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The Growing Popularity of Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUE

2/19/2018 1:30:40 PM

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Many hair restoration surgeons would agree that overall, follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT) aka strip surgery via microscopic dissection produces higher yield than follicular unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUE consistently. This is due to the extra forced placed on the hair follicles during the excision process. Below we've presented a few articles written by leading hair transplant surgeons on FUE, its benefits, limitations, and potential problems.

"What are the benefits, limitations, and potential problems with FUE/FIT?" (by Coalition member Dr. Alan Feller)

"The Evolution, Advantages and Disadvantages of Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) Hair Transplant Surgery" (by Coalition member Dr. Ron Shapiro).

That said, follicular unit excision has come a long way over the last several years and between top hair restoration physicians devoting all their time and energy to FUE and an improvement in excision tools, transection has been minimal and hair growth yield has been close if not equal to that of FUSS (follicular unit strip surgery).

Follicular unit excision has come a long way and in many patients, FUE can produce hair growth yield equal to that of strip. Though most hair restoration physicians would still argue that only a select audience are actual candidates for FUE, the group of candidates continues to broaden with recent advancements in revolutionary tools designed by those surgeons dedicated to improving the FUE procedure.

FUE has become highly coveted and hair transplant surgeons are taking this very seriously. Thus, many surgeons who once rejected FUE are now offering it and working to improve their own technique at their clinic.

Written and Published By,

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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