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What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?

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What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) | Hair Restoration | Chicago Med SpaFollicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is an advanced and innovative technique designed to obtain follicular units or naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs for the purpose of hair transplantation. Unlike traditional strip harvesting technique, FUE med spa technique is less invasive, more efficient and leaves no linear scarring.

Sky Balance medical spa, led by Dr. Sameer Naseeruddin, provides cutting edge hair restoration technologies that involve the FUE technique. Patients in Schaumburg, Chicago, IL, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive FUE based hair transplantation at Sky Balance.


Less Invasive

The FUE technique is widely preferred today because it makes the hair transplant process less invasive. Using state of the art technologies such as SmartGraft or Artas Robotic System, it is possible to use the FUE technique more effectively. Individual follicular units in FUE harvesting are extracted directly from the patient’s donor site, ideally one at a time.

The approach of individual extraction of follicular units differentiates this med spa procedure from traditional strip harvesting, in which a strip of skin is removed and the dissected into multiple follicular units. The follicular units obtained in a less invasive way with FUE technique become the basic building blocks of hair transplantation.


Survival of the Follicular Unit

In any hair transplant procedure, one of the crucial variables that determine the success of the procedure is the survival rate of the follicular units following their extraction from the donor site. If during the extraction process, the follicular units are transected, chances are that they may not survive the transplant, and the hair transplant procedure will fail.

Therefore, the key lies in the type of FUE hair transplant technique adopted by a hair restoration expert, which can minimize the rate of transaction of follicular units in a transplant procedure. The skill of the treatment provider and their team and the type of equipment and technology used are vital factors in the ultimate viability and yield of the follicular units.

Survival of the grafts is also impact by the time gap between extraction and transplant and the exposure to air. Cutting edge technologies such as SmartGraft and Artas Robotic hair transplant system can dramatically improve the survival rate of follicular units, making the FUE procedure less invasive, more precise, and more effective than traditional strip harvesting.

Sky Balance medical spa receives patients from Schaumburg, Chicago, IL, and nearby areas for both SmartGraft and Artas Robotic System FUE transplant procedures.


Appearance of Scars

The FUE harvesting of grafts will result in minimal scarring. The appearance of the scars will be small, round and typically white colored scars in the donor site where the grafts have been removed. While linear scarring in case of strip harvesting is more conspicuous, scars from advanced FUE techniques are often hard to detect, provided the extraction has been performed by an expert.

The patient usually enjoys the freedom to wear any kind of hair style due to minimal scarring with FUE techniques. Optimal hair re-growth can be achieved with FUE procedures that are performed using the latest technologies.


For more information about the Medical Spa procedures and treatments performed by doctors Sameer Naseeruddin, MD ABVLM ABIM and Maggie Pilat Rzeszuto, ND contact SkyBalance Med Spa to schedule an appointment at 847.895.8180 or click here. Helping patients in and around the Chicago area.