What is follicular unit extraction (FUE) and how is it different from follicular unit transplantation (FUT)?

What is follicular unit extraction (FUE) and how is it different from follicular unit transplantation (FUT)?

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.


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