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Long Hair FUE Hair Transplant

Long Hair FUE Hair Transplant in Ann Arbor With Dr. Malhotra

When you start researching hair transplants, you’ll soon discover there are two primary techniques – follicular unit transplant and follicular unit extraction. Traditionally, both these advanced procedures require patients to have their hair  cut very short before a surgeon can harvest the individual grafts. With innovative approaches, now long hair FUE hair transplant is available in Michigan at Balance Hair Restoration, which means patients no longer need to shave their whole heads.

At Balance Hair Restoration, double board-certified Dr. Pramit Malhotra and his expert team use state-of-the-art treatments to help restore fullness and shape to the hairlines of men and women throughout Michigan. With the Balance Hair Restoration 80% graft growth pledge and a team of experienced professionals, you will receive the highest-quality care possible.

Learn more about long hair FUE hair restoration and explore your options by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Malhotra. Call (734) 913-5100 or complete our online form today. We dedicate our practice to serving hair restoration patients throughout Michigan.

What Is FUE?

Follicular unit extraction is a hair restoration procedure that uses individual hair follicle transplants. It is one of the most advanced hair restoration options available and is the reason we can create natural-looking and artistic hairline designs.

In the FUE procedure, our team trims the donor area to the scalp, usually located at the back of the head, and prepares it for harvest. For your Michigan long hair transplant, we use a specially designed punch device that scores the area around the hair and uses suction to pull the graft in. The harvesting of the hair takes about twice as long, and most patients will require two to four hours of harvesting. We typically can only harvest about half the normal number of grafts up to 1200 in one sitting.

FUE is the most common method of modern hair transplantation, and it offers these benefits:

  • No incisions for faster healing
  • Little to no scarring
  • Can wear hair in any style, long or short, after surgery
  • Little to no pain
  • No long-term activity restrictions

View our gallery of before-and-after hair restoration photos.

Before and after FUE Hair Transplant top view
before and after FUE Hair Transplant top view

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Balance Hair Restoration is the leading hair restoration center in Michigan. With advanced hair restoration techniques and a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Balance Hair Restoration has a reputation for creating some of the most natural-looking results in the state. Discover why men and women from across Michigan choose us for hair transplantation by scheduling a consultation.

What Is the Difference Between FUE and Long Hair FUE?

While there are many benefits to FUE hair transplant, one limitation of the procedure is that the hair in the donor region – on the back and sides of the scalp – must be very short (approximately 1 mm). After the procedure, the donor area is often quite noticeable for up to two weeks as it heals. This limitation can hamper many patients’ lifestyles or even delay their return to work. However, we can now mitigate this issue with long hair FUE hair transplantation.

Before we perform your long hair FUE Ann Arbor hair restoration, you’ll grow out the hair on the back and sides of your scalp. On the day of the procedure, your treatment team will part this longer hair upward in the donor region on the back of the scalp and harvest your follicular unit with the long hair attahced.

After your treatment team harvests and prepares your grafts, they’ll place each in its new location through a tiny incision, like any other hair transplant. This process requires the detail-oriented placement of each graft at a specific angle and depth for a natural-looking hairline and optimal fullness. The great part is that you have a longer hair to help disguise the transplant.

This is a difficult procedure are really only for a few patients where discretion is of the utmost importance. 


  1. Typically twice the cost of FUE
  2. The number of units that can be harvested is usually less than 1100.

Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Michigan Long Hair FUE

Details are Dr. Malhotra’s specialty. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Malhotra is the highly skilled leader of the Balance Hair Restoration team, and he understands the aspects involved in making a surgically restored hairline look natural. Dr. Malhotra and his team gets involved in every facet of your long hair FUE hair transplant, and he knows how to enhance your results.

As a hair loss patient and provider, Dr. Malhotra has experienced both sides of the patient-doctor relationship. Dr. Malhotra’s life journey has given him a unique firsthand understanding of his hair loss patients’ frustrations and triumphs. As a result, Dr. Malhotra is your choice for the best Michigan long hair FUE hair transplant.

