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Dr. Brett Bolton
Great Hair Transplants, Hair Restoration Clinic
2715 East Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 200
Fort LauderdaleFlorida, United States of America33306
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FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant Correction Recommended Clinic In Florida, United States of America

Must watch video for those seeking a FUE
Failed FUE from Turkey

Dr. Bolton corrects a failed FUE from Turkey. Dr. Brett Bolton believes that the FUE procedure should be limited for an extremely select and small group of hair transplant patients. Due to the mass usage of FUE, patients donor areas are being depleted and the hair they are transplanting on the top of the patients head are susceptible to falling out. Dr. Bolton explains why the FUE is a failed method and should not be used. This is a must watch video for those seeking FUE education and those seeking a FUE.

Are you considering having a FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure? Read below and watch our videos first!

I am a hair transplant physician who has been in practice for over 20 years, and I encourage you to consider my advice prior to your procedure.

The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure is not the newest and most advanced procedure as it claims. Actually, the method that they are using today is one of the oldest technologies in the hair transplant industry.

Have you ever heard of "hair plugs"?
Hair plugs have been around since the beginning of hair transplants going back at least 60 years. In the old days, doctors used a 4 mm punch biopsy to remove bundles of hair from the back of your head. Then they would punch a hole on the top of your head and then "plug" it in, hence the term “plugs”. The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure uses the same old method of extraction as hair plugs. The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure uses a smaller punch (.09mm) biopsy instrument that is the only difference; however, it is the exact same concept. The original FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) advertisements claim that it is scar less procedure. This is so far from the truth it is comical. Not only do you get scars but you get thousands of scars that appear as polka-dot holes through the back of your head (see photos above). Instead of one linear scar you get thousands of punch biopsy incision scars. These scars cause more problems with the blood supply and affecting the nerve supply. Many patients are seeking this procedure so they can shave their head afterwards. As you can see in the photos above, that shaving your head does not look good with this type of procedure. You should not be getting a hair transplant if you are planning on shaving your head anyways. You get a hair transplant so you do NOT have to shave your head. The amount of hair moved with the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure is considerably less then a traditional linear scar hair transplant. Due to the method of extraction, many surgeons are forced to extract hair from areas that are not "safe" due to their location. Taking hair outside the safe (donor) zone that is not genetically immune to the hormone DHT will cause your transplanted hair to fall out in the future. Doctors do this because they cannot get enough donor hair from the safe zone due to their method of extraction. The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure method to extract the hair destroys the donor tissue for future procedures, and there is a much higher level of graft transection as compared to the linear scar. This means to the patient that they are losing valuable donor hair that could have been used on the top of their head. In general the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure takes much longer and is more painful due to the additional anesthesia that needs to be administered due to the length of the procedure. All FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure patients MUST shave the back of their head where a linear scar patient does not. The majority of the work that I do now is corrective hair surgery. I spend virtually every working day correcting FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedures from around the world.

I am not saying that every patient should come to me. I am trying to help hair transplant consumers make an informed decision prior to making one of the biggest decisions of their life. Our MaxHarvest™ Plus procedures yields anywhere from 10,000 - 15,000 hairs all from the donor or safe zone and can be done in a single session. When FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) doctors stay in the safe zone their top yield will be 3,500-5,000 hairs, and this procedure could take up to two days. All of my procedures are under 5 hours and yield much more hair.

With the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure you will get more scars, you will have more pain, your surgery time will be much longer and you will get way less hair and most importantly you will be destroying your donor hair for future surgeries!

Watch these videos and judge for yourself and make your own informed decision. Buyer beware, the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure is not as advertised.

I wish you all the best with whatever decisions you make.

This Is How Your "Scarless" FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Result Will Look
All of the patients below came to Dr.Bolton for FUE corrective surgery! There are countless others!
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FUE Disadvantages

  • The entire back of your head must be shaved to harvest the donor.
  • FUE stands for follicular unit extraction, which means a punch biopsy device is used to extract the follicle. The FUE is a similar method to the hair plug from 50 years ago.
  • It is not scarless! It could give the donor area a "moth eaten" appearance (polka-dot scarred areas throughout the donor area). It is especially noticeable after 2 procedures.
  • Donor hair is taken from outside of the safe zone so the newly transplanted hair is susceptible to falling out.
  • The harvesting method used by the punch biopsy instrument (Manually, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) etc.), destroys the blood and nerve supply.
  • There is a much higher chance of destroying the follicle through the harvesting method. There is a minimum of 25% destruction of donor tissue during the harvesting method.
  • The length of the surgery time is much longer. Therefore much more anesthesia is needed throughout the process, so it tends to be much more painful than the strip method.
  • The donor area is depleted more quickly and not as effectively used with FUE.
  • The graft size is limited: the smaller the punch means the smaller the graft size; which means less hair and less density.
  • In most cases the procedure is completely done by technicians, technicians remove the donor, which is illegal in every state in the US.
  • Choosing FUE for your procedure does not guarantee naturalness or a quality result.
  • FUE is a much more costly procedure!

