Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a newer hair transplant method in which individual hair follicles are transplanted to a thinning or balding area from a donor site — an area of denser hair growth typically located on the back or side of the head using micro punches to remove individual follicles.
FUE hair restoration gives patients permanent, natural-looking results.
Good Candidates for Follicular Unit Extraction
FUE hair transplants typically offer the best results if you:
Wish to keep your hair very short. An FUE hair transplant does not leave a linear scar.
Healed poorly after past procedures and wish to hide scars or achieve better results.
Have a very tight scalp, which may make you a poor candidate for FUT.
After the Procedure
Follicular unit extraction is performed under a local anesthetic and does not require a hospital stay. Your hair transplant surgeon will specify after-care instructions, including what medications to use, antibiotics to take and restrictions on diet and physical activity during recovery.
Recovery time is minimal and many patients can return to their work within 1-2 days of treatment.