FUE, also known as Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant, involves the harvesting of individual hair follicles from a healthy donor area of the scalp to redistribute healthy hairs permanently to areas of the scalp that need it most. Unlike FUT which requires the removal of a long strip scalp from the back of the head to harvest permanent or safe hairs and results in a long linear scar, FUE hair transplant minimises the appearance of scarring.
FUE hair transplant is minimally invasive and a local anaesthetic will be injected into the harvest area. In order to harvest the individual follicular units, a small punch excision will have to be made around the hair follicle on the back of the scalp where most DHT-resistant hair follicles are found. Once the extraction of follicular units is completed, the grafts will be inspected and grouped for planting in specific areas before being prepared for implantation. During the implantation, a little slit-like excision will then be made in the recipient area to transplant the hair.