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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Discuss and share your photos, experiences and results related to the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure, including its advantages, disadvantages and who is an ideal candidate.

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Old 08-04-2012, 01:12 PM
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Of all the recent advances within the field of medical hair restoration, one that seems to garner the most attention from both hair loss patients and hair transplant surgeons is follicular unit extraction (FUE). Thus, it’s no surprise that this popular procedure garners a lot more attention and discussion at each year’s ISHRS scientific meeting. View the “Highlights of the 2011 ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) Scientific Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska” for what leading physicians are saying about FUE and other hot topic hair loss related issues.

But why is follicular unit extraction hair transplant surgery so popular? Will state of the art FUE hair transplants ever replace today’s “gold standard” follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedures? Or can follicular unit extraction (FUE) and FUT hair transplant surgery peacefully co-exist?

Whether it’s the less invasive nature, lack of the linear scar associated with the traditional follicular unit hair transplant (FUT) procedure, or potentially faster healing time, demand and popularity of FUE has increased greatly over the last several years. While most hair restoration experts believe that FUE has been traditionally overhyped or oversold to eager patients, it’s become evident that FUE is here to stay.

The lasting power of follicular unit extraction seems to stem from both patient demand and the dedication of talented hair restoration experts who continue perfecting the procedure, researching new extraction mechanisms, and creating new, more precise FUE tools.

By evaluating these dedicated physicians, refined methods, and unique follicular unit extraction devices, we invite you to learn more about “The Evolution of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Physicians and its Tools” and why the procedure continues increasing in popularity and demand each day.

To discuss the evolution of FUE with other hair loss sufferers and leading hair restoration physicians, you are encouraged to share your thoughts on this forum by creating your own topic or providing your input on others.

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:31 AM
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Is follicular unit extraction just a fancy word for hair transplant? I have been reading some articles about FUT, or follicular unit transplantation. FUT is new in science and is somewhat focused around stem cells. It actually integrates with your own DNA. I am curious to see whether this would also be a surgical procedure or whether it will be some radical new drug. Do you have any information about this type of new treatment? It is still new in science and is not available to the public, but perhaps you have some insight. Here is the article that sparked my interest:

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Jereon,

Welcome to our discussion forum. There are two distinct yet popular and effective techniques associated with the more generic term "hair transplant surgery". The gold standard Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT) includes harvesting a linear strip of scalp tissue containing hair follicles from the scalp, trimming follicular units (hair groupings as they occur naturally in the scalp) under microscoping dissection and then transplanting them into tiny recipient sites made by a skilled surgeon. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) involves "blind dissection" or the removal of individual follicular units one at a time from the donor area via a surgical instrument. Follicular units are still placed into tiny recipient incisions by a qualified physician the same way as is done via FUT. Both methods come with a unique sets of advantages and disadvantages that have been discussed and described throughout the community.

The procedure you are referring to is "Hair Stem Cell Transplantation". This is a very fascinating procedure however, its stll in its infancy stages and requires a great deal of additional research and experimentation before it is adopted as a viable surgical option by the hair restoration community as a whole.

You are encouraged to click on any of the links above for more information.

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Is follicular unit extraction just a fancy word for hair transplant? I have been reading some articles about FUT, or follicular unit transplantation. FUT is new in science and is somewhat focused around stem cells. It actually integrates with your own DNA. I am curious to see whether this would also be a surgical procedure or whether it will be some radical new drug. Do you have any information about this type of new treatment? It is still new in science and is not available to the public, but perhaps you have some insight. Here is the article that sparked my interest:

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Thanks,

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Hey Jeroen,

Modern Hair Transplant has two primary surgical forms Follicular Unit Transplant [FUT] and Follicular Unit Extraction [FUE]. The difference here is the method of harvesting the follicular units for transplantation and the manner in which the donor units are transplanted into the scalp. There are very valid reasons why one person will opt for one of the other, the details to specific for a comment. I have linked the terms so that you can familiarize yourself more with these two different forms of hair transplant procedure. Hope this helps, Michael
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I would like to share this presentation of Dr. Bisanga "Hair Transplant Technique FUE/ FUT Compete or Complete"

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Good video Hariri.
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Please keep promotional content off this thread and off this forum.

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Hey Mate,

FUE is a type of hair transplant procedure. Many people prefer it because they do not wish to have a scar left from the strip method procedure. There are vary conditions and personal patient reasons why the FUE procedure would be chosen over the strip removal method of hair transplant surgery. Both of these procedures are forms of Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT.) The harvesting of the follicular units grafts is just different. FUE is not related to stem cell treatments for hair loss. Gene therapy for hair loss is still in the research phase. All the Best! Michael
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I would like to share this presentation of Dr. Bisanga "Hair Transplant Technique FUE/ FUT Compete or Complete"

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Hariri, can you pm me the link?

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Dear All,
Here I want to share my story in hair transplantation. We have a little bit genetic and a litte bit resullted from stress hair loss. Firstly 4 fours year I had trabsplanted hair and used FUT technique on my operation. After 1 year of the operation, I was Ok (not satisfied too much) but after 2. year nearly all the transplated hair went away. As you know FUT technique had so many pain and so many scars. Then last year one of my friends living in Dubai told me that he went Istanbul for this operation. He had really gave me good feedback about the institution carrying out his operation. I saw his results and unhopefully take him their numbers.
Now I want to give my thanks to them from here. Really thank you Welltur Hair Transplantation
I contacted with them firstly and filled their application form with my photos. They are taking care everthing with their Arabic and English speaking represenatatives.
I am welcomed by them at the airport and transffred to their hospital having 5 stars hotel luxury. They carried out the operation with FUE technique and this means that there is no pain and no scar and stitch.
On the other hand, I was able to count the grafts to be transplanted on my hair; they have a system on which they out the donor hair in 100 pcs and by this way you are able to count how many hairs they transplanted.
3.500 graft transpalted during this operation. they hosted me for 3 days in their hospital and I did not pay for these 3 days accomodation and dressing for these 3 days even for lunch and dinner.
I really had good time for 3 days and they gave an Arabic speaking guide to see the sightseeing of Istanbul. Even on my second day I went for shopping.
Now I am satisfied with my hairs after this 1 year passed.
I really say thank you them and recommend the ones who want to make transplantion.

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