Micro Follicular Unit Extraction
Follicular Unit Extraction FUE
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a hair transplant technique in which follicular units are taken directly from the patient, typically from the back of the head, and then relocated to the new treatment area. FUE is different from the traditional FUT in which follicular units are extracted one unit of hair at a time. And, it is completed without having to cut a long strip of tissue from the donor area.
How Do Treatments Work?
During treatment, individual follicular unit grafts are collected one at a time using a tiny specialized instrument. The area where hair is being taken from is typically the head, but the beard or chest area could work as well. During the procedure, the instrument measuring to about 1 millimeter in length is used to collect the hair by gently creating a small circular incision about the size of 1 millimeter or less around the follicular unit. The incision is very small so it typically heals in a few days. The extracted hair is then threaded into a base called an implanter, where it is transplanted to the treatments area.
Who is A Candidate?
Anyone who is interested in receiving hair restoration is generally a candidate for the less invasive FUE technique. In some cases, FUT (or strip surgery) is never an option and FUE or ARTAS robotic surgery are the best referred options. These can include: patients with inherently limited donor supply, patients with less scalp elasticity, patients with poor donor areas. However, the best way to determine if you are a proper candidate is through a consultation with a medical professional.
If you are unsatisfied by the appearance of thinning hair or balding, and you are interested in finding a reliable treatment option, maybe it’s time you consider Follicular Unit Extraction treatments. Reach out to us here at New England Center for Hair Restoration to learn more about this revolutionary treatment option. Contact us today and get one step closer to a fuller head of hair!