Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the most advanced method of hair transplantation available. It is an outpatient technique performed under a local anesthesia with minimal down time. A precision tool is used to remove follicles one-by-one from the permanent hair zone, usually the back and sides of the head. The new hair grafts are then individually implanted into the thinning or balding area. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, there is very little down time. There are also no sutures and no linear scarring, which means that the affected areas are barely noticeable within a few short days. Over the next three to nine months, the implanted hairs grow into a natural, permanent, undetectable pattern.