This technique allows to transplant on average between 1,600 and 2,000 follicles per session depending on each patient. It consists of the extraction of the follicles from the donor area and their direct insertion individually.
Small micro-perforations are made in the scalp of the donor area, from where the follicles are extracted. This technique is indicated for mild alopecia and when the donor area presents a good capillary density.
Hair Transplant with the FUE technique What is it?
The capillary micrograft with FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction) consists of an extraction of follicles from the donor area and its direct implantation in the receiving area, being necessary for this a complete shaving of the head.
The FUE technique has been practiced since 2002 and since then the system has been perfected thanks to the development of new and better surgical extraction instruments (the micro punch or cylindrical scalpel) that helps (along with the expertise of the surgeon and his team) to perform a clean extraction of the maximum possible number of follicles valid for transplantation-
Although the tools are important, the success of the treatment resides fundamentally in the skill and experience of the medical team in the management of the Follicular Units. The extraction is the most important part of the process, since if not done properly follicles can be lost by dissections of the same due to poorly performed extractions.
How many follicles can be transplanted per session with the FUE technique?
With all the optimal conditions a maximum of 3,000 follicles per session.
FUE technique process
To perform a hair transplant with FUE technique it is necessary to first shave the patient, shaving to make this treatment is essential, since to be able to manipulate the follicular units it is necessary that the hairs are 1 millimeter long. In this way the micropunch can be introduced through the same hair that acts as a guide to reach the follicles.
Once the head is shaved, the markings (painted) of the areas from which the follicles are to be extracted, as well as from the receiving areas, are proceeded. With the marking and the delimited quadrants it is already possible to calculate by density the number of Follicular Units per square centimeter that can be extracted.
It is important to respect a proportion and not exceed a certain% of follicles to be extracted in the lateral and central donor areas, to avoid depopulation of the donor area. Depending on the area varies we will not exceed between 25% to 35%.
ANESTHESIA FOR THE CAPILLARY TRANSPLANT WAS
Next, the patient is given local anesthesia and sedation, which will make the treatment much easier for the patient since he will be half asleep almost all the time the treatment lasts.
This is one of the main advantages that Bbeauty offers its patients, since we have our own team of anesthetists who, throughout the process, are monitoring the patient’s condition and evolution.
Once the patient is anesthetized, the cuts can be made with the micropunch, respecting the marked areas and the appropriate proportions in each area. It is in this phase that the ability of the experts in capillary micrografting is demonstrated, since its expertise depends on obtaining a greater or lesser number of valid follicles. For this, it is crucial to respect the angle and depth of the micro cut to obtain intact Folicular Units, since if these guidelines are not respected, the follicle could be dissected.
EXTRACTION OF THE CAPILLARY FOLLICLES
Once the micro perforations are made, the follicles are extracted one by one, and these are grouped on an aseptic surface, from which they will be collected later for their implantation in the receptor areas.
The extraction is done with special tweezers to prevent damage to the hairs and to extract the follicles gently.
The location of the extracted follicle will leave a micro-hole that within a few days is closed and healed. These marks end up being imperceptible to the eye and almost impossible to see even if the patient decides to shave later.
1. Cutting follicular units
The doctor determines which are the best areas to remove the hair in a non-traumatic, individual and clean way. The extraction is done using millimeter surgical instruments called “punchs”. They have sharp edges and the cylindrical range 0.75 to 0.90 mm in diameter, using the thickness according to the diameter of the hair of each patient.
2. Extraction of the Follicular units
After being cut with “punch”, the follicular units are extracted from the scalp with extremely delicate special tweezers. The follicular units extracted in a one-day session are about 1200 to 1500 follicular units according to the density of each patient, which corresponds to around 2500 to 3500 hairs that can vary from patient to patient, depending on the density of the donor area. each.
3. Preparation of follicular units
After extraction, the follicular units are placed in an adequate storage solution to maintain the vitality of the follicles. A team member begins the preparation of the follicular units with a magnifying glass (stereoscope) and LED lights (to maintain an adequate temperature). The preparation and maintenance of the appropriate follicular units are the key to the success of the hair transplant.
4. Implantation of follicular units
In this phase of the procedure, the follicular units removed will be implanted and done under local anesthesia in the receiving area. The doctor who implanted the follicular units defines the depth, angulation (inclination) and direction of growth of the hairs when implanting each follicular unit.
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