The new “Follicular Unit Extraction” FUE or FUE2 new dense technique is less invasive than the traditional strip technique. Medical act, only a doctor is authorized to take the grafts.
Without a scalpel or visible scar, FUE does not use a scalpel, and is scarless in the sampling area. The FUE is automated for rapid collection while allowing optimization of the quality of the grafts. The size of the punches does not exceed 0.9 mm beyond that there is a risk of having a "moth-eaten" aspect of the donor area. Punches of more than 0.9 mm or even 2 mm (or maxi 3D graft) are to be avoided and leave indelible scars.
Dr. AMAT has been using this FUE technique only since 2010, with punches of 0.8 mm in diameter.
This technique is used for the removal of grafts (Follicular Unit), each UF makes it possible to obtain from 1 to 5 hairs.
A transplant of 500 grafts corresponds to 1000 hairs on average. For information, filling temporal gulfs requires an average of 1000 grafts (550 grafts per side).
The objective of this technique is to obtain the most natural appearance possible.
Please note the number of hairs is different from the number of grafts (factor of 1 to 4), speak in grafts ( or UF follicular units) because it is impossible to precisely determine the number of hairs in the end.
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS
The causes of hair loss are multiple but the main culprit is the heredity determined at birth, registered in the genetic heritage of each or each one. Under the influence of male hormones (androgens including testosterone), hair sensitive to male hormones gradually shrinks, this is called androgenic alopecia.
Baldness is common and affects both men and women.
20% of men aged 20 to 30 and 50% of men aged 50 are affected by baldness.
It is normal to lose hair, but any hair loss greater than 50-100 hairs per day is not normal.
Which technique to choose? FUE or FUT?
The two main hair implant techniques are the FUT (Follicular Unit Transection) strip technique, and more recently the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique. These two techniques are very different both in terms of sampling and implantation. The strip uses the cutting of a strip of scalp in the crown area and then a suture is made. Necessarily leaving a scar on the back of the skull, the strip is indicated for very significant baldness in patients with scalp laxity. The strip of scalp is then manually recut with a razor blade to obtain grafts of several sizes, then reimplanted manually.
There are several variations in the manual or automated FUE technique .
The F.UE technique consists of directly removing the follicular units from the crown area to reimplant them in the bald areas.