A Glasgow Clinic update from our Senior Nurse Joanne Scannell.
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Discussing the importance of blade size during an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant, Joanne said: “During an FUE hair transplant the blades we use for making the incisions are designed to cause as little damage as possible to the recipient area of the patient.
“The width of the blade is 0.006mm and the length depends on where in the head we are making the incision.
“If the incision is on the hairline, the blade can be as small as 0.9mm. Around the transition zone (where the follicles are replanted) the blade is usually about 1.1-1.2mm and for any larger grafts we will use a 1.4-1.5mm blade.
“The size of the blades ensure that the grafts are incised into the appropriate area to allow the hair transplant to mimic nature by going from fine hairline to density.
“The blades also ensure that a minimal amount of damage is done to the scalp so that at the end of the surgery and post-operative when the scalp comes to heal, it only has to heal a minor wound.
“The scalp won’t grow a graft until it heals the wound. So any damage done to the area has to be repaired before the blood supply will attach to the follicle.”
Our Joanne has worked in the hair transplant industry for twenty years and brings a wealth of practical skills and managerial experience.
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All the best,
The GC Team