Follicular Unit Extraction

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FUE Hair Transplant Method

Follicular unit extraction is a new modification of standard follicular unit transplantation. The planting of follicular units into the recipient area is identical in both techniques and, thus, both offer transplant growth without “plugginess”.

The difference is found in the method of harvesting the hair from the donor area. Instead of excising a strip of hair, suturing the area together, and then dissecting the follicular units underneath a microscope, the follicular units in the FUE method are removed from the scalp individually, one by one. Therefore, there is no wound to be stitched and there is no need for microscopes.

The follicular units are removed by placing a 1 mm punch around a single follicular unit and cutting a small circle through the skin around that follicular unit. The follicular unit is then grasped and gently pulled away from the loose connective tissue surrounding it underneath the skin.

Once it is removed, no further preparation is necessary. It is ready for implanting. The small hole left behind is left to heal in by itself which it does over one to two weeks. This process is repeated hundreds of times until the desired number of follicular units are obtained. Rather than having a white, linear scar as with standard follicular unit transplantation, the patient is left with numerous 1 mm round white scars.

Proponents claim the advantage is less noticeable scarring and no tightness of the scalp (because no tissue has been brought together and sutured as in standard follicular unit transplantation).

Follicular Unit Extraction Method

The difference of FUE method from the other techniques is instead of cutting out a strip of hair from the donor area, it removes the hair follicles one by one, therefore the scarring on the donor area is minimised.

The follicular units are extracted by using a 1 mm punch on a single follicular unit. After that the follicular unit is carefully pulled away from the connective tissue around the skin. After the extraction, no other procedure is needed to be done, implantation can be done right away. This process is repeated until the needed number of follicles are transplanted.

Advantages of Using Follicular Unit Extraction Method

  • No visible scarring
  • Natural looking results
  • No tightness on the scalp since the tissues are not separated

Disadvantages of Using Follicular Unit Extraction Method

  • FUE method is not compatible to all patients, there are some instances where in the follicular units are broken during the extraction. Damage follicular units means unhealthy hair growth.
  • FUE method may not be advisable for very large hair transplants or for transgender hair transplants.

Our advice:

The FUE method is the best method for most hair transplant procedures as it’s very similar to the DHI method but more affordable and produces no visible scars when comparing it to the FUT method.

Patient Testimonials

Aside from achieving fantastic results, we believe that keeping in touch with our patients before, during and after their hair transplantation procedure is paramount – it helps to keep our patients feeling calm and in control. We’re always on hand to provide guidance, support and aftercare advice. Time and again, our patients tell us that this is what sets us apart from other clinics.

You can read our great reviews of FUE hair transplants over on Google and TrustPilot

Kaiden Nolan
Kaiden Nolan
18/04/2022
After 6 months most of my hair has fully grown back. With finasteride and minoxidil and the professionalism of this company I couldn’t of asked for a better job. Thanks again guys!
Don Graham
Don Graham
03/01/2022
Wow! Dr. Kalra is extremely thorough and enthusiastic about his work. As a patient, his professional manner put me at ease. He took time to design a natural hairline and even gave me his personal phone number to look after me following the procedure! The whole staff, including Kevin on the sales side made the patient experience fantastic. After two weeks, i was mostly healed and on my way. Thank you. Great team effort! 😃
Rob Joyce
Rob Joyce
28/10/2021
Kevin, Dr Kalra & team are probably the hardest working people you'll find in the industry. From initial consultation to aftercare, these guys have been very responsive and informative. To be honest, I've been at ease through the whole process. Dr Kalra is an expert technician and has been on hand for any follow up queries i've had following the procedure. The team of technicians that supported Dr Kalra were again, very proficient and professional. You're in safe hands with Kevin & team. FYI: Procedure : Hair Transplant(FUE) Location: Edinburgh Time: September 21'
Daniel Lennon
Daniel Lennon
06/10/2021
From initially making an enquiry to booking my appointment Kevin has been fantastic keeping in regular contact and answering any quiries I had. Dr Kalra and his team were great on the day of surgery, extremely professional and attentive to my needs. Made the experience as relaxing and painless as they could. On day 10 after my transplant and healing nicely. Dr Kalra also keeps in contact and quick to answer any of my questions. Would highly recommend. Not to mention they were also the cheapest I could find certainly, within the UK.
Iain Johnstone
Iain Johnstone
05/10/2021
I Had a hair transplant 10 days ago at HTG’s Edinburgh clinic and everything so far has been great. I had 1750 FUE grafts done which took approx. 7/8 hours and was carried out by Dr Kalra and his team who were very professional and did a brilliant job. There is zero pain after having this procedure and I’m looking forward to the next 12 months of strong growth! Kevin and Dr Kalra have both been excellent in providing support and answering any questions I have both before and after my procedure.
stewart maclean
stewart maclean
06/09/2021
Kevin was great to deal with always happy to help answer everything and always was honest through out lockdown and challenges it faced the doctor the team where brilliant and experienced and did great job would recommend highly if u are looking for there services u wont do much better
David
David
03/09/2021
Kevin HTG, kept me informed of proceedings throughout the whole process leading up to my appointment and was very helpful in answering any questions I had. The transplant itself went very well, with Dr Kalra and his team talking me through the whole procedure as it progressed, and reassuring me if I had any concerns. Kevin, HTG plus Dr Kalra and his team were very professional throughout the whole process from the first phone call to completing the transplant.
Mark Knox
Mark Knox
02/09/2021
These professional people, flew all the way up from London, just to do my transplant in Edinburgh. I was very well taken care of all day. The procedure was done very efficiently throughout!. Would recommend this company and people 100%. Many thanks. Mark
Lewis Birrell
Lewis Birrell
28/07/2021
One week on from having a FUE hair transplant, and I'm already delighted with how it is looking. My donor area is healing over nicely and my grafts are settling. Kevin promptly answered my initial inquiry and got me booked in for a day which suited me at the Edinburgh clinic. Dr Kalra wax my surgeon and within minutes of having met him, his experience and expertise was clear to see. The technicians and staff at the clinic were also very friendly and skilled. The only slight improvement I would have is that it would be good if patients were able to speak to their surgeon before their transplant day. I'd recommend HTG to anyone in central Scotland looking to have an FUE procedure done.

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