There are many who think that FUE is the best approach when it comes to hair transplantation. Do you think this is true and is it true for all patients?

Actually, we use only one of several different techniques for hair transplantation surgery.

Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is a procedure where individual follicular units are extracted from the donor area and are placed into recipient sites made by the physician.

This technique has the advantage of causing no linear scar that is visible in the donor area. However, I do feel that it does have its limitations as do most other types of hair transplantation.

I believe it is better suited for patients when doing smaller cases or repair cases, maybe patients who have had multiple surgeries in the past and have a significant amount of scar tissue in the donor area already or someone who can only wear their hair very, very short for either business or some other reason.

I believe in larger cases or cases when people are going to need multiple large procedures, that the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) strip procedure would be more appropriate.

Posted by: Dr. Charles