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If you are considering hair transplant, please make sure that your doctor gives you full disclosure about the different techniques that are now available. First and foremost, your doctor should tell you that nowadays there is a new technique in hair transplantation called FUE. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. It is widely regarded as one of the most advanced hair transplant techniques available nowadays. Most clinics in the world now promote FUE as a No Scalpel, No Stitches, and No Linear Scars procedure. Invented and perfected by Dr. Woods, FUE is reported to be minimally invasive and many times less traumatic than traditional strip excision hair restoration technique. With FUE, you can even use your own body hair (chest, legs, arms) as donor and transplant them to thinning areas in your scalp. This technique is now commonly referred to as BHT or body hair transplant.

Unfortunately, right now there are only few truly qualified FUE doctors in the world. The majority of the hair transplant doctors worldwide are still offering traditional STRIP technique whereby a strip of skin is removed from the patient's head using a knife or scalpel. In comparison to FUE, STRIP technique is many times more invasive.

Traditional Strip Hair Transplant Donor Site
Traditional Strip Hair Transplant Donor Site

In traditional Strip hair transplant procedures, the donor area is closed using stitches or staples which cause further trauma to the donor site. Return visits are required for suture removal. Patients will be left with a linear scar after healing. The term "Strip" derives from the fact that a strip of flesh and skin is required to be removed from the patient's scalp during the procedure.  

FUE Hair Transplant Donor Site
FUE Hair Transplant Donor Site

High magnification photo of the patient's donor site in the back of his head immediately after the donor hairs extraction. The small wounds which remain do not require stitching and leave no visible linear scars. Donor site heals faster and the procedure is a lot less traumatic for the patient than traditional Strip hair transplant procedures. No stitches necessary. 

FUE Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

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The below is compiled based on feedback from our forum members. Every person's experience is different. Do not consider below as medical advice. Consult your own physician before making a decision. Information below may not apply to all patients undergoing FUE or hair transplant procedures.