Follicular Unit Extraction

Various surgical techniques are available for hair loss. Each method requires extensive knowledge that only professionals can provide.

Hair restoration doctors must have an in-depth understanding of the variations of each technique, which includes the variety of tools and instruments used for FUE surgery. Learn more about follicular unit extraction (FUE) and its applications for hair transplant patients.

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What Is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is one of the newest ways to bring your hair back. It lets you have a transplant with a less painful procedure. The FUE treatment is very detailed and comprehensive, requiring the expertise and skills of hair restoration experts.

Today, various tools and instruments can help professionals perform an FUE procedure. At Hair Transplant Center – New Jersey, we use these tools in FUE hair transplant procedures.

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FUE Techniques

These FUE techniques are all the same. FUE hair restoration treatment is one of the primary methods of harvesting one to four hair follicles on the donor’s area. Then, doctors will transplant the hair follicles onto the thinning or balding area of the scalp. The process involves harvesting hair without using a scalpel. With no incision made in the scalp, patients experience less pain as well.

FUE techniques consist of the following:

  • Follicular unit extraction (FUE).
  • FOX procedure.
  • FUSE (Follicular unit separation extraction) method.
  • Wood’s technique.
  • FU isolation method.
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The Tools of FUE

Professionals can use many different types of tools.....

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FUE Versus FUT: What Is More Effective?

Hair transplant procedures are a tricky topic.....

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Have You Decided to Get an FUE Hair Restoration?

Get the competitive edge with the latest technology in hair.....

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The Benefits of Hair Restoration

Hair restoration doesn't need to be expensive....

The Tools of FUE

Professionals can use many different types of tools for FUE hair transplants. Dr. Golio has various advanced tools that he uses for the FUE procedure.

FUE hair transplantation can occur manually. However, it requires a highly skilled hair restoration team to do the job. Also, it may take a long time to harvest a maximum graft count of under 1,000. The exact number of grafts also depends on many variables. These factors include the length angle of the hair under the scalp.

When done manually, professionals must also place a limit on harvesting grafts. FUE aims to extract follicular units as intact as possible. Another crucial element that can affect the success of FUE is the survivability of these hair grafts. The hair transplant surgeon must ensure that the hair follicles remain intact during extraction.

If the follicular units get accidentally cut during the extraction, a high chance exists that they will not survive. Therefore, the FUE hair transplant will be a failure.

A follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure involves strip-harvesting of the follicular units. It typically guarantees a large amount of non-transected hair grafts. However, the FUE procedures have a high chance of transecting grafts. Therefore, the grafts will not be able to be used for transplants.

During the initial consultation, Dr. Golio will examine your hair. He will tell you how many grafts he can collect per session.

FUE Versus FUT: What Is More Effective?

Hair transplant procedures are a tricky topic for many people. For those who have never had one, the difference between FUE and FUT is often unclear. Both methods use grafts extracted from the donor area to fill in balding parts of the scalp.

The FUE transplants can be as successful as the traditional FUT method, with a 90% graft survivability rate. Often, people raise the question about which one is more effective. The research on the effectiveness of FUE and FUT is inconclusive. Moreover, it is usually peer-reviewed research. Even though both methods may seem similar on paper, they have advantages that make them useful in different situations. Both hair transplant procedures are helpful methods for harvesting follicular units.

So, which one is better?

Some people say that the FUT procedure makes more high-quality grafts than the FUE. They believe that the doctor can remove some of the best follicular units without damaging them, yielding a higher survivability rate than FUE grafts.

You also want to consider side effects and limitations when getting hair transplants. FUE is better for those who do not wish to have a linear scar in their donor area. The FUE scars are small and round, and they will be less visible. Unlike with FUT, a long, linear scar will occupy the donor area. The difference in scarring is that FUE scars can get scattered throughout the donor area. FUT leaves scars that are more localized to one place on the head.

Have You Decided to Get an FUE Hair Restoration?

The FUE method for hair transplants is different from the traditional strip method. FUE takes more follicles because they are in a larger area. What’s more, it is eight times greater than the conventional strip method. As such, patients need to have a lot of their hair trimmed before they get it transplanted. Furthermore, the transplanted hair may not be truly “permanent.” After some time, those hairs might fall out or be lost.

Performing successive sessions with this technique can be difficult due to the scarring in the donor area. Besides, these grafts are more fragile and subjected to trauma during transplantation. Also, the follicular units may often lack the protective dermis and fats.

Using the natural follicular units for hair transplant is typically complicated. That is why you need a hair restoration team that is skilled and experienced in performing hair restoration so that you can achieve a natural-looking head full of hair.

The Hair Transplant Center – New Jersey has a specialist who focuses on follicular unit transplants. Dr. Golio offers Ellis, Cole, and WAW FUE systems and provides other FUE restoration options. At Hair Transplant Center – New Jersey, we believe these techniques achieve high hair growth rates. At the same time, they also help improve the success rates of achieving your goal toward hair loss freedom.

The Benefits of Hair Restoration

Hair restoration doesn’t need to be expensive. Hair Transplant Center – New Jersey offers affordable hair restoration services without sacrificing quality.

A study in the journal Clinical Medicine says that hair loss can significantly affect how people view themselves, contributing to feelings of insecurity, low self-esteem, and symptoms of anxiety or depression.

A person’s self-esteem can be connected to one’s¬†appearance in society, which could cause an individual to become socially withdrawn.

  • Depression can play a significant role in developing unhappiness, lack of interest in activities, insomnia, and fatigue.
  • Anxiety can make people feel like they are on edge. It also manifests in being tense and acting out with increased worrying about everything going wrong, creating more anxiety.
  • Social phobia is an anxiety disorder that causes sufferers to avoid the people and groups which cause them fear. This phobia leads them to high levels of social isolation, economic hardship, and a poor quality of life overall.