FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant (Hair Loss Treatment) in Toronto

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Pricing
Starts at $5,999
Procedure Time
4-10 hours
Recovery Time
10-14 days

What is a FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure that involves harvesting hair follicles from the back of the patient’s scalp, using automated and robotic devices that DO NOT LEAVE a linear scar and then placing them into areas where the hair is thinning.

Hair loss is an unwanted effect of aging, genetics or health conditions, and most want to do whatever possible to restore their identity. FUE hair restoration is an innovative procedure that reclaims your thick, healthy hair and boosts confidence.

SpaMedica has specialist machinery, NeoGraft or Artas, are used to extract healthy units of hair follicles from the “preferred”, never to go bald areas at the back of your scalp that are then expertly implanted into balding areas. With a FUE hair transplant, the procedure is more comfortable, eliminates scaring concerns and allows the hair to grow more naturally.

How Much Does a FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant Cost?

The fee for a FUE hair transplant depends on the number of hair grafts needed for the targeted area. Prices start from $5,999 and is inclusive of postoperative, high-fluence, low-level light therapy, and nutrient shampoo.

Take advantage of our ongoing promotion! $500 off your first men’s FUE transplant, with financing available at no added interest for 6 months.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a FUE Hair Transplant?

The initial recovery of the FUE hair transplant lasts just 2-3 days. During these first days, a soft dressing is used to cover the very tiny 0.9 to 1.2-millimetre extraction holes at the back of the scalp. This dressing goes around the front of the forehead and wraps to secure the bandage over the back.

How Long Does a FUE Hair Transplant Take?

FUE hair implants take 4-10 hours, depending on the number of grafts needed and placed. For a large volume, 3000 FUE graft case, the extraction of FUE hair follicles takes approximately 4 hours and to insert into the area it takes 4 hours.

Who is a FUE Hair Transplant Candidate?

The FUE hair transplant is an ideal procedure for men or women who have genetic hair loss or hair loss through a health condition. A good candidate has realistic expectations for the outcome of the hair transplant and restoration procedures.

Benefits of a FUE Hair Transplant

Permanent Hair Loss Solution
The hair follicles that are extracted from the back of the scalp and transplanted into balding areas are healthy follicular units, with a normal enzyme compliment and are therefore permanent and do not fall out.

Quicker Healing Time
With No linear scar at the back of the scalp found with the older, Strip Graft Techniques, the FUE procedure is minimally invasive meaning a fast recovery time.

Improved Appearance
Restore your youthful look to improve appearance and confidence.

Minimal Maintenance
The hair implants come with very minimal maintenance for the patient.

FUE Hair Transplant Risks

Scalp Swelling
The swelling usually subsides after 4 days.

Patchy Hair
Minimized by using an experienced cosmetic surgeon with modern techniques.

Infection
Inflammation or infection of the hair follicles (folliculitis).

Unnatural Finish
Our stick-and-place technique gives dense, natural-looking hair.

Strip Graft Scar Improvement

At SpaMedica, one of the best hair transplant clinics in Toronto, we only perform non-surgical, non-linear scar,  FUE hair transplants that enhance hair restoration. However, some patients come to SpaMedica looking to improve scarring at the back of their head from a traditional Strip Graft Hair Transplant procedure, where a 14 cm X  3-4cm chunk of scalp is removed and the scalp is stitched together, while the scalp hair is sliced up to produce the grafts. A long and unsightly scar is created at the back of the scalp, called a “strip graft scar”.

Most strip graft scars heal as fine white lines and are only a concern for those who wear their hair short. Some cases, however, leave patients with wide and noticeable strip graft scarring – that’s why we specialize in FUE hair transplants. Luckily, we have some options that are available to fix that strip graft scar.

A strip graft scar improvement treatment is performed once every 4-6 months with 4 or more sessions needed to pull the edges together and reduce the scar. If after 4-6 treatments there is a desire to improve the scar further, FUE grafts can be inserted into the scar itself to put the finishing touches to hiding the strip graft scar.

Patients can expect a range of improvement of 50-100% depending upon the characteristics of the scar itself, the local tissue, colour of the hair and commitment of the patient.

