FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant at Bosley
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique in which follicular units are individually removed from the patient's donor area and individually transplanted to the recipient (thinning) area. The grafts are removed using an automated extraction tool and then placed in the recipient area. No linear scar is left and no stitches are needed.
Benefits of FUE
- No Scalpel incision = No Linear Scar
- No Stitches - Donor area appears mostly unchanged
- Faster Recovery time - Little or no downtime (most patients return to work the next day)
- State of the art minimally invasive hair restoration technique
How Follicular Unit Extraction is Performed
During FUE hair transplantation procedure, individual follicular unit grafts are excised one at a time using a tiny one millimeter in diameter (or less) instrument. The device is used to make a tiny punch (circular incision) in the skin around the follicular unit to isolate the graft. The graft is then extracted directly from the scalp and prepared for implantation.
Typically, the patient's hair in the donor area is shaved short so that the physician is able to optimally visualize and work on the patient's scalp.
The tiny incisions left behind after the follicle units are extracted heal completely in a few days. The tiny apertures contract as they heal, making the resulting round incision marks barely detectable.
Best Candidates for FUE
- Those who want to wear their hair short
- Those who do not want a linear scar
- Those with limited donor supply or scalp elasticity
Note: FUE incorporates the latest minimally invasive technology and advanced grafting techniques. However, FUE is not for everybody and not always preferred by everybody. FUT remains the preferred method of hair transplantation for most patients. Only your Bosley physician can help you determine which technique is best for you.
Follicular Unit Extraction and all other hair transplantation techniques are offered at all of Bosley's surgical offices. Find a Bosley location near you.