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Long-Term Utility of Follicular Unit Excision in Lichen Planopilaris-Correlation of Graft Survival With Histopathological and Ultrasound Biomicroscopic Parameters.

Dermatol Surg 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Dermatology, LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai, India; UBM Institute, Dadar, Mumbai, India.

Background: Hair transplantation in scarring alopecia is challenging and transplant surgeons are hesitant due to fear of poor graft survival apart from the risk of reactivating the disease.

Objective: Survival rate of hair follicles transplanted in cases of lichen planopilaris (LPP). To correlate histopathological and ultrasonography findings and their impact on graft survival. Read More

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Long hair follicular unit excision: personal experience.

Int J Dermatol 2021 May 24. Epub 2021 May 24.

Dana Taipei Hair Transplantation Clinic, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

Background: Long hair follicular unit excision (FUE) is the most state-of-the-art surgical technique in the field of hair transplantation surgery. Long hair FUE reduces the signs of surgery by camouflaging the recipient area with long hair, and allows hair curl identification when placing grafts. In addition, donor area shaving can be omitted. Read More

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Modified single-hair follicular unit grafting to aesthetically restore eyelashes in Asians.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 May 18. Epub 2021 May 18.

Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Department, Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China, 310000.

Background: Eyelashes play an important role in perception of beauty and protection of eyeballs. The outcome of eyelash restoration varies and mainly depends on the surgeon's technique and no standard procedure exists.

Aims: To evaluate the effect of modified single-hair follicular unit grafting to aesthetically restore eyelashes and provide a potential alternative of standard procedure. Read More

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Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia After Combined Non-Ablative Fractional Laser and Microfat Graft Treatment.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 May 17. Epub 2021 May 17.

ONEP Plastic Surgery Science Institute, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Burn scar and alopecia on hair bearing area can severely affect social life of the patients. Unlike healthy skin, poor biological and mechanical properties of scar tissue in the recipient area can reduce survival rate of hair graft following hair transplantation.

Objectives: Combined non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL) and microfat injection could improve survival rate of hair grafts on post burn scar. Read More

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Hair diameter measurements for planning follicular unit extraction surgery (FUE): Is there a correlation between the micrometer caliper and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) findings?

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Hair shaft diameter is one of the most important factors for the outcome of follicular unit extraction (FUE) surgery. In fact, the hair shaft is elliptical. Therefore, it has a long and short axis. Read More

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[Clinical application and curative effect observation of follicular unit extraction and transplantation in the treatment of cicatricial alopecia].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 May;37(5):469-474

Department of Burns and Cutaneous Surgery, Burn Center of PLA, the First Affiliated Hospital of Air Force Medical University, Xi'an 710032, China.

To observe the clinical effect of treatment with follicular unit extraction (FUE) and transplantation in treating cicatricial alopecia. The retrospective cohort study was conducted. From January 2012 to January 2018, 56 patients (36 males and 20 females, aged (25±9) years, 1% to 30% alopecia area of the whole scalp area) who met the inclusion criteria visited the outpatient department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Medical University. Read More

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Treatment of scarring alopecia from trauma and surgical procedures in young patients using follicular unit hair transplantation.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki City, Japan.

Introduction: Hair loss due to scarring as a consequence of surgical procedures and trauma can impact young patients socially and emotionally. Recently follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplantation has been applied to scar treatment.

Patients And Methods: This report included four patients with scarring alopecia. Read More

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Corrective strategies for poor appearance after tissue expansion for temporal and sideburn cicatricial alopecia.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Mar 13. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Hair Transplantation Center, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Background: The expanded scalps are usually used to repair the scalp defects. However, hair growth direction and hair density of the expanded scalps may be inconsistent with those of the defective sites, resulting in unsatisfactory results.

Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of local flap modification and follicular unit extraction (FUE) on the repair of poor appearance of temporal and sideburn after unsatisfactory tissue expansion. Read More

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Female Pattern Hair Loss: Why the Follicular Unit Transplantation Surgical Technique Remains a Good Option.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 04;147(4):839-849

From Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul; Hospital Samaritano; and private practice.

Background: Female pattern hair loss is a common nonscarring alopecia that can present with several patterns of decreased hair density. The condition is very bothersome to affected women, and although there are multiple nonsurgical options, surgical follicular unit transplantation remains one of the most effective options.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed of the senior author's (C. Read More

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Establishment and Clinical Application of the Concept of Invalid Extraction Rates in Follicular Unit Extraction.

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2021 4;14:225-229. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Center of Hair Transplantation, Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, The Fourth Medical Center of the General Hospital of PLA, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Objective: This study aims to establish the concept of invalid extraction rates in follicular unit extraction and evaluate its clinical value.

Methods: The present study involved 30 patients with alopecia. Three young surgeons (nominated A, B, and C) each performed follicular unit extraction on a randomly selected portion of the donor site of each patient for ten minutes. Read More

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Preview long hair follicular unit excision: An up-and-coming technique.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Feb 24. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Mediprobe Research Inc, London, ON, Canada.

