Follicular unit extraction or FUE is a technique for removing follicular units from the donor area in a different way. It utilizes a small circular needle called a “punch” to remove the units in a minimally-invasive, scattered array, from the donor area. It produces many tiny “dot-like” scars instead of the line scar that is produced by strip removal. The advantage of FUE is that you will be able to wear your hair shorter in the donor area without evidence that a procedure has been done but the FUE “dots” will be visible if you shave your head. We utilize the ARTAS physician-guided robotic system for FUE which is the most technologically advanced method worldwide. Dr. Rose was one of the originators of FUE and has been performing the procedure since 2004.
More Frequently Asked Questions
- What is follicular unit extraction (FUE) and how is it different from follicular unit transplantation (FUT)?
- What qualifies a female as a good candidate for hair transplantation?
- Will others be able to tell I’ve had a transplant?
- How soon can I resume normal activity?
- What can I expect after the procedure
- Is the procedure painful?
- Am I allowed to take medications prior to surgery?
- If I don’t reside locally, how long do I need to stay in the Miami area?
- Do other factors besides the amount of hair in my donor area affect results?
- How long does the procedure take?
- When can I expect to see results?
- Does the transplanted hair fall out?
- Can the transplant be done with hair from another person?
- Why do you prefer follicular unit transplantation to other procedures?
- What is follicular unit transplantation?
- Am I ever too young or too old for a hair transplant?
- At what stage of hair loss is a transplant feasible?
- What Exactly is a Hair Transplant?