Why Choose SpaMedica for FUE Hair Transplant?

SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland were the first centre and physician to bring automated and robotic FUE to Canada. Dr. Mulholland and his SpaMedica team have trained hundreds of doctors in the USA on how to perform the procedure. The SpaMedica FUE  expert team is skilled at using the NeoGraft and Artas devices to create an efficient, painless experience for patients. We are experienced in providing patients with long-lasting results that appear dense and natural. Over 1,000,000 FUE grafts have been transplanted by the SpaMedica team.

Our team understands that multiple sessions may be required throughout the course of your life and always design the type of hairline and densification that could be sustained and maintained throughout your life.

Different Types of FUE Hair Transplant

Your SpaMedica FUE team will determine at the time of your consultation, which FUE system is best for you.

Neograft FUE

Neograft uses an automated rotary punch, usually 0.9mm in diameter to quickly, safely and painlessly remove the grafts.

Artas FUE

Artas uses a robotic rotary punch, that is usually 1.0mm diameter to harvest the FUE grafts

Non-Surgical FUE Hair Transplant Alternatives

The use of plasma-derived growth factors, topical minoxidil and nutrients, together with high intensity, low level light therapy provide a non FUE option for some patients. This same non FUE transplant program is offered after the FUE procedure as well, for best results.

How is a FUE Hair Transplant Performed by Dr. Mulholland and his FUE Team?

The FUE hair transplant procedure itself is divided into two parts: extraction of hair follicles from the “preferred zone” at the back of your scalp and implanting the grafts into the target area.

Prior to extraction, the harvest area is shaved (some patients prefer to shave all their hair) and numbed with the injection of local anesthesia. Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is used to ensure the local anesthesia injection is as painless as possible.

Following the local anesthesia, the Artas robotic or NeoGraft automated FUE hair transplant system is used to harvest your FUE grafts painlessly. This second stage is then implanting the new FUE grafts into the targeted recipient areas, SpaMedica uses the stick-and-place technique which uses a small hypodermic needle to create tiny slits between hairs or along the frontal hairline. The method gives patients the densest, most natural-looking hair that you can achieve.

How to Prepare for a FUE Hair Transplant

To prepare for a FUE Hair Transplant, there are some specific instructions to follow:

  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medications and vitamin B and E tablets 1 week prior to the procedure
  • Stop drinking alcohol and smoking 1 week before the transplant.
  • On the day of the surgery, give your hair a deep wash with shampoo and conditioner.

What to Expect After a FUE Hair Transplant

Compared to traditional hair transplant methods, after a FUE hair transplant, patients experience less discomfort and faster recovery times. There is no specific maintenance required by patients, either.

The tiny slits from deploying the hair follicles in the target area don’t require any stitches and will simply scab over – barely noticeable to the naked eye.

FUE Hair Transplant Recovery & Timeline

Day 2: Patients can resume low impact regular daily activities

Day 3-4: Swelling peaks around this time

Day 7-10: Any mild pain will subside.

Day 14: New hair growth

Exercise must be avoided for the first 4 weeks.

Best Procedures Paired with FUE Hair Transplant

FUE hair restoration is commonly combined with blepharoplasty eyelid surgery, double chin lipo, or a face and neck lift. Non-surgical treatments that pair well include Botox injection, dermal fillers and energy-based treatments for skin enhancements.

FUE Hair Transplant FAQ

How Painful Is It to Get a FUE Hair Transplant?

The FUE hair transplant procedure shouldn’t hurt at all. Local anesthesia is used to numb the scalp area which means you won’t be able to feel any pain throughout the procedure. Recovering is also less painful than traditional hair transplant methods.

Are the Results Permanent?

Because the hair follicles are extracted from the preferred sites at the back and side of your scalp, they are permanent and do not fall out. However, patients may require additional hair transplants when genetic hair on the top of your head continues to thin over the years.

When Can I Return to Work?

The low invasive nature of the treatment means that most FUE patients return to work-related tasks the following day of the procedure unless their work is physically strenuous.



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Stephen Mulholland, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8