FUE Hair Transplant
Follicular Unit extraction or FUE is a highly popular and evolving hair transplant technique in which a small round punch is used to extract follicular units from a patient's bald resistant donor areas one at a time. These 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair groupings (called follicular unit grafts) are then transplanted into a patient's balding areas.
Whether it's the lack of linear scar associated with traditional follicular unit hair transplantation via strip harvesting or FUT, its less invasive nature or its potentially faster healing time, the popularity and demand for FUE has increased significantly over the last several years. While follicular unit extraction has been historically overhyped or oversold to eager patients, due to recent developments and increased patient interest, it's evident that FUE is here to stay.
Benefits Of FUE
Follicular extraction does not replace classic techniques, but it has very interesting complementary benefits.
Given that this technique leaves few if any scars (in the shape of minute white spots covered by hair) the technique is particularly suited to men who like to wear their hair very short or in young patients where it is impossible to determine how things will develop.
The scarring process is quite fast: the strip of skin removed with the grafts will in fact grow back without a trace of the intervention.
The zone in which hair can be removed is larger than with the classic techniques. Body hair can also be used, for example hair removed from the torso or the thighs.
Before & After Images