Advantages of the FUE Manual

  • 1. Leaves no visible scars on the donor site
  • 2. Fundamental for those who wear or one day will wear very short hair
  • 3. Absence of pain, pressure and numbness in the head during the postoperative period
  • 4. Reduced healing time of donor area
  • 5. More comfortable postoperative
  • 6. Can be combined with other techniques
  • 7. Allows to perform a new session in 60 days, when the hair will be implanted in an area other than the previous surgery
  • 8. Allows to hold a new session in 120 days, when the hair will be implanted in the same area of ​​the previous surgery
  • 9. Useful in repairing unaesthetic transplants with scars and / or “tufts” (doll hair)
  • 10. Fastest return to day-to-day activities
  • 11. No restrictions on the type of haircut
  • 12. More suitable in those patients who have very rigid scalp
  • 13. Used in repair surgeries, when there is a lot of scarring in the donor area
  • 14. More suitable for athletes and young individuals
  • 15. Allows hair collection in border areas
  • 16. Lets choose the best Follicular Units
  • 17. Allows you to harvest thinner hair
  • 18. Allows to exclude white hair at harvest
  • 19. Allows to collect hair between scars
  • 20. Allows to collect hair throughout the extension of the donor area
  • 21. You have no points to withdraw

Disadvantages of the FUE Manual

  • 1. Difficult to learn technique
  • 2. Requires specific devices
  • 3. Longer surgical time
  • 4. The technique is more laborious and requires much more skill from the surgeon
  • 5. The yield of the number of grafts in a session is lower
  • 6. The grafts are more fragile
  • 7. Grafts are more prone to damage during harvesting
  • 8. Greater difficulty in placing the grafts in the receptor orifices
  • 9. Technical is more laborious and requires much more skill
  • 10. It has a higher cost
  • 11. In FUT the linear scar can be removed in the following surgery. In the Manual FUE, the microcatchers are not removable and add up to each new surgery
  • 12. It is necessary to shave the whole head to perform megasession
  • 13. Need to wear cap to shave head in FUE Total
  • 14. The hair has to be long to hide the scraped area in the partial sessions
  • 15. Increased risk of graft loss due to the time it takes to be implanted
  • 16. Easy transection of grafts in inexperienced hands