During FUE, follicles are retrieved with a small circular punch. Your follicles will be carefully extracted before all grafts are harvested and then implanted at the recipient site. The circular punch tool is roughly the diameter of a pencil point. Its small size reduces scarring risks - in most cases, no visible scarring takes place.
FUE has become the most popular treatment for hair transplantation. When compared to FUT, FUE offers several benefits, including:
Minimized scarring (FUT scars are naturally covered by your hair)
A more comfortable treatment
The ability to seek follicles from areas other than your scalp
For patients with low hair density, FUE can be approved when FUT may not be recommended. At our clinics, all FUE treatments are performed by surgeons or other medically licensed practitioners.
Before your procedure, you and your doctor will review what you discussed at your consultation, and we will confirm that FUE is still the procedure you want to pursue for your hair treatment. At this initial review, we will show you a template of the hairline and treatment area, which you can approve before undergoing care. We will take baseline photos of the areas that will be affected by your FUE, then we will move to the treatment room.
Hair in your donor area will be trimmed to roughly 1mm. Local anesthesia is applied before any follicles are harvested. Before placing your extracted follicles, the hairline is drawn, and treatment will proceed only after you have given your approval. Your surgeon will carefully prepare the recipient area before your technician places the hairs.