Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)

Follicular unit excision (FUE) is an advanced hair transplant technique offered at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration in Rochester NY. FUE doesn’t require an incision and is often preferred by hair transplant patients who wear their hair short. This is why FUE is known as the “scarless” technique.

Because Dr. Vito Quatela, Dr. Heather Lee, and Dr. Alex Montague are very experienced FUE hair transplant surgeons, people travel not only from Buffalo and Syracuse, NY, but also internationally to the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration. Request a consultation using the online form, or call our office at (585) 244-0323 to schedule an appointment.

Male FUE Hair Transplant Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Male FUE Hair Transplant Case 1055 Before & After View #1 | Rochester, Buffalo, & Syracuse, NY | Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
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Male FUE Hair Transplant Case #1

Follicular unit extraction (FUE). 2000 grafts.
Male FUE Hair Transplant Case 1334 Before & After View #1 | Rochester, Buffalo, & Syracuse, NY | Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
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Male FUE Hair Transplant Case #2

Follicular unit extraction (FUE). 1800 grafts.  After photos taken 5 months post-op.
Male FUE Hair Transplant Case 1001523 Before & After Front | Rochester, Buffalo, & Syracuse, NY | Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
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Male FUE Hair Transplant Case #5

Follicular unit extraction (FUE). 1800 grafts. Addressed thin hairline and frontal core.
Male FUE Hair Transplant Case 1001522 Before & After Front | Rochester, Buffalo, & Syracuse, NY | Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
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Male FUE Hair Transplant Case #4

Follicular unit extraction (FUE). 1600 grafts.
Male FUE Hair Transplant Case 389 Before & After Front | Rochester, Buffalo, & Syracuse, NY | Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
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Male FUE Hair Transplant Case #3

Follicular unit extraction (FUE). 1800 grafts. Focused on frontal and temporal areas.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

“Dr. Vito Quatela and his support staff were/are amazing. They are so professional, caring and kind. They are truly ‘The Best’! My FUE procedure was painless and pleasant…Thank you for all you and your team do. It is so nice to have hair on my head again, where I thought I would never have any ever again. I recommend Dr. Quatela and Staff to everyone I meet.”

dmhernandezrn, 42-year-old RealSelf user

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Which Is the Best Method of Hair Transplant?

Both FUE and FUT provide fantastic results for men and women experiencing hair loss. During your consultation, our surgeons start by discussing your aesthetic goals, which will help us determine which technique is right for you. Both FUT and FUE yield similar results and the method that we choose will be based on your hair loss and aesthetic goals.

What Are the Advantages of FUE Hair Transplants?

  • Minimal recovery time and minor discomfort
  • No linear scar on the back of the scalp
  • Patients can wear their hair very short
  • It can be used for eyebrow transplant surgery

How Is a Hair Transplant Done?

Renowned Hair Restoration Specialists


Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Quatela is recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation and has performed hair transplant procedures for more than 30 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery—the only certification recognized by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.


Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Lee completed fellowship training in advanced hair restoration methods under Dr. Quatela. A specialist in procedures of the face and head, Dr. Lee is known for the attention to detail and meticulous technique she uses to consistently produce natural-looking results.


Dr. Alex Montague Dr. Alex Montague

Dr. Alex Montague, M.D.

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist—Head And Neck Surgeon

Known for his exemplary skills in both technique and patient care, Dr. Montague is a highly trained facial plastic surgeon and board-certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. He specializes in cosmetic and functional facial surgery and injectable treatments.

How Does FUE Hair Restoration Work?

The FUE hair restoration procedure begins with a density count to determine the area of the scalp from which we will harvest hair follicles (donor site). The hair in the donor site is shaved extremely close to the scalp and a local anesthetic is used to numb the donor site prior to harvesting the grafts. Using the Dutch method, or WAW foot pedal system, which has been adapted by the Quatela Center for FUE cases, the physicians use a handheld, motorized system that employs the use of a trumpet-shaped punch. This allows for more precise harvesting of quality grafts in a shorter period of time without the use of suction.

During the procedure, you may be seated, or lying face down or on your side. Once the desired number of grafts has been harvested, the recipient site is numbed with a local anesthetic and each graft is transplanted with attention to the angle of the natural hair growth to produce results that look natural. These subtle factors are critically important for Dr. Quatela, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Montague.

How Painful Is a Hair Transplant?

Your scalp is numb during the FUE procedure, so there is minimal discomfort. In addition to allowing for greater control over the grafts harvested, patients have reported that the gentler method of acquiring grafts with the Dutch method has made it more comfortable than other methods they have undergone. Our providers and staff have noticed patients have less complaints of pain with this method of FUE.

How Many Days Rest Are Needed After a Hair Transplant?

Because the FUE technique is minimally invasive, recovery is fairly quick with few restrictions on your activities. The Dutch method has decreased the donor site healing times by several days in many patients. Hold off on aerobic activity, heavy lifting, and any bending or straining for the first week. Please review the pre- and postoperative instructions to help you determine the length of time you will require before returning to work based on the activities you perform.

How Long After Hair Transplant Do You See Results?

The transplanted hair follicles usually require about 3 months before new growth can be appreciated. They will experience a process of shedding and regrowth during that period, with good results at 6 months and full results after 1 year.

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