FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is commonly known as a hair transplantation technique in which a small round 1mm punch is used to extract follicular units from patients. Bald resistant donor areas. This is time consuming procedure.The cost of one graft of FUE is two times the cost of the standard strip procedure.In Pakistan, both male and female are facing hair loss problems and its going to be common now days. FUE is the latest and popular method of hair transplantation. People normally visit other countries as the cost is very high. It is based on the number of follicles and the consultant you are hiring of your hair loss treatment.
Follicular Unit Extraction is so effective surgical method that one cannot distinguish between hair and transplanted hair. Results are natural and undetectable. FUE is the method of extraction donor hair directly from donor side in follicular unit hair transplant procedure. An instrument is used to separate the affected area from the surrounding tissue. The follicular unit is directly extracted from the scalp leaving a small open hole. The process continues until the surgeon puts large number of follicular units in the planned area. It takes almost 3 to 4 hours for the process. It can be finished in two consecutive days. The scars are approximately 1mm in size which completely heals within ten days.A fine needle type instrument is used to make tiny recipient in the bald area. The harvested follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they grow permanently.
Follicular Unit Extraction is highly beneficial hair transplant method that involves no scars. This method is only useful for the people having light scalp. FUE is the only technique that can be repeated after every one month FUE is the technique which requires lot of concentration, professionalism of surgeon and efforts. It generally requires one day and recovery is three to five days as there are no stitches and wounds. Little tiny scabs can be covered with hair. The growth of denser hair is guaranteed with FUE hair transplantation method.
Advantages of FUE:
- No noticeable scaring in donor area.
- FUE is done with the donor having tight scalp where strip method cannot be used.
- Treatment can be repeated after one month.
- Client or patient can completely shave his head as there are not any scars.
Disadvantages of FUE:
- Blind cutting around the follicles may damage 5% of follicles.
- Punching and extracting results in less survival.
- Lengthy procedure.
- Visible scaring in donor for 15 days.
But along with all it is also true and proved that FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is the most widely used and most reliable method of Hair transplantation around the world now days.