Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of donor hair harvesting forFollicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), where individual follicular units are extracted directly from the donor area, without the need for a strip excision. In this procedure, a 0.8-0.9 mm Dr. Cole's serrated sharp punches and Dr. Devroye's Trumpet flat punches are used to make a small circular incision in the skin around the upper part of the follicular unit, which is then extracted directly from the scalp.
0.9 mm sharp punch is used for incision
FUT and FUE are sometimes viewed as being two totally different procedures. FUE, in fact, is a type of FUT where the follicular units are extracted directly from the scalp, rather than being microscopically dissected from a strip that has already been removed. In other word, FUT, individual follicular units can be obtained in one of two ways; either through single-strip harvesting and stereo-microscopic dissection, or through FUE.
Therefore, when comparisons are made between FUT and FUE, what is really being compared is the way the follicular grafts are obtained (i.e. strip harvesting and dissection vs. direct extraction) rather than placed into the scalp.
* ATPvTM is available now in our clinic, we use it for graft holding solution and post-operative spray
Implanter Pens are now used for placing the grafts to improve survival rate and a better result.
Dr. Laorwong, makes all the incisions on donor area and graft extracted by himself and his assistant.
Dr. Laorwong, makes all pre-made incisions on recipient area, and place the grafts with Lion implanter pen by himself and his assistant.