What is WAW FUE Hair Restoration?

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WAW FUE Hair Restoration

There are several advantages to hair restoration through the minimally invasive follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique as compared to traditional follicular unit transplant (FUT) and strip excision techniques. The FUE process does come with its own set of unique challenges which can now be solved with the advanced WAW device. FUE (follicular unit extraction) has become easier, faster, and more productive with the WAW FUE hair transplant system. Vinings Surgery Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, provides WAW FUE hair restoration to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.

An Overview of the WAW FUE System

A uniquely shaped extraction device is used in the WAW FUE system. This was developed to mirror a follicular unit’s distinct shape that has a wide shape at the base. The innovation allows surgeons to extract more high-quality grafts without the need for larger incisions. This reduces the risk of causing damage to healthy follicular units.

WAW FUE Procedure Minimizes Risk to Healthy Follicles

The ideal FUE device offers greater flexibility to remove follicular units. These vary in shape and may contain as many as 4 hairs. The follicular units are conically shaped with a wider base. The width of the punch needs to be increased for capturing the entire follicular unit without undue trauma. However, increasing the diameter comes with an additional risk of causing trauma to the follicular unit or other surrounding units. This risk of damage is dramatically reduced with WAW FUE.

Virtually Invisible Scarring

WAW FUE doesn’t involve linear scarring or stitches. These can be difficult to conceal and are usually more obvious. Patients using WAW FUE can expect circular scars that are so small that they go virtually undetectable. This is true even with shaved head or short hair. The follicle units in WAW FUE hair restoration are extracted using punch blades which are less than a mm in diameter. They can be removed from the scalp in a more natural-looking pattern rather than an unnaturally long line, like with strip harvesting. The potential for noticeable scarring, as a result, gets significantly reduced. Results of the procedure are highly natural looking making it useful for patients that want to keep their hair short.

Less Discomfort and Faster Recovery

The level of discomfort following WAW FUE hair restoration procedure is less as compared to other FUT procedures. Results of the surgery are usually good with rare complications. Signs of surgery and discomfort don’t last for more than a week. The procedure is less invasive and involves minimal downtime. Patients can generally resume regular activities the following day.

How does the WAW FUE Procedure Work?

The WAW FUE extraction device contains a suction component that comes on during the punch. This increases the speed with which hair follicles are extracted. The system has among the lowest transaction rates at just 4%. It preserves the harvested follicle’s health and increases its survival rate. These are just a few qualities that set it apart from other hair restoration methods. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove at the Vinings Surgery Center receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for WAW FUE hair restoration.

Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Colgrove to Schedule a Consultation

For more information about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon, Robert A. Colgrove, Jr., M.D. at Vinings Surgery Center please visit us at

Vinings Surgery Center is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas.

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