Hair Micro Grafting

Micro Grafting

Micro grafting is a hair transplant technique used for both FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedures. It is a welcome departure from the old 'punchy' type hair grafts which the patient found unattractive in appearance.

Micro grafting involves the removal of a strip of tissue and hairs from the back of the scalp. This strip is then cut into smaller sections under a microscope before being inserted into small incisions in the recipient part of the scalp, e.g. the front and/or top.

This process is repeated many times until the scalp is covered.

What is the size of the micro grafts?

A micro graft is as the name says: it is a tiny strip of tissue which is 1 millimetre in size and contains a small bunch of 1 to 4 hair follicles.

How are the micro grafts handled?

Each graft is cut to a particular shape and placed in order according to the number of hairs they contain. They are then cooled and placed in a container of saline solution.

The grafts are then implanted into the recipient area of the scalp using a tiny lancet (needle).

Each individual graft is known as a 'follicular unit'.