FUE Method Hair Transplant
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Method
The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method of natural hair transplant is the most elegant and successful method currently available to resolving hair loss. Microscopic hair follicles are taken from the donor area where there is plenty of hair and transplanted to the recipient area where there is a lack.
The method involves multiplication of hair, as a small part of the follicle remains in the donor area and a new hair will grow from it. Healing is quick and scarring non existent or minimal as the microscopic grafts fit precisely into the opening made in the recipient area. There is no use of a scalpel. Up to 3,000 grafts can be done in one treatment (over several days).
This type of FUE method is also referred to as the GHO method. It was established in 1994 by Coen Gho MD, from the Netherlands, a physician, scientist and world-renowned specialist in hair diseases, in cooperation with domestic and foreign universities. It is unique in terms of success rates and being minimal invasive for the patient. The method is protected by patent.
The GHO method is the most refined type of FUE transplant methods. Unlike some other FUE methods, it allows regeneration and multiplication of the follicles and therefore proper hair multiplication. FUE methods are more successful and less invasive that the older strip method, see compare different methods.
The method is suitable for both men and women. It is suitable for almost all ages - the minimum age for treatment is 23 years old, and patients have been treated up to age of 75. It is suitable for treating hair loss from all causes and in all areas of the skin, including areas such as scars that are completely without hair. The method can be used to transplant body hair. The method is particularly suitable and most commonly used for treating hair loss caused by male pattern baldness, such as receding hair at the temples, a receding hairline and thinning of hair on the top of the head.
The experience and skill of the doctor are key to the procedure. The implantation must be done in a pattern that appears natural and must insure blood flow to the new grafts.