Follicular Unit Extraction [FUE] - One Procedure, Many Uses

Indian Dermatol Online J. 2021 May 12;12(3):381-388. doi: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_522_20. eCollection 2021 May-Jun.


Follicular unit extraction [FUE] is a minimally invasive hair restoration surgery popularly known for its utility in androgenetic alopecia (AGA). In FUE, individual follicular grafts are extracted from donor area and implanted in the recipient area. Advantages of FUE are that it is comparatively 'scarless', has faster healing time, has less downtime and requires less technical staff. This article is aimed to highlight upon the multi-faceted utility of FUE technique in various dermatological indications like androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, facial hair restoration, tractional alopecia, scarring alopecia, body hair transplant, vitiligo as well as hirsutism.

Keywords: FUE; hair transplant; multiple uses.

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