Dr. Bolton's Suture lines (Click On Photos To Enlarge)

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Watch our videos about FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) below

Disadvantages of FUE

Dr. Bolton explains disadvantages of FUE and why he prefers to do his own MaxHarvest procedure.

Creation Date: 01-03-2014

Dr. Brett Bolton Hair Implant Patient Chris is Back For More Hair Surgery

See a 12 day suture removal on a patient who just had a MaxHarvesthair transplant procedure from Dr. Brett Bolton. Listen in as Josh Engoren asks the patient why he decided to have another hair implant procedure when he already had exceptional results.

Creation Date: 03-03-2016

Dr. Brett Bolton Hair Transplant Patient Chris 7 Month Follow up after MaxHarvest™

This patient had an FUE by prominent California Physician specializing in FUE. He was very disappointed with his Hair transplant results. He did a MaxHarvest hair transplant 7 months ago with Dr. Bolton and is thrilled with his hair surgery results.

Creation Date: 01-04-2016

Dr. Brett Bolton Must See Video for Patients Seeking an FUE

This is a must see video for potential FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) patients. This video will demonstrate how your donor area will appear after it has been harvested. The procedures are being sold as Painless and Scarless however, it is quite the contrary. These procedures cause more scarring, more nerve problems and more vascular problems due to the punching technique. The majority of these cases are being performed by technicians not doctors.

Creation Date: 10-21-2015

Dr. Brett Bolton Must Watch Video For Patients Seeking FUE /

For hair transplant patients seeking a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure. It is very important to understand that you will have multiple polka dot scars that will be visible, destroy your donor hair, affect your blood supply and nerve supply versus one linear scar. You will be told that it is scarless when it is not!

Creation Date: 10-21-2015

Dr. Brett Bolton Great Hair Transplants

FUE is the biggest scam in hair transplantation industry currently and must be stopped. Consumers are getting harmed daily with poor results and overpriced charges. Dr. Brett Bolton stands alone trying to eradicate this atrocity from the hair transplant industry!

Creation Date: 11-02-2014

Dr. Brett Bolton Hair Transplant FUE

Dr. Brett Bolton describes an FUE(follicular unit extraction) hair transplant.

Creation Date: 06-20-2014

Dr. Brett Bolton What is FUE?

Dr. Brett Bolton demonstrates what a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure is?

Creation Date: 06-13-2014

Dr. Brett Bolton Shotgun Harvested Donor FUE/ Plugs

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Causes multiple polk-adot scarring, which is very detrimental to future hair transplants. Furthermore this technique causes scalp pain and is more visible on shaved heads then a linear scar.

Creation Date: 01-27-2014

Dr. Brett Bolton FUE vs Dr. Brett Bolton's MaxHarvest™

Must see video debunking FUE!

Creation Date: 12-02-2013

Cory's Testimonial

Corey had two procedures prior to coming to see Dr. Bolton. The first was an FUT and the second was an FUE. He found that fue was a big disappointment for him because he did not get the density he hoped for even after 2 procedures. Watch this video to hear what he has to say now after 1 year results with Dr. Bolton.

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 09-03-2013

Dr. Brett Bolton Patient Casey FUE Correction

Casey had a FUE procedure and was not pleased with the results. He did his research and found Dr. Bolton. Dr. Bolton was able to correct his botched procedure. Casey is very pleased with his results and recommends Dr. Bolton to all who ask.

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 12-07-2021

Dr. Brett Bolton Patient Adrian MaxHarvest™ Plus

Patient Adrian was a class Norwood class 7. He had a failed FUE procedure. Dr. Brett Bolton hair transplant surgeon performed his MaxHarvest Plus hair transplant procedure with miraculous results.

Creation Date: 06-19-2017

Dr. Brett Bolton FUE / Robotic Correction Patient Casey Short Testimonial

Botched job corrected. Casey had an FUE Robotic hair implant procedure. He was very disappointed about his hair transplant results. He went to Dr. Brett Bolton for a corrective hair surgery.

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 10-08-2016

Dr. Brett Bolton FUE Correction Patient Casey Full Video

Botched job corrected. Casey had an FUE Robotic procedure. He was very disappointed about his results. He went to Dr. Brett Bolton for a corrective hair surgery.

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 10-07-2016

Dr. Brett Bolton patient Casey FUE Correction Part #3

Patient Casey went in for an FUE robotic hair transplant procedure. He had a two day procedure, spent a lot of money and had very poor results. He contacted Dr. Brett Bolton to correct his botched job, Dr. Bolton did his MaxHarvesthair transplant and restored Casey's hair and confidence. This is his second procedure with Dr. Bolton immediately following the procedure.

