Follicular unit extraction (FUE) (Stitchless and Scarless Procedure)
In FUE, the grafts are extracted as individual follicular unit in a two-step or three-step process, but the method of transplantation remains the same as in the conventional FUT technique. We use smaller punch sizes to minimize the size of the scar. The punch size generally range from 0.6 -1.0 mm in diameter.
Advantages of FUE
The FUE technique is minimally invasive and FUE generally has quicker patient recovery time and significantly lower post-operative discomfort than follicular unit transplantation. In this method, graft preparation is minimal. It requires less equipment for the procedure. Follicular unit extraction method is technique sensitive and precision oriented. We can harvest follicular units up to 3500 in one session called the super mega session. FUE provides an alternative to FUT when the scalp is too tight for a strip excision and enables a hair transplant surgeon to harvest finer hair from the nape of the neck to be used at the hairline or from eyebrow.FUE technique can be performed at any part of body area like chest beard, back, abdomen, arms, groin, etc., so the donor area is almost all hair-bearing parts of body.