with his highly knowledgeable consultants I was even more convinced.

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Joshua Calkin


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Great experience setting an appointment and getting seen by the doctor. The entire experience was quick and efficient. I told the doctor my history with my hair and why I was coming in. We took pictures for a baseline and I was provided a prescription for a fraction of the cost as I typically get it from third parties. 

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Dr. Bernardino Arocha

Arocha Hair Restoration

Since 2002, Bernardino A. Arocha, M.D. has been transforming lives through the power of hair restoration. With an artistic approach and a variety of procedures available, Arocha Hair Restoration has a track record of providing stunning results. Dr. Arocha is affiliated with prominent organizations with memberships that include:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

If you're ready for a full head of hair, we invite you to contact us with our form or call us at (713) 526-4247.

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