Follicular Unit Extraction is most widely used and reliable method of hair transplant being utilized by hair transplant surgeons for the permanent restoration of hair. FUE is such an effective surgical approach that it is impossible to distinguish transplanted hair from natural hair. Results are natural and undetectable.
FUE is the method of extraction donor hair directly from the donor site in a follicular unit hair transplant procedure. An instrument is used to make small circular incisions in the skin around a follicular unit while separating it from the surrounding tissue. The follicular unit is directly extracted from the scalp leaving a small open hole.
This process continues until the surgeon accumulates a large number of follicular units for the planned hair restoration. For a single session, this procedure can take seven to eight hours whereas for a long session, it may be performed over two consecutive days. The donor scars are approximately 0.9 mm in size which completely heals within few days.
Tiny recipient sites are made in the bald area of the scalp by using a cut-to-size blade or fine needlepoint instrument. The harvested follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow permanently into healthy hair-producing follicles.
FUE is highly beneficial hair transplant method that involves no linear scar rather small polka-dot scars. As FUE does not have any linear scarring, it is appropriate for patients who wants to keep their hair short in length. This method can be the ideal choice for those who have tight scalp and have healed poorly from traditional strip harvesting.
FUE is the less invasive technique that requires a lot of concentration and effort thus it is a lengthy and time-consuming process. FUE transplant typically involves one day and recovery time is three to five days. As there are no stitches and wounds, tiny little scabs can be covered with hair. The natural growth of dense hair is imminent with FUE hair transplant without any linear scar and stitches.