HOW ARE THE HAIR FOLLICLES PLACED IN THE RECIPIENT AREA?
Hair transplant surgery performed using the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique is divided into two stages. The first and most laborious of these is the removal of follicular units; the second, no less important, consists in placing the removed follicular units in the bald area (recipient) area.
The follicles extracted inside can be placed in the recipient area with the hair transplant FUE technique in three ways:
1) Rod and insertion: This technique is very common in Brazil and involves making an incision in the recipient area, followed by an assistant to place the follicle in the small incision made.
2) Pre-cut incisions: In this technique, all incisions are made in the recipient area, and then the assistants place the roots in the incisions. One advantage of this technique is that it allows follicles to be implanted by more than one person at the same time.
3) Implantors : The use of these devices to assist in the placement of follicular units has increased among capillary surgeons in recent years. There are additives needle tip pens. These needles contain a slit that allows follicles to be inserted into the needle. Two assistants are needed to implement this technique. Assistants “load” the implants with follicles while the surgeon performs the transplant himself . The big advantage of using implants is to protect the follicular unit during placement. It is possible to gain agility with skill and experience. The disadvantage of this method is that it requires training as the learning curve is long.
Although the extraction phase of the follicles is the most difficult phase in the FUE technique, the placement of the follicular units in the recipient area has a fundamental role in the final result of the surgery. Each team has their own preference, the most important detail is the careful placement of the roots so that there is no trauma in the follicle during the transplantation phase.