What are the advantages and disadvantages of an FUE transplant?

Résultat greffe FUE sur un homme
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplants are performed using a motorized punch to remove individual grafts. The bulbs are then re-implanted into the bald areas with a Choï implanter. This technique is suitable for all types of baldness.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE FUE TECHNIQUE?
  • The micro-scars left on the donor area after an FUE hair transplant are almost imperceptible to the naked eye, regardless of the length of the hair (shaved or long).
  • The micro-perforations caused by the removal of follicular units in the occipital and temporal regions will heal within a few days after the procedure.
  • The FUE hair transplant technique is not painful: there are no sutures and little post-operative pain
  • Result: More natural appearance than a conventional micrograft because of the thinness of the implants by follicular units.
  • Great to densify an area of the scalp that is sparse
  • Great to correct a scar on the scalp

FUE hair transplant on the temples of a 35 year old woman

WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES?
  • The quality of the graft may be lower than with conventional micrografting. This is due to the risk of transection of the graft during its extraction with a motorized punch. This is why it’s important to choose a surgeon with experience in hair transplants.
  • New scars may appear after each transplantation session. For example, a first FUE transplant of 2000 grafts will result in 2000 round micro scars. If the patient makes another FUE transplant of 1500 grafts, there will be a total of 3500 micro scars.
IMPORTANT POINT
Each implanted hair is permanently removed from the donor area. This is why the surgeons of the CMCC follow a therapeutic protocol to correct baldness while preserving the donor area as much as possible.

FUE hair transplant on a 33 year old man.