FUE

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Punch Method

This is another option for donor extraction. With this method we can extract follicular units from 1 to 3 hairs individually without any linear incision. Very small circular punches are used to extract the follicular units, which are then moved to the recipient area. FUE is more of a minimally invasive procedure than the linear harvesting technique. There is minimal discomfort in the donor area and no sutures are needed to close the donor. There is no linear scar formation, and there is less recovery time for healing.

This technique has become very popular amongst clients who prefer to keep their hair very short. However, there are many disadvantages to using this technique. Due to blind site incisions made in the donor area, there may be collateral damage to the existing donor hair. This could cause damage to the donor site and also the hair follicles being extracted, thereby resulting in poor growth and limiting the donor hair available for future use. Since hair loss is progressive, if a client is young and will continue to lose hair, is a patient with curly hair, a patient with more advanced hair loss or a patient with limited donor hair, this technique is not recommended. Other disadvantages for this technique include longer time for donor harvesting, higher expense, donor area shaving, multiple white spots in the donor area after surgery, and exposed donor area immediately following the surgery. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Meshkin will examine and test the donor area to see if you are a good candidate for the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure.


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