FUE hair transplant techniques in Asia

Hair restoration surgery is one of the most common method in cosmetic surgery procedure followed in Men. It is considered as one of the best procedures in men to restore hair on the scalp.

Many clinics in Asia provide Hair transplant surgery. But as a word of advice please check the background and the certificates held by the practising climic you are thinging of using. Click here to see Dr Donald Ng Certificates and Qualifications.

In many empirical researches it has been found that hair transplant and restoration can be done using different methods i.e. FUT (Follicular unit transplant) or FUE (Follicular unit Extraction). FUE can be implemented to men & women with male or female Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia). FUE is usually preferred by people who tend to keep their hair very short (less than 1cm long) and is the most practiced technique in Asia. FUE is ideal for hairlines, temples, sides, eyebrows & scar repairs.

Hair transplantation techniques that are practiced in Asia mostly are,

  • Strip harvesting.
  • Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
  • Follicular unit transplant.
  • Robotic hair restoration.

These methods are classified under the category of Follicular unit extraction other than Follicular unit transportation. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular transfer (FT), is one of two primary methods of obtaining hair follicles, naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation. The other method is called strip harvesting.

Follicular unit Extraction involves the extraction of follicular grafts of individual from the back of the head one by one by cutting it using a specialized tiny machine and removing them. Tiny areas are created in the balding area using scissors, fine blades, needles etc. Local anesthesia is injected using anesthesia injections to the bladed area to avoid pain. The extracted grafts are inserted to the bladed area one after the other, according to the demand of individual. This monotonous procedure takes few hours. No cuts are made so there is no problem in recovery. 

FUE Description | Steps of FUE Method

  • It removes the problem of strip excision and the donor area scar. No stitches are involved and it looks natural.  Using a tiny one-millimeter in diameter (or less) instrument.
  • Individual units from scalp are removed
  • Graft is extracted directly from scalp
  • High power stereo microscopes are use o isolate, prepare and ensure optimal condition for follicular grafts.
  • Follicular units are arranged in groups and placement in head

Length of the FUE procedure 

Due to the particular way of follicular units harvesting, the FUE procedure lasts many hours but time goes by pleasantly as you can watch TV or have a conversation with the medical team or simply relax. During the procedure there are intervals and after the end of the procedure you return home.


FUE implementation has offered our hair transplant physicians a series of improvements in their hair transplant procedures:

– Painless procedure

– Individualized treatment

– Absence of post-operative forehead swelling


  It is the most practiced technique to restore hair not only in Asia but all over the world. FUE hair transplant techniques have become so popular because of the painless procedure and decreased healing time with no side effects.