I understand the FUE technique involves something referred to as punches for removing the donor hair but I’m having trouble visualizing exactly what this is. Can you better explain how the hairs are removed?
First, the hair is shaved very short to allow the “punch” device to fit around the individual hair graft units. The device has a sharp circular tip that is just larger than the size of a typical hair graft unit which ranges from 1 to 3 hairs. The device is then placed onto the scalp surrounding a single hair graft unit and used to “punch out”(or drill out) the graft. Once the cylindrical shaft of scalp and underlying tissues have been cut with the graft in the middle, the entire unit is removed from the scalp and can then be transplanted.