Ideal Candidates for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Covering the BasicsThe New England Center for Hair Restoration is one of the leading hair transplant practices in the greater Boston area. One of the major reasons for being held in high regard is our use of state-of-the-art surgical hair loss procedures, each tailored to the needs of the patient. Among these surgeries is follicular unit extraction (FUE). Follicular unit extraction is a highly popular option for hair restoration. Rather than using large plugs as in the past, small follicular units are taken from a donor area and placed into the thinning or balding part of the scalp in order to address hair loss. This is different from follicular unit transplantation (FUT), which is another popular method of surgical hair restoration.
General Candidates for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)Good candidates for follicular unit extraction are patients in good health overall who would like a more permanent and effective treatment for their hair loss. These candidates often have three commonalities:
- Mild to moderate hair loss
- Tightness of the the scalp
- Hair/hairstyle typically short in length