What is FUE hair transplant ?
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, a method of hair transplant surgery in which hair is extracted via a cylindrical extraction device called a “punch” tool. After these hair follicles (aka grafts) are extracted, they are implanted into the area of hair loss. When researching ” what is FUE hair transplant ?”, it may be helpful to keep track of distinctions from other forms of hair transplant, such as follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS).
What does a punch tool do?
A punch cuts around a hair follicle to separate the graft from surrounding tissue. It is attached to a handle, and can work via rotor, oscillation, or manual motion.
What makes an FUE tool good or bad?
The ability to safely and efficiently extract grafts for hair transplant is the hallmark of a good FUE tool. The best tools, however, will go beyond this measure and deliver quality grafts, no matter where they are extracted from (i.e. head and non-head areas).
Ideally, the best FUE tools should avoid common causes of graft injury and/or poor growth after hair transplant, including (but not limited to) desiccation/dryness, transection, torsion, and impaction.
How do I schedule an FUE surgery?
Generally, booking a FUE hair transplant surgery is discussed with your physician and their staff after an initial consultation.
Can I go back to work after a hair transplant surgery?
Depending on the nature of the work and individual comfort levels, typically patients are able to return to their jobs the day after a procedure. A loose fitting cap may be worn 24 hours after surgery if needed to cover the head.