The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant technique is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat hair loss and baldness. It involves individually extracting healthy hair follicles from a donor area, typically the back or sides of the head, and transplanting them to the recipient area, where hair is thinning or absent.
During the FUE procedure, a specialized tool called a micro punch is used to create tiny incisions around the targeted follicles, allowing their extraction without the need for a linear incision or sutures. This results in smaller, less noticeable scars compared to traditional hair transplant methods such as the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) technique.
The extracted hair follicles are carefully sorted and prepared for transplantation. The recipient area is numbed with local anesthesia, and the surgeon creates small incisions to implant the harvested follicles at the desired angle and density. The transplanted hair follicles then establish a blood supply and begin to grow new, natural hair over time.
FUE offers several advantages over other hair transplant techniques, including a quicker recovery time, less post-operative discomfort, and the ability to harvest hair follicles from various body areas, such as the beard or chest, if needed. Additionally, FUE allows for a more precise and customizable approach to hair transplantation, resulting in a more natural-looking hairline and overall aesthetic outcome.
While FUE is generally considered safe and effective, it is important to consult with a qualified hair transplant specialist to determine if you are a suitable candidate and to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure based on your individual circumstances