FUE Technique in Hair Transplant
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a type of hair transplant that is performed by extracting individual hair follicles from the skin and moving them to another part of the body where the hair is thinner or damaged.
FUE has become more popular than the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure, which has led to the emergence of "hair plugs".
Surgeons use microchips to remove individual follicles and reposition them, leaving almost no trace of removal.
The FUE procedure is considered safe with possible minor side effects such as small white scars where the follicles have been removed. In extremely rare cases, there may be an infection or death of the tissue where the surgery was performed.
Temporary side effects may occur which disappear a few days after treatment. Side effects can include swelling, bruising, and tenderness.
FUE is often performed in several 2-4 hour sessions over several days. In rare cases, a "mega session" can last 10-12 hours.
FUE is an outpatient procedure, so you can usually go home after each procedure.
You don't have to interrupt your daily routine too much after FUE. But don't immerse the area in water or do rigorous exercises for about a week.
Almost all types of surgeons are qualified to perform hair transplants. You may want to see a plastic surgeon who specializes in hair loss or is certified in hair transplant surgery.
Hair transplanted to a new area of your body usually begins to grow back after about 3 to 4 months.
You can expect around 10-80% of transplanted hair to grow back.