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.

The lasting power of follicular unit extraction seems to stem from both patient demand and the dedication of talented hair restoration experts who continue perfecting the procedure and innovating more precise FUE tools.

In the paragraphs below, we explore the follicular unit extraction technique, how it works, its tools and the benefits and limitations of FUE.

How a FUE Hair Transplant is performed.

During the Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE hair transplant procedure, individual follicular unit grafts (hair groupings of 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs as they occur naturally in the scalp) are harvested one at a time using a tiny punch typically ranging from .7 to 1 millimeter in size. Typically the patient's hair in the donor area where these grafts are being removed is cut short so that the physician is able to see the patient's scalp.

View the video clip below to learn how this minimally invasive hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is performed.

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