FUE Technique (Follicular Unit Extraction)

The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique is one of the most widespread and favorite ways of performing this intervention.

In this procedure, hair extraction is performed follicular unit by follicular unit using a micromotor with a circular or punch scalpel.

Among the advantages of this technique are:

  1. There are no stitches.
  2. Almost imperceptible scars. When the follicles are extracted with minimal incisions of 0.8 to 1 mm, the wounds caused heal in a short time with almost no trace. In addition, it should be noted that this method is valid for treating areas that have stopped growing hair due to scars, an issue that many believe has no solution.
  3. There is no loss of sensitivity.
  4. Shorter and more bearable postoperative recovery. As there are no large scars, postoperative care is less and recovery is accelerated.
  5. Possibility of several surgeries. Several interventions can be performed with a little more clarification of the donor area, in fact, it is quite common that after about 6 months or a year after the intervention, a second intervention can be performed if the patient requires it.

With the FUE technique we can perform implants not only on the scalp, but also on eyebrows, beard, mustache, chest, pubis and eyelashes.

The tools used are a micromotor with a circular scalpel with a diameter of 0.6 to 1 mm and a kind of pen called Implanter with a diameter of 0.6 to 1mm.

In addition, the appearance is totally natural and does not leave a sensation of doll hair at all, since, when it is made with its own hair, when it grows it maintains the characteristics of the patient's origin.

When do we start to see results?

The process, which is always carried out in the operating room with the patient conscious, is painless, is performed under local anesthesia and the session can last between 4 and 8 hours. Once the patient has been discharged, normally on the same day as the graft, they are followed up every 3 and 6 months, and annually thereafter. The final result will be seen a year after the session has been held, although at 6 months it will already be quite visible.

During the first 2 or 3 months, the grafted hair tends to fall out, giving way to the growth of new hair. This new hair obtained from areas genetically programmed to grow throughout life, will not fall out in the future and will continue to grow naturally.

This period is the most delicate for patients, that is why it is so important to warn them about this condition from minute one to avoid their frustration.