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FUE Hair Restoration Process Recovery

Posted on: November 22nd, 2014 by Denis Zlatov


FUE Procedure Provides No Downtime Recovery Process


Follicular Unit Extraction, otherwise known as FUE, is a relatively new hair restoration procedure. This procedure differs from the Follicular Unit Transplants that were popularized in the 1990s, and it offers several benefits to clients looking for a less invasive alternative to FUT. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways in which a FUE may assist patients in meeting their hair restoration goals.

In a Follicular Unit Transplantation, a long strip is cut into the donor area to extract the follicular units. Although advances have been made in recent years that allow FUT results to appear more seamless, the actual client experience is still different than that of one who is undergoing a FUE procedure. In a Follicular Unit Extraction procedure, the follicular units are removed via tiny punch incisions. This less invasive manner of removing follicular units allows FUE patients to have a much speedier recovery process than other hair restoration methods.

FUT procedures require stitches, and the scar area will normally take more than a week to heal. Due to the nature of the incision, a visible scar is not uncommon after a FUT. FUE procedures do not require any stitching due to the small nature of the circular incisions, and the scars will normally heal in a few days. There is no visible scarring after a FUE procedure; the naked eye would have a much easier time spotting the large line left as a result of a FUT procedure than the tiny, circular dots left after a FUE procedure.

Donor area immediately after FUE procedure


Donor area immediately following FUE hair transplant procedure

The amount of healing required after a FUE procedure is an important variable to consider, especially for those who may not be able to take much time off work. The minimally invasive nature of a FUE procedure allows individuals to quickly return to work, and it also allows patients to return to exercising and other physical activities shortly after its completion. Lastly, for those would like to lessen the chance of having a visible scar on the back of their head, Follicular Unit Extraction offers an excellent alternative to more traditional methods of hair restoration.

Transplant area immediately after FUE procedure


Transplant area immediately following FUE hair transplant procedure