Background: Follicular unit excision (FUE) is a popular hair transplant technique, but requires shaving the donor area. This is a deterrent for some patients wishing to keep their hair transplant discreet. The new long hair FUE technique avoids shaving the donor area, which appeals to a wider patient population; however, it has a reputation of being technically challenging and slow. Read More

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February 2021

Facial Hair Transplantation for Transgender Patients: A Literature Review and Guidelines for Practice.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 02;41(3):NP42-NP51

Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA.

Background: Facial hair transplantation has become an increasingly popular modality to create a more masculine appearance for transmasculine patients.

Objectives: This aim of this study was to review the current literature regarding facial hair transplantation and provide recommendations and best practices for transgender patients.

Methods: A comprehensive literature search of the PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase databases was conducted for studies published through April 2020 for publications discussing facial hair transplant in transmasculine patients, in addition to the nontransgender population. Read More

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February 2021

The assessment of Hair Transplantation Outcomes in Cicatricial Alopecia.

Int J Trichology 2020 Jul-Aug;12(4):164-167. Epub 2020 Sep 19.

Department of Dermatosurgery, CUTIS Academy of Cutaneous Sciences, MRCR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Background: Cicatricial alopecia (CA) is scarring alopecia due to a diverse group of disorders which destroy the hair follicle, replace it with scar tissue causing permanent hair loss. Spontaneous regrowth of hair in CA is rarely seen and thus it has a negative impact on the self-esteem of the patient. However, hair transplantation (HT) has emerged as an effective modality of treatment to replace lost hair for cosmetic benefit. Read More

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September 2020

A Comparative Study between Follicular Unit Transplantation and Autologous Non-cultured Non-trypsinized Epidermal Cells Grafting (Jodhpur Technique) in Stable Vitiligo.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2020 Jul-Sep;13(3):204-209

Department of Skin and V.D., Mathura Das Mathur Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Introduction: Several modalities are currently available for the treatment of vitiligo, but generally they do not result in complete cure of the disease. Despite the limitations and some side effects, surgical modalities appear to be the method of choice in recalcitrant stable vitiligo. Both Jodhpur technique (JT) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) are simpler and cheaper methods, requiring minimal infrastructure. Read More

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November 2020

Comparative Graft Survival Study of Follicular Unit Excision Grafts With or Without Minor Injury.

Dermatol Surg 2021 May;47(5):e191-e194

Dana Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Various types of follicular trauma occur during follicular unit excision (FUE). However, the effects of different types of follicular injury on graft survival have not been reported.

Objective: This study was performed to evaluate the differences in hair follicle survival by the type of follicular injury, including paring, fracture, and bulb injury. Read More

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Hair transplantation by follicular unit extraction for male androgenetic alopecia: A retrospective observational study from two centers.

Med J Armed Forces India 2020 Oct 12;76(4):430-437. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Commanding Officer, 421 Field Hospital, C/o 99 APO, India.

Background: Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the most popular method of hair transplantation in today's world. Hair transplantation in androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in males can restore the frontal hairline and provide hair density in alopecic areas to the satisfaction of most patients.

Methods: Consecutive male patients of AGA who underwent hair transplantation by FUE method in two centers between the period of January 2016 and June 2017 have been included in this study based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Read More

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October 2020

Photoacoustic Imaging as a Tool for Assessing Hair Follicular Organization.

Sensors (Basel) 2020 Oct 16;20(20). Epub 2020 Oct 16.

Nanoengineering Department, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) account for 99% of hair transplant procedures. In both cases, it is important for clinicians to characterize follicle density for treatment planning and evaluation. The existing gold-standard is photographic examination. Read More

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October 2020

Follicular Unit Excision Punches and Devices.

Dermatol Surg 2020 12;46(12):1705-1711

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.

Background: Follicular unit excision (FUE) is used to harvest follicular units for hair transplantation using trephine punches. The characteristics of FUE punches can impact the success of this technique; thus, many innovative punch designs and devices have been developed. With many options available, it can be difficult for the hair restoration surgeon to know which punch best suits the needs of their patients. Read More

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December 2020

Characterization and classification of different female hairline patterns in the Thai population.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Mar 11;20(3):890-896. Epub 2020 Aug 11.

Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: The hairline is an essential component of the human face. Disfigurement of the hairline may cause physical and psychological problems. Standard guidelines do not exist for female hairline designs, average values of infratemporal portion, hairline classifications, and preferences. Read More

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Effect of Platelet Rich Plasma versus Saline Solution as a Preservation Solution for Hair Transplantation.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2020 Jun 25;8(6):e2875. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Alkasr Allni Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: Hair transplantation is the only method available to regrow new hairs; hence, enhancing the results of this procedure using state-of-the-art methods has become mandatory in clinical practice. Recent studies have suggested that significant improvements in hair density and stimulation of hair growth occur when follicular units are pretreated with platelet plasma growth factors before implantation. This study aimed to investigate and compare the outcomes of this procedure using platelet-rich plasma (PRP)-preserved hair grafts and saline-preserved hair grafts. Read More

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Extensive Scarring Alopecia Treated Through a Single Dense-Packing Follicular Unit Extraction Megasession.

