FUE Hair Transplant Micro Surgical Incision
FUE Hair Transplant Micro Surgical Needle Dr. Ray Woods follicular unit extraction FUE hair transplant hair restoration surgery using micro surgical needle incision for men and women with hair loss and baldness.
The Woods Technique
Minimally Invasive From Start To Finish
A discussion on needle incisions in the recipient site
using The Woods Technique
Invented and perfected by Dr. Ray Woods, The Woods Technique created unprecedented upheavals in the surgical hair restoration industry because for the first time in decades, hair transplant can be done non invasively without cutting through the donor site using a scalpel. Since The Woods Technique was first publicized in the world, the focus has been on the technique's merit in micro-surgically removing one follicular unit at a time in the patient's donor site without causing unnecessary trauma and scars in donor area. After encountering years of resistance and attacks by the traditional hair transplant industry, Dr. Woods is established as the pioneers and world leaders in "minimally invasive", "trauma free", "scalpel free" and "patient friendly" hair transplant procedures that is now the most sought after alternative to traditional strip transplants. Few can dispute that.
DO NO HARM
From Start to Finish
True to the "Do No Harm" principle that is defined in the world's first and only Patient Rights Declaration, Dr. Ray Woods practices his "minimally invasive" approach to hair transplant to the fullest: from the time the donor follicle is extracted to the point when the follicle is transplanted into the recipient site. The following is the world's first footage showing how the micro slits are created in the patient's recipient site using a 21 gauge needle. Dr. Woods has been asked recently why they do not use lateral slits in the patient's recipient site. Their answer is that they have been using slits for the past 15 years, it's just that they are too small to be seen with the naked eyes. The following is a graphic illustration of Dr. Woods micro slits together with their commentary.
Watch this illustration that is taken from actual FUE hair transplant footage, it shows the process of making an incision in the hair transplant patient's recipient site using a micro surgical needle.
Comments By Dr. Ray Woods
"Hypodermic needles work as follows. The bevel of the needle makes a razor fine cut in the skin. As the bevel of the needle is advanced, the epidermis (skin edges) are stretched apart, and the shaft slips in reaching the dermis and hypodermis. When the needle is removed, the skin edges come together instantaneously, creating a seal which is impossible to re enter , within a few seconds. The shape of the incision is either a straight micro slit, or a curved micro slit, depending upon angle of needle entry (refer to photos). However, while the needle is still in the skin, the shaft creates a tunnel under the skin, to match the shape of a cylindrical follicle. As the needle is removed, there must be a perfectly timed and precise simultaneous follicle insertion into this tunnel. Upon needle withdrawal, the skin edges wrap around the follicle, binding to it, inextricably.
This is in stark contrast to the rapid prepunching of holes or slits that is so prevalent in the hair transplant industry nowadays. The holes or slits need to stay open for several hours so the technicians have time later to push the follicles in. Rapid prepunching can cause scalp shock, scarring and indents. But it is fast, easy, allows production lines, and is more profitable and expedient. No matter how it is marketed or how many carefully chosen, good results are paraded."
Dr. Ray Woods