FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

About Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

FUE is a highly advanced and intricate, surgical procedure to restore hair loss. Unlike FUT-STRIP treatment, FUE does not leave a linear scar. This procedure is commonly undertaken by younger patients and those who like to wear their hair shorter (number 1 or 2) and where a scar would be more visible. However, the suitability of this treatment is dependent on the individual and requires various factors such as age, the amount of expected hair loss and the general health of the patient, to be taken in to consideration.

Like FUT, FUE involves taking healthy hair from a donor site (permanent area) of the scalp, where the hairs are genetically programmed to continue growing for life. This is known as the ‘donor area’. The healthy ‘permanent’ hairs are then grafted in to the areas of the scalp in need of treatment, which is called the ‘recipient area’.

However, unlike FUT, where a strip of skin, containing the hairs to be transferred, FUE extracts each follicular unit, individually and directly from the scalp, leaving only the tiniest dotted scars.

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Dr Munir Somji

Dr. Munir Somji, one of the UK’s leading experts in hair restoration surgery, uses the very latest and innovative technology, which includes both manual and motorized follicular unit extraction. Alongside his team of highly trained experts, Dr. Somji can offer both technical excellence and a deep understanding of the aesthetics of how hair grows and the which procedure will work for each, individual patient. Dr. Somji was fortunate to train with the pioneers of FUE surgery in North America and has perfected his art through experience in South Korea, India, Brazil and Dubai. Amalgamating these experiences coupled with recent advances he offers his patients the finest quality hair transplants using a mixture of automated robotic extraction and manual techniques. This allows Dr. Somji and his team to utilize the advantages of human artistry and accuracy of automation.

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FUE – Before and After

FUE before and after

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FUE results

FUE hair transplant results

The FUE Process

Frequently asked questions about FUE

How do I know I am suitable for treatment?

Prior to deciding on the best course of treatment for your concern, Dr. Somji will conduct a no obligation consultation, to assess your individual condition, your medical history and your thoughts on your desired results. He will then create a programme of treatment for your own, optimum hair restoration.

What happens during treatment?

As treatment commences, the donor area of your scalp will be shaved and the follicular units are extracted, one at a time, using a punching device of around 0.75mm to 1mm. This process can also be carried out, [. At the same time, tiny microscopic incisions will be made in the receiving area of your scalp and each follicular graft is placed into these incisions. At this stage, Dr Somji will pay extreme attention to the positioning of the grafts, to ensure they will need to grow in a similar fashion to those of your natural hairs. The tiny dotted scars, left by FUE, will be so small they will be scarcely noticeable.

Does it hurt?

FUE is not a painful procedure and you will only require a local anaesthetic, making this a stress-free and comfortable treatment. However, as every individual hair follicle is painstakingly extracted, FUE surgery is considerably more time-consuming and typically, can require up to 2,000 grafts and around 10 hours. In some, larger cases, expect to spend a day or even two days in surgery. At Your Hair Doc, our team of highly-trained and experienced staff will ensure that your time with us is as comfortable as possible and as you will only require a local anaesthetic, will be able to relax, read, watch films or use iPads and other hand-held devices, whilst in theatre.

When will I see results?

Your new hair will begin to grow approximately 4 months, following the procedure and will continue to grow and thicken for the next 10 to 15 months, leaving you with a more even, fuller head of healthy hair. We schedule reviews at 2 weeks, 6 months and 1 year.

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For more information on FUE and to book a no obligation consultation with Dr. Somji, speak with one of our friendly and helpful staff on 0208 418 0362.