Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant

The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure, in which the graft from the back of the head (donor area) is harvested individually and placed in the thinning or balding areas on the top of the head.


Dr. Soltero, MD, FACS, uses the FUE method of hair restoration.  FUE is minimally invasive solution, which can treat male pattern baldness and female baldness in almost half the time of any other hair restoration procedure.  The FUE method offers the least invasive technique for hair transplantation with the least number of complications.  The FUE is safe, comfortable, effective and affordable – with minimal downtime and no linear scarring.



  • Adequate hair counts in the donor site
  • Realistic expectations of what the results will be

Note: One’s individual hair characteristics such as color, curl and coarseness can affect the apparent density of the transplanted hair.  Dr. Soltero, MD, FACS will discuss these characteristics during the initial consultation.


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Will a FUE Hair Transplant Work for You?

The number of grafts necessary to produce the results you desire, density of donor hair, hair color, skin color, hair texture and potential for future hair loss are some of the factors that determine candidacy for the procedure.


How Does It Work?

Step 1: Donor Hair Removal

The FUE procedure begins with hair being removed from the donor area in the back of your head where your hair is genetically programmed to resist testosterone.

Step 2: Dissection of the Follicular Units

Each graft is extracted with the same consistency in diameter and length, resulting in a dramatically increased take rate.

Step 3: Creation of the Recipient Sites

Dr. Soltero, MD, FACS, creates recipient sites in the proper angle, direction and orientation according to the artistic hair transplant plan he has designed specifically for you.

Step 4: Placement of the Hair Graft

The follicular units are then carefully separated by size.  Dr. Soltero, MD, FACS, transplants the grafts into the balding and thinning areas of your scalp.  Each graft is meticulously harvested as it naturally occurs and implanted individually to ensure the best results.



FUE vs. Traditional Strip Method

Unlike the traditional STRIP method, which requires the physician to surgically cut and remove a strip of the scalp from the back of the head and implant it into balding areas, Dr. Soltero, MD FACS uses the FUE.  The FUE device extracts follicular units and repositions them in the thinning areas.  This alleviates any clumping of the transplanted hairs and avoids scarring.

Why Choose FUE Hair Transplant with Dr. Ron Soltero MD FACS?

  • Minimal discomfort
  • No scalp incision
  • Least invasive procedure of its kind
  • Large areas in a single session
  • No sutures or linear scar
  • Little to no risk of complications
  • Fastest recovery time of any surgical option
  • Fewer activity limitations
  • More natural-looking results than traditional strip methods

Initial consultation for FUE Hair Transplant

If you are considering FUE Hair Transplant, the very first step is to make an appointment for a complimentary personal consultation in our exclusive La Jolla/ San Diego office.

During the consultation Dr. Ron Soltero will assess you. You will be able to discuss in length your desired needs and Dr. Ron Soltero will show you pre and post op pictures of FUE Hair Transplant procedures.

General anesthesia is used to perform FUE Hair Transplant. A Board Certified Anesthesiologist administers local anesthesia

If you would like to know more about FUE Hair Transplant you can contact us by phone, email or at Dr. Soltero’s office:

4510 Executive Drive Suite 105
San Diego CA 92121
(UTC / La Jolla area)
858 457-8686

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