Although when you search a little bit, doctor google suggests so many various techniques, in fact, there are just 2 techniques in hair transplantation.
- First is FUT (follicular unit transplantation)
- Second is FUE (follicular unit extraction)
The other techniques you see in google searches, such as safir hair transplantation or DHI (direct hair implantation) or micro motor… etc are not hair transplantation techniques, they are just a way to do one of the four steps of hair transplantation, as channel opening or implantation of the hair follicle.
Ok, let’s back to the techniques.
Number 1- and first found, the mother technique is the FUT technique, and the application of this technique started more than 50 years ago. Basically, in this technique, a hair strip is removed, separated from the follicles under the microscopic view, and then the follicles are implanted in the area of bald skin after the channels are created. The main disadvantage of this technique is linear scarring in the donor side which is the occipital area.
Number 2 – and currently often frequently used technique is the FUE technique, and the application of that technology has started 30 years ago as a standard technique. basically, in this technique, hair follicles are harvested one by one with a micromotor or puncher from the occipital area which is never affected by androgenic alopecia, and then these follicles are implanted to the area of the bald skin by using a forceps or an implanter pen which is much better and less traumatic.
This technique provides a high number of grafts, natural results, fast recovery, and minimal scarring. That is why, in our clinic, we used fue technique by utilizing the implanter pen and micromotor technology to make it perfect.