For those who want to have a hair transplant, the burning question is which hair transplantation procedure is the best technique. The FUE technique, which refers to “Follicular Unit Extraction” or “Individual Follicle Extraction”, is considered the most advanced hair transplant technique available.
The FUE hair transplant technique is surgical variant of the follicular micro transplant technique and it is implemented by extracting the follicles of the donor site on an individual basis without the need of stitches and without leaving scars.
These follicular units in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4 hair groups are extracted in its natural groupings and prepared carefully. As a matter of principle, there is no better technique than another since the form of extraction the follicles from the donor zone by keeping its natural form.
Patients who have limited and controlled hair loss,
Patients who prefer to avoid scarring,
Patients with donor sites of low density,
Patients who want to disguise scars of previous hair transplantation procedures.
Extraction of follicles by the FUE technique is much more simple and painless in comparison with other hair transplantation techniques. Primarily, FUE is a minor surgery, classified as a simple medical act. As a heart of the matter, no damage occurs in any follicular unit during extraction. And there is no risk of sensivity loss in donor zone. The size of needles or punches is significant at this point. The success of FUE is derived from the accurate use of the smallest possible punch. Choosing the right size plays a decisive role and it depends on the experience of the implementer.
In the meanwhile, the FUE technique is not an invasive surgery, since therefore the hair transplantation zone heals within a couple of days and there is no risk of nerve damage.