Surgical hair transplants are done by two methods : FUE and FUT
FUE stand for Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a modern technique of hair restoration. FUE is a more advanced method of hair transplants than previous techniques like strip harvesting transplantation or FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). It is a method of obtaining follicular units (naturally occuring groups of 1 – 4 hairs) for Hair Transplantation.
The significance of FUE is based on fact that how Follicular Units are obtained. For FUE treatment surgeons use a tool referred to as a Micro Punch, a circular surgical blade that varies in diameter from 0.7mm to 1.25mm. The Micro Punch enables the Follicular Units to be individually excised from the scalp, with no discomfort and without leaving the patient with a linear scar. But still this method is done by few surgeons as the procedure takes considerable time, expense and education to develop the ability to a superior standard.