At the beginning of the FUE procedure, the donor area of the scalp prepared – shaved, follicular unit grafts extracted individually, using a 0.6mm to 1.4mm ‘punches. The process is carried out by a micromotor punch machine. Unlike the FUT technique, which leaves a linear scar, following the FUE method, there will be a series of tiny dot scars on the scalp. They are so small that others can hardly see them with an appropriate hair cut. But it is NOT a scarless surgery.
FUE technique requires only a local anesthetic and with appropriate local anesthesia the procedure and is comfortable with minimal pain. During typical FUE treatment, 2.000-4.000 grafts can be extracted (differs according to the individual needs of the patient and donor area capacity). The procedure can last 7-8 hours, while more extensive cases may require more than one session. New hair will start to grow approximately four – sixth months after surgery and will continue to grow through for the next 12-18 months.