Hair transplantation with F.U.E.
F.U.E. - Follicular Unit Extraction is a microsurgical procedure, which allows the removal of single follicular units directly from the scalp.
The follicular units, containing from 1 to 4 bulbs, are explanted with a special instrument (micro punch) from the back of the neck and possibly from the lateral regions of the head. These micro samples leave tiny holes on the skin that will heal, without the need for suturing, within a few days.
Customization of fue techniques
There is no better technique for taking the follicular units than the other: there is a person with a baldness or thinning situation who needs the most appropriate surgical approach for his specific case, in order to achieve the best possible autotransplant. The choice between F.U.T. (STRIP) or F.U.E. it is therefore discretionary and is evaluated between surgeon and patient in what represents the first, indispensable, pre-operative step: the preliminary visit.
The first meeting between surgeon and patient is of significant importance not only for the purpose of a correct medical history, but also for a correct diagnosis of the current baldness and its future projection.
Here a targeted intervention plan is drawn up, evaluating non-negligible parameters, such as the quality of the hair structure (straight, curly), the contrast between the color of the hair and the skin, the density (i.e. the number of follicles per cm2 present in the donor area), the extension of the alopecic area and the donor area, the possible presence of previous transplants and scars.
All these measurements are also carried out thanks to the help of elaborate equipment, such as macro photography (which allows the creation of a phototrichogram capable of measuring the density, growth and caliber of the hair) or the densitometer (which measures the density per centimeter square of the follicular unit, useful parameter to establish the quantity of donor tissue needed to obtain a specific number of grafts).
The preliminary visit also offers an important space to bring to light what are the reasons, even the most intimate, that push the patient to self-transplant, and to clarify whether his expectations are realistic and, in practice, achievable.
Younger patients, whose expectations are generally higher, are illustrated the evolution that the hair may have in the course of the future: an eventuality to be taken into consideration precisely in this phase of self-transplant planning. Obviously, surgical thickening will be pursued with a view to solving the patient's problem in the best possible way, providing the maximum guarantees of success as regards the final results. The redistribution of the follicles will also take into account another important goal, the aesthetic naturalness, which is essential for an overall appreciation and not to make the recourse to surgical autotransplantation clearly visible to the eyes of others. Privacy is also ensured in this sense.