At the beginning of the FUE procedure, the donor area of the scalp shaved, follicular unit grafts are extracted individually, using a 0.8mm to 1mm ‘punch’. 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.
FUE technique requires only a local anesthetic and is almost entirely pain-free. A typical FUE treatment would require extracting of up to 3.500-4.000 grafts and can take 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.