Follicular Unit Extraction is also referred to as FUE. It is one of two major surgical techniques used in hair restoration to harvest the hair follicles to be used for placement in the recipient sites; the other surgical technique is Follicular Unit Transfer or FUT .
The donor site for retrieval of the follicular hair grafts is on the back of the head.
The needed hair follicles are harvested directly from the back of the head with a small circular punch that will gather hairs in their naturally growing groupings of 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs. These hairs are microscopically prepared for implant keeping with their natural groupings.
Follicular Unit Extraction Before And After Patient’s Photos
When utilizing the FUE method, the hairs are placed on the top of the head with the larger groupings on the crown and then working down to the hair line where the single hairs are placed. This results in a natural appearing growth of permanent hair.
Following the FUE method of extraction , only tiny circular scars will remain that do not require sutures or bandages and are undetectable.