FUE is one of the most popular methods of hair transplant in the world. The term was first coined by Masumi Inaba of Japan in 1988, who also introduced the use of the 1-mm needle – which is necessary to extract follicular units.
FUE is most effective for individuals with a broadening forehead, a.k.a male pattern baldness.
- During the process, individual follicles (usually 1 – 4 follicles) are removed from the donor area using local anesthesia. As already mentioned, the extraction is done with needles of 1 mm or less.
- Thereafter, the surgeon uses micro-surgical needles to puncture the scalp area that will receive the transplantation. Frankly, it sounds more painful than it is. But our experts here at iGraft can guarantee you won’t feel a thing.
- Unlike strip surgery, there is no linear incision or linear scarring. The removal of follicles leave behind puncture wounds too small for the naked eye.
- A few weeks after the treatment, the transplanted hair sheds itself, only to be replaced with healthy and permanent hair, fulfilling your full-hair look.
- The hair is planted in the same angle and with the same density as the original – it’s how all transplants work.
The duration of an FUE session depends on how much hair you have to transplant. A small procedure with about 1000– 3000 follicles will only take a few hours. However, if you need to more than 3000 follicles, it could easily take up 2 days.
FUE is a promising solution and there is no point waiting. As you know, HairFare 2018 is going on as we speak and now is the time to go for it.