Q & ACategory: Hair TransplantWhat is FUE?
Dee Staff asked 4 years ago
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Dee Staff answered 4 years ago

Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is a type of hair transplant procedure carried out which offers a number of benefits compared to other methods.During FUE, each individual follicle is collected one by one from the donor site and then transplanted directly into the hair loss area.
A tiny, circular tool is used to extract these donor hairs from the donor site, making a very small incision in the skin around the follicle. As each individual hair is collected, a small hole around 1mm in size is left which heals over in the following days.
How does FUE differ from other methods of harvesting hair?
FUE is considered a very new type of transplant procedure as it involves the surgeon removing the follicles one at a time, a method which requires a great deal of skill and expertise.
In other type of hair transplant, larger patches are removed together which are then held for the surgeon to graft onto the patient, one at a time.
Will there be a scar?
Although all types of modern hair transplant only remove small patches from the donor site which won’t be missed, with other techniques such as FUT, there will be a small linear scar. This won’t affect hair regrowth in the nearby follicles but for any individuals choosing to wear their hair extremely short, the scar may be visible.With FUE there’s no visible linear scarring, making it a better choice for anyone who thinks they might want to wear their hair short, or who is self-conscious about having a tiny scar on their hairline.
FUE only leaves minute, dot-like scars where each follicle was individually removed. These are virtually impossible to see, even when the hair is cropped very close to the head.
Will it hurt?
The FUE procedure will be performed under a local anaesthetic and will generally be a painless process.