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FUE Hair Transplant Seattle | Follicular Unit Extraction Seattle

Pattern hair loss—also known as male or female pattern baldness—is a genetic form of permanent hair loss that affects roughly 50% of men by age 50 and 40% of women by age 50. Many men begin seeing signs of male pattern baldness in their late teens and early twenties. These men often seek some sort of hair transplant surgery before the age of 30 or embrace their baldness. Though, adult men and women of all ages frequently undergo hair transplant surgery. Dr. Javad Sajan provides the best FUE hair transplant Seattle offers.

What Is FUE Hair Transplant Surgery?

FUE—or follicular unit extraction—is a type of hair transplant surgery that uses a small punch device to harvest follicular units which generally include between one and six hair follicles. The grafts are then moved to the areas of loss and thinning. This means that there is not one visible incision and it does not leave the donor area fully depleted of hair. Instead, it creates a dispersed and natural appearance in the donor area.

Patients do need to shave some or all of their head in preparation for the procedure. If a patient usually wears their hair long, this may pose an issue that makes the procedure more noticeable. However, for patients who already wear their hair short, this can make the procedure look more natural.

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Good candidates for an FUE procedure are often patients in the earlier stages of hair loss or who want a modest improvement. Patients who wear their hair closed shaved or cropped may be good candidates since an FUE hair transplant does not involve a linear scar. Men who notice receding along the hairline and temples and women seeing early thinning along the hair part often make great candidates.

There are few medical requirements because patients are not placed under general anesthesia, there is little bleeding, and the surgery is minimally invasive. However, Dr. Sajan will still evaluate a patient’s medical history and current health during a consultation to ensure they can achieve a good result.


An FUE hair transplant in Seattle offers patients many possible benefits. Some of the benefits of a follicular unit extraction hair restoration surgery may include:

  • Fill in the hairline and areas of thinning hair
  • Achieve a fuller head of hair
  • Promote thicker hair
  • Chooses more high quality grafts
  • Natural looking results
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain overall
  • Low maintenance
  • High success rate and effective
  • Remain awake throughout the procedure
  • Little to no downtime
  • No sutures or stitches
  • Performed by one of
  • Seattle’s top hair transplant specialists

Advantages Of FUT Over FUE Hair Transplant

FUT and FUE hair transplants are both highly effective surgeries. However, for some patients, the FUT method may have certain advantages over FUE.

  • Little to no scarring:

FUE hair transplant surgery does not use traditional incisions to harvest the hair grafts. This means that there is virtually no scarring and once healed, the follicles removed in the donor area are often imperceptible. This also involves less overall trauma in the donor area.

  • General anesthesia never needed:

FUT removes the donor hair by excising a small strip of skin from the scalp. This tends to produce more grafts than FUE which uses a punch method. For patients that need more surface area covered, FUT hair transplant surgery is likely going to be more effective.

  • Allows patients to have short hair:

Many men and women enjoy wearing their hair short and shaved close to the head, but not bald. A FUT scar requires around a half inch of hair to adequately cover and conceal it. FUE does not require this and any scarring tends to be microscopic.

  • Less recovery time:

Patients who undergo FUE will need to use some precautions after the operation. However, within a few days, they can return to nearly all of their normal activities. Post-operative pain and side effects also are not generally as prominent with FUE hair transplant surgery.

The FUE Hair Transplant Process

An FUE hair transplant is performed under local anesthesia with the patient awake during the procedure. After numbing the scalp, Dr. Sajan will use a punch tool to remove the highest quality grafts. FUE technology allows Dr. Sajan to identify the best quality follicles instead of removing a wide swath of hair.

Dr. Sajan then carefully transplants the harvested hair follicles into the necessary areas. The procedure takes several hours to complete.


Hair shedding is a part of the hair transplant process and occurs around the two or three-week mark. This is the hair grafts falling out to make way for new hair. After the shedding process, patients will slowly begin to see hair growth. However, most patients don’t see the full results until a year after the surgery.
There is no right time to undergo a FUE hair transplant. However, most patients should wait until they are in their thirties before receiving the procedure. Patients under thirty have a higher chance of hair loss later, and the hair transplant may not last.
Hair transplants stem from the donor’s natural hair grafts and can experience signs of aging. The patient may go grey as they age, and the melanin production is reduced.
Hair transplants are typically not covered by insurance since they are elective cosmetic procedures and not necessary surgery. However, Dr. Sajan works with every patient and offers financing options for every patient.
An FUE hair transplant with Dr. Sajan starts at around $6 per graft and varies depending on how many grafts the patient needs. Most patients require over 1,000 grafts, but others require less. Dr. Sajan can provide a customized quote during the consultation.  

The Best FUE Hair Transplant Seattle Offers With Dr. Javad Sajan

Dr. Javad Sajan is a Seattle plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical and non-surgical hair restoration procedures. He does not take a cookie-cutter approach to any hair restoration treatment. Dr. Sajan customizes it per the patient’s pattern of loss, goals, and the exact treatment. Customizations could include the number of grafts, placement of the grafts, recipient areas, and the creation of the hairline. Dr. Javad Sajan performs the best FUE hair transplant Seattle has to offer.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-209-0988 or reach out online.

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