FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a hair transplant procedure in which individual hair follicles are removed from the scalp and transplanted to areas of the scalp that are thinning or balding. Unlike FUT (follicular unit transplantation), which involves the removal of a strip of skin containing hair follicles, FUE does not leave a linear scar on the scalp.
Instead, the FUE procedure leaves tiny, round scars on the scalp where the hair follicles were removed. These scars are typically very small, about the size of a pinhead, and are generally not noticeable unless the hair is cut very short. Some people may choose to cover the scars left by FUE surgery with scalp micropigmentation, a cosmetic procedure in which pigment is injected into the scalp to create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Scalp micropigmentation can be an effective way to cover up the scars left by FUE surgery and create a more natural-looking hairline.