Arch Plast Surg 2017 Mar 15;44(2):170-172. Epub 2017 Mar 15.
Department of Plastic Surgery, JP Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
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Indian J Plast Surg 2016 Sep-Dec;49(3):390-396
Department of Plastic Surgery, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is one of the widely practiced minimally invasive follicular harvesting techniques employed during hair transplantation. FUE technique has an advantage of utilising lower occipital area and supra-auricular region as a safe donor area described by Unger, in addition to the standard occipital donor area used in strip method (follicular unit transplant). Despite its potential advantages such as rapid recovery, minimal scarring and reduced post-operative pain; its widespread acceptance is limited due to various factors in variable contribution like steeper learning curve and potentially higher follicular transection rates (FTRs). Read More
Dermatol Surg 2008 Dec 13;34(12):1683-8. Epub 2008 Oct 13.
i-landtower Clinic, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.
Background: A follicular unit extraction (FUE) method has been developed as one type of follicular unit transplantation (FUT) surgery that is a widely accepted hair restoration technique. Although FUE is considered to be more time consuming, depending on the operator's skill, and there are restrictions on patient candidacy, FUE has many advantages, including a small donor wound, less pain, and a slender graft without extra surrounding tissue.
Objective: To propose a novel powered FUE (P-FUE) technique. Read More
Dermatol Surg 2002 Aug;28(8):720-8
New Hair Institute Medical Group, A Professional Corporation, Los Angeles, California 90035, USA.
Background: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is performed using large numbers of naturally occuring individual follicular units obtained by single-strip harvesting and stereo-microscopic dissection. Donor wound scarring from strip excision, although an infrequent complication, still concerns enough patients that an alternative solution is warranted.
Objective: The purpose of this paper is to introduce Follicular Unit Extraction (The FOX Procedure), in which individual follicular units are removed directly from the donor region through very small punch excisions, and to describe a test (The FOX Test) that determines which patients are candidates for this procedure. Read More
Indian J Dermatol 2011 Sep-Oct;56(5):517-9
Poswal's Clinic, New-Delhi, India.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is an accepted method of extracting individual follicular unit grafts for hair transplant surgery. Since follicles are harvested from the back of the scalp using tiny punches resulting in minimal scarring, it has gained rapid acceptance among the patients. However, due care needs to be exercised while performing FUE. Read More