Automated FUE - Hair Transplant Technique (Follicular Unit Extraction)

FUE and Strip (FUT) comprisethe 2 techniques of Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation and their only technical difference lies in the way of the harvesting hair roots from the back of the scalp. 
More specifically: FUE hair transplant technique involves the one by one extraction of follicular units from the donor area, while in Strip follicular units are harvested through single strip harvesting and Digital video -microscopic dissection. Then, the follicular units΄s placement is identical for both the methods.

FUE is implemented through the extraction of follicular units from the back and sides of the scalp and their reimplantation to the area affected by hair loss.
It can reproduce natural hair growth, as transplanted hair regrows in its natural occurring groups of 1-4 hairs.

FUE has eliminated the need for a linear incision and allows Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation through single & direct harvesting of the follicular units.

FUE process involves an electronic motorized circular incision (of 0.7mm-0.8mm diameter) around each follicular unit, the extraction of the follicular unit and its implantation to the balding area of the scalp. Very fine holes are left at the donor area which heals within 7 to 10 days. FUE method enables to harvest individual follicular units, while ensuring the minimum of peripheral damage.



The grafts are harvested with the help of Automated FUE machine which ensure least damage to the grafts under magnified view of surgical loupes.

We use very small punchesfor follicle extraction which is very essential for minimal scarring, pain and bleeding.

Megasession in which upto 4000 grafts for coverage of large area of baldness can be done in a single day.

The extracted follicular units are again dissected under DIGITAL VIDEO MICROSCOPE to remove extra tissue which is non essential to give maximum survival rates and higher density.

Most of the grafts are separated in single follicular units as the graft separation is done under magnification.

No punches/slits/big needle holes/drill are done during placement. We have special instruments for placements in which roots are not touched at all.

Every step is done under magnified view to achieve least wastage and maximum graft harvesting.

Doctors Role

Personalized Consultation, your new hairline design, FUE procedure and graft placement is done by Dr Vikas Singh himself, a qualified Plastic Surgeon and specially trained in hair transplant surgery.

Some Basic Information about FUE

  • FUE can be done in both men & women with Male or Female Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia).

  • FUE is less invasive than Strip, due to absence of linear incision and thus is associated with a smoother postoperative course (the donor area requires a shorter healing period and it is left to heal by second intention).

  • FUE is usually preferred by people who tend to keep their hair very short (less than 1cm long). 

  • FUE is ideal for hairlines, temples, sides, eyebrows & scar repairs.

  • FUE is a time-consuming method and for the same number of follicular units it requires more sessions than Strip (thus, It is more expensive as price/follicular unit). 

  • There are specific preconditions for being an FUE candidate (limited donor supply, limited scalp laxity - very tight scalp, skin that tends to heal with scarring etc).   

  • FUE is usually preferred when a small number of grafts are needed. Larger balding or thinning areas can also be covered with FUE technique but the candidate should have a bigger than average donor density. 

  • FUE is also preferred when someone has undergone several previous hair transplant surgeries and is no longer able to undergone one more Strip procedure.

  • Our centre is able to perform a combination of FUE and Strip method, which beyond all increases the number of the follicular units without increasing the size of the strip. 


The FUE hair transplant procedure is implemented by Kosmedix hair transplantteam, which is comprised of specialized medical staff who are trained in hair transplant procedure. It is therefore a necessity both the harmonic collaboration and flawless coordination between the members of the medical team.


Due to the particular way of follicular units harvesting, the FUE procedure lasts many hours but time goes by pleasantly as you can listen music or have a conversation with the medical team or simply relax. During the procedure there are intervals and after the end of the procedure you return home.


You can return to work from next day following the procedure and will resume your daily routine activities. The doctor informs personally each patient and provides particular instructions according to his profession and activities.