FUE Hair Transplant Chicago

Hair loss can make you look older, lower your self-esteem, and cause you to wear hats or hairpieces to hide embarrassing bald spots.

At Ritacca Laser Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Dr. Ritacca performs follicular unit extraction, an advanced hair transplant technique.

Find out why so many patients in Chicago, IL, are asking for FUE transplants over traditional forms of hair restoration by contacting us today.

Follicular Unit Extraction

What is FUE?

Follicular unit extraction is a safe, minimally invasive surgical treatment that extracts donor hair in a transplant procedure. Patients receive local anesthesia while undergoing the procedure when our experts use state-of-the-art technology to extract hair follicles one by one from the donor area and transplant them into the thinning or bald area. Patients feel little to no pain afterward for a simple recovery. FUE is an excellent option for balding patients, and unlike the traditional and more invasive strip harvesting, this procedure is more precise and leaves no linear scar.
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Why Choose FUE?

Hair loss can lower self-confidence, and non-professional-grade treatments like over-the-counter sprays can discourage you. However, if you are ready to experience permanent, natural-looking hair growth, schedule a virtual consultation at our Chicago, IL, practice today. Advantages of FUE include:

  • Quick recovery time
  • Little to no pain or discomfort
  • Permanent results
  • No linear scar
  • Natural looking hair loss solution
  • Outpatient procedure

FUE Hair Transplant Cost in Illinois

Ultimately, the cost of your FUE procedure depends on how many grafts you are having extracted and transplanted. Other variables include the overall cost of living in your community and how in-demand this procedure is where you live. Dr. Ritacca will give you a more accurate cost estimate after evaluating you during your consultation.

Life-Changing Benefits

Negligible Scarring

Unlike traditional hair transplantation techniques, follicular unit extraction does not leave a linear scar at a donor site, thus allowing you to confidently wear short hairstyles.

Expedited Recovery

An older method called follicular unit transplantation relies on stitches, requiring considerable downtime and prolonged recovery after the procedure. However, FUE patients can typically return to normal activities within a few days.

Improved Self-Confidence

By carefully relocating healthy donor hair from the rear of your scalp to other areas, FUE can help you appear younger and boost your self-confidence.

The History of FUE

Follicular unit extraction hair transplantation dates back to the late 1930s, when a Japanese physician developed the technique. Since then, the FUE approach has evolved considerably and is now a popular choice for surgical hair transplantation.

Follicular units are hair follicles that comprise one to four individual hairs. The FUE procedure extracts one follicle at a time from the donor site. This process differs from older hair transplant techniques like elliptical strip harvesting, which removes entire skin strip and then breaks it down into individual follicular units. For patients who lack adequate hair on their heads to transplant, FUE surgeons can also use body hair.

By design, follicular unit extraction avoids the conspicuous scarring associated with traditional techniques. With FUE, the extraction areas heal with tiny, circular scars that are easy to conceal, especially for men who prefer shorter hairstyles. In recent years, demand for this procedure has risen significantly.

Choose the Right Surgeon

Men and women from Chicago choose Dr. Ritacca for their hair loss concerns. He has taught at Cook County Hospital for over two decades after graduating with honors from the University of Illinois. He has also received the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha award for outstanding achievements in the field of medicine.

His careful approach, keen eye for detail, and proven results make Dr. Ritacca one of the top hair restoration surgeons in Chicago and beyond.

Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Ritacca

If you would like to learn more about the best hair transplant in Illinois or any of our other procedures, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ritacca at (847) 367-8815 or contact us online. You’ll find us at 230 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, IL, 60061.