What is a FUE hair transplant and is it better than a FUT transplant?

FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is a type of hair transplant procedure that involves individually extracting hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp and transplanting them to the recipient area. Unlike the traditional strip method, FUE does not require the removal of a strip of tissue from the donor area, resulting in less scarring and faster recovery time.

The first step in an FUE hair transplant is to shave the donor area of the scalp. This allows the doctor to easily access the individual hair follicles. Next, the doctor will use a specialized tool to extract the hair follicles one at a time. The follicles are then carefully transplanted to the recipient area, where they will grow into healthy new hair.

One of the key benefits of FUE is that it allows for a more natural-looking result. Because the individual follicles are transplanted instead of a strip of tissue, the hair will grow in a more natural direction and pattern. Additionally, the FUE method allows for greater precision in transplanting, which can result in a denser and more even distribution of hair.

Another advantage of FUE is the reduced recovery time. Unlike the strip method, which can require several weeks of recovery, patients who undergo FUE can usually return to work and other normal activities within a few days. Additionally, because the FUE method does not involve the removal of a strip of tissue, scarring is minimal and can often be hidden by existing hair.

Overall, FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive and effective method for restoring hair loss. With its natural-looking results and reduced recovery time, it is an increasingly popular choice for those seeking to improve their appearance and confidence.

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Dr. Amy Revene
Medically reviewed by Dr. Amy Revene M.B.B.S. A dedicated General Physician at New Hope Medical Center, holds a distinguished academic background from the University of Sharjah. Beyond her clinical role, she nurtures a fervent passion for researching and crafting hair care and cosmetic products. Merging medical insights with her love for dermatological science, Dr. Revene aspires to improve well-being through innovative personal care discoveries.

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