Direct Hair Transplantation: A Modified FUE
Introduction to Direct Hair Transplant
With the advent of FUE (Follicular Unit Excision), many surgeons and patients were inclined toward it. This was partly due to the absence of a linear scar in the donor area which enabled patients to have buzzed or short hair at the back making it more aesthetically pleasing.
After carefully studying and analyzing FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and understanding its pros and cons, our doctors at Eugenix Hair Sciences ventured into FUE. Through the years while working on routine FUE, our expert doctors made a few modifications to it for their practice and published a paper titled, “Direct Hair Transplantation: a modified follicular unit extraction technique” for the first time in the year 2013 April, in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetics surgery. With DHT, the main difference is that it significantly reduces the ‘out of the body’ time of the grafts and in turn ensures better survivability and growth.
This Direct Hair Transplantation technique comprises two steps-
- Pre-made sites – Creation of recipient sites in correspondence to the right angle, direction, depth and optimal density.
- Simultaneous scoring, extraction and implantation – Scoring of grafts is done by a motorized punch and the extracted grafts are loaded into SAVA implanters (blunt needle implanters). These loaded implanters are then unloaded into the pre-made sites simultaneously.
In the year 2019, they published another research paper: “Use of Implanters in Premade sites for Hair Transplantation,” which stressed the use of implanters.
Key Points of Direct Hair Transplantation are:
- Decreased ‘out of the body’ time for grafts for better survivability.
- Use of Implanters for minimal graft handling.
In the year 2019 they published a book titled, Step by Step Hair Transplantation, which included a chapter on the practice of the DHT technique at Eugenix.