FUE - Surgical Hair Restoration
FUE or follicular unit extraction is the latest technique used for permanent hair transplant surgery. It has taken many years for hair transplant surgery to reach an acceptable standard where results are completely natural and the procedure is minimally invasive. Each follicle is taken from the donor area INDIVIDUALLY, then each hair is placed individually into the balding areas.
As you can imagine, this method is extremely time consuming and usually takes 5-6 hours for 2000 hairs to be transplanted. The surgeon has to be highly experienced and, have a very steady hand so that no follicles are damaged. Because follicles are taken out individually, there is no cutting or surgical scarring involved and patients make a very quick recovery.