Micro Fue is a the safest hair transplantation technique that consists of extracting hair grafts from the donor area and transplanting it to the recipient area, which depending on the case, it can be in the hairline, or the crown area or even facial hair transplantation.
Phases of MicroFue Procedure:
It approximately takes 1 hour, and it is the preparatory stage of the operation. Your medical team will start by designing the new hairline and marking the recipient area. Then preferably the hair is shaved completely but this may change from one case to another. Finally, the patient is called into the operating room where local anesthesia is applied to the “donor zone” in the back of the scalp.
This phase takes approximately 2 to 3 hours. It is the process of extracting the hair follicles one by one and sorting them into single hair follicles, double hairs, triple hairs and quadruple hairs follicles. Hair roots are preserved in a special solution until the end of this process. Following this, a break is given for food and other needs before going through the third phase.
This phase may also take up between 2 and 3 hours, but can vary depending on the number of follicles harvested. Local sedation is applied to the recipient areas and the process of channel or canal opening begins. After calculating the depth that hair roots should be in and the diameters, incisions are made for the transplantation.
This is the final step in the hair transplant operation. It’s the implantation of the previously harvested grafts into the incisions. It is very important to have this performed by experienced staff because the direction in which the follicle is planted must be respected in order to give the most natural result possible.
Other Methods of Hair Transplant:
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), otherwise known as the Strip technique, is a method which used to be practiced before the development of FUE technique. It entails the removal of a strip of skin with hair from the donor area, which is located in the back of the scalp. The closure is then made by the doctor in the donor area which leaves a scar in the that area. FUT is outdated because it leaves a scar in the donor area and it requires a couple of weeks of downtime after the operation.
Since the development of the FUE method, there has been many variations and branches of it, which may confuse the patient what to chose but we will summarize it for you below.
Direct Hair Implantation, ( dhi hair transplant ) also known as DHI, is a method derived from FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) as in it also entails the individual harvesting and implanting of each hair graft. However, in DHI the hair follicles are implanted directly without previously made reception incisions. Choi Implanter Pen, which is a pen-like tool that enables the doctor to load the follicles into it and then implant it directly into the recipient area, without the need for previously made incisions.
Micro FUE is the most precise FUE technique until now. It entails the careful examination of the size of the follicles in order to select the most suitable punch size between 0.5mm to 0.7mm. This ensures that the size of the punch is totally convenient with the size of the graft, which leads the grafts to hold up better. Hence, guaranteeing better and more natural results and a fast recovery with no scars left.