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As of February 2017, Dr. Behnam has performed over 1,432 FUE hair transplant cases and almost 1.3 million FUE hair transplant punches in his Los Angeles office.

During this period, he has optimized  his methods to maximize hair transplant graft growth rate and get the best results. He has worked on straight hair, curly hair and Asian hair. His expertise in FUE hair restoration have made him a leader in FUE hair transplantation.

Below, Dr. Sean answers the most common FUE hair transplant questions.

What is FUE?

There are two different methods of performing the hair transplant procedure, strip harvesting hair transplantation or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This page is dedicated to explaining the FUE hair transplant method and listing a series of frequently asked FUE hair transplant questions. Please scroll down for FAQ.

FUE Hair Transplant in Los Angeles

Using the FUE method, 1,901 grafts were individually extracted and placed in the hairline and midscalp.

Using the FUE hair transplantation method, 1,901 hair grafts were individually extracted and placed in the hairline and midscalp. Side view. Photos demonstrate high hair transplant graft survival rate with FUE hair transplant similar to the strip hair transplant procedure.

 

Using the FUE method, 1,901 grafts were individually extracted

Front view, using the FUE hair transplantation method, 1,901 hair grafts were individually extracted placed. The design is very well suited for the face, it frames it very well.

FUE front and midscalp ( not crown) Using the FUE hair transplantation method, 1,901 hair grafts were individually extracted and placed in the hairline and midscalp. Side view. Photos demonstrate high hair transplant graft survival rate with FUE hair transplant similar to the strip hair transplant procedure.

FUE front and midscalp ( not crown).Using the FUE hair transplantation method, 1,901 hair grafts were individually extracted and placed in the hairline and midscalp. Side view. Photos demonstrate high hair transplant graft survival rate with FUE hair transplant similar to the strip hair transplant procedure.

 

FUE hair transplant, Front view: 1,103 grafts placed at the hairline. Please note the density of the hair and the naturalness. FUE by Dr Sean Behanm MD.

FUE hair transplant, Front view: 1,103 grafts placed at the hairline. Please note the density of the hair and the naturalness. FUE by Dr Sean Behanm MD.

FUE hair transplant, side view 1,103 grafts placed at the hairline. Please note the density of the hair and the naturalness. FUE by Dr Sean Behanm MD. FUE hair transplant,

FUE hair transplant, side view 1,103 grafts placed at the hairline. Please note the density of the hair and the naturalness. FUE by Dr Sean Behanm MD.
FUE hair transplant,

FUE hair transplant, side view 1,103 grafts placed at the hairline. Please note the density of the hair and the naturalness. FUE by Dr Sean Behanm MD.

FUE hair transplant, side view 1,103 grafts placed at the hairline. Please note the density of the hair and the naturalness. FUE by Dr Sean Behanm MD.

Top view: After 2,054 grafts placed by FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam. Increased density achieved after one session of FUE.

Top view: After 2,054 hair grafts placed by FUE hair transplant method. Increased density achieved after one session of FUE hair transplants.

 

Top view: After 2,054 grafts placed by FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam. Increased density achieved after one session of FUE.

Top view: After 2,054 hair grafts placed by FUE hair transplant method. Increased density achieved after one session of FUE hair transplant.

FUE Hair transplant

1,523 grafts placed at the hairline. Please note how natural the hairline looks. By Dr Sean Behnam.

 

FUE Hair transplant

1,523 grafts placed at the hairline. The left picture the hairs are pulled up by a comb. Dr Sean Behnam uses extra small tools to go in between the current grafts to make the hairline thicker.

 

FUE Hair transplant

1,523 grafts placed at the hairline. The after picture the hairs are pulled up by a comb to show density. Dr Sean Behnam.

FUE Hair transplant

1,523 grafts placed at the hairline. The after picture the hairs are pulled up by a comb. Dr Sean Behnam.

 

FUE Hair transplant

1,523 grafts placed at the hairline. The after picture the hairs are pulled up by a comb to show density. Dr Sean Behnam uses extra small tools to go in between the current grafts to make the hairline thicker.

