Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant technique used to transplant hair follicles from an area of the body to a bald area of the head. Unlike the traditional strip technique, the FUE technique extracts individual hair follicles from the donor area instead of taking a strip of skin.
The FUE technique has many advantages over the traditional strip technique. For one thing, it leaves no visible scars in the donor area because the hair follicles are removed one at a time. This also makes it possible to extract a larger number of hair follicles, which can lead to a better overall result.
Another advantage of the FUE technique is that it allows for faster recovery and less pain after surgery. Because the hair follicles are removed with a tiny instrument, minimal incisions are required. As a result, the tissue is less traumatized and there is less postoperative pain.
The FUE technique also allows hair follicles to be extracted from other areas of the body, such as the beard or chest, and implanted in the head. This can be particularly useful when the donor area of the head does not contain enough hair follicles to cover the bald patches.
Overall, the FUE technique is a gentle and effective method of hair transplantation that can lead to natural and lasting results.