Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE ) is the latest harvest technique in hair restoration surgery and is performed using small punch to remove individual follicular units from the back scalp donor region. Click to learn how Dr. Arambulo herself performs FUE and Click this to watch the well performed FUE procedure by Dr. Arambulo .Note the importance of well extracted intact grafts for the hairs to grow.
FUE procedure is performed only by talented physicians, which needs , training,higher skills,knowledge and right choice of instruments.In 2009, Dr. Arambulo acquired the knowledge in 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.
Dr. Arambulo’s device is the POWERED SAFE SCRIBE ,using small blunt punches sizes in mm from 0.8-0.9 to 1 .0. She prefers to use 0.8mm in majority of her patients to leave almost negligible punctate scars.
These are the well extracted intact grafts by FUE , the proof of our hair transplant specialist efficiency and skills . The patients should be aware of this detail which is important in the success of hair transplant procedure.
Dr. Arambulo can harvests 1000-2000 grafts by FUE technique in one session, however, for patients requiring more than 2000 grafts ,the procedure is divided into 2 sessions , 1-2 days apart .
Scalp full shaving or strip shaving will depend on the number of grafts to harvest per session .Patient scalp preparation must be agreeable to patien. This is important to facilitate the grafts harvest.
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
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. To learn more click BODY HAIR TRANSPLANT
In addition, AHRC documents quality and quantity of grafts production. Read Why US
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Applications of FUE procedure
- Patients who might wear their hair very short and do not want a linear scar on the back
- Patients who require small session.
- Patients with unacceptable ugly or scarring from previous strip surgery
- Patients with tight scalp,not a good candidate for strip
- Patients who tend to heal with thickened and wide linear scars
- Patients who need to resume high level of activity soon after the procedure.
- Patients who have significant dislike to pain
- Patients with extremely thick hair shafts who require hair from the supra-auricular or low neck regions to create a finer for frontal hairline for more aesthetic result.
- Patients requiring body hair transplant with limited donor supply
- (Click to watch how Dr. Arambulo performs BODY HAIR TRANSPLANT).
Your choice of physician should be based on proofs of efficiency and surgical teamwork. Actual photos and videos of our full procedure will be shown on your initial visit to our center to help you understand that our physician ,Dr. Arambulo does not delegate but she herself does the major and critical part of the procedure in both strip FUT and FUE ; the details involve in the procedure and the importance of experience ,skills and good surgical teamwork are important factors to consider : to save and place every single follicular graft in correct distribution for the best natural and permanent result. To understand this further , find time to meet the physician and the surgical team because, ignorance about the quality of work and counting the number of grafts to place in hair transplant procedure will affect the end result .