How does the FUE Hair Transplant Procedure Differ from the FUT?

July 30, 2012
How does the FUE Hair Transplant Procedure Differ from the FUT?


The following video features the new Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure performed in real-life by a Bosley physician.

What’s different about the new FUE procedure at Bosley?

The Follicular Unit Extraction procedure does not take a complete donor strip as with the FUT procedure, but rather, extracts individual follicular units of 1-3 hairs (sometimes 4) from the “donor area”.  In men the donor area is on the sides and back of the head where the hair and follicles are resistant to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  When transplanted, DHT resistant hair and follicles will essentially continue to grow forever where genetically sensitive hair failed.

DHT is the primary cause of male-pattern hair loss.  This pattern of hair loss is illustrated by the Norwood Scale and includes classes 2-7 with class 7 being the greatest level of hair loss.


There are several resources for viewing before and after results of Bosley hair transplantation.  The Bosley Hair Transplant Results Gallery includes interactive tools that provide insight into the results attainable with the procedure.  And many before and after photos of men and women who have had Bosley hair transplant surgery are available at the Bosley Google Plus Page.

For more information on Bosley permanent hair restoration, eyebrow restoration and FDA approved hair loss treatments, schedule a free, private consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor.