FUE (follicular unit extraction)
Hair transplant has matured to an extent that it is unnoticeable; it was not always
like this. In the early eighties the surgeons were removing entire plugs which contained
15-20 hair, this not only gruesome but also highly unnatural.
Fue stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, this is one of the most advanced hair
surgery techniques available. Each individual follicle can have a cluster of hair
from 1-4, based on age.
There is a massive misconception that surgery is a solution for all types of hair
loss, but is not the case. It is an expensive solution and a solution that can require
several surgeries which then can require a huge donor area.
Surgery will work for individuals that are past Norwood level 2, it is not recommended
for individuals in the early stage of hair loss as it can destroy existing hair
due to shock loss. It is advisable only to proceed with surgery once past a certain
stage in your hair loss cycle and best for individuals whom are either on Norwood
level 5 -7, considering they have enough donor area.