Follicular Unit Extraction ( FUE)

Truth about Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

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How does Dr. Arambulo perform FUE?    Click to watch  her FUE  speed and efficiency 

Devices available to harvest the follicular units. What is Dr. Arambulo’s choice?

 Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) , the latest technique in hair restoration surgery , is  performed using small  punches to HARVEST  individual  follicular units from the scalp back donor region. There are many devices available , including the most  expensive advertised Robotics , to perform FUE  HARVEST. Dr. Arambulo, our  Physician  Hair Restoration Specialist, choice of instrument is  the POWERED SAFE SCRIBE  and she uses 0.8  – 0.9mm blunt punch . She acquired the knowledge in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), the State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation under  Dr. James Harris in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Harris is the innovator and patented the Powered SAFE Scribe. To be able to perform FUE procedure , physician needs training,  knowledge and higher skills with the use of  the  choice of FUE  device  to harvest  healthy and intact  follicular hair grafts.

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The video of actual well performed FUE procedure by Dr. Arambulo  above, proves her  talent ,with  remarkable skills  and  speed  using  her choice of motorized device  with  production of  intact  healthy grafts. Every  physician who claims  performing  FUE , must prove his skills with his choice of machine , to avoid misleading the  patients. Follicular grafts once damaged cannot grow anymore. In addition, the motorized device in Dr. Arambulo’s experience , allows harvest of grafts from other hairy areas such as the beard, chest, abdomen, thighs and legs ( Body Hair Transplant ).

Every  physician hair restorations specialist doing FUE must also have backup FUE device. Dr. Arambulo ‘s talent includes  use of another motorized device  or a  simple disposable punch to perform FUE.  This is important  in the event that the main choice of FUE device stops to operate for unexpected reason  and so that, the FUE procedure will proceed without  disruption.

 

What is scalp preparation in FUE?

 Below scalp preparations for FUE  is according to number  of  grafts   plan and  must be agreeable  to all  patients for faster and smooth  procedure.

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How do we  photodocument the grafts harvested by FUE ?  

 

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What is the truth about donor area scarring from FUE procedure.

FUE  technique offers patients the option of no stitches, less down-time, more tolerable post-operative pain, and less visible scarring. Scarring due to FUE as compared to a standard strip excision for the same number of grafts is certainly not less. However, the diffuse nature of the punctate scars from FUE may confer a decrease in detectability especially in patients who either shave their head or wear their hair short.

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What is body hair transplant?

FUE also makes possible harvesting of follicular units with finer hairs from slightly lower areas on the neck or above the ears for use in the hairline or eyebrows and most importantly being able to perform body hair transplant for additional volume. This procedure further demands a higher degree of skill and coordination on the part of the surgeons and staff

 

Click to watch the Natural result 2 years after hair transplant 

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What are the indications of  FUE procedure  in Dr.Arambulo’s experience using the motorized device?

  •  Patients who want to wear their hair very short
  • Patients who want to wear their hair very short
  • Patients who do not want a linear scar on the back
  • Combines with strip procedure to harvest more grafts
  • Patients who tend to heal with thickened and wide linear scars despite good surgery
  • Patients discouraged to undergo another strip because of  unacceptable ugly scarring from previous strip poor surgery
  • Patients with old scars from scalp infection , accident or surgery  trauma and do not want further scar formation
  • Patients who require small session i.e eyebrow retouch , small scars ..
  • Patients with tight scalp
  • Patients who need to resume high level of activity soon after the procedure.
  • Patients who have significant dislike to after surgery pain
  • Patients with extremely thick hair shafts  and who require  finer hairs from the supra-auricular or low neck regions  to place on frontal hairline or eyebrows  for more aesthetic result .
  • Body hair transplant
  • Patients requiring body hair transplant  with limited or depleted donor supply
  • Permanent hair removal of blond  excessive hair unresponsive to laser surgery