U-FUE is the short version of the Unshaven Follicular Unit Extraction. With this method, patients can hide the donor area. In some cases, it may also be called undetectable FUE.
The traditional FUE hair transplantation requires a hair cut that given for the procedure often involves removing the unwanted and nonviable portion of the follicle. The amount of hair cut can be almost none or just the part of the donor area. It means that patients’ hair must be all shaved.
The biggest advantage of U-FUE is that the area that is shaved by a hair cut is limited and isn’t noticeable.
One of the disadvantages of U-FUE is that the transplantation procedure requires the donor site hair to be at least 2.5 or 5 cm long. The other disadvantage is this procedure takes more time and more cost.
It is necessary to remember that undetectable refers to just the donor area, not the recipient area that hair transplanted. In most U-FUE cases heal efficiently in the donor area. However, the hair transplanted area can be detectable for a longer period of time.
All in all, Undetectable or Unshaved Follicular Unit Extraction known as U-FUE is the same treatment operation as the traditional FUE in order to a basic level. But unshaved or undetectable covers just donor site that the area of healthy hair follicular taken, not recipient site that the area of the hair follicular planted.