Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplantation with Micromotor: Eight Years Experience
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Follicular unit extraction (FUE) has been performed for over a decade. Our experience in the patients who underwent hair transplantation using only the FUE method was included in this study.
A total of 1000 patients had hair transplantation using the FUE method between 2005 and 2014 in our clinic.
Manual punch was used in 32 and micromotor was used in 968 patients for graft harvesting. During the time that manual punch was used for graft harvesting, 1000–2000 grafts were transplanted in one session in 6–8 h. Following micromotor use, the average graft count was increased to 2500 and the operation time remained unchanged. Graft take was difficult in 11.1 %, easy in 52.2 %, and very easy in 36.7 % of our patients.
The main purpose of hair transplantation is to restore the hair loss. During the process, obtaining a natural appearance and adequate hair intensity is important. In the FUE method, grafts can be taken without changing their natural structure, there is no need for magnification, and the grafts can be transplanted directly without using any other processes. Because there is no suture in the FUE method, patients do not experience these incision site problems and scar formation. The FUE method enables us to achieve a natural appearance with less morbidity.
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KeywordsHair transplantation FUE Micromotor Baldness
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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
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