Published on February 22, 2014
Follicular Unit Extraction: mediums and instrumentations Follicular Unit Extraction is largely sought after by seeking patients of hair restoration mainly because this is the minimal invasive procedure wherein surgical scars can disappear as soon as 3weeks and with even less downtime. FUE hair transplant is done by harvesting individual hair follicular units consisting of naturally grouped 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 hairs by plucking them from the donor zone, ideally the patient’s back of the scalp. And to do this instruments are used in various mediums of manual, automated and motorised and even robotic FUE.
Manual FUE Manual FUE is done with manual sterilized instruments wherein the surgeon’s own skill and expertise is utilized in handling of what basically consists of a surgical micro-punch and forceps in a 3-step procedure. The micro-punch is used to make pin prick holes circling each follicular unit to loosen the follicular unit from the scalp. The depth of the incision in limited till the erector pili muscle, and once the follicular unit is loosened it is held with a fine tipped blunt forceps and the continuously dissecting from the scalp tissue with a blunt punch is plucked. To be at its best, the procedure is dependent on great precision, patience and skill of the surgeon.
Automated/ Motorised FUE Automated FUE consists of instruments such as Rotocore; Safe system; which rotates automatically and makes the holes around the follicular units with great precision saving the surgeon the strenuous job. Motorised and automated instruments tend to do the job is lesser time than manual FUE. As this medium is advantageous in harvesting the donor faster yet still might cause some mechanical trauma to the grafts, faster harvesting of donor hair Another innovation in the field of hair restoration is Robotic Hair Restoration that can be partially controlled through computer applications by a surgeon and is recently FDA approved. Till date this is the most expensive procedure of FUE.
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