FUE Hair Transplant
The FUE hair transplant is a follicular extraction grafting technique that allows for the aesthetic and permanent correction of most types of alopecia.
A hair analysis is essential to accurately measure the number of hair implants available immediately and in the future.
Bald surfaces are measured to assess the required number of hair implants.
FUE hair implants are extracted one by one after shaving the scalp. The cylinder, either operated by hand or by an engine, takes the hair graft and leaves instead a tiny round scar.
Dr. Bouhanna has studied, in particular, the advantages and disadvantages of the FUE hair transplant. The extraction of follicular units (FUE) occurs after prior shaving of the area to be harvested, using a cylindrical micro knife blade (0.7 to 0.9 mm in diameter) to implant the hair follicles extracted into the donor sites on the back of the scalp.
Rotation of micropunch is either manual or better actuated by a rotating motor.
Each hair transplant per follicular unit contains 1 to 3 hairs. 1000 follicular unit grafts correspond to approximately 1000 to 3000 hairs. The implantation of the follicular units is performed using jeweler clamps or injected with a Choï Implanter Pen.
When to Choose FUE Hair Transplant?
The technique of FUE hair implants will be chosen mainly in patients who shave, who have a good density and who do not have a significantly severe and evolving case of androgenetic alopecia.
- Definitive treatment of male and female alopecia of medium severity
- Especially for patients who shave their hair regularly
- Patients with little scalp flexibility
- Patients who refuse FUL hair transplant and the thin scar line, even though this method, despite being very thin, can be reduced by a second round of FUE in most cases.
Advantages of this type of graft
- The small round scars in the sampling area are, in principle, almost invisible to the naked eye and heal within a few days after surgery.
- There are no sutures.
Disadvantages of the FUE technique
Each FUE sample leaves small scars the size of the micropunch.
Important fact: each hair removed at the back is one less available in the sampling area.
FUE is typically reserved for the treatment of baldness in men who shave their scalp. The availability of sampling is more random and inconsistent in any subsequent sessions.
In Women, the often sparse donor area often counter-indicates the feasibility of FUE hair implant. This is particularly the case, as most women do not consent to having their scalp shaved prior to the procedure.
FUE hair grafts also allow for the aesthetic and definitive correction of most types of alopecia (scalp, facial hair, etc.).