FUE Hair Transplant Techniques & Tools

When doing FUE hair transplant, you need the right FUE hair transplant technique and tools.

What instrument is used to perform a Follicular Unit Extraction?

There are a few different instruments used for the FUE hair transplant procedure. In fact, Dr. Sean has six different instruments he uses for FUE hair transplants. NeoGraft automated process is an example of one automated machine used to extract each graft. NeoGraft is great for those with curly hair. Although the process takes a lot of patience and practice.

Dr. Sean has been performing this since 2008 and he has performed over 1,000 FUE hair transplantation cases, totaling over 1,000,000 grafts that he has punched and removed.  He can now extract up to 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. Sean 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 hair transplant procedure?

ACell is used for wound healing. After grafts are extracted, when ACell is applied to the donor area it makes the scars even smaller. We regularly use ACell with extraction procedures to minimize the scarring.

Minimal scarring using ACell
The shaved area represents the donor site where grafts were extracted. One year after the procedure, the area was shaved. Very minimal scarring is noticed.

What kind of Anesthesia is used with the FUE hair transplant 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 hair extraction technique achieve optimal results?

Dr. Sean creates the recipient sites first. Then Dr. Sean 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 hair grafts can be extracted in a single day?

Yes, Dr. Sean 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.

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