Manual FUE hair transplantation is the first system to be discovered after FUT, and it is the system that eliminates scarring from the back of the neck. In manual FUE, the punch motor is attached to the handle end like in the FUE method and the roots are extracted with circular finger movements.
The purpose of switching to motor (power) FUE after manual FUE is to shorten the operation time. Time is a very important issue in hair transplantation.
The hair roots from the neck will try to stay alive in the external environment during the time that passes until the transfer is possible to their new place in the front part. hair root extraction is accelerated with FUE punches, which are connected to a micro-motor with power FUE with the aim of shortening the time.
Although FUE can be accelerated this way in hair transplantation, some hair types require more careful hair follicle collection which calls for the application of manual follicle collection. This is an application that completely depends on the needs of the patient.
At the same time, when thin grafts are needed for eyebrow and eyelash transplantation, hair follicles or body hair can be collected with manual FUE. Thus, the trauma on the graft is minimized.
When the motor speed of the FUE punch is disabled, it is possible to collect very fine roots, perhaps it is slower but it is possible to work more carefully and diligently.
In addition, since there is no trauma related to the motor rotation speed in manual FUE, the donor area tissue is of higher quality.
The head structure, hair direction and angle of hair of each patient is different, therefore natural appearance is provided by planning the reception area incision technique accordingly.
Today, whether a power FUE or manual FUE is used, collecting grafts with sagittal incisions with classical blades is gradually being abandoned and replaced with the lateral slit technique, sapphire percutaneous blade technique, Dull Needle techniques and implanters.
Before hair extraction, it is extremely important to determine the technique to be used to collect grafts and the instrument to be used to open the grooves which depend on the patient’s hair quality, direction, diameter and waviness.