SpaMedica has been performing automated FUE procedures since 1997, longer than any other clinic on the continent. Dr. Mulholland’s FUE expertise is like none other. He has lectured, taught, and/or trained the majority of automated FUE physicians in North America. At SpaMedica in Toronto, we’re proud to say we’ve placed over a million FUE grafts!
FUE, or follicular unit extraction, allows follicular units to be harvested in micrografts: that’s in singles, doubles, triples, and quadruples. This ensures genetically related hair families grow together in order to appear more natural-looking. The most effective way to undergo a FUE hair transplant without leaving a linear scar is by harvesting hair from the back of your scalp with robotic FUE harvest technologies Artas and NeoGraft–and that’s precisely what we do.
Preparing for your surgery
Your head will be shaven pre-procedure to allow the grafts and genetic hair to grow out together post-procedure. Avoid shaving or cutting your hair for at least 2 weeks before your FUE transplant, and, as with all surgeries, avoid drinking alcohol for at least 3 days before your procedure.
FUE Procedure Overview
Phase 1 of the procedure involves extraction from the back of your scalp. This takes 4 hours. Phase 2 deploys a “stick-and-place” technique in which a small hypodermic needle creates a slit between your recipient hair. As the needle is removed, the graft is placed. This takes 2-4.5 hours. In total, you should plan for an 8-10 hour day.
Aftercare & Recovery
Post hair transplant, a dressing is placed over the tiny extraction holes at the back of your scalp. Follow-ups via FaceTime can easily be scheduled throughout your recovery! Most patients are able to return to work in 7-12 days. Allow 12-14 months before judging the full results of your hair restoration!
Dr. Mulholland will ask you for “before photos,” so be sure to get shots from several key angles: the front, with your hairline visible; left and right side profile shots; left and right side 45-degree angle shots; the crown of your head; and the back of your head.
To schedule a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto, simply write to us online, or give us a call at 1-877-211-7505. An online video consultation can easily be scheduled for out-of-town Winnipeg FUE transplant patients!
When traveling from Winnipeg to Toronto, affordable 2.5-hour flights are abundantly available. Check out Airbnb for budget-friendly accommodations. Above all: welcome to SpaMedica in Toronto! You’ve made the best possible choice for your FUE hair transplant!