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FUE Gets a New Name - Follicular Unit Excision (Formerly Follicular Unit Extraction)

Category : Hair Transplant News 4/4/2018 2:13:32 PM

FUE, an acronym well known in the hair transplant profession for the donor harvesting technique called follicular unit extraction has recently been renamed Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) by a group of hair restoration physicians dedicated to innovating and improving hair transplant techniques, its accuracy and its terminology The new term Follicular Unit Excision has recently been adopted in the hair transplant profession and amongst hair restoration surgeons. But why?

The word "excision" and "extraction" are quite similar but technincally speaking, extraction only refers to the part of the procedure where a follicle is removed. But how does a donor harvesting tool get into the scalp in order to extract it?First, an incision has to be made and a tool or device must get a grip of the follicular unit to be extracted. This process is called incision. The word excision includes both incision and extraction, in other words - the entire process.Thus, from a technical point of view, it was decided by the majority that the new proper term for FUE (that still happens to include the same acroynm) would be "Follicular Unit Excision".

FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) now has a new name and as a technique, continues to evolve thanks to dedicated hair restoration physicians devoted to producing the very best results and mininimal scarring.

Bill - Managing Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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