Brazilian Esthetic Clinics

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of obtaining donor hair for Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), where individual follicular units are harvested directly from the donor area, without the need for a linear incision. In this hair restoration procedure, a 1-mm punch is used to make a small circular incision in the skin around the upper part of the follicular unit  which is then extracted directly from the scalp.


  • No linear scar; important for those who wear their hair short
  • Decreases healing time in the donor area
  • Useful for those with a greater risk of donor scarring
  • Ideal for repairing donor scars that cannot be excised
  • No limitations on strenuous exercise after the procedure
  • Less post-op discomfort
  • Provides an alternative when the scalp is too tight for a strip excision
  • Enables one to harvest finer hair from the nape of the neck to be used at the hairline or for eyebrows
  • Makes it possible to harvest non-scalp hair; ex. beard or body hair
  • More useful when a limited total number of grafts are needed


Maximum follicular unit graft yield is lower than with FUT

Size of session is limited :

  • Requires multiple sessions to equal the size of a single FUT