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Methods of extraction:

Strip method (cutting out of a hairy strip of skin from the back of the head):
With the use of a scalpel, a long spindle-formed strip of hairy skin is cut out from the donor area. As a rule, this strip runs straight across the back of the head from one ear to the other. With the aid of a microscope, individual hair grafts are then won from this strip of skin.

The resulting defect in the donor area, which is really rather deep, is then stitched together. A scar results which measures up to 25 cm long (sometimes even longer) and up to 1 mm - 1 cm wide. In view of its form, the persons carrying such scars call it aptly as a "smiley mouth".

Nowadays, most of hair transplants carried out worldwide use the strip method. Oftentimes, many prospective consumers are not aware of the fact that other methods also exist, which do not require the use of a scalpel, namely, the FUE.
The strip method treasures several risks and disadvantages.

 
Strip- Haartransplantation
Schematic representation of the strip method of hair transplant (1):
A segment of the hairy scalp is cut out with the use of a scalpel. A great part of the underlying subcutaneous tissue (represented here in yellow colour) is also sliced together with it.




Strip- Haartransplantation
  Schematic representation of the strip method of hair transplant (2):
  The cutting of the scalp and the subcutaneous tissues into individual grafts takes place through the use of a scalpel. Nowadays, this is generally done with the help of a stereoscopic microscope.


 

Punch technique
(punching out of 4-mm cylinders)

Some institutes still offer this old technique. In the punch technique, islets of skin and subcutaneous tissues measuring around 4 mm in diameter are punched out from the back of the head. These islets of skin and subcutaneous tissue are then sliced into individual grafts. Formerly, these punch grafts were implanted directly into the receptor area (please refer to Historical development of HT).

The 4-mm wounds need no stitches on account of its "small" size. They heal within a few weeks. What remains though are the circular scars of almost the same size. These numerous hairless regions, which can be seen distributed throughout the donor area, are oftentimes obvious and do not easily escape the eyes.

In the punch method, more healthy follicles of the donor area are destroyed as in the case with the strip method.
This is explained by the fact that in the punch method, the total length of the wounded area of the punched out cylinder (or the circumference) is much greater than the length of the wounded area resulting from a strip method.
Some institutes still offer this old method of punch technique and sometimes circumscribe it as „bead chain extraction“.

Please do not confuse the Punch technique with the FUE technique. The extraction instruments in the punch technique have a diameter of 4 mm, whereas the extraction instruments in the FUE technique have only a diameter of 1 mm or less.


Punch- Haartransplantation
Schematic representation of the punch method of hair transplant (1):
Small islets (measuring 4 mm) of hair-carrying skin and subcutaneous tissues are bored with the use of a punching machine.





Punch- Haartransplantation
Schematic representation of the punch method of hair transplant (2):
Division of the islets of skin and subcutaneous tissues is made possible through the use of a scalpel. Nowadays, this mostly takes place by using a stereo microscope.




FUE
(follicular unit extraction),  specific extraction of follicular units

FUE is the most modern and delicate technique employed in hair transplant surgery.

The follicular units are purposely extracted one by one with the use of very fine extraction instruments. In our practice, we use instruments with diameter ranging between 0.6 mm (for tiny single units) and 1.0 mm (for some triple and quadruple units). Mostly needles between 0.7 and 0.9 mm are in use.

The extraction instruments are so fine and precise that the neighbouring follicles remain intact and undestroyed. Furthermore, the so-called transsection rate is very low. This means that the follicles which will be extracted with the extraction tool, will hardly ever be destroyed or harmed. This is because the fine needles are still wide enough to get out the follicles without cutting them. The extraction-"wounds" have merely a diameter between 0.6 – 0.8 mm. They close by itself within a few hours. A point-like crust covers it on the surface till it completely heals within a few days.


FUE- Behandlung
Example of the exacttly aimed extraction of the follicular units in a FUE- session, done at our practice.

A FUE is almost bloodless (only a few droplets). The remaining "scars" are so tiny that it is quite not easy for the unaided to see it if ever at all.

The FUE method offers a lot of advantages and possesses great flexibility (see The FUE method !)


Concerning FUE- technique see graphic animation!
 
extraction of the grafts with FUE (follicular unit extraction).

   
 
 

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