How Full Will My Long Hair FUE Hair Transplant Results Be?

Many factors contribute to your long hair FUE results, including:

  • Degree of hair loss you have experienced
  • Viable hair available for transplant
  • Thickness of donor hair
  • Number of hairs per follicular unit
  • Contrast between your scalp skin and hair

During your consultation with Dr. Malhotra, he will answer all your questions about the process, including how full your hair will be after your Michigan long hair FUE hair transplant.

After determining your hair density, and examining your potential donor areas, Dr. Malhotra will create a plan to achieve your optimal hair coverage.

Schedule Your Long Hair FUE Consultation at Balance Hair Restoration Today!

You deserve to keep your long hair. Dr. Malhotra and his expert team at Balance Hair Restoration want to help you feel empowered in making decisions about your long hair FUE hair transplant. We’ll take the time to answer your questions and guide you through your hair restoration options to ensure you receive natural-looking results you’ll love.

Are you ready to learn more about long hair FUE with Ann Arbor’s best hair restoration providers? Contact us online or call (734) 913-5100 to learn more!

Long Hair FUE Ann Arbor, Michigan, FAQs

No, long hair doesn’t affect graft security. After two weeks, your grafts should be completely secure in their new location.

After your long hair FUE, you should avoid putting pressure, including sleeping, on the newly transplanted hair. Sleep on your back with your head elevated for a few days after your procedure. Don’t sleep on your sides or stomach for at least 10 days. After the first two weeks, your grafts should be secure enough for you to sleep in any position you find comfortable.

There is no hair length requirement for long hair FUE.

The cost of your long hair FUE hair transplant in Ann Arbor depends upon a variety of factors, including your hair restoration goals. After a hands-on consultation, Dr. Malhotra and our team at Balance Hair Restoration can estimate how much the procedure is going to cost in your case.

The most common limitations of long hair FUE hair transplant relate to its cost and the number of harvested hair units. While the procedure’s cost is approximately twice that of a traditional FUE hair transplant, it can only typically harvest less than 1100 units. However, the benefits of having your hair transplant with greater discretion may outweigh these limitations. To make an informed decision about your hair restoration procedure, you are welcome to openly discuss your goals with Dr. Malhotra and find an ideal way to achieve your goals.

Similar to traditional FUE hair transplant, ideal candidates for long hair FUE hair transplant should be able to grow hair on the donor site, which is typically located on the sides and back of the scalp. In addition to this requirement, ideal candidates are also looking for a higher level of discretion for their FUE hair transplant. By discussing your objectives with Dr. Malhotra and our team, you can determine if a long hair FUE hair transplant is the right fit for you.

You can typically return to work a week after your long hair FUE hair transplant. Since longer hair hides the donor site from being visible, you can feel more confident in interacting with people at your job shortly after getting the procedure.

Similar to traditional FUE hair transplant, you should avoid strenuous activities like exercise for approximately one to two weeks after your procedure. After one week, most patients can resume light exercise that doesn’t cause sweat. Typically, patients can resume strenuous exercise in two weeks after a long hair FUE hair transplant.

You must avoid swimming for approximately a week after your long hair FUE hair transplant. This lets your donor site and grafts recover after the procedure while reducing the risk of complications and poor results. This requirement is similar to a traditional FUE hair transplant.

Smoking impairs your body’s ability to heal, which impacts the recovery process after your long hair FUE hair transplant. That is why, it is advised that you quit smoking at least four weeks before and after your procedure. Dr. Malhotra and our team will provide you with a list of instructions to help you prepare for your long hair FUE hair transplant and your recovery.

With advanced technology, modern tools, and specialized experience, seasoned hair restoration experts make long hair FUE hair transplants virtually painless. Besides ensuring that you feel no pain during the procedure, Dr. Malhotra and our team also equip you with specific post-procedure instructions to minimize discomfort after your hair transplant.

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