FUE is a minimally invasive, surgical hair transplant procedure.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) describes the graft harvesting step of the hair transplant procedure. The hair implanting step of the surgery is the same for FUE and FUT surgeries.


  • Hair looks completely natural

  • No need to use a scalpel or stiches

  • No risk of visible scars even with short hair

  • Donor area looks the same (where hairs were extracted)

  • Extremely quick recovery

  • Not recognisable as a hair transplant

  • Less invasive with less post-operative discomfort

  • Local anaesthesia (like a visit to the dentist)

  • More hairs per graft

  • No deep wounds so nerve bundles remain intact

  • Less swellings after the treatment


FUE is a minor surgery and no more painful than a visit to the dentist. At MHR, the procedure takes place in one of our fully-equipped theatres on an outpatient basis.

The Doctor will give the patient a mild tranquilliser to minimise anxiety and reduce discomfort. Next, the surgeon anaesthetises the patients’ donor and recipient areas.

The surgeon now starts to harvest the hair that he will replant into the patients’ bald area. The surgeon extracts individual grafts from the patients’ dense hair area with a surgical punch tool. The process repeats until enough hair is harvested. The tool leaves scattered tiny holes that will heal in a few days.

Our surgery team process the grafts under HD microscopic cameras and HD LED Screens to prepare each unit for transplant. It is essential that the integrity of these grafts remain undisturbed during the dissection process.

The surgeon makes tiny recipient sites in the balding area. The hair grafts are placed into these tiny slits where the body’s natural “glue” will anchor them in place within minutes.

Your scalp has an excellent blood supply, so a minimal amount of bleeding during the transplant procedure is expected. This is easily controlled by applying pressure.

Your hair restoration surgeon will supply you with full written instructions explaining the pre- and postoperative routines before undergoing hair replacement treatment.