FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

“Follicular Unit Extraction” is the most reliable and most widely used method of hair transplant being utilized by surgeons all over the world for permanent and scar-less restoration of hair. FUE is so effective surgical method that it is very hard to distinguish transplanted hair from natural hair. Results are natural and undetectable.

FUE is the method of extraction donor hair directly from 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 behind only a small open hole.

FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

This process continues until the surgeon accumulates large number of follicular units for the planned hair restoration. For single session, this procedure can take two to three hours whereas for long session, it may be accomplished over two consecutive days. The donor scars are approximately 1mm in size which completely heals within ten days.

Tiny recipient are made in bald area of the scalp by using a fine needle-point instrument. The harvested follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow permanently into healthy hair producing follicles.

FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

FUE is highly beneficial hair transplant method that involves no scars. As FUE does not have any linear scarring, it is appropriate for patients who want 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. And most important, FUE is the only hair transplant technique that can be repeated after one month.

FUE is the less invasive technique that requires a lot of concentration and effort thus it is 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, little tiny scabs can be covered with hair. The undetectable and natural growth of denser hair is guaranteed with FUE hair transplant without any scars and stitches.

 FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

Advantages of FUE

  • The client can completely shave off his head without any fear of visible scaring in the donor area.
  • FUE can be done in very tight donor skin where strip method is not recommended.
  • FUE can be repeated after one month.
  • FUE is the less invasive technique

 

Disadvantages of FUE

  • Blind cutting around the follicles through punches can damage average 5% follicles.
  • Punching and extracting can traumatize the hair follicles resulting in less survival.
  • It’s a lengthy procedure and requires multiple sittings.
  • Visible scaring in donor area for first 15 days.