Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a hair transplant method that is light years beyond the outdated hair restoration method of hair plugs that did not provide a natural look to the hairline. FUE is when hair grafts are individually harvested from the donor area of the scalp or body. This method of harvesting hair follicles allows the grafts to be removed without leaving a linear scalp scar.

FUE Advantages

There are a number of causes for male pattern baldness and they include:

  • No linear scar following the surgery
  • Reduced overall recovery time
  • Minimal post-op pain
  • Increased regions from which to harvest as surgeons can now use areas of the “safe zone” that used to be off-limits such as areas of the permanent zone where hair grows at a very steep angle The ability to use hair from other parts of the body for transplant including the beard and body hair
  • The creation of a more balanced final result by reducing donor area density and minimizing the contrast between the donor zone on the scalp sides and the back and transplant areas

Disadvantages of FUE

  • Limited number of grafts available to be transplanted in each session
  • Operator dependent procedure requires superb hand/eye coordination
  • More expensive as the hair is harvested individually which makes it more labor intensive
  • More time consuming due to the limited number of grafts which can be obtained per session
  • People with a higher hair demand usually need more than one hair transplant session to achieve the coverage they desire

How FUE is Performed

Our practice harvests FUE grafts with the help of a variety of tools including robotic, motorized and manual devices. The decision of how to harvest and extract the grafts is made on a case by case basis.

Each of the methods described below is aimed at the goal of reducing total out of body graft time and improving the overall survival rate of the individual grafts.

  • Chasing Method – This method enables the technician to quickly extract from the donor area very soon after the physician scores the grafts. This extraction occurs almost immediately after the grafts are scored as the technician remains near the scoring surgeon. This method serves to lessen the out of body time of the grafts as well as increase their overall viability.
  • Premade Incisions – Designing and making the target sites before beginning the graft extraction process is another technique used to facilitate implantation of the grafts post-extraction.
  • Serial Extraction and Placement – This method was developed by Dr. Mohebi as a way to implant FUE grafts as soon as they are removed. This is achieved by having his surgical team work in sequence to minimize the out of body time of the grafts and improve follicular graft survival.
  • Simultaneous FUE Extraction and Placement – Simultaneous FUE extraction and placement is a hair restoration method designed to improve the growth of the transplanted hair follicles. The extracted grafts are implanted immediately after they are extracted from the donor area. In less than an hour, the grafts are scored, removed, counted by the surgical team and sorted under a microscope before being implanted. This method minimizes the time grafts stay out of body and can improve the overall quality of the transplanted hair.

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