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Is Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) (FUE) the Latest in Hair Transplant Technology?

10/12/2009 2:32:42 PM

Question:

Regarding, FUE, I heard it's the latest in hair transplant surgery, easy to perform, and will give me thick and healthy hair. Is this true?

Answer:

Follicular Unit Excision (formerly known as Follicular Unit Extraction) (FUE) is technically the revision of an older hair transplant technique using much smaller and refined punches. Though FUE has a place in today's surgical hair restoration, in my opinion, ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT) via microscopic dissection (strip surgery) is still today’s Gold standard. Even though FUE is becoming increasingly popular, in my opinion, it still has a long way to go to reach the consistency and viability of today’s state of the art FUT procedures.

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Bill is the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.