What is the FUE method?
The Follicular Unit Excision or Follicular Transfer (FUE) method is the extraction of individual follicular units containing 1 to 4 hairs under local anesthesia from the donor area of the patient and then implantation in the balding or thinning areas of the patient’s scalp, under local anesthesia as well.
At hfe clinic we apply manual extraction and implantation with special instruments.
FUE can give very natural results. The advantage over strip harvesting is that FUE harvesting negates the need for large areas of scalp tissue to be harvested, so there is no linear incision on the back of the head and it doesn’t leave a linear scar, healing within 3 days and completely absent and postoperative such unpleasant phenomena such as swelling of the face, scalp numbness or headaches.
3 AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES AND ADVANTAGES
PROCEDURE WITH 3 AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES
A. SHAVING METHOD, (SHAVING) ONLY THE DONOR AREA.
Follicle Hair Excision (FUE) begins with the extraction of follicle units FU manually from the donor zone. Seized follicles they will be used for transplantation in the area of baldness, recipient zone. Local anesthesia makes the procedure painless.
To remove follicle transplants specialists of our clinic use special instrument named punch (its diameter may be from 0.5 to 0.9 mm). Diameter is chosen individually according to the results of diagnosis. Often in the process of hair transplantation doctors are using not one but several needles of different diameters.
After removing the hair follicles FU ( transplants ) carefully placed in a saline solution at a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius. Then we are counting and sorting them under a microscope.
After sorting, the number of transplants carefully calculated, we keep them in a special composition. The solution increases the vitality of hair and promotes their active growth after hair transplantation.
The second stage of hair transplantation is implantation ,FU follicle units are implanted in the balding area ,recipient zone. At the first step, the doctor uses a local anesthesia.
Special instrument used for implantation named «Choi». The diameter of the needle exactly matches the diameter of the follicle transplants, and is 0.5-0.9 mm.
Follicle length measured before implantation and depending on the result of measurement a correct needle length implanter chosen. Then begins hair transplantation.
Instrument Choi allow Doctor to adjust the individual parameters such as depth of implantation, angle and direction of growth of each hair. Follicles are transplanted simultaneously.
B. SHAVING LINE
First we hold up existing long hairs and determining the donor area. Then we shave this area and we extract adequate number of fU from the recipient area. When long hairs released donor area is covered up and one day after transplantation patient can continue his daily life.
The operation process is longer than the regular one due to necessity of extra carefulness in order to of not damaging the existing hairs. Extraction and implantation stages same as per first method Shaving.
C. NON SHAVING LONG HAIR EXTRACTION
But not everyone want to shave his head due to various reasons: burn marks, scars or simply magnificent long hair. For these patients we offer a unique method of NON SHAVING. Hair is taken from the same donor area at the back of the scalp but is taken in such a way that existing hair will disguise the area of extraction.
The good news is that you can return to normal routine and family / colleagues and friends will never notice that you had made hair transplantation because the donor site will not show any tell-tale signs of extraction.
98-100%! Guaranteed growth of transplanted hair after hair transplantation procedure by HFE!