FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is one of two primary methods of obtaining hair follicles, naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation. The other method is called strip harvesting.
In 1988 by Masumi Inaba in Japan, introduced the method Follicular unit extraction takes considerable time and expense to learn and to develop skills to a high standard The survival of follicular units upon extraction from the scalp is one of the key variables of successful hair transplantation. If follicular units are transected in the extraction process, there is a greater likelihood that they will not survive the transplant. Follicular unit extraction generally has a quicker patient recovery time and significantly lower post-operative disc follicular units transplant(FUT). Additionally, the risk of long term nerve damage, leading to chronic numbness and/or pain in the donor area, is significantly reduced with FUE vs the strip (FUT) procedure
In this technique, first, the patient donor area is trimmed to size zero so that the surgeon can harvest the grafts easily. Grafts are generally harvested using punches of size .65 to 1 mm After harvesting the grafts are put in a solution to preserve the graft for some time before being transplanted into the recipient area
The small hole that is left behind in the donor region after the extraction of the follicular unit heals on its own during a time period of a few days.
WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS ??
- Since the whole outcome of the procedure depends upon the quality of the grafts being harvested. how they are handled during the procedure and the instruments being used for retrieving the grafts.
- We ensure that the most important procedure is always done by the doctors, not the technicians.
- We ensure that most healthy grafts are being harvested not every graft coming under the machine.
- We are using coles punches for harvesting to maintain the quality of the procedure.
- We do not extract all the grafts altogether rather in small batches to make sure we are implanting all the fresh and fully viable grafts, not the dead ones !!