FUE vs Bio FUE vs Direct FUE?

Recently I came across one clinic which informs me that they are doing Bio FUE not only just FUE and another clinic called me to say that they do Direct FUE instead of conventional FUE. I am confused with all the terms. Kindly clarify the difference between all three. Regards

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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a harvesting method. Different clinics may give it a fancy name to

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a harvesting method.  Different clinics may give it a fancy name for marketing purposes.  You should worry more about the final results than how to harvest the hair.

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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FUE Terminology

I would like to put it in a more straightforward way:

There are no such surgical methods in medical literature as 'Bio FUE' or 'Direct FUE'.

These are made up names of a known method (FUE) to do re-marketing in such a way that it causes the illusion in the patients mind that the clinic offering these methods are using 'newer methods'.

In fact, I would advice patients to stay away from clinics that do this, as this strategy proves that the clinic is after gaining an advantage over competitors, not by depending on their surgical skills, but by depending on their marketing skills. Obviously, the latter does no good to the patients.

Ali Emre Karadeniz, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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FUE vs Bio FUE vs Direct FUE

The truth is that it is pretty much just a fancy way of saying the same thing. You will get the same result for the most part. 

Bio FUE is a process that allegedly enhances your result by speeding up healing and increasing the yield of transplanted hairs by using a form of PRP. 

Direct FUE is when the follicles are implanted directly after being harvested. 

Both of these may be advancements in the field of FUE, but nothing very solid has been shown to make them any more successful then a "regular" FUE done by an experienced hair transplant specialist. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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FUE vs Bio FUE vs Direct FUE

FUE vs Bio FUE vs Direct FUE, these are all different names for the same thing. An FUE is an FUE but doctors like to call it by different names confusing people like you

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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