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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a hugely popular and evolving technique of hair transplant. In this method, a small round punch is used for extracting follicular units from a patient's bald resistant donor areas one at a time. These 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair groupings known as follicular unit grafts are then transplanted into the balding areas of a patient.

The demand along with the popularity for FUE has increased considerably over the past many years, whether, it's the lack of linear scar related with conventional follicular unit hair transplantation through strip harvesting or FUT, its nature being less invasive or potentially faster healing time. The recent developments in FUE technique as far as hair transplant is concerned has proven that FUE is here to stay.

  • Important for individuals who like to wear their hair short
  • Useful for individuals with high risk of scar formation in the donor area, especially Asians
  • Beneficial for repairing donor scars that cannot be excised
  • Minimal post-op discomfort
  • restrictions on vigorous exercise after the procedure
  • An ideal alternative to strip procedure when the scalp is too tight for strip excision
  • Provides the option of maximizing the donor area (but not necessarily the total number of grafts)
  • Allows the harvest of selected fine hair from the scalp to be used at the hairline area or eyebrows

FUE ADVANTAGE

  Strip Hair Transplant FUE Hair Transplant
Stitch Cutting open the skin and closing it with stitches So can have stitch related problems No stitches Minimally invasive
Scar Stitches leave permanent scar at the back of the head. You cannot keep your hair short because the scar will be visible Multiple pin head tiny marks which are not visible even if you keep you trim your hair to the size “0”
Stretching of scar Can prolong healing period and one has to avoid physical activity for weeks No such problem and one can start physical activity soon after transplant
Recovery 2 – 3 weeks usually need 1 month of rest for atheletes, body builders etc 3-4 days. Exercise, weight training, sports, can be resumed in 4-5 days
Donor complications Not uncommon e.g. wide scar, painful scar, delayed healing of stitches and give away of stitches Practically nil
Short hair style Scar becomes visible, so sporting long hair style is mandatory Can easily sport short hair style
Numbness above stitches Numbness above the stitches often last for months or permanently due to division of nerves in the line of cut No numbness because there is no division of nerves
Pain in the stitches Pain for 10-30 days and sometimes even permanently due to entrapment of nerve in the area of cut Practically no post operative pain
Tightness in the donor area Common for few months Nil
Blood loss in surgery More Minimal
Operation time Less More
Donor hair availability 3000 and sometimes 3500 in one sitting Usually not more than 6000 in two or three sittings 5000 in one sitting Could be even more than 10,000 with body hair transplant
For grey hairs Difficult to visualize and can have more transactions Procedure and transaction rate remains unchanged with grey hairs
For limited or poor donor area You cannot select good number of 3 and 4 hair grafts Maximum number of 3 and 4 hair grafts can be selected to increase the number of transplanted hairs
For patients with tight scalp Larger sessions and multiple sittings become difficult Ideal method
For patients with tight scalp Larger sessions and multiple sittings become difficult Ideal method
Shock loss More chances due to more invasive nature of procedureesp in the donor area Rare, due to minimally invasive nature of the procedure
For those with more risk of scarring like Asians More chances of stretched out scar and hypertrophic scar Minimum such chances
Control on graft harvesting It is possible that the strip may have less or more hairs than pre calculated You can calculate and control the exact number of grafts extraction as you wish
Special advantages  

• With FUE, you can select single hair or multiple hair follicle when needed

• In patients with tight scalp or multiple strip scar only FUE is effective

• FUE can correct scarring caused by strip technique

Time for transplant 3000 grafts in 5 hours 3000 grafts in 10 hours
Surgeons time Surgeon spends 20% of time Technicians spend 80% of time on the procedure Surgeon spends 80% of time Technicians spend 20% of the time on the procedure

Combination of FUE, FUT & Body Hair Transplant
We are one of the pioneers in FUE & Body Hair Transplants with an experience of more than 1000 sittings of hair transplant.

Gigasessions
A patient can get up to 5000 to 6000 grafts with the combination of FUE, FUT and body hair transplants which is not available anywhere else. However, if the patient doesn't want to opt for FUT, then he can still get up to 3000 to 4000 grafts from scalp and body with the help of FUE technique.

Lateral Slit Implantation & Dense Packing
With the help of lateral slit implantation technique, the patient can get the density up to 50 to 60 grafts per sq.cm. This helps the patient in getting a natural look.

Hairline Reconstruction
The patient can discuss about the hairline with the doctors without any hurry which results in a natural look.

Minimum out of body time of grafts
We take out the grafts and then place them back very quickly, i.e. within 2 to 3 hours. Thus, patients coming to our institute get very good results.

Enriching medium for weak donor hair
A special care is being taken at our institute of weak donor hair with the help of enriching medium. Extremely thin needles are used in the procedure with anesthesia which makes the whole process nearly pain free.

Minimal recovery time
The recovery time in this procedure is minimal and you can start your daily routine the very next day with the special anesthesia technique and the precautions adopted after the surgery.

Why Us?

  • The patient is guaranteed complete personal attention along with total privacy as we generally perform a single procedure per day
  • Dr. Nitin Jain and Dr. Pradeep Kumari have personally performed in excess than 400 FUE procedures, which also involves more than sixty thousand grafts in total
  • Almost half of the patients come to us after undergoing procedures at other clinics
  • More than half of our patients come from out of India
  • All the procedures related to hair transplant are performed by our experienced doctors and not by assistants