Frequently Asked Questions About FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
Q. What is Follicular Unit Extraction?
A. FUE is minimally invasive surgical technique that involves the removal of hair follicles one by one from the donor area and inserting them into the recipient area by using small needle punches.
Q. What is a Follicular Unit?
A. A Follicular Unit is naturally occurring group of hair in the scalp and usually consists of one to four hair.
Q. How long does it take?
A. A typical FUE procedure takes seven to eight hours. Depending upon the size and number of grafts, the surgery may require multiple sessions.
Q. Is this procedure painful?
A. FUE is not painful procedure but causes little discomfort.
Q. What are the advantages of FUE?
A. FUE does not result in large linear scar. It gives more natural results without any detectable scar and wound. Healing time is fast and comfortable.
Q. Can I keep short hair cut after the surgery?
A. Yes, of Course. FUE surgery does not leave a linear scar as in strip harvesting method rather it leaves multiple small holes that heal with time and become unnoticeable.
Q. Can FUE be repeated after one month?
A. Yes, FUE can be repeated after one month. Due to lack of scars, wound closure, staple and decreased tension in the donor area during the recovery process, healing time is fast and creates less pain. Minimum discomfort and fastest healing time help in getting FUE surgery after one month.
Q. Do I have to shave off my head before surgery?
A. It is vital to shave off the donor zone before FUE. Though, there is not any need to shave off your complete head especially the hairline area.