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Safest Extraction – Manual Punch FUE Technique

Dr. Resul Yaman performs hair transplantation and hair restoration procedures according to the 3 SE methodologies. Let’s express the second part of this method as the manual punch FUE technique, which is the safest hair extraction. Manual FUE extraction is a much better method when compared to motorized FUE hair follicle extraction. Let’s gather the benefits under three main headings:

    • First, it significantly reduces donor skin damage and eliminates the risk of over-harvesting.
    • Second punches with fast rotating motors are much more likely to damage the hair follicle. The rotorless or half-rotation slow-rotating punch does almost no damage to the hair follicle.

In this article, let’s explain the essential details of the manual punch FUE technique within the scope of the 3 SE methodology. First, let’s start with this technique’s history and then discuss its advantages.

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History of Manual Punch FUE Technique

The first technique of hair transplantation operations is the manual FUE punch method . Its first use dates back to the early 1900s. It has been used chiefly for scar repair and even to cover wounds and burns of war veterans.

More minor, sharper punches have been produced with the technology that has developed over time. Surgeons have started to use these punches in hair transplantation for aesthetic purposes. For many years, experts have cut as wide as possible tissue pieces from the donor area with smooth borders in the strip-FUT method. Thus, experts obtained micro hair grafts. Let’s say this: Manual punch FUE technique was used as an alternative to the strip-FUT method.

In the early 2000s, experts began placing staples on the micromotor. So they developed a much faster-rotating punch system. As a result, they shortened the operation times. And the number of hair grafts that can be taken in a day has increased. As a result, the high-speed motorized FUE method has become the most widely used  method.

The advantage of this method is the increased number of grafts. Also, specialists can transplant in one day. However, this has increased the risk of donor area damage and overharvesting. Thus, serious disadvantages, such as reduced graft quality, have emerged.

At this point in 2012, Dr. Resul Yaman modified the micromotor to be used for manual punch FUE technique. In other words, Dr. Yaman started using a modified low-speed micromotor. Thus, it reduced both harvested graft damage and donor site damage.

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What are the Advantages of the Safest Extraction Process?

Dr. Resul Yaman has developed an effective method for the safest extraction process, the second SE of the 3SE method. He used the manual FUE hair method with non-rotator and half-rotator punches. The features and advantages of the safest extraction process, namely the manual punch FUE technique, are as follows:

In this method, the non-rotator staple is double-ended. It also has two sharp blades. The 0.6-1 mm thick tube cuts around the hair root. Thus, it moves directly under the skin without turning. As a result, the donor skin is less damaged, and the graft is removed unharmed.

Non-rotator punch is not suitable for every patient. The specialist takes approximately 2000-2500 grafts per day. This method is only suitable for thin skin and small cases.

The half-turn punch has four prongs. Again, the 0.6-1mm diameter four cutting-edge pipe punch only rotates about 100-110 degrees. Thus, it proceeds under the skin by cutting the skin around the hair root.

Half rotator punch is suitable for almost any patient. The specialist quickly takes 3500 grafts per day.

This method is better for African American hair types, especially with curly hair. So half and non-rotator punching are much more successful than motorized FUE. Because the curly hair on the skin surface is also curly under the skin. That’s why the fast rotating rotor punches can cut the hair follicles at the bend points. As a result, the bulb in the hair root may not be removed.

Non-rotator and half-rotator manual punch FUE techniques protect the donor skin. And it aims to eliminate the risk of over-harvesting. 

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Artas Robot, Neograft, and Manual Punch FUE

First, let us state that hair follicles are taken with motorized punches in Artas Robotic and Neograft hair transplantation. In addition, in Artas Robotic hair transplantation, the risk of over-harvesting is lower since the grafts to be taken are pre-marked. However, in both methods, there is a risk of damage to the hair grafts taken since the grafts are collected by aspiration.

As a result, the advantage of Neograft and Artas Aobotic hair transplantation is that they shorten the operation time. On the other hand, the manual punch FUE method is much better. This method minimizes donor area damage. It also protects the grafts taken. Dr. Resul Yaman has been performing hair extraction with the manual punch FUE technique in the healthiest and most undamaged way for years after examining the patients in his clinic.

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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