The FUE Hair Transplant Procedure
Follicular Unit Extraction, more commonly known as FUE, is the process of removing healthy hair follicles direct from a donor area (usually, this is the scalp on the rear of the head where the hair is thicker) and then grafting them onto the bald/thinning areas.
The treatment itself is performed under local anaesthetic as opposed to general anaesthetic, thus eliminating any risks and downtime that are usually associated with other hair transplantation procedures. Due to the minimally invasive nature of the treatment, there is no visible scarring and in most cases, our patients are able to return to their normal day to day business as early as the next day with their results.
FUE is carried out using a specialised punch device, which ranges in diameter from 0.6 to 0.9mm, to extract the tiny follicular units complete with any necessary glands. The device separates surrounding tissue from the follicles, which results in minimal trauma and better results, as well as removing the risk of visible scarring. Due to the way the follicular units and their vital elements are extracted, the FUE transplantation means that each individual follicle has a much higher survival rate and better growth. For utmost precision, the treatment is performed using a high powered microscope and specially designed and calibrated instruments which allow our surgeons to create natural-looking and undetectable results.