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Manual Punch FUE Technique – The Safest Method for Hair Extraction

As part of your Turkey hair transplant surgery at Dr. Resul Yaman’s Hair Clinic in Istanbul, you will undergo a procedure to extract healthy hair follicles from your donor area using the manual punch FUE technique. This is the second step of the 3SE method and is the safest way to extract hair follicles for your hair transplant surgery.

In the sections below, we will go over the advantages of the manual punch FUE hair transplant Turkey technique within the scope of the 3 SE methodology and answer some of the most common questions about the procedure. Before we get into more detail about that, however, let’s take a look back at the history of the procedure and where it came from

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The History of the Manual Punch FUE Technique

The first use of the manual punch FUE technique dates back to the early 1900s. It was originally used for repairing scars and covering wounds and burns of war veterans. As the technology developed over the years, sharper punches were developed. And that’s when the manual punch FUE technique started being used for hair transplant procedures.

Before the manual punch method, the strip-FUT method was used, which involved cutting wide tissue pieces from the donor area. Once the manual punch technique came into play, it quickly replaced the strip-FUT technique as it was far more effective and less damaging to the scalp.

In the early 2000s, staples were added to the punch device’s micromotor, allowing for a faster-rotating punch system. As a result, operation times were dramatically reduced. However, this method increased the risk of damage to the donor area and overharvesting, leading to a lower graft quality. Upon realizing that, Dr. Resul Yaman took it upon himself and modified the micromotor, reducing the damage to both the harvested grafts and the donor area.

What are the Advantages of the Manual Punch Extraction Process?

Dr. Yaman’s involvement in the development of the new manual punch extraction device has revolutionized the industry and made the doctor one of the most renowned hair transplant surgeons in the world. In addition, fue hair transplant cost should be viewed as an investment rather than an expense. There are many advantages to the carefully refined manual punch extraction process developed by Dr. Resul Yaman. For instance:

  • It significantly reduces the damage caused to the skin in your donor area and the risk of over-harvesting.
  • The rotorless (or half-rotation slow-rotating) punch does minimal damage to the hair follicle during the extraction process. This isn’t the case when using a device with fast-rotating motors.
  • This technique preserves the autologous hair cell activity around the hair follicle. Thus, it carries the follicle with its entire structure during planting. As a result, the probability of regrowth and long-term survival increases significantly.
  • It’s suitable for every patient, regardless of their hair type.
  • Dr. Yaman can extract up to 3,500 grafts daily, making the extraction process significantly faster.

Having already used his refined method of extracting hair follicles for hundreds of patients, Dr. Yaman has become a true master in his craft. As a result of his vast experience, you can rest assured that you are in the safest hands and that you will get the best quality results and hair transplant treatment Turkey has to offer. To make sure this technique is worth it, see the hair transplant before and after results.

Manual Punch FUE Technique FAQs

Is the Manual Punch FUE Technique Painful?

Most patients at Dr. Yaman’s clinic report minor discomfort, but nothing that you won’t be able to tolerate. It is important to remember that it is a surgical procedure and that experiencing zero pain is impossible. With that said, before your procedure, Dr. Yaman will use a local anesthetic to numb your scalp. That way, the discomfort and pain you feel will be brought down to a minimum.

Who is a Good Candidate for the Manual Punch FUE Technique?

Previously, only patients with thin skin and small and less complex cases were eligible for the procedure. But since Dr. Yaman revolutionized the technique, every patient can now enjoy the safest way of hair extraction, including people with African American hair types (especially those with curly hair).

How Long Does the Manual Punch FUE Procedure Take?

The duration of your manual punch FUE procedure will vary depending on how many hair follicles need to be extracted from your donor area. The smaller the procedure, the shorter the extraction time will be. In most cases, it takes a few hours, with plenty of breaks in between.

What is the Recovery Time After Undergoing a Manual Punch FUE Procedure?

Thanks to Dr. Yaman’s involvement in developing the technique far beyond what it used to be, recovery time is now brought down to a minimum. This is because when using the newly developed device for the extraction of hair follicles, minimal damage will be done to your donor area. And as a result of that, the area will heal up significantly quicker compared to using any other method.

Most patients return to work and their daily activities within just a few days after their procedure. With that said, it is important that you don’t exercise or expose your scalp to direct sunlight for the first couple of weeks to give your scalp the best chance to recover.


    Dr. Resul YAMAN

    Dr. Resul Yaman is a highly experienced and renowned hair transplant surgeon. With over 13 years of expertise, he has transformed the lives of countless individuals through his innovative “modified low-speed micromotor” technique. Dr. Yaman’s commitment to using the latest methods and providing personalized care has established him as one of Turkey’s leading specialists. He specializes in hair transplantation, including eyebrow, mustache, and beard transplants. Dr. Yaman is dedicated to contributing to the hair transplant community, his work was featured in Hair Transplant Network, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Hair Restoration Social Network, and other renowned niche publications.


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