The technique was first established by Japanese Masumi Inaba in 1988. Inaba used 1 mm. needles to extract root grafts. In the 1990’s the FUE technique was researched and further developed. In 2002, William R. Rassman and Robert M. Bernstein, published the heading for the first time in Medical literature, “Follicular Unit Extraction: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hair Transplantation”. After 2002 the technique has attracted attention by people and establishments and in many countries especially in our country.
Local anesthesia is sufficient the FUE technique. The hair transplantation area is determined, and the amounts of grafts needed. 25-30 root grafts are estimated for each planned cm2 site. The appropriate area between and above the ears and nape is determined and numbed with very fine and thin needles, 0.6mm and 1mm diameters.
By using the Micro Motor and turning Micro Punch the root hairs in the skin are freed without damaging the follicles.(A small hollow pipe, with sharp metal -outer edges) The freed follicles are extracted from the hair in skin by mikro scepes(?) (tiny medical tweezers and tongs). In each extracted hair graft there is generally 1-2 hair follicles, rarely there is 3 hair follicles.
The grafts are classified by the number of hair roots in it. On the average the operating and harvesting time lasts about 2-4 hours, a break will be given for food or other personal needs. After numbing areas needed for transplantation, small insecions are made for the roots of the hair. The grafts are set into the opened canals with microscepes.
Bandages are covered at the nape of the neck