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Implantation techniques

Slit technique:
With the use of a scalpel, very fine cuts of millimeter length are scratched parallel to each in the receptor area. Afterwards, FU's are then implanted into these tiny slits with the use of a forceps.

With the use of the fine hypodermic needles as so-called "place holders", FU's can be implanted. In this particular case, a needle is stuck a few millimeters deep into the receptor area. Afterward the insertion of the grafts starts the same way like in the slit technique.

Advantages of both these techniques:

In these two methods, no tissue is unnecessarily discarded. No visible scars can be seen by the unaided eye, provided the needle's diameter does not exceed 20 Gauge (this corresponds to an external diameter of 0.9 mm.
A further advantage of the both techniques is the fact that during the implantation, it is possible to aim exactly at a given point. In just one session, the greatest possible density can be attained.
Both techniques are totally equivalent in the results. The choice of one of these two methods depends on the personal preferences of the individual FUE- physician. We have chosen the needle- technique.


It is a very meticulous work, which requires great intuition. And, indeed, it is a time-consuming one.

Hollow drill:
This method is primarily practiced by some institutes, which employ minigrafts and micrografts. On account of its size, minigrafts and micrografts need more place for its insertion. Thus, some tissue must be removed to give adequate room for implantation. To achieve this, a hollow drill is used. In this method, one observe small visible scars exactly on the spot where the grafts are implanted in the receptor area (dot effect). 

Small holes in the receptor area, into which grafts are inserted, can be closed through the use of laser. It is quite a problem though, for a much greater area of the tissue is destroyed as a result of the burns in comparison with the use of needles or the slit-technique. This can negatively affect the growth rate of grafts. Another negative effect is the development of scars. Hence, only a few institutes work using this method.