Follicular Unit Extraction

Follicular unit extraction (FUE), also known as follicular transfer (FT), is one of two primary methods of obtaining follicular units, naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation. The other method is called strip harvesting. In FUE harvesting, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the hair restoration patient's donor area, ideally one at a time. This differs from strip-harvesting because, in strip harvesting, a strip of skin is removed from the patient and then dissected into many individual follicular units. The follicular units obtained by either method are the basic building blocks of follicular unit transplantation (FUT).

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Hair Restoration - Follicular Unit Extraction
... In Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), follicular units are extracted from the back of the head using a surgical punch or other device ... make a small circular incision in the skin around the upper part of the follicular unit, which is then extracted directly from the scalp ...
Follicular Unit Extraction - Comparisons With Follicular Unit Transplantation
... Follicular unit extraction generally has a quicker patient recovery time and significantly lower post-operative discomfort than follicular unit transplantation (FUT) ... so that over time, the transplanted hair may be lost.Maximum follicular unit graft yield is lower than with FUT and may result in greater follicular transection (damage) ...

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