The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique is a method of hair transplantation where
the hair roots are taken from the donor area one by one and then inserted into tiny canals
that have been prepped and opened up by the doctor. Unlike the FUT technique, there is
no cutting or sewing involved in the FUE method. Since the grafts taken with the FUE
method are standard and uniform, and since they can be implanted at the desired angle,
this method produces the most natural-looking results and ensures the grafts blend in with
the original hair seamlessly.
The FUE technique was first applied in 2003 and has become increasingly widespread ever
since. Back in 2003, the diameter of the tubes used to take the hair follicles was 1.5 mm,
but over time and with innovations in hair transplant technology, they have decreased to a
standard of 1.2 mm in diameter, with even smaller and finer tubes of 0.6 to 0.7 mm
gradually coming into use.
Unlike the older methods of hair transplantation, the FUE technique is a minimally invasive
method which causes very little tissue damage. Because the FUE hair transplant method is
not an actual surgery, it does not carry with it the risks associated with a medical
procedure, such as pain, wounds, bleeding, infection, scarring etc. Having such a noninvasive
method of hair transplantation means that you can be back to work in very little
time at all.