FUE System

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WAW FUE Explained
How Does WAW FUE Work?
WAW Instruments Create Better Hair Transplants
What Are the Benefits of WAW FUE Hair Transplantation?
What Form of FUE Is the Best Hair Transplant Method?
WAW FUE-Assisted Device
Schedule a WAW FUE Consultation
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WAW FUE Explained

Have you heard about the WAW FUE hair transplant system? WAW FUE is a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure that’s faster, easier, and more productive than traditional forms of hair restoration. WAW FUE is a minimally invasive FUE procedure that delivers significant advantages compared to the “strip” or follicular unit transplantation (FUT) method of hair transplantation. 

WAW FUE offers some of the following benefits for patients seeking solutions for their hair loss concerns:

  • Increases the number of follicles per graft.
  • Attains a substantially lower transection rate.
  • Reduces scarring. 
  • Promotes faster follicle harvesting. 
  • Results in fewer missing grafts. 

WAW FUE procedures use a specially shaped extraction device which resembles the natural shape of follicular units. The WAW FUE device is made up of punches featuring an external border and an internal border. The flat punch has a square-shaped external border that precisely cuts the scalp under pressure and at a reduced velocity. In contrast, the internal border expertly dissects the graft without cutting or transecting it. 

Thanks to the unique design of the WAW FUE extraction device, our hair transplant surgeons can successfully extract a significant quantity of high-quality grafts without making a larger incision and possibly harming healthy follicular units. The WAW FUE system creates smaller incisions measuring approximately 0.8 to 0.9 millimeters. Patients benefit from minimal scarring and faster healing.

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How Does WAW FUE Work?

At The Hair Transplant Center – Virginia, our hair transplant Virginia specialist is pleased to provide the WAW FUE system for patients seeking solutions for hair loss. 

The trumpet-shaped punch on the WAW FUE system penetrates the skin in oscillation and rotation formats. Thanks to the dual nature of the device, our hair transplant specialist can more deeply penetrate the hair shaft without damaging the hair follicle. The preciseness of this technique allows the hair follicle to survive after it gets transplanted to the recipient site.

The WAW FUE extraction device includes a suction component that significantly bolsters the extraction process, reducing the amount of time needed to complete the procedure. The WAW FUE device delivers the lowest transection rate of all FUE devices–lower than 4%. This technology preserves the quality of harvested hair follicles, providing a graft with enhanced chances of surviving transplantation.

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WAW Instruments Create Better Hair Transplants
What Are the Benefits of WAW FUE Hair Transplantation?
What Form of FUE Is the Best Hair Transplant Method?

WAW Instruments Create Better Hair Transplants

Dr. Jean Devroye formulated his innovative Hybrid Trumpet punch for the WAW FUE system. This mechanism consists of a motorized pedal and punches to collect follicular grafts. Dr. Devroye created the WAW FUE hair transplantation technology by developing a punch tool that would cut the epidermis of the scalp at low speeds and dissect a hair graft without transecting the follicles within it. Hair transplant doctors use Dr. Devroye’s highly precise Hybrid Trumpet Punch to offer the best results for patients.

The commercial version of the WAW FUE system provides hair transplant specialists with wireless control and three dials to deliver optimum results: 

  • The first dial controls the angle or arc of oscillation.
  • The second dial concentrates on the oscillation speed.
  • The third dial manages the punch’s launching speed.

Your hair transplant surgeon can modify the acceleration speed, oscillation mode, and angulation with these controls.

The Hybrid Trumpet punch with the WAW FUE system features dull and sharp punches delivering a 90-degree outer edge and a smooth funnel-shaped inner edge to ensure gentle, less invasive penetration of the skin. In essence, the Hybrid Trumpet punch operates like a dissection tool instead of performing in the manner of a cutting instrument. 

The distinct threading movement of this punch enables a hair transplant surgeon to go deeper into the scalp without damaging hair follicles necessary to support hair regrowth. Similarly, the suction feature of this device supports increased extraction speed. 

The goal of the Hybrid Trumpet punch is to produce FUE grafts that resemble FUT grafts and produce results that mirror those obtained with methods such as FUT. Benefits include the following:

  • Reduced transection and pairing rates.
  • Decreased injuries to follicular units during extraction.
  • Reduced number of missing grafts.

At The Hair Transplant Center – Virginia, our talented hair restoration specialists are proud of our ability to produce high-quality grafts upon extraction, quickly and efficiently. Our clients at The Hair Transplant Center – Virginia benefit from grafts that are less transected, healthier, and more sophisticated in the hairline design.

What Are the Benefits of WAW FUE Hair Transplantation?

Through the WAW FUE system, hair transplantation technology delivers a higher level of efficacy and success thanks to sophisticated instruments, techniques, and specific surgical steps that allow patients to consistently receive an effective solution for their hair loss concerns. 

This special design and approach to WAW FUE hair transplantation promotes the following:

Increased Grafts and Hair 

The Hybrid Tornado punch, As one of the many features of the WAW FUE system, the Hybrid Tornado punch innovation permits a hair transplant surgeon to obtain higher quality grafts. Surgeons who use this punch can obtain follicular units that splay outward and assume  a conical shape. When in use, the surgeon can raise the punch diameter to extract a full graft using sharp punches. 

Substantially Decreased Transection Rate 

The Hybrid Tornado punch contains a 90-degree outer edge that promotes simple penetration of the skin. Thanks to a smooth, funnel-shaped inner edge, the hair transplant surgeon can handle the graft carefully while working in a vertical motion that permits the Hybrid Tornado punch to operate like a dissection tool but in a less aggressive manner. Transection rates drop between 3% to 8%. 

Reduced Scarring 

The smooth inner shape of the punch contributes to the need to raise the diameter of the punches and avoid transections. In turn, hair transplant surgeons can avoid making large scars on the scalp that are common with other procedures.

Faster Extraction 

The Hybrid Tornado punch demands more time during penetration of the scalp, a process which leaves the grafts untied. 

Fewer Missing Grafts 

Dull punches push grafts downward, while sharp punches transect them. The Hybrid Tornado punch with WAW FUE eliminates both of these issues by using moderate pressure and suction functionality to substantially reduce the rate of missing grafts. 

What Form of FUE Is the Best Hair Transplant Method?

The WAW FUE system reduces the risk of hair transplant surgeons damaging hair follicles. The ideal FUE device promotes enhanced flexibility with removing follicular units. When a hair transplant surgeon uses the FUE device, he or she expands the punch width when the punch reaches the base of the follicle to extract the full follicular unit without causing damage to it. Increasing the diameter as the punch extends deeper into the skin increases the risk of causing trauma to a part of the follicular unit or its surrounding follicles. 

With the WAW FUE system, removing a graft is simplified for hair transplant surgeons, and the hair graft becomes elevated to promote its gentle removal. WAW FUE techniques inhibit the forceful movements needed for extracting a hair graft when the incision doesn’t penetrate deep enough. Additionally, the procedure leaves more fatty tissue covering the graft, protecting it from possible damage that results from damage or lack of nourishment.

WAW FUE-Assisted Device

The WAW FUE system allows our hair transplant specialists to use a punch to cut