 

952 grafts FUE at the hairline. By Dr Sean Bhenam MD

952 grafts FUE at the hairline. By Dr Sean Bhenam MD

 

FUE hair transplant

1,441 grafts placed at the hairline and temples. Side view. Please notice how natural the hairline is.

 

 

FUE hair transplant

1,441 grafts placed at the hairline and temples. Side view. After picture, the hairs are pulled by a comb to show density and naturalness.

FUE hair transplant

1,441 grafts placed at the hairline and temples. Side view. Please notice how natural the hairline looks. By Dr Sean Behnam.

 

FUE hair transplant

1,441 grafts placed at the hairline and temples. front view.

This gentleman had 1,905 grafts placed in the hairline and midscalp using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr Sean Behnam. Please look how natural the hairline looks . It frames the face very well. The results show the high percentage graft survival and growth.

Front view. This gentleman had 1,425 hair grafts placed in the hairline and midscalp using the FUE hair transplant method. Please look how natural the hairline looks. The results show the high percentage hair graft survival and hair growth.

 

 

This gentleman had 1,905 grafts placed in the hairline and midscalp using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr Sean Behnam. Please look how natural the hairline looks . It frames the face very well. The results show the high percentage graft survival and growth.

Side view. 1,425 hair grafts placed in the hairline and midscalp using the FUE hair transplant method.

FUE stands for ‘ Follicular Unit Extraction ‘. Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplantation procedure is an advanced and automated hair transplant procedure where individual hair follicles or hair grafts are removed one at a time from the back of the scalp and transplanted into the recipient areas. FUE hair transplant does not have the disadvantages of  linear scars associated with strip hair transplant.

FUE hair transplant method involves just making micro punches of about 1 millimeter (to harvest the hair) with a very specialized instrument allowing for the majority of the scalp tissue to be left intact.

As demonstrated with the before and after photos above, Dr. Sean can make the graft survival with FUE hair transplant reach approximately 95%, just like the FUT (strip) method. Correct technique and planning, has to do a lot with great graft survival and the final outcome.

FUE hair transplant is an instrument-dependent hair transplant procedure. Hence the type and the quality of tools used for FUE hair transplantation significantly affects its artistic outcome. The creation of increasingly better FUE hair extraction has closely paralleled the advances in the FUT hair transplant procedure. Dr. Sean has now performed over 2,000 hair transplant procedures, 1,000 of which have been FUE hair transplants. He has six different machines and a lot of the tools he has engineered.

It is important to note that the creation of recipient sites and the placing of hair transplantation grafts are exactly the same in both FUE hair transplantation and FUT (strip) hair transplantation procedures. The only difference is the way hair transplantation grafts are harvested. Hence as far as final cosmetic look is concerned, both methods should and must provide the same cosmetic results if done by the same surgeon.

 

FUE hair transplant 1,441 grafts placed at the hairline and temples. Side view. Please notice how natural the hairline looks. By Dr Sean Behnam

FUE hair transplant.1,441 grafts placed at the hairline and temples. Side view. Please notice how natural the hairline looks. By Dr Sean Behnam

FUE: This patient had 1,222 grafts performed via FUE method at the hairline. Results after one year. Procedure performed by Dr.Sean Behnam.

1,197 grafts added to the hairline using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam MD. Notice how natural the hairline is.

1,197 grafts added to the hairline using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam MD. Notice how natural the hairline is.

1,197 grafts added to the hairline using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam MD. Notice how natural the hairline is.

1,197 grafts added to the hairline using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam MD. Notice how natural the hairline is.

1,197 grafts added to the hairline using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam MD. Notice how natural the hairline is.

1,197 grafts added to the hairline using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam MD. Notice how natural the hairline is.

1,197 grafts added to the hairline using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam MD. Notice how natural the hairline is.

1,197 grafts added to the hairline using the FUE method. Procedure performed by Dr. Sean Behnam MD. Notice how natural the hairline is.

