FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

Procedure

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is another type of hair transplantation in which the method of hair extraction is different, but implantation is the same as FUT. It’s a suture-less procedure, where individual follicular units are extracted one by one from the donor area under local anesthesia using micro-punches like those used in FUT. On the day of surgery, and to help see the base of the follicles, the patient’s donor area must be trimmed to 1-2mm in length. Because individual follicles are removed, the procedure takes longer than FUT. Usually, only 1,000 to 1,500 follicle units can transplanted in a given day, meaning patients who desire more grafts typically need two or more days to finish the job.