During Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) hair transplant procedure at Elaen, the hair used for relocation is obtained by surgically excising a strip of hair from the donor region of the scalp.  The wound is then sutured closed and the result is a virtually unnoticeable, fine line scar oriented horizontally across the back of the head.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a contemporary revival of an antiquated technique of obtaining donor hair in which a small circular cutting instrument is used to harvest follicular units one at a time from the donor area.  Each harvest or extraction creates a small circular scar and a transplant session creates a number of discontinuous, individual scars contrasting with the continuous liner scar of FUT.  Short hair styles are well supported with either method of harvesting.

Getting Ahead with FUE

With the FUE method there is no need to excise a piece of the scalp because the follicles are removed directly from the donor area using a tiny 1 mm punch. The punch is manually rotated to make a small circular incision in the skin around the follicular unit (hair follicles), which is removed directly from the scalp using forceps.

After the appropriate number of units has been removed, technicians separate the grafts into units of one to four hairs and these grafts are implanted much the same way as the "strip" method. With the FUE method there is fewer complications than with the "strip" method.

The benefits of the FUE Mexico entail minimal discomfort, no scalpel incision, no sutures, no linear scar, quick recovery time, and a more natural looking result than traditional strip methods.