How is FUE Performed?

For performing FUE, we need to cut the hair in the back of the scalp shorter than 1 mm because the tip of the motor needs to puncture the tissue and extract it, it has to rotate, and not touch the hair.   For this reason, we need to shave our patient’s head to grade zero or grade one.  We perform FUE under local anesthesia, and each punch that we use for the motors to extract hair has to be new and sharp enough.  In about two hours, we need to extract the hair cells at an angle corresponding with the angle of the hair follicles. In a nutshell, we shave our patient’s scalp, give them anesthetics, and by using the 0.7, 0.8 mm-long punch we extract the hair follicles.


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