How Effective is Follicular Unit Extraction

Jul 4, 2014 | Blog, Follicular Unit Extraction

[Posted on July 4th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

There’s a definite connection between high self esteem and a full, healthy head of hair. Just a slight change to someone’s hair can have a drastic effect upon their appearance, so advanced, male pattern baldness can make someone feel as though he or she is looking at a stranger in the mirror. Fortunately, doctor Carlos J. Puig of Houston, TX has dedicated his professional career to helping men and women cope with thinning hair. Medical hair restoration now includes follicular unit extraction as well as many other proven practices.

Top Techniques Utilized by Dr.Puig


The explanation of how a peptide bond was developed to isolate copper is difficult to understand. However, this important discovery made in the 1970’s has yielded substantial medical benefits including reduced healing times, anti-aging and tissue repair. Copper peptide technology is also used to regrow hair in some people. For eligible candidates, this one treatment can give them the desired results. Unfortunately, other people may need more than medicine to  regrow the full head of hair they once had.

The Laser Comb

This is one of the most innovative hair loss treatments of the past 20 years. While everyone else was looking for ways to cover and replace inactive hair follicles, one treatment really sought to awaken the dormant cells. The Laser Comb by Hairmax can regrow hair in about 1/3 of patients while 2/3 of patients saw their remaining hair be preserved. The laser comb emits low level radiation, stimulating hair follicles. Most sessions last for about fifteen minutes, and patients come in thrice a week for the best results. The radiation stimulates the hair follicles, reawakening them in some people.

Follicular Unit Extraction

This is most successful technique as it yields results in virtually everyone who has the procedure done. No one knows why, but hair follicles basically have a shelf life. This varies from person to person, but virtually everyone has areas on their head that will never be bald. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) works by taking cells that will grow hair for a lifetime, and transplanting them to problem areas. This is a viable alternative to wigs and rugs which can move or even be blown off by wind. A hard rain can also ruin a hairpiece, but follicular unit extraction can stand up to virtually anything. Hair tousling and haircuts can be a part of your life again when you opt for this treatment. If every other available option  has yielded less than desirable results, transplanting good follicles to problem areas can give you a youthful, vigorous appearance.


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