FUE is a hair transplant technique in which a small round punch is used to extract units of hair follicles from an area of dense hair growth to an area of baldness. Each of these units contains one to four hairs.
Though the abbreviation ‘FUE’ is commonly known to stand for Follicular Unit Extraction, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) recently determined that the procedure would be renamed ‘Follicular Unit Excision’…. Read More
Also known as ‘strip surgery’ or FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery), FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplantation, and is a type of surgical hair transplant known for minimizing trauma to the scalp and producing natural-looking results.
In FUT operations, ‘follicular units’ made up of naturally occurring groups of one-to-four hairs, sebaceous glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasionally fine vellus hairs, are transplanted. Preserving the unit as a whole in this way is thought to help hair growth once transplanted….Read More
Long Hair FUE is considered a “VIP Treatment” for several reasons. First, someone with celebrity status may need to maintain a certain hair style, so shaving the donor area is out of the question.
Secondly, long hair FUE is generally more expensive than regular FUE. The reason for this is that it increases the work load and surgery time. Shaving the donor area gives the surgeon easier access, which is why regular FUE is less costly. Leaving the hair unshaved makes the work much more tedious… Read More
Robotic FUE Hair Restoration is a robot-assisted technique that harvests individual hair follicles one at a time instead of harvesting a full strip of the scalp.
This newer method of harvesting is extremely popular because of the minimal discomfort during the procedure and the much faster recovery time. While the FUE process can be done manually, a great alternative is to use the HARRTS Robotic System which is among the latest advancements in hair restoration technology…. Read More
So much attention is paid to men’s hair loss that it’s easy to forget that many women experience hair loss as well.
In fact, about 25% of women have thinning or lost hair. The majority (95%) of them experience hair loss because of hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy or menopause.
Thankfully, many of the same procedures available to men are also available to women… Read More
Non-Surgical Treatments for Hair Loss
PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy is a three-step hair loss prevention treatment. It can be particularly useful in preventing further hair loss. Some patients have even reported noticeably thicker, fuller hair.
PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications, depending on your situation… Read More
When it comes to medical options for hair loss, there are two main options.
Rogaine (topical minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are the only drugs approved by the FDA to treat pattern baldness, or hair loss resulting from hereditary causes.
Rogaine is a topical solution that is applied by directly rubbing it onto the scalp where hair growth is desired. Only about 10% to 14% of the people who try this lotion experience hair growth. However, Rogaine lotion can help to slow hair loss… Read More
The goal of SMP to use tiny, layered dots in different hues of black to replicate the look of a shadow on your scalp. This style, referred to as pointillism, is done to create natural-looking depth and definition.
A skilled SMP practitioner will work to ensure the dots look like a natural hair follicles and blend in seamlessly with your complexion.
This process may be useful for people who experience all forms of hair loss. This includes folks with…Read More
We specialize in Hair Restoration
In fact, it’s all we do.
When it comes to hair restoration, you want to choose a clinic that specializes in being the best. Many clinics add hair restoration as an add-on service. Not us. Don’t make the mistake of hiring a “swiss-army knife” clinic.
Dr. Douglas Burka has dedicated his time and expertise to being the best hair restoration surgeon in Maryland.
A Host of Options
We offer an array of hair restoration services, because there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for hair loss. Is FUE better for you than FUT? Should you supplement with PRP and/or Medical Therapy? We offer free consultations so we can help you determine the best course of action for your situation, and your budget.
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