 

 

 

Using Acell For FUE hair transplantaion 
Acell is a protein scaffold that is derived from pig bladder. It contains growth factors and it promotes wound healing. Overall, studies have indicated that it reduces scarring. At the ISHRS (International Society of Hair restoration) meeting, it was demonstrated that the use of Acell in FUE hair transplantation decreases the size of punch scar from 1 millimeter to 0.6 millimeter, meaning that once the site of the punch heals, the scar is much smaller than the punch size itself.

This can be demonstrated by the picture below, where we performed FUE hair transplant using 1 millimeter punches and we asked our patient to come back one year later. We shaved the area that the FUE hair transplants were done. Please look at the result. It is very difficult to decipher that many punches were made in that area.

Another study has demonstrated that 54% of grafts removed via FUE hair transplantation would regenerate in the donor area. This does not mean cloning. But, it probably indicates that if part of a graft is not fully removed using the punch, Acell may help it regenerate.
Again, Acell does not do magic, but its use in FUE hair transplant promotes minimal scarring and even some regeneration of some hair follicles in the donor area.


In terms of wound healing and pain, FUE hair transplantation is also noted to have a faster healing time, less post operative pain (no pain in most instances) and there is no need to remove stitches or staples, compared to the strip hair transplantation method.

In our practice many professional athletes prefer FUE hair transplantation for this exact reason and since they can resume strenuous activities and contact sports much sooner.

Since FUE hair transplantation procedure does not leave a linear scar, it is also preferred by patients who want to wear their hair short. People with tight scalp also prefer FUE hair transplantation to minimize scaring as a result of tightness of the scalp.

Is is important to note that with Dr. Sean strip method (FUE) , the linear scarring is minimal because of the techniques he uses. In fact, most of his patients who have the strip FUT method can still wear their hair down to a number two. However, if someone wants a shorter haircut, then FUE hair transplantation is preferred.

Los Angeles Follicular Unit Extraction
Dr. Sean has performed a lot of FUE hair transplant procedures since 2008, and his experience and expertise are crucial in achieving great results. On average, each hair graft has 2 to 3 individual hairs.

How is FUE hair transplantation performed?

How long does it take for the donor area to heal?

How is the healing on the donor area different in women than men?

Who does the actual extractions, the doctor or the technicians?

How does Dr. Behnam know how many grafts to extract?

What is the follicular unit extraction procedure day like?

Are patients with curly hair candidates for FUE hair transplantation?

What is transection?

Does the patient have to shave his/her back of head for the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure?

If I had a strip transplant before, can I have a follicular unit extraction performed?

Can follicular unit extraction be used to cover the scars from old transplant surgeries or scars from the facelift?

If I have a follicular unit procedure, when can I expect to see the results?

What are the amenities of the office?

How many years has Dr. Behnam been performing follicular unit extraction?

How much does follicular unit extraction cost?

Why would people choose follicular unit extraction over strip hair transplant?

Can follicular extraction be used to transplant hairs from other body parts such as chest, arms, or legs to my head?

Is follicular extraction more or less safe than the strip procedure?

Four Phases of Healing
Typically,  there are four phases to the process of healing a wound:

  • The Inflammatory Phase involves bleeding, narrowing of blood vessels, clot formation, and release of chemical substances that will begin healing.
  • Next is the Proliferative Phase in which a matrix or latticework of cells begins to form scar tissue.
  • The Remodeling Phase begins after 2-3 weeks when the matrix becomes more organized, strengthening the scar tissue.
  • The Epithelialization Phase is the process of laying down new skin covering the scar tissue.

Efforts to improve wound care treatment have focused on developing anti-inflammatory drugs and improving surgical techniques.

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Travel Assistance

Dr. Behnam offers travel assistance to those who reside outside California. We will be happy to make this a fun vacation. We like to help with your hotel room, visiting local attractions such as Universal Studio and Hollywood Tour. Dr. Sean also offers 200 Dollars travel allowance to help with the cost of your travel.

Recent Graduates

Dr. Behnam receives many calls from fresh graduating physicians who aspire to become hair transplant surgeons. Please use form above to contact Dr. Behnam directly.