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FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplantation

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of replacing hair in areas where hair is thinning out by implanting healthy follicles from elsewhere on the head. The area where the healthy follicles are taken from is known as the Donor area, which is usually located at the back of the head or scalp where a large volume of hair grows naturally. 

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a newer technique and unlike other hair transplantation procedures, FUE works on an individual hair basis. Each hair is extracted as a whole unit, complete with the necessary glands and then transplanted to the new area. Although less invasive, the procedure is very intricate, and this can lead to an FUE procedure taking slightly longer than the FUT method. This method of donor harvesting, removing follicular units one-by-one directly from the scalp, is what differentiates the FUE hair transplant from a traditional Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), where the donor hair is removed from the scalp in one thin, long strip and then subsequently dissected into individual follicular units using a stereo-microscope.


The process itself

FUE Hair transplantations are relatively unobtrusive and are performed under local anaesthetic, so as to reduce complications or the need for long stays. The process is reasonably simple and quick, and undergoing FUE in the vast majority of cases have no complications for patients, most of whom can return to work the following day.

In FUE hair transplant procedures, an instrument is used to make a small, circular incision in the skin around a follicular unit, separating it from the surrounding tissue. The unit is then extracted (pulled) directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole. This process is repeated until the hair transplant surgeon has harvested enough follicular units for the planned hair restoration. This process can take one or more hours and in large sessions, may be accomplished over two consecutive days. The donor wounds, approximately 1-mm in size, completely heal over the course of seven to ten days, leaving tiny white scars buried in the hair in the back and sides of the scalp.

A graft when extracted may contain 1,2,3 or more hairs per graft. We then divide this graft under a microscope to singles, doubles or triples or whatever that specific recipient area is needing to create the exact same natural angles. 
Before the grafts are harvested, tiny “recipient sites” are made in the balding area of the scalp using a fine needlepoint instrument. The follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles.  The grafts are expertly blended into the thinning or balding areas, to seamlessly match the natural growing characteristics of your original hair. The creation of recipient sites and the placing of follicular unit grafts are essentially the same in both FUE and FUT procedures. The difference lies in the appearance of the donor area and in the quality and quantity of grafts obtained with each technique.

  • Un-Shaven Follicular Unit Extraction (U-FUE) Hair Transplant

    The U-FUE Hair transplantation procedure gives the clients the options not to have the head shaved before the procedure. Generally, the transplant will be carried out in the same manner as a normal FUE transplant. The only difference is that during the procedure the healthiest hairs are identified, so that they are harvested, transplanted, and grafted. Because of this, it is better suited for those suffering from small amounts of hair loss, rather than severe cases of hair loss. Some patients are anxious about this part of the process before hair restoration, however, there is no need to be. Advancements and research into technology have led us to the point whereby FUE can be carried out without shaving the head. This is especially desirable for those in the public eye, as well as those who want to keep their hair transplant a secret.

  • Beard FUE

    Some men lack facial hair and desire to have a stronger lower facial appearance for various reasons. Certain ethnicities are less hairy in the lower face and simply cannot grow a substantive moustache and/or beard. Accordingly, these ethnicities may be more likely to request facial hair transplantation to achieve a more masculine appearance to their face.  At times, the goal is simply to reinforce and to strengthen the existing hair pattern, at other times it may be to create improved symmetry or to extend the area thereby improving the shape, or the goal may be more elaborate and extensive depending on individual taste and donor-hair capacity.

  • Eyebrow FUE

    Some people are born with naturally sparse eyebrows, while others may lose eyebrows due to illness, surgery, skin conditions, trauma or over plucking.

    Not only do eyebrow transplants require artistic input to create the preferred shape, length, and position, but the details of the flow of each eyebrow hair must be designed in such a way to be uncompromisingly natural. One drawback that every patient should be aware of is that hairs transplanted in the eyebrow region must be trimmed regularly (typically every other week) since hairs taken from the scalp retain their characteristics of faster growth.

    Female eyebrow hair transplant – A female eyebrow is uniquely different from the male eyebrow in shape and position. There is often times a more pronounced arch and the eyebrow typically resides higher above the eyes in a female than the male eyebrow. Besides these general characteristics, female eyebrows are very unique and different for every woman.

  • Corrective FUE

    Unfortunately, many hair-restoration clinics still create very unnatural looking results, there are many reasons for this outcome. The hairs might not be placed with a clear artistic vision of what a natural appearing hairline should be or how to position that hairline on a prospective patient’s scalp relative to the shape of the head, amount of hair loss, and other factors. The quality of the hair restoration team may be lacking, without a high level of expertise with the hair transplant team, the result can fall far short of the desired aesthetic mark. The hair-transplant coordinator and the dissection team are responsible for the graft dissection and placement. If the grafts are poorly dissected, transacted, placed incorrectly into the wrong sites or manipulated harshly, poor or scattered growth can occur or worse yet kinky, unnatural looking hair. At Celtic Hair Restoration our experienced team have the expertise to help clients restore their confidence and can perform a corrective FUE procedure to give our clients a natural looking result.

Advantages of an FUE Hair Transplant

Patient’s Perspective 

● Can support short hair ●

● Minimal post-operative recovery time ●

● No need to visit Doctor again for stitch removal ●

● Microscopic scars in donor area are almost invisible ●

● Can use body hair for added density with this technique only ●

Are you a candidate for a Hair Transplant?

Hair loss can be a very stressful and over whelming ordeal for any male or female and can affect your self-esteem.  Even though a Hair Transplant is one of the solutions for hair loss, not all male or female with hair loss are a candidate for a Hair Transplant procedure. 

Cause of Hair loss

There are a lot of different causes for hair loss in men and women and it might be overwhelming to experience them. One of the main reasons for hair loss is male or female pattern baldness and for that, the patients can undergo a hair transplant. 
Male Pattern Baldness is a progressive hair loss that occurs in a specific pattern. The pattern in men is different to the pattern in women. Men develop recession at the temples, thinning and eventually a bald spot on the top of the head (vertex scalp), then ultimately total baldness over the entire crown.

Female Pattern Baldness is a pattern of hair loss (Alopecia) usually caused by hormones, aging and genetics. Unlike male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness is an overall thinning which maintains the normal hairline.  


You must undergo a hair transplant procedure at a specific age. Younger men who are under 25’s need to wait to get the procedure. By doing so, it ensures that the hair loss pattern has gone through all its stages, and they can undergo the treatment with ease. 

Can I choose alternative treatments?

At Celtic Hair Restoration Clinic, we offer alternative treatments such as Natural Hair Growth Therapy , Laser Hair Growth Regeneration (LHGR) and Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) as options for your hair loss.

There are FDA-approved medications like Finasteride and Minoxidil that are considered effective for hair loss. Although its results are effective but do not last for a long time. When you put the halt on the medications, the hair loss begins again. 

Expertise and skills of the hair transplant Doctor and technicians 

The skills are a vital part of the treatment success. The degree of scarring you will experience while getting the hair transplant will be determined by the ability of the Doctor and technicians. It is important to understand which technique they use and how many grafts and Hairs per graft are needed to be transplanted on the recipient site. 

How much time does the recovery take?

If you are worried that it takes time to get back to your normal routine, then there is no need to do that. The first four days is very important to look after your transplanted hairs as it is vital to keep it clean and follow the simple aftercare instructions which will be provided to you, for most of the Clients, it takes 2 days to 7 days to get back to the normal working routine.  

Your journey to Hair Restoration starts with a No obligation Consultation whether its online or in our Clinic in Dublin, Ireland.
Our highly qualified team will guide you through the options best suited for each individual Clients hair loss needs.

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