Dermatol Surg 2021 01;47(1):e15-e20

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.

Background: Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is becoming more popular in hair restoration. However, its potential for treating extensive scarring alopecia is unknown.

Methods: Patients with scarring alopecia larger than 100 cm2 were enrolled from 2015 to 2018. Read More

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January 2021

The edge out punch: An advancement that reduces transections in follicular unit excision hair transplantation.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Sep 22;19(9):2194-2200. Epub 2020 Jun 22.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: The follicular unit excision (FUE) technique has become the preferred method for hair transplants over the traditional strip harvest technique due to low scar visibility and shorter recovery time for the patient. However, a limitation of the FUE technique is the potential for graft trauma due to the small diameter, sharp punches used to harvest individual follicular units.

Aims: Here, we introduce the novel edge out FUE punch that is designed with a thicker wall and has an internal bevel. Read More

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September 2020

Comparative study between follicular unit transplantation with intact and non-intact hair bulb in treatment for stable vitiligo.

J Dermatolog Treat 2020 Aug 26:1-4. Epub 2020 Aug 26.

Department of Dermatosurgery and Hair Disease Center, Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Objective: To compare the cosmetic efficacy of the transplantation of follicles with intact and non-intact hair bulbs in the treatment for vitiligo.

Methods: The single-hair follicle units with intact hair bulbs and un-intact hair bulbs were transplanted into the skin of vitiligo. The diameters of regrowing hair shafts and repigmentation of implanted follicles were detected analyzed by dermatoscopy (Beining BN-PFMF Skin and Hair Visualizer). Read More

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Innovations hair restoration surgeons have made to adapt to the challenges of follicular unit excision.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Aug 9;19(8):1883-1891. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

Background: Early use of follicular unit excision (FUE) as a method of hair transplantation was limited by high rates of hair follicle transection. This hurdle has been overcome by innovative methods, punch shapes, and devices. With the vast array of tools available, it can be difficult for hair transplant surgeons to choose the best option for their practices. Read More

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Follicular unit extraction as a valuable method for the restoration of beard: Retrospective case series study.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Aug 7;19(8):2049-2056. Epub 2020 May 7.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey.

Background: Beard and mustache are important components of body image. Beard transplantation is the procedure to restore congenital absence or inefficient growth of beard and mustache.

Objectives: The aim of the study is to report our results and experience in beard transplantation. Read More

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Method for Human Eccrine Sweat Gland Isolation from the Scalp by Means of the Micropunch Technique and Vital Dyes.

Methods Mol Biol 2020 ;2154:165-173

Mediteknia Hair Transplant Clinic and Hair Lab, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.

The isolation of eccrine sweat glands from human skin has always been a difficult task. The human scalp contains thousands of eccrine glands. Recently, the close anatomic relationship of the eccrine gland with the scalp hair follicle has been described. Read More

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Robotic Hair Transplantation.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2020 May;28(2):189-196

905 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA.

Contemporary hair transplant surgery creates natural appearing transplanted hair. The procedure is performed as an outpatient under local anesthesia. Donor harvesting can be performed by either elliptical donor harvesting or follicular unit extraction. Read More

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Follicular Unit Excision: Current Practice and Future Developments.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2020 May;28(2):169-176

Medical School, University of Novi Sad, Hajduk Veljkova 3, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Hair transplantation, or hair restoration surgery (HRS) remains the only method to consistently restore hair in those experiencing pattern hair loss as well as hair loss from most other causes. HRS has been significantly improved with the development of follicular unit extraction, later renamed follicular unit excision, or FUE. This allows the surgeon to harvest grafts from the donor area without leaving a scar. Read More

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Follicular Unit Transplantation.

Authors:
Jordan P Sand

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2020 May;28(2):161-167

Spokane Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, 217 West Cataldo Avenue, Third Floor, Spokane, WA 99201, USA. Electronic address:

Hair transplant is a powerful and reliable procedure that provides a natural and high-impact result. This procedure can be used to restore scalp hair, eyebrow hair, beard hair, body hair, or areas of hair loss due to scarring. The hair transplant techniques of the past (hair plugs, scalp reductions) have etched a negative impression of hair restoration surgery in the public memory. Read More

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Old Friend or New Ally: A Comparison of Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Excision Methods in Hair Transplantation.

Dermatol Surg 2020 08;46(8):1078-1083

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.

Background: Follicular unit excision (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation using strip surgery (FUT) are the dominant graft harvest methods in hair transplantation. The increase in the demand for FUE has reignited the debate of the relative superiority of the 2 methods.

Objective: To present a critical comparison of FUE and FUT graft harvesting techniques. Read More

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