FUE hair transplant is an advanced surgical hair restoration technique that has been around for many years. Every year thousands of people undergo FUE Hair Transplant. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method used for harvesting donor grafts for the purpose of hair transplantation. Despite being one of the latest hair transplant techniques, FUE procedure has seen many advancements of late – Stem Cell FUE and Robotic FUE being at the top of the list. Here we will explain some basic features of this advanced hair restoration method and the latest developments in graft extraction.
Follicular Unit Extraction is a graft harvesting technique which allows the patient to restore a natural looking hairline that stays for the rest of the life.
FUE Hair Transplantation is often compared with the traditional strip removal method, also known as Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). A linear strip of skin is excised from the back or either side of the scalp. Technicians carefully dissect this strip under a powerful microscope to obtain individual grafts, when are then planted in the bald or thinning areas.
How FUE Hair Transplant is performed?
In FUE procedure, the surgeon harvest donor grafts one by one. He uses a small punch tool (with diameter one millimeter or even less) to extract hair follicles from the donor area. Since every graft is extracted individually, there is no need to excise a strip of skin from the donor area and stitch it back. Simply the donor is shaved to allow the surgeon target grafts easily and precisely.
Unlike the traditional Strip Removal Method, FUE technique causes tiny pinhole scars at the donor site. These scars are so small that they can be easily camouflaged with a buzz cut.
Who is the best candidate for FUE?
FUE method is generally preferred by the patients due to its numerous advantages. It is especially considered as an ideal procedure for:
- People who do not want to end up with a telltale linear scar in the donor area
- People who does not have sufficient donor hair on the scalp and want to use body hair as well through Body Hair Transplant
- People who have tight scalp/less scalp elasticity
- People who already had FUT hair transplant and want to cover the resulting linear scar
- People who wish to wear short hairstyles without their linear scar showing up
- People with nominal hair loss, who wish to have fewer grafts
- People seeking Facial Hair Transplant
What are the prominent features of FUE method?
Following features distinguish FUE Hair Transplant from other techniques:
- It is least invasive
- It produces barely visible pinhole scars
- It involves less discomfort and less bleeding
- It downtime is short and recovery is quick
- It allows the patient to harvest hair from body parts other than scalp
Is there any difference in plantation phase of FUE and other techniques?
Follicular Unit Extraction is concerned with the extraction phase of surgery only. Once, enough grafts have been harvested, the plantation phase is same for FUE and FUT. In plantation phase, the surgeon creates tiny holes in the recipient area and carefully places the follicles in these sites.
What are the latest developments in FUE hair transplant procedure?
Considering the tremendous increase in demand for FUE hair grafting in Dubai and other parts of the world, surgeons around the globe are continuously trying to improve the procedure. Researchers and surgeons are experimenting with the size of punch used to extract hair follicles. The smaller the size of punch tool the better it is. Most of the hair transplant surgeons these days are using tools with diameter less than 1 millimeter. Smaller tool makes the procedure even less invasive, which results in smaller scar and fast recovery.
No matter which hair transplantation technique your surgeon uses, the outcome of the surgery depends on the skill and experience of your surgeon and the health of the donor grafts. A discussion with your hair transplant surgeon can give you a better idea of the surgery and expected results.
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