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Hair Restoration and Hair Loss Treatment for Men and Women

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Chicago Hair Restoration Procedure

Hair restoration, also known as a hair transplant, is a precise procedure that provides the patient with real, naturally growing hair. When completed by experienced physicians the end result is natural looking hair that is impossible to detect.

Hair Restoration

What is hair restoration?

Hair Restoration has evolved into an easy, safe surgical procedure that works on both men and women who are experiencing thinning hair, complete hair loss or any varying degree of baldness.

  • There are two techniques that are used today that virtually move hair from the back of the head to the front and top of the head.
  • FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant), also known as the strip method, is the classic technique that most patients still choose.
  • FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), also known as the micro punch method, is the newest technology that provides a similar result, but the extraction of the hair is done one follicle at a time. New robotic technology also utilizes the FUE method.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • A physician who offers you FUE and FUT technology is ideal, because you want the ability to choose the right technique for your goals and your budget. Any physician who only offers one is usually not experienced, or not up to date. You deserve both.
  • You want a physician who evaluates your family history of hair loss from both sides of your family. Your physician shouldn’t solely be worried about your hair loss today, but where it’s heading in the future. We like to call this “planning a head.”
  • You want to make sure your physician has years of experience sculpturing hairlines, which is arguably the most important part of the procedure.
  • Make sure your expectations are tailored to the amount of donor hair available, so the appearance you end up with is equal to what you want.
  • Realize you might need multiple procedures to ultimately complete your look and expectations.

The FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) is the traditional procedure used by physicians around the world.  It is also called the “strip” technique and is the most common hair restoration procedure.  The strip takes a section of hair that is excised or cut out of the back of the scalp in the donor area. With today’s technology the strip is usually hidden within ten minutes or so.  The strip of hair follicles are put under microscopes and dissected into single, double and triple hair follicles. The singles are used in the hairline for a soft wispy look and doubles are set behind the doubles and the triples are used on top for major density. With this technique we ask you to take it easy for about three days depending on your profession.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a relatively new technique that has received a boost thanks to massive marketing campaigns. The FUE procedure eliminates the long scar in the donor area and extracts follicles one at a time. This means that the length of the procedure time is basically doubled. Also, the back of your head has to be completely shaved because we only want the follicle for the front and top.  The shaved area in the back is totally exposed for three to four weeks.  The amount of labor used in the procedure is also doubled and the time spent in the chair by you the patient is basically doubled as well. Some patients only want the newest techniques and are willing to pay for this new technology.  The robotic technique basically uses the same procedure as the FUE.

The results of the FUE and the FUT are basically the same, assuming that you are using an experienced physician.

At Forrester Hair Restoration and the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Chicago the  FUT procedure typically takes about six hours, depending on the number of grafts, and the FUE takes about nine hours but typically involves fewer follicles in a procedure.


Results are amazing, usually in men they will last for the rest of your life.  This is the same for women, although occasionally women may thin in their mid-to-late 70s.

This depends on how much hair you have when we do the procedure, your genetic make-up and/or how much hair you are destined to lose. If you have a lot of hair, you will probably lose more, but if you are almost or completely bald, then you don’t really have more to lose.

About a week after your hair restoration you can resume normal activities, although most people feel good enough to go to dinner or work in about two days.

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