What is the Graft Transection Rate Associated with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplantation?
I’m looking to undergo Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), but I was wondering what sort of follicular unit graft transection rates are associated with the procedure? Does it matter what size extraction punch is used? Will a bigger punch decrease transection, but increase FUE scarring?
Dr. Carlos Wesley:
Among the field’s most experienced practitioners of FUE, transection rates range from 2% to 8.5% for the 1-mm punch and from 3% to 10% using the 0.75-mm punch. A 1-mm punch can exact an average graft of 2.5 hairs/graft, while a 0.75-mm punch yields approximately 2.1 hairs per graft.
I think most of us in the fied agree that punches of 1mm or larger can result in visually unacceptable donor area scarring.
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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