FUE – a revolution in hair transplant techniques
FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction - has revolutionised hair transplant surgery. The primary difference is the extraction of individual hair follicles (follicular units) for transplant rather than harvesting a ‘strip’, from which follicles are dissected. As FUE does not require the use of a scalpel, there is little or no scarring on the donor area at the back of the head and healing is faster; ideal for those in public life who need to return to normal activity quickly and with minimal signs of surgery.
In addition, this procedure is almost entirely pain free, requiring no stitches and resulting in much less discomfort. The tiny circular or ‘dot-like’ incisions heal within just a few days so there are no tell-tale signs of having had a hair restoration procedure. Professional athletes needing a hair transplant find FUE a particularly attractive option as the non-invasive technique allows them to get back to their training regimes very quickly after the procedure.
The results are impressive – the redistributed hair looks very natural and is guaranteed for life. The lack of scarring also enables recipients, men and women, to choose fashionably short hairstyles following their hair transplant procedure.
FUE is labour intensive and does require a highly skilled, focussed and experienced hair transplant surgeon to produce the very best results. The Wimpole Clinic is delighted to announce the arrival of an acknowledged expert in this field, Mr Mir Malkani – an FUE specialist who has further refined the technique for removing follicular units from the donor area, producing a quality of graft that maximises the growth of transplanted hair.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) facts in summary:
- FUE is particularly good for smaller sessions
- Larger hair transplant sessions will require more than one day of surgery
- Subsequent sessions of surgery can be carried out within a shorter time frame
- FUE is less invasive, causes less pain, requires less time for recovery and produces less scarring
- A larger area of the head can be used as the ‘donor’ area for harvesting follicular units
- Cost is higher for this labour-intensive technique - typically £4,000-£10,000