FUE Hair Transplant Procedure Gets an Update Name

Hair Plug Transplants vs. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we have been at the leading edge of hair restoration for decades. Our award-winning surgeons, Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose, have been repeatedly recognized by their peers as leaders and innovators in the field. In fact, Dr. Rose was one of the originators of the hair transplant technique which has become perhaps the most widely used in the world: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Since 2004, he has performed this safe and effective procedure on thousands of patients, restoring their hair to a full, natural-looking appearance.

The Follicular Unit Extraction procedure continues to evolve, with even better techniques and the use of advanced technology such as the ARTAS system, which provides unmatched precision in hair transplantation. Now, that evolution also includes a change to the name of this procedure. FUE now refers to Follicular Unit Excision to more accurately reflect the full nature of the treatment.

Follicular Unit Excision is a minimally invasive method of transplanting individual hair follicles for natural-looking results. FUE involves harvesting using a circular needle called a “punch.” The “extraction” part of FUE involves removing follicular units from the donor area with a 0.8-1-millimeter circular tool in a scattered pattern to eliminate the linear scar associated with traditional donor strip harvesting.

But in order to extract the follicles, an incision needs to be made in the scalp. We utilize the image-guided robotics of the ARTAS system to make those incisions at precise locations and depths designed to minimize scarring and maximize the yield of grafts.

Given the precision necessary for this procedure to achieve maximum results, giving it a more precise name makes sense. The word “excision” means “the act or procedure of removing” something. Since the act or procedure involved in harvesting hair using FUE involves more than just extraction, this broader moniker is more accurate.

Unmatched Experience and Unparalleled Results in Hair Restoration

No matter what you call this hair transplant procedure, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are called experts in the art and science of hair restoration, internationally acclaimed and bringing more than 40 years combined experience to their patients. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.