FUE hair transplant is a latest procedure of hair surgical transplant available these days. This method involves extraction of hair follicles from the scalp unlike FUT where these follicles are removed with the help of a strip. This method has many pros and cons. Follicular hair transplant or FUE is one of the two known methods of removing hair follicles from the scalp. These hair follicles are responsible for hair growth on the scalp and body. In this procedure, a small circular punch is used in making small cuts less than one millimeter on the scalp. Follicles are separated from the surrounding tissues with the help of this medical equipment. These units are harvested from the donor area leaving tiny holes on the skin. Surgeons pulled out hair follicles from donor part of scalp once at a time. Hundreds of tiny white scars remained on scalp once the wounds are healed. But these are invisible and nicely covered under hair.
Surgeon harvests follicular units until he gets the required number for patient’s transplant. This procedure needs several hours and multiple sessions. Extracted hair follicles are dissected under a binocular microscope to separate them from fatty tissues. Recipient sites are created in hairless or bald area of the scalp. A hollow needle is used in creating these tiny sites. Follicles are transplanted into these sites from where they grow into healthy hairs. Recovery period of scalp is not more than ten days. Certain precautions are advised by surgeons to follow after FUE surgery. FUE was discovered in Japan in the year 1988 for the very first time. A needle less than one millimeter in size to remove follicular units from the donor area. Two American doctors had used the term FUE for the first time in medical literature in the year 2002. Robotic devices were introduced in annual meeting of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in the year 2008. Only few surgeons are present in the world that have completely studied and practiced FUE transplant method.