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. A 1-mm punch is often used to make a small circular incision in the skin around the upper part of the follicular unit, which is then extracted directly from the scalp. Once removed, the donor follicles are transplanted into the recipient area where, as in FUT, they grow hair. This is commonly done by using the manual or automated methods. Patients are alert during the entire procedure, as it is a painless experience. It takes 9-12 months for patients to experience full hair regrowth. Automated methods now exist to be able to do this procedure. Many of these products offer many advantages and disadvantages. Several FUE centers have published peer reviewed non-industry sponsored works on methods to improve on automated FUE.
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