Technique & Tools
What instrument is used to perform a Follicular Unit Extraction?
There are a few different instruments used for the FUE procedure. NeoGraft automated process is an example of one automated machine used to extract each graft. Neograft is great for those with straight hair. Although the process takes a lot of patience and practice. Dr. Behnam has been performing this since 2008. He can now extract upto 400-600 grafts on an hourly basis with Neograft. The exact number depends on many variables, including the angle of the hair under the skin and the length. During the complimentary consultation, Dr. Behnam will examine your hair and inform you how many grafts he can obtain per hour.
Can Acell help get better results with a Follicular Unit Extraction procedure?
Acell is used for wound healing. After grafts are extracted, when acell is appied to the donor area it makes the scars even smaller. We regularly use ACell with extraction procedures to minimize the scarring.
What kind of Anesthesia is used with the FUE method?
Local anesthesia is used, like what a dentist normally uses. Most patient are surprised at how little local anesthesia is used to numb the area.
How does Dr. Behnam’s extraction technique achieve optimal results.
Dr. Behnam creates the recipient sites first. Then Dr. Behnam begins extracting each individual graft and places them every 2 hours, as opposed to extracting all the follicles needed and then placing them. We feel that this shorter out of body time helps achieve better results.
Is there a limit on how many grafts can be extracted in a single day.
Yes, Dr. Behnam tries to extract between to 1000 to 1300 grafts in a single day. He can extract 200 to 600 grafts an hour depending on hair characteristics. Better estimate can be provided during the consultation. If somebody needs 2000 graft procedure, then two days of extractions are needed to complete the case.