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 09-27-2016

Dr. Brett Bolton patient Casey FUE Correction Part #1

Patient Casey went in for an FUE robotic hair transplant procedure. He had a two day procedure, spent a lot of money and had very poor results. He contacted Dr. Brett Bolton to correct his botched job, Dr. Bolton did his MaxHarvesthair transplant and restored Casey's hair and confidence.

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 09-26-2016

Dr. Brett Bolton patient Casey FUE Correction Part #2

Patient Casey went in for an FUE robotic hair transplant procedure. He had a two day procedure, spent a lot of money and had very poor results. He contacted Dr. Brett Bolton to correct his botched job, Dr. Bolton did his MaxHarvesthair transplant and restored Casey's hair and confidence.

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 09-26-2016

FUE vs. FUT

The difference is HAIR, and lots of it. A MAXHARVEST hair transplant creates a soft natural hairline, strong density behind it, and an undetectable suture line.

Creation Date: 12-02-2013

Esteban's Undetectable Scar

Esteban decided to get a second procedure. His second suture line is even harder to find than the first!

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 09-08-2013

Jeff's Undetectable Scar: 1yr

Jeff is from Pittsburg and he is here for his second procedure. Dr. Bolton is looking at his suture line from the last procedure. It is nearly undetectable and his results are amazing.

Before / After Photos Creation Date: 09-07-2013

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    Apr 21, 2022
    Chris Reviews
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    I was apprehensive going into this but I’m glad I did it! I live in CT near New York City and there are a few places in NYC with good reputations that I had looked into for hair restoration but in the end it was Dr. Bolton that I chose. I had to travel to get the procedure done but I’m completely thrilled with results. Dr. Bolton is great! He...
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    Apr 8, 2022
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    Great experience and results! Dr. Bolton and staff are amazing! If you are thinking about getting a hair transplant don’t go anywhere else. Dr. Bolton will give honest expectations and outstanding results. His whole team is great and I couldn’t be happier with my results. I have had a procedure with Bosley and Dr. Bolton blew them away with the...
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    Mar 30, 2022
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    My experience with Dr. Bolton and his staff was excellent. I initially had contact with Mike Anticoli who answered many questions I had about my condition and the possible treatment options. Mike was great from start to even today, months after treatment. They both did follow up calls to me after the procedure. Mike was in contact with me daily for...
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    Mar 23, 2022
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    So far, so good! Had my hair transplant last October. Been in contact with Josh, Dr. Bolton’s correspondent, since day 1. Can’t recommend either of them highly enough. I’m currently only at 5 months but my hairline has already dramatically improved and I’m seeing lots of new hairs popping up. I’ll keep everyone updated as the months progress. I’...
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    Mar 23, 2022
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    AJ
    Florida
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    I had a Max harvest plus procedure with Dr Bolton in October 2020. I had anxiety about the strip being taken out before the procedure, but I can confirm that it does not hurt whatsoever. Dr. B is highly skilled with the scalpel and uses a perfect amount of local anesthetic so there is no discomfort at all when the strip is being taken out. Dr B...
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    Mar 21, 2022
    Dio Reviews
    Dio
    Florida
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    First let me start off by saying getting a hair transplant is not something anyone should be ashamed of male or female. This like any cosmetic surgery is to help with your self esteem and at the end of the day that's all that matters not someone else's opinion. When you do decide to go on that adventure, please do your research and consider Dr....
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    Mar 21, 2022
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    Florida
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    My experience with Dr. Bolton and his staff second to none…. If you’re thinking of doing what I did and you’re on the fence about it get off the fence I’ve done all the legwork for you go see Dr. Bolton he’s going to change your life like he changed mine… exceeded all my expectations ..he’s staff is very professional you are there for the day and...
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    Mar 17, 2022
    Ralph Reviews
    Ralph
    Florida
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    I flew from Montreal (Canada) to have the surgery. Let me tell you that the service was excellent and the surgery went extremely well. The surgery occurred on May first of 2019 (approx. 6000 hairs to lower my hair line). I will post pictures in six months. I've had an excellent service from the whole team. Dr. Bolton and josh gave me their personal...
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    Mar 7, 2022
    J Reviews
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    Florida
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    The results speak for themselves - absolutely uncanny. Like many others, I was naturally a skeptic of hair transplants and the results they could provide. I had already undergone a FUE transplant (not recommended) elsewhere a couple years earlier and did not obtain the results I was hoping for. So, of course, my skepticism was even higher than...
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    Feb 14, 2022
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    Mace
    Florida
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    I had a hair transplant with Bosley in New Orleans four years ago. As you can see from the before photos, it wasn't a huge success. I had significantly less hair after a year than I had before the procedure. Dr. Bolton's name and a glowing recommendation from my hairstylist were given to me last year. I took a risk, scheduled an appointment,...
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