FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. During this restorative procedure, healthy hair is harvested from the donor area of the patient’s scalp and transplanted to the recipient area that has thinning or balding. Compared to previous hair transplant methods, such as strip harvesting, Toronto FUE offers three distinct advantages.
FUE hair transplant methods have been designed to minimize patient risks such as scarring and the pain associated with traditional hair transplant techniques. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not involve stitches or sutures. This, along with the small size of the punches, allows the procedure to result in no linear scarring in the donor area of the scalp. As a result, patients are able to wear their hair as short as they like without feeling self-conscious about visible scars on the scalp.