This technique is currently the best treatment out there for hair transplant. It is a highly complicated procedure, and it is important that it is undergone by a qualified professional, expert in the field. It is the most modern method, and the most comfortable and easy for patients.
The Follicular Unit Extraction technique requires an updated doctor to carry out the procedure. It is very complex and it’s important that the professional is up-to-date with this method’s novelties.
Just as its name says, this technique consists on extracting follicles individually from the donating area of the patient itself. It is a thorough and detailed procedure that requires a skilled and updated professional.
Both doctor and patient design the area of the scalp to cover with the transplant, achieving a medical and aesthetic result that is satisfying for both parts.
This technique uses a specialized instrument to extract each follicle, which is sent to the nurses to get cleaned meticulously. After the follicles have been extracted, they are implanted in the area agreed. The doctor will implant them taking care of the angulation, direction and depth so it gives the patient a natural look.
There is only one thing that could be considered an inconvenience and that is the time needed for the procedure. It is a lengthy process because of the thoroughness in the extraction of the follicles, but every minute pays off.
This is a technique that has been available for several year now. It is recommended only for patients with good tissue healing, ample scalp, and high tolerance for pain.
It is also known as the “strip procedure” because it consists in tracing a horizontal cut on the scalp to get a draft in the form of a strip of approximately 20 centimeters long (7.8 in) from the occipital region.
Once the draft is extracted, the scalp is stitched back together and the draft is sent to the nurses to separate the follicles and clean them thoroughly.
Afterwards, the doctors will start transplanting the follicles onto the areas with alopecia.