Punch Configuration in FUE
Dr. Umar has taken fue hair restoration procedures to a whole new level by improving upon the design of traditional punch instruments. He developed a comprehensive system of technology and surgical methods called uGraft. Through innovative and targeted engineering, these punch instruments are able to surpass the performance of regular Punch Configuration in FUE by minimizing the risk of damage to the grafts.
Read more about the uGraft here: https://www.dermhairclinic.com/follicular-unit-extraction-bht/
The Angled Cutting Axis of uGraft Punches
Standard punches are cylindrical in shape. Their cutting axis is straight. Yet, the goal is to completely surround the hair follicle within the narrow confines of this circumference
However, the cutting axis of uGraft is angled away from the follicle to help minimize the risk of severing the structure.
A basic FUE hair transplant punch will need to extend down to the base of the follicle in order to completely separate it from its tissue attachments. With this approach, inaccurate positioning of the tool can damage the graft.
UGraft is equipped with a patent pending mechanism which gently pulls the follicle. The punch does not need to extend quite as deep below the skin’s surface. After the initial incision is made, the gentle pulling feature lifts the follicle in order to remove it from its environment.
uGraft Versus Older FUE HairTransplantation Punches For Removing Angled Body Grafts
In nature, variance is inevitable. Therefore, not all hair follicles will grow in a straight trajectory. Body hair, for example, emerges at angles. The design and features of uGraft make it possible to reliably extract large quantities of these graft structures to ensure their survival.
Surgeons are only able to use external visual cues to determine how to position the punch. The conventional straight punch is likely to severe hairs which grow at an angle.
But since uGraft does not require as deep of an incision, it is able to succeed at removing these follicles. Here is an illustration.
And whereas tweezers are then needed to retrieve the follicle from regular FUE punches, uGraft uses fluid to gently and safely expel the hair follicle using foot pedal controls.
To watch the animated video which illustrates how uGraft works for hair transplantation through body hair transplant by advanced FUE click here.