It is the retrieval of the hair follicles from the haired skin with tools (punches) with a diameter of 0.9 mm or less by the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method.
It is the developed result of the technique, invented by Dr. Ray Woods and developed by Dr. William Rassman, also known as the Fox Technique.
Our hair is our leading accessory, supplementing our appearance. People have faced hair loss due to several reasons for years. Some have preferred to wear toupees, prosthesis in order to hide this problem and some have let their hair grow at the sides and tried to cover the hairless regions with them. The FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) technique, the first hair transplantation method, came to the agenda against these problems. Then it is replaced by the FUE technique, providing both application easiness and patient comfort.
The brief explanation of the method is that; first the hair deficit of the person, whom hair transplantation shall be performed, is determined and the hair is shortened by shaving. The region, from where hair shall be retrieved, is narcotized with anesthesia. The hair roots and some epithelial tissue is retrieved from the donor called region (between 2 ears) with punches of a diameter of 0.9 mm or less in the hair growth direction and in a cylindrical manner. Then the rests (channels) of the grafts to be placed in the region without hair in the number of the retrieved grafts is opened. After the opened rests are the grafts inserted into these gaps. Thus is the process completed. Dressing is applied to the region where retrieval is performed with an antibiotic pomade and the region is closed. One day later is the dressing region opened and 3 days after the transplantation, it should be begun with hair washing. The success of the process depends by 50% on the team, having performed the process, and by 50% on the care to be performed by the patient.
The importance of the issues to be taken into consideration increases at operation of patients with diseases which require regular care like medical allergies, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes.