What Is FUE?
FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is an advanced hair restoration technique. It is quickly gaining popularity, overtaking the older method of FUT (or the linear strip method) as one of our patients’ favorite solutions.
In FUT hair restoration, a surgeon carefully excises a strip of hair-bearing skin from the back of the head. Then, they divide the tissue into hair follicles and transplant them into areas that need additional hair. FUT allows for quick harvesting of many hair grafts, but the long, linear scar it creates can limit hairstyle options.
FUE harvests and transplants individual hair follicles. Traditionally, this technique is very time-consuming, but devices like NeoGraft and ARTAS help automate the process and make FUE more accessible to men and women seeking hair restoration.