Latest developments in instrument technology and improvements have now made the complicated Follicular Unit extraction (FUE) a method competitive with the common strip harvesting procedure for getting natural donor hair for the transplantation surgery.
In FUE method, a surgeon removes one particular FU - or Follicular
unit, at one time, aiming those grafts that appear most possible to increase and produce natural hair in a recipient site. It needs more ability of the surgeon and more charge from the transplant patient compare to the strip harvesting method. The FUE is an advanced and safer method than strip harvesting technique. Here are some FUE instruments, which are used for the FUE technique.
The Manual Punch
Tool: The manual punch Tool
is a round hollow sharp scalpel with a total diameter of 0.7 to 1.2 millimeter. This tool is the original FUE instrument. The tool’s punch is positioned over the visible part of a follicular unit's hair on the scalp, and pushed downward with normal manual rotation to cut the skin around the follicular unit and properly free it from surrounding hair tissue. The follicular unit is then extracted by the forceps.
The SAFE System: A special three-step manual procedure called The SAFE System. In the first step, it utilizes a sharp round punch to cut the skin around the follicular unit, now in a second step, a special blunt circular punch to release the follicular unit from surrounding tissue and in the last step is extraction.
Powered SafeScribe® Tool: The Powered SafeScribe® Tool is a handheld electronic gadget to remove the follicular units from the donor area with the minimal possibility of damage, and reserve for transplantation. A wide range of different punch sizes and types is easily available in the market. In skilled hands, this tool can decrease the total time of FU extraction procedure sessions, decrease the possibility of scarring, and give a high rate of intact FUs.
RotoCore Tool: This tool automatically rotates over the FUE as it cuts the skin around the follicle. The tool permits the surgeon to pre-set the punch to incise to a selected depth.
The Feller Instrument Tool: The tool combines complicated FUE procedures into a solo instrument to assist the surgeon work faster and more professionally.
NeoGraft Tool: This is a motorized device that gives a rotating sharp punch to cut the follicular unit, and a suction tool that extracts the FUE safely for the hair transplant surgery.