FUE Step by Step

Hair Transplantation Mexico offers FUE hair transplants, back by several years of research and development. With the most advanced patient care, hair transplantation in Mexico achieves a superior level of excellence in preparing for FUE transplant surgery.

Preparing for FUE

Before Operation —

  • Preparation begins 1 – 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Do not take any inflammation inhibitors or aspirin type analgesics in the seven days foregoing the treatment
  • Stop using Minoxidil/Rogaine 14 days prior to treatment.
  • Do not consume any alcoholic beverages or meals in the week preceding the treatment.
  • Avoid using vitamins B and E 1 in the week preceding the treatment

The Day of Operation —

  • Wash your hair with a soft shampoo. Do not use gel, wax, hair spray or other hair products. Shaving of the head will take place at Reveert.
  • Enjoy your breakfast as usual.  An empty stomach is not required. Do not consume coffee or other beverages containing caffeine.
  • Wear comfortable clothes, as you will be in a lying position during the majority of the day.
  • Wear a buttoned shirt, so there is no requirement to pull your clothing over your head after the treatment.
  • During treatment, you may watch TV or listen to the music of your choice.

FUE Procedure

1. Design Hairline

Designing the hairline is a meticulous step in which we carefully manifest.

We will design a hairline that will give you the most desirable results. We achieve this by drawing on your forehead with an eyebrow pencil and reviewing each step with you in a mirror. 

Adjustments are made until we have reached the perfect hairline—just for you.

2. Sedation

If there are no contraindications, you will be prescribed diazepam 10 mg PO (adjusted for body weight) and administered an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory from an IV line.

3. Shaving

Our next step is to shave the entire head because having unnecessary hair will increase the overall duration of the surgery.

4. Local Anesthesia

Is it painful? In comparison to other hair loss treatments, FUE is quicker and less painful. Most patients experience little or no discomfort during their procedure. Minor pain or discomfort may be present during the initial phases of recovery. Medication is often prescribed to eliminate discomfort. Local anesthesia consists of lidocaine with epinephrine to avoid bleeding; Sodium bicarbonate is often added to lessen its sting. 

The patient lies face down on a special operating chair that fully supports the head. Additional tumescent anesthesia is administered by injecting dilute solution of lidocaine and epinephrine to: 1) increase the distance from the follicles to the nerves and larger blood vessels 2) increase the rigidity of the donor area (that helps to decrease follicular transection during the harvest) 3) decrease bleeding, 4) produce more uniform anesthesia 5)reduce the total amount of anesthetic required.

5. Extracting Grafts from Donor Area

We will remove small groups of hair (follicular units) from the donor site or back of the scalp. Using tiny circular incisions, one millimeter in diameter (or less) with a motorized instrument, the donor tissue is harvested through a series of punches.

Donor hairs are extracted one-by-one within the punch area and are either used intact or divided microscopically into smaller units for transplantation. Because incision sites are small, stitches are not necessary.

The graft is extracted directly from the scalp. In follicular unit hair grafting, each graft contains a follicular unit, which is the natural bundling of one to three and occasionally 4 hairs.

Typical procedures include 1,800 to 3,000 grafts; with a mean of 2,500 grafts. To dissect and place thousands of grafts in a 6 to 8 hour procedure entails a team of 4 to 6 assistants.

6. Preparing the Grafts

As each follicular unit is extracted, they are passed to the trained staff who under the microscope will trim off any excess skin on the graft for placement into the smallest incisions possible; ultimately creating a high density of hair to look natural.

7. Implanting the Grafts

The follicular units are implanted into the scalp one at a time into tiny needlepoint holes. Once all the grafts have been implanted the patient is free to go home.

Results of FUE

When will I see the final result?

The transplanted hair during your procedure will shed during the healing process; however, the roots will remain intact. These roots will remain dormant for up to four months— after which the new hair follicles will begin to develop. It may take 4-6 months before final results are present, and more than one treatment is often needed to achieve final results.

Patient After 1 Day

Patient After 4 Weeks

Patient After 2 Months