SpaMedica has been performing automated FUE procedures since 1997, longer than any other clinic in North America, and Dr. Mulholland’s FUE hair transplant expertise is like none other. We’ve placed the most FUE grafts as well—that’s over a million. In addition to his recognition for his contributions to FUE protocols worldwide, Dr. Mulholland has lectured, taught, and/or trained the majority of automated FUE physicians on the continent. At SpaMedica in Toronto, we’re happy to offer a guarantee of success to all of our Vancouver FUE hair transplant patients.
FUE, also known as follicular unit extraction, allows for follicular units to be harvested in singles, doubles, triples, and quadruples, in order to ensure that genetically related hair families can grow together and produce a more natural-looking hair pattern. For those desiring to undergo a FUE hair transplant without being left with a linear scar (this is everyone), the most effective method of harvest is to use the hair from the back of the scalp as a donor site, using the cutting edge robotic FUE harvest technologies Artas and NeoGraft.
Dr. Mulholland may request that you take “before photos.” Do be sure to take pictures from a variety of angles. This includes: 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. If needed, additional shots will be requested!
Do not shave or cut your hair for at least 2 weeks before your FUE transplant. Once your transplant day rolls around, if you have little hair to hide the transplants, the crown of your head may be shaven pre-procedure to allow the grafts and genetic hair to grow out together. With larger sessions involving 1500+ grafts, the entire back and sides of the scalp will be shaved just before surgery too. Additionally, avoid drinking alcohol for at least 3 days before your transplant.
The first phase of the procedure involves extraction from the back of your scalp—this takes roughly 4 hours. After this, the second phase deploys a “stick-and-place” technique in which a small hypodermic needle creates a slit between your recipient’s hair. When the needle is removed, the graft is then inserted. This whole process takes 2-4.5 hours. Plan for an 8-10 hour day total.
Do wait 12-14 months before judging the full density and thickness of your hair restoration! Immediately post FUE hair transplant, a dressing is placed over the tiny extraction holes at the back of your scalp. You return the following day to have a new dressing applied, and you can return home after that. If you’d like regular follow-ups via FaceTime, these will be provided! Most patients can return to work after 7-12 days.
To schedule a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto, simply drop us a line via our online form, and be sure to submit photos—or give us a call at 1-877-211-7505. If you’re in Vancouver considering a FUE hair transplant, an online video consultation can easily be scheduled too!
When traveling from Vancouver to Toronto, flights are readily available, and take just 4.5-hours! For budget-friendly accommodations, be sure to check out Airbnb, as their rates often beat those of hotels. Above all: welcome to Toronto! You’ve made the best FUE hair transplant choice possible!