There currently exist two techniques for follicular hair transplant.
In this section we will explain all the advantages and disadvantages of both techniques.
F.U.E = Follicular Unit Extraction
In this technique the follicles are removed one by one and the doctor chooses the follicles according to the demand (1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs).
Removed from the donor area (Occipital and/or temporal).
This technique allows us to extract the follicular units that we need. We are currently extracting between 1200 and 1800 units per day according to the density of the donor area of each patient.
Our only limitations are the patient’s fatigue and hair availability on the donor areas of the head and the rest of the body.
For hair transplants with more than 2000 units we recommend 2 consecutive days.
We can thus transplant from 2000 to 3600 follicular units in 2 consecutive days depending on the donor area of each patient
ADVANTAGES OF FUE TECHNIQUE
Implantation by means of IMPLANTER, which gives a more natural appearance, without scars and without fibrosis of the scalp as happens in the Strip Technique.
Maximum density, even after having transplanted a large number of follicles.
The FUE Technique allows selecting the follicular units that will provide the greatest density. This means that you can receive more transplanted hairs by the number of grafts concerted. We can also remove hair in a larger area and, even in patients with lower density, more follicular units could be extracted per session than with other methods or techniques.
The great advantage of the individual extraction in FUE technique is that the patient decides at all times the number of follicles or grafts that they wish to have transplanted in each session, how many sessions they want to have per year and how often.
All modalities are possible and the patient will decide what suits them, depending on their free time, holidays, economy, or any other reason.
DISADVANTAGES OF FUE TECHNIQUE
Follicular Unit Transplantation
Technique by which the follicles are removed by extracting a band or strip of skin with hair from the occipital area with the use of a surgical instrument: scalpel.
After the withdrawal, it is stitched. The hair follicles are separated one by one using stereoscopic binocular microscopes.
The extraction by the FUSS or FUT method is based on the removal of a strip 20cm long and 1cm wide. If we take into account that the average density ranges from 55 to 60 follicular units per cm2, between 1000 and 1200 follicular units will be extracted. That is to say, in the case of a patient with low follicular density no more follicles could be removed with the aforementioned cutting measures, so that it would be necessary to extend the area, thus producing a greater, more unsightly scar.