FUE Method for Hair Transplantation
Follicular hair extraction (FUE) technique, also known as FUSE (Follicular Unit Separation Extraction) or Woods method is the latest and fast becoming, the most popular method of hair transplantation. In this method, the follicular units (hair roots) are extracted as individual units and then transplanted, the advantage being minimal or no visible scarring in the donor area. As the hair follicle is narrowest at the surface, one needs to use small micropunches, 0.6- 1.0 mm, causing minimal injury to the skin of the scalp and therefore no scarring. On the day of the surgery, the hair in the donor area at the back of the head is trimmed to about 1 to 2 mm length. The planned area in which the hair roots are to be transplanted is marked with a marker pen. The patient lies with the face down on the operating table. The scalp is cleaned and a local anaesthetic is applied to it. Your surgeon may choose to give you oral or intravenous antibiotics before and for a few days after the procedure. Once the local anaesthetic has taken effect, the surgeon takes out grafts from the donor area using fine micropunches. The grafts are stored in saline solution and then grafted in the planned area.
You can go home the same day