The hair microtransplant procedure or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a little to non-invasive technique that allows the implantation in balding areas of hair grafts generally extracted from the back of the head.
The first ever procedure of this kind was performed by a Japanese dermatologist in 1880. It was the first step in the development of the technique we know of today.
The FUE procedure is usually recommended for patient whose balding process is just starting or who wish to hide a scalp scar.
The Clinic offers this procedure for small sessions involving the transplant of less that 1000 grafts. Beyond that figure, for more severe baldness, the ARTAS robotic procedure is recommended.
The FUE procedure involves the extraction of follicular units, one by one, from the donor area at the back of the scalp. The grafts are then implanted in the balding spots. The implantation is performed using a Choï implanter pen. This method allows for a precise and dense implantation that can’t be achieved with micro-incisions : up to 70 follicular units per square cm.
The FUE procedure also prevents scarring of the donor area ; the area doesn’t bleed profusely nor experience any kind of trauma.
It is performed under local anaesthesia and the patient can resume his activity the day after the procedure.
Hair growth starts about 3 months after the procedure and the final result is visible after 10 to 12 months.
The implanted hairs won’t fall out because they don’t react to male hormones.