Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE)

Watch how Dr. Arambulo performs the Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE procedure

Follicular Unit Extraction FUE, now called  Follicular Unit Excision is the most advanced hair restoration technique. Dr. Julieta Peralta Arambulo performs FUE and she  is considered as the FUE pioneer in the Philippines.

Follicular Unit Extraction |  Dr. Arambulo

The end result of FUE procedure determines the success in hair transplant. "Our results speak for themselves"

She acquired the knowledge in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), the State of the Art Methodology and Instrumentation under Dr. James Harris, from Denver, Colorado.Dr. Harris is the innovator and patented the Powered SAFE Scribe and is also one of the collaborators in ARTAS (ROBOTIC) technology. To be able to perform FUE procedure, the physician needs training, higher skills and continuous knowledge, and understanding of the choice of FUE  device technology. To understand more about  FUE click ISHRS

Our gallery of photos and videos showcase her well performed FUE procedures and the good authentic clinical results from FUE which is equal to traditional strip surgeries and microscopic dissection.

What is hair transplant Follicular Unit Extraction or Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) ?

Follicular Unit Extraction, the latest technique and major advancement in hair transplant surgery , has evolved and improved substantially during this time and is believed to becoming even better because of recent innovations that in order not to be associated with more harm than good must be applied thoughtfully and conservatively and honestly while avoiding overly aggressive use. ( Walter Unger Forum Nov- Dec. p245)  FUE is performed using small dull or sharp punch to harvest the individual follicular units from the scalp back donor region.

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) announced today that it is updating the terminology of the hair transplantation method known as FUE from Follicular Unit Extraction to Follicular Unit Excision. This change is driven by the need to emphasize the actual surgical aspect of the procedure, especially among patients in countries where the term "extraction" has non-surgical implications and has already received worldwide support and acceptance from hair restoration surgeons.

Among the hair restoration FUE Devices available, what is Dr. Arambulo’s choice?

Dr.Julieta Peralta Arambulo uses the SAFE Scribe FUE Motorized Device

There are many FUE devices available, including the most expensive sophisticated Robotics (ARTAS). Dr. Arambulo performs Follicular Unit Extraction  with the use of simple 1mm disposable punch but her choice of motorized FUE device is the POWERED SAFE SCRIBE, using the 0.8 and 0.9mm blunt punches to extract the individual’s follicular units. The most advanced FUE techniques such as body hair transplant and non-shaven FUE, made possible only by motorized device and by manual FUE.

The Follicular Unit Extraction FUE procedure by Dr. Arambulo proves her talent and skills with the use of SAFE SCRIBE motorized device.

Production of intact healthy individual follicular grafts shown on our video is necessary for the hair to grow. Follicular hair grafts once damaged cannot grow anymore. Understanding how important every single hair is to balding patients, Dr.Arambulo works hard to offer the best FUE procedure with the best results because she makes sure every single graft is safe with her.Click to go to see our authentic before and after hair transplant photos.

In addition, every FUE physician hair restoration specialist must have BACKUP FUE DEVICES. Dr.Arambulo keeps four other motorized devices as backups and a simple disposable 1mm punch to perform MANUAL FUE.

From the experience of  Dr. Arambulo FUE device may just stop to operate for an unexpected reason. These back up devices are important to proceed with FUE procedure without disruption.

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What are the different punches  Dr. Julieta Peralta Arambulo use to perform FUE hair transplant surgery procedure?

Though Dr. Arambulo uses the dull punch in the majority of FUE procedures, she also understands and is proficient in the use of sharp, trumpet, serrated punches. Use of different punches is important to know because from Dr. Arambulo’s experience different punches may work differently on different scalp characteristics.

The different Follicular  Unit Extraction  punches Dr. Julieta Peralta Arambulo uses in performing the FUE procedure.

Dr. Arambulo uses blunt and sharp punches. Choice of what punch to use during FUE procedure will depend on patient scalp characteristics from her experience.

What is scalp preparation in FUE?

To have a smooth and fast harvest of individual follicular units by FUE technique, below are the different scalp preparations which will depend on the number of grafts plan per session. These different scalp preparations must be clear and agreeable to all patients who prefer FUE technique. However, a NON - SHAVEN FUE, the most advanced and latest update in FUE technique is available for patients who do not like shaving.

Follicular Unit Extraction  patient back scalp preparation

What is Non - Shaven procedure?

Many patients with hair loss, who were reluctant to do FUT hair transplant surgery because of fear for donor wound scar and post-operative pain, welcomed this less invasive procedure. But they also do not like the need to shave their heads for FUE surgery. Non-shaven FUE (NSFUE) is an innovative technique to overcome this demerit of FUE procedure. NSFUE helps more patients to choose the FUE by reducing concern about their appearance after surgery. (Michael Kyu-ho Lee, MD )

How do I know I really received the grafts I paid for my hair loss  or baldness concern?

Asian Hair Restoration Center emphasizes honesty among our staff and work to give the best hair transplant focusing on details of procedures . We show to patients the FUE grafts harvested before placing and keep the photo and written documentation of all FUE grafts count harvested in every procedure.Usually  patients will become aware of our method of counting of grafts production during the procedure. The most important indicator in this concern  is the hair transplant RESULTS  of a successful FUE hair restoration.

FUE grafts photo documentation at Asian Hair Restoration Center

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

FUE technique offers patients the option of no stitches, less downtime, 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.

Follicular Unit Extraction Donor area stages of healing

Does  FUE  have successful hair transplant results?

In the hands of experts FUE is successful. Dr. Arambulo started the FUE hair transplant surgery in 2009. Our gallery of photos and videos showcase her well performed FUE procedures and the good authentic clinical results from FUE which is equal to traditional strip surgeries and microscopic dissection. Our hair transplant video,  before and and after photos are proofs of  the  best hair transplant  service in Manila Philippines. Subscribe on our Youtube channel @asianhairrestorationcenter to watch  some   of our  hair transformation patients'  journey  testimonial,  after hair transplant by FUE procedure.

What makes FUE hair restoration successful?

Dr. Arambulo  has a higher FUE skill, updates her knowledge on hair transplant procedure techniques and innovations and because of this she further improves the training system of her surgical staff. Sharing the finest details about the latest innovations enhance their knowledge and skills and therefore optimize the hair transplant procedure results; the latest method adapted is in placing the fragile FUE grafts devoid of connective tissue, a traumatically by the use of implanter into the recipient area with or without pre-made slits.

FUE Before and After Photos |Asain Hair Restoration Center

FUE procedure before and after photo

We begin the FUE procedure by few harvest of grafts to show to patient the intact follicular grafts anatomy structure as proof of proper FUE technique procedure and, therefore making patients be aware of its importance necessary for the hair to grow successfully.

Intact Follicular Unit Extraction grafts production by Dr. Julieta Peralta Arambulo one of the factors important for a successful FUE procedure.

What is body hair transplant (BHT)?

BHT gives new hope to patients who are not or no longer candidates for traditional hair transplant. It is an option especially for patients who want additional volume or density after scalp hair transplantation but have limited or exhausted scalp donor areas. BHT is performed by FUE technique only, either by manual or use of motorized device demands a higher degree of physician’s skill and physician - staff hands and eyes coordinationIntact beard hair after FUE dissection

Follicular Unit Extraction  for Body Hair Transplant in Caucasian

Physicians performing BHT has advanced experience in FUE procedure. Watch how Dr. Arambulo performs BHT

What are the indications of  FUE procedure?

  • 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 with limited or depleted donor supply for additional grafts harvest.
  • Correction of unnatural results.
  • Permanent hair removal of blond excessive hair unresponsive to laser surgery.

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