Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is done by using a micro-punch. This is a revolutionary technique to minimize scarring, only leaving scars of up to 1mm in diameter (depending on the size of the punch).
The elasticity of the scalp helps evaluate the width of the strip to be taken. Bad: no mobility of the scalp, maximum extraction: 1 cm Average: mobility allowing the extraction of a Strip from 1,1 to 1,3 cm Good: extraction a strip of > 1.3 cm
Unintentional damage done to the follicle, resulting in its incapacity to generate new hair. This can occur during sampling (strip or FUE), slivering or cutting. The extraction of the follicular units is performed under a microscope in order to minimise the transection rate. The tolerated transection rate lies between 4-5%.
The only hair suitable to be transplanted is hair that is thought to be permanent (not affected by DHT). Thus the areas located at the sides and back of the scalp are considered safe for surgical transplantation in order to have lasting results.