This is the only technique in which sapphire crystals are used with which optimum precision is obtained to open the microchannels, an advantage over other more traditional FUE techniques.
The FUE technique for hair transplantation is a minimally invasive and ambulatory surgical procedure. In it, the hair follicles of the donor area are extracted, one by one. Thus, avoiding having to extract strips of scalp, which happened in other techniques such as the FUT.
It also minimizes the appearance of scars and, by not using stitches, the duration of postoperative treatment is reduced. This makes it a state-of-the-art technique.
Together, all these advantages make it one of the most requested techniques by patients who want to perform a high-quality hair transplant.
When talking about this technique, it is necessary to highlight the great advance that has been made in the sector of hair grafts. Since they are able to transplant the hair follicles from the donor area to the receiving area, in a precise and minimally invasive.
The perforator or punch, is the instrument used to perform the process, and is manufactured with the goal of ensuring that there will be no scars after the operation, and that in turn offers the best results for patients who like to sport their hair short.
The punch has a diameter of just 0.6 and 0.8 mm, so in reality what are generated are tiny micro-scars almost imperceptible that end up disappearing in a short time, in fact in a matter of a few days.
The extraction of follicular units is a very delicate technique that deserves to be carried out by experienced professionals alongside a specialized staff.
Only these doctors are trained to use tools such as punch with the necessary skill, especially the 0.8 mm, which is the ideal measure to manage the structure of the follicular units with more than one hair follicle, which at the same time prevents scars from forming and promotes rapid healing.
The professional in charge of directing the procedure inserts the punch in the skin and makes a small twist by gently pressing. With this gesture, the loss of follicular units is minimized and the damage to the hair that is going to be grafted in the receiving area is also reduced.
Only the most experienced surgeons such as Dr. Enrique Orozco and Dr. Rafael Estrada, are able to deal with the delicate follicles that are stuck and that are of different length. And they always focus on making clean extractions that in no way damage the hair to be grafted.
As the follicles are not distributed in-line, the professional needs to adjust the angle at the moment they are to be extracted to release the superficial portion as needed and thus not cause any damage to the units to be grafted.
First the hair is cut from the donor area and left at a length between 1 and 2 millimeters. This is necessary to perform a correct FUE extraction and that must be taken into account before starting the process.
The patient is placed face down on the stretcher and a local anesthetic is applied. This will allow you to be conscious throughout the procedure.
With the punch between 0.6 to 0.8 millimeters, the follicular units of the donor area are removed one by one. Once introduced into the skin, the professional guides it according to the direction in which the follicle is located, thus cutting the follicular unit in its entire length and can obtain it with great care. In this step, precision medical clamps are also used.
After the grafts are extracted, the healthiest ones are checked and selected for grafting. They are ordered according to the number of follicles present in each follicular unit (which is usually composed of between 1 to 5 follicles) and are left submerged in normal saline or ringer lactate, to keep them well preserved and ready until the moment they are going to be implanted. Doing all these steps increases the success rate after grafting.
For this last step incisions are made in which the hair is going to be grafted. Different factors are considered in order to achieve the highest density, and achieve a result with a natural appearance: