1 Donor area on back of head is shaved to allow hair to be extracted with a tiny punch device.
2 Hair follicles are individually selected with proper spacing to avoid any visible thinning or scarrring. Then each follicle is gently removed with a little bit of surrounding tissue.
3 By using tiny .7-1.0mm punches, the minuscule dots that remain are nearly invisible without magnification, thus allowing the patient to cut the hair short.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is understood to be a primary method of obtaining follicular units. Hair grafts are extracted from naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs. These hairs are then used for hair transplantation. The much sophisticated technique was first introduced by a professional in Japan during 1988. Later on the method also became much popular in Australia. Using FUE while doing a BHT, allows you to extract single follicular units in a grouping of 1, 2, 3 and sometimes 4. These hair grafts are chosen in batches from the donor area , that also without a scalpel. This implies that, the patient will not require any scalpels, to remove the hair grafts. Fue is a no-stitch procedure and is advantageous in terms of the fact, that it will leave no linear scars. It is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure which has a prompt healing. The procedure can be operated with lesser pain and does not allow much restrictions post-operative.
Graft survival post operation is one of the major criteria for a successful hair transplantation process. With increasing level of research, the rate of transaction has been reduced in FUE procedures. This has been done with the intervention of automation. Simultaneously, the skill of the surgeon performing the hair transplant and types of instrumentation being used are major factors. This is directly related to the ultimate yield and viability of follicular units.
There are several advantages of FUE hair transplant. Some of the major advantages are: