FUE Hair Transplant
One of the newest and most talked about method in hair transplantation is a procedure known as follicular unit extraction and transplantation, commonly known referred to as FUE transplantation.
The FUE transplantation procedure in our Edison, New Jersey office involves a different approach to extraction that pinpoints individual follicular grafts from the donor area as opposed to more traditional linear strip extraction. Each follicular unit graft, or compact bundle of 1 to 4 hair follicles, replete with oil glands, muscle and connecting tissue is removed individually and transplanted to the affected hair loss area.
This is an excellent procedure for selected patients. The FUE transplant procedure does not result in a linear scar which maybe a serious consideration for those who wear their hair short and wish to avoid a linear excision. Patients with very tight scalps or that have existing donor scarring that cannot be excised may also be good candidates.
The most significant drawback to follicular unit extraction (FUE) transplantation is the limit number of grafts that can be safely extracted per session so there is adquate spacing between incisions to avoid scarring and because each follicular unit is removed individually, the procedure takes considerably longer time.
Dr. Schwinning personally extracts each graft to assure that he can achieve maximum hair graft survival.