Follicular units are the naturally occurring groupings of hair on the scalp, typically containing 1 to 4 hairs each.

In the context of hair restoration, these units represent the gold standard of hair transplant surgery due to their ability to produce results that closely mimic the natural distribution of hair.

Dr. Glenn M. Charles of Charles Medical Group is an expert in follicular unit techniques, utilizing advanced methods and sophisticated technology to deliver superior hair transplant results. His approach ensures that each follicular unit is harvested and implanted with precision, thus maintaining the integrity of the hair and scalp, and promoting a natural-looking outcome.

The Evolution of Hair Transplant Techniques

The journey from older methods such as punch grafting and scalp flaps to the refined follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit excision (FUE) has been marked by a commitment to improving results and patient satisfaction. Traditional methods often resulted in a less natural appearance, commonly referred to as the “pluggy” look.

Today, with the meticulous use of follicular units, surgeons like Dr. Charles can create a hair transplant that is virtually indistinguishable from natural growth patterns. This evolution in technique has greatly enhanced the density, texture, and overall appearance of transplanted hair.

The Precision of Follicular Unit Harvesting

The harvesting process is critical to the success of a hair transplant. Dr. Charles and his team employ a combination of precision instruments and techniques like the ARTAS® Robotic Assisted FUE and the WAW FUE System to extract follicular units with minimal trauma to the donor area. This careful extraction ensures the viability of each graft and maximizes the potential for successful implantation.

Implanting Follicular Units for Natural-Looking Results

Implantation of the harvested follicular units requires a strategic and artistic approach. Dr. Charles considers factors such as hair growth direction, angle, and distribution to replicate the patient’s natural hair characteristics. This attention to detail is what allows for the seamless integration of transplanted hair, providing a density that looks and feels natural.

Post-Operative Care and Long-Term Benefits

After a follicular unit transplant, Charles Medical Group provides comprehensive post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal healing and growth. Patients are advised on how to care for their scalp, when to resume normal activities, and what to expect during the recovery phase.

Choosing a follicular unit-based procedure offers long-term benefits, including a permanent solution to hair loss and the confidence that comes with a fuller head of hair. With proper care, patients can enjoy the lasting results of their hair transplant for years to come.


Follicular unit mastery is not just about technical prowess; it is about understanding the art of hair restoration. Dr. Glenn Charles’s expertise in this field ensures that each patient receives a personalized treatment plan designed to yield the best possible results. By prioritizing the use of follicular units, Charles Medical Group continues to elevate the standard of hair transplant surgery, providing patients in Boca Raton and beyond with exceptional care and transformative outcomes.