What is FUE hair Transplant ?
Hair grows in tiny little groups of 1-4, called Follicular Units a concept that was discovered by Dr. Bernstein in 1995. The development of Follicular Unit Extraction FUE technique evolved to eradicate the permanent scar that results from the FUT method.
In FUE, circular trephine punches combined with high power magnification are used to extract the individual follicular units from the donor area, which are then transplanted to the recipient sites. This is such a delicate procedure, involving a lot of care and attention, not to damage the hair follicles.
The injuring or cutting off of hair follicles during the extraction is known as transection. Dr Civas has acquired experience and skills in hair transplantation, and has very low transection rates of around 3%. FUE allows versatility of punch size and depth therefore high graft quality. In Civas clinic we use punch sizes of 0.6mm for 1s Follicular Units, 0.8mm for 2s Follicular Units, 1mm for 3s and 4s Follicular Units.
FUE also gives the surgeon a chance to select the best hair follicles and regulate the number of grafts to be transplanted, hence high quality grafts with minimal invasion.