Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) has become a popular method of hair transplant. This is because it has many benefits when compared with the older methods such as hair plugs and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
Follicular Unit Extraction is a technique that involves removing single or tufts of hair and replanting them in the desired area. It is now the most advanced technique used today and involves extracting single hair units and placing them one at a time into the scalp. This is usually done by hand but there are now advanced techniques that have been developed such as the ARTAS System, which is a robotic system that performs the extraction after analyzing each individual unit.
Follicular Unit Extraction is most effective on men with sustained hair loss. A hair transplant may improve your appearance, it doesn’t stop hair loss. A member of our team will decide when to perform the procedure after observing your hair over a period of time.
Although surgeons have been working to perfect the procedure and shorten, the time required and in general to increase the benefits, it is still a process that takes time. There are two parts to the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure.
Part one is the extraction of the grafts, which usually are taken from the back of the head, but they, if necessary, can be taken from areas like the chest or beard. Once the hair is removed from the body it can be implanted.
When you consult with our specialist, you will learn if you are a good candidate for follicular unit extraction to restore your hair. This option is less invasive than other options, and it can help you get locks you love again. Contact us at New England Center for Hair Restoration and schedule your consultation with our team in North Attleborough, MA, to learn more.