At , we offer our clients with FUE surgery performed by our skilled team which is up to date with the latest advances in the field. Furthermore ,
Dr. Makani has developed his own machine for FUE which enables him to extract and implant grafts with lesser transection and faster speed giving the best possible result.
FUE Hair Transplant
FUE stands for Follicle Unit Extraction. In this process hair follicles are extracted from the back of the Scalp in individally from permanent zone. It has got numerous advantages over FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
FUE vs FUT
There are a lot of misconceptions about FUE. This stems from lack of understanding of the concepts involved in FUE. In the strip surgery (FUT), a strip of hair bearing skin is disected from the back of the Scalp and then individual grafts are trimmed and transferred to the receipet area of the Scalp.
Main issues that are generally overlooked when counselling patients for a strip surgery are:
1. Quality Control
After the strip is disected, it is generally passed on to a team of technicians who trim the strip into individual grafts. During the process of trimming there is an unknown entity that comes into play. That is the skill and motivation of the technician. Hence it is a known fact that surgeons that have consistent teams achieve far better results than someone that relies on freelance technicians. Whilst exploring an option of a strip surgery, it is advisable for the patient to meet the team or get to know the team that will be operating.
It is wellknown fact that strip surgery can produce significant scarring in the donor area, when perfromed by untrained hands. A simple test a patient can perform is to pinch the back of a Scalp to check for signs of laxity. If the client is known to have a tight Scalp the chances of poor scarring with a strip surgery increases exponentially.
3. Placement of Graft
Historically strip surgery has been promoted as a surgery that has better outcomes because of the presence of fat at the bottom of the grafts. Whilst it might offer better leverage for the technicians whilst replacing the grafts, studies have shown that the growth of grafts is not dependant on the presence of the fat. With improvements in extraction and placement of grafts by FUE, the outcomes are much better than with a strip surgery.
4. Quality of Grafts
During the process of extraction of follicles using a strip surgery the number of follicles per graft is significantly less compared to that extracted by FUE. This is because most of the grafts that are extracted with a strip surgery have follicles containing single and double hairs. Whereas with an FUE, the surgeon has complete control over the grafts and he can pick and choose the ones that give maximum benefit to the client h no linear scarring have become a reality .