Modern hair transplantation was introduced within the 1950s by Dr. Orentreich. He started with the help of 4 mm punches. Then the concept of mini and micrografting, and later in 1990s the Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT) took over. With FUT, transplantation of hair in present individual follicular units was established. In these methods, donor harvesting was done by single strip method with elliptical excision of donor, followed by suturing. The significant disadvantage of single strip harvesting was the resultant linear donor scar. Though it's possible to supply a really fine linear scar with the newly described trichophytic closure it does pose cosmetic problems for several patients particularly those that wish to wear short hair. Bernstein and Rassman started developing the FOX procedure, heralding a new surgical hair restoration procedure without strip harvesting. The FOX procedure also referred to as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), FUSE (Follicular Unit Separation Extraction) method, Wood’s technique, FU Isolation method is fast becoming an alternate method of extraction of grafts as follicular units in selected cases. While there are many limitations to the present new technique, several new developments are happening to beat the restrictions of number of grafts in one session of FUE.
Published Date: 2020-12-09; Received Date: 2020-11-10