FUE Hair Transplants
Follicular Unit Extaction is one of the 2 primary methods of obtaining follicular units (naturally occuring groups of 1 – 4 hairs) for Hair Transplantation. The Alternative method is FUT, more commonly referred to as strip harvesting.
The significance of FUE is how the Follicular Units are obtained. FUE surgeons primary tool is referred to as a Micro Punch, a circular surgical blade that varies in diameter from 0.7mm to 1.25mm. The Micro Punch enables the Follicular Units to be individually excised from the scalp, with no discomfort and without leaving the patient with a linear scar.
There are still extremely few surgeons and practices which have mastered Follicular Unit Extraction because the procedure takes considerable time, expense and education to develop the ability to a superior standard. Something we at FUE Clinics are fortunate enough to be able to provide to all our patients.
Hair Transplantation is a surgical treatment that redistributes hair follicles from one section of your head to another. There are two methods of hair transplant technique that can be used to achieve this. It is important to remember the methods involved are focused on the extraction of the hair follicles. The process of transferring the hair follicles to the recipient area is identical.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is one of the two methods of hair transplant surgery and has gained popularity over the last decade. This method removes hair follicles from the back of the scalp using a circular punch of varying diameter. The punch is designed to core out the whole follicular unit so that it can be removed safely and in perfect condition, to then be planted into the balding area.
Above we detail the basics of the two methods of hair transplant surgery and how the extraction is performed, highlighting the difference between the two. The technique of transplanting the hair follicles into the recipient area is identical. Anaesthetic will be locally applied to numb the area. A tiny micro-blade is then used to create lateral incision which the hair follicles harvested will then be planted in to. The incisions are created using several considerations; direction, angle, orientation and placement to ensure that the result achieved is the most natural result achievable.