SAN FRANCISCO — In recent years, many patients have been asking about “scar-less,” “pain-free” and/or “non-surgical” hair transplant procedures. Typically, what they’re referring to is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), an innovative procedure that has steadily gained popularity since its development. However, while this technologically advanced procedure has its benefits, the notion that it’s scar-less, pain-free or non-surgical is merely a myth.
Before going any further, let’s briefly outline the two major methods of hair transplantation in use today. The more traditional method is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT); in this procedure, a long, thin strip of tissue is removed from the back of the scalp, from which individual hair follicles are harvested via stereo-microscopic dissection. Read more