FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction
• No Stitches
• Less Downtime – Quicker recovery
• State-of-the-Art Minimally Invasive Techniques from a Plastic Surgeon
• In-office & Outpatient Procedure
• Natural Looking Appearance
The FUE method extracts each follicular unit in a random fashion one at a time, and doesn’t require an incision for a strip to be removed. This process keeps the recipient from losing density in one location over another. This is a slower method than the FUT, since each follicular unit is harvested one at a time. Some patients will spread out the procedure over a couple of days if they need a large amount of transplanted graphs.
Q & A
1. Will I need stitches?
With the FUE you will not, and you will with the FUT
2. Which procedure has the fastest healing time?
3. What is the healing time?
Patients typically heal in about three to seven days.
FUT - Follicular Unit Transplantation
This is the method that involves removing a strip of tissue from the back of the patient’s head. The hair follicles will be harvested from the strip and separated by a technician to be transplanted to the recipient’s desired location.
Q & A
1. What is the benefit of a FUT over and FUE?
Allows for a greater number of grafts in a single session.
2. Will I have a large visible scar on the back of my head with the FUT?
The extracted strip requires a thin scar line that can be concealed by most of the shortest hair styles.
3. Will I have to shave my head with the FUT procedure?
No you will only need to shave the FUE to shorter length.
4. Will I have to go under for pain with this procedure?
You will only need a local anesthetic.