Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive procedure used to perform follicular unit hair transplantation.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) differs from a Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) mainly in the way that the donor hair is harvested. In FUE, small punches are made into the donor site and hair grafts are taken out, as opposed to a strip in FUT surgery. This offers an attractive alternative to patients who do not want to have stitches for their hair transplantation.
The healing time for FUE is less than FUT. No stitching is involved, hence recovery is faster. With greater precision and higher magnification work that is involved with FUE, the physician has better vision and is able to plan the number of Follicular Unit (FU) hair grafts she takes out.
You can be assured that our clinic offers good quality FUE for patients who are interested in hair transplantation with minimal downtime and quick recovery. We believe in keeping up to date with current trends in hair transplantation to provide our patients with the best treatment possible.
1. The fully shaved technique – Patient has the whole head of head shaved to 1-2mm in length. This allows the surgical team to be able to carry out the operation with ease and also allows the patient to appreciate uniform growth of hair which starts 2-3 days after the surgery.
2. The partially shaved technique – Only the donor area where hair is extracted is shaved to aid the follicular unit extraction (FUE). The area remains coverable by the hair on top and below the surgery site.