At SpaMedica in Toronto, we’re proud to offer a guarantee of success to all of our Calgary and Edmonton FUE hair transplant patients. Why are we so confident? SpaMedica has been performing robotic FUE procedures since 1997—longer than any other North American clinic, and we’ve placed over a million FUE grafts! In addition to his recognition for contributions to FUE expertise worldwide, Dr. Mulholland has lectured, taught, and/or trained the majority of automated FUE physicians on the continent.
FUE, aka follicular unit extraction, allows for the harvesting of follicular units in singles, doubles, triples, and quadruples in order to ensure genetically related hair families grow together to result in a more natural-looking hair pattern. For those wishing to undergo a FUE hair transplant without having to cope with a linear scar (this is everyone!), the most effective method of harvest is to employ robotic FUE harvest technologies Artas and NeoGraft to extract hair from the back of the scalp (your donor site).
Dr. Mulholland may request that you take “before photos.” Make sure you take photos from the front with your hairline visible; left and right side profile shots; left and right side 45-degree angle shots; the top of your head; and the back of your head. The more comprehensive the shots, the better!
As with any surgery, it’s best to avoid drinking alcohol for at least 3 days before your FUE hair transplant. Do not shave or cut your hair for at least 2 weeks before your procedure. On the day of, the crown of your head may be shaven pre-procedure to allow the grafts and genetic hair to grow out together. In preparation for larger sessions with 1500+ grafts, the back and sides of the scalp will be shaved pre-surgery too.
The first phase of the procedure involves extraction from the back of your scalp—this takes roughly 4 hours. The second phase deploys a “stick-and-place” technique in which a small hypodermic needle creates a slit between your recipient hair. When the needle is removed, a graft is inserted. This repeat process takes 2-4.5 hours total. Plan for a full 8-10 hour day.
Do wait 12-14 months (throughout your different hair growth phases) before judging the results of your hair restoration! Immediately post FUE hair transplant, a dressing is placed over the tiny extraction holes at the back of your scalp. A new dressing is applied the next day, and you can return home after that. If you’d like regular follow-ups via FaceTime, we’d be happy to schedule them. Most patients return to work after 7-12 days.
To schedule a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto, get in touch via our online form, and be sure to submit photos—or give us a call at 1-877-211-7505. If you’re considering a FUE hair transplant and are in the Calgary or Edmonton area, an online video consultation can easily be scheduled too!
When traveling from Calgary or Edmonton to Toronto, flights are readily available, and take just 3.5-hours! For budget-friendly accommodations, be sure to browse Airbnb, as their selection and rates often beat those of hotels. Most importantly: welcome to SpaMedica in Toronto. You’ve made the right choice!