The hair transplantation procedure with the FUE method, despite being announced by Dr. Woods as “Wood Technique” in Australia, since he did not disclose details of this planting method, he has not received this name. In 2002, Dr. Rassman and Dr. Bernstein announced this method to the world of science, including details. Unlike the FUT method, it is possible to obtain stem cells from anywhere in the body with the FUE method.
In the FUE hair transplant method, the areas identified as donor areas are numbed by local anaesthesia. After numbing the area, a specialist separates hair follicles individually with the help of a tool with a slightly smaller tip of 1 mm diameter. This step is crucial for the survival of the roots to stay healthy and to be able to stay where they are planted after the operation. This separation is done on a piece-by-piece basis until the needed number is reached. Separated hair roots are kept in a special solution until the planting is started to keep them alive and healthy.
After the harvesting is completed, the area where the hair implantation will be performed is first injected with local anaesthesia to numb it like it is done in the FUT method and then perforated. The hair follicles are placed into the drilled holes one by one. With the completion of this surgical step, the FUE hair transplant method is completed.
The advantage of the FUE method is that it does not require a piece of skin from the relevant part to be removed and the stem cells can be worked on individually. In the FUT method, since the hairy skin part is taken is stitched back together, it leaves a scar even if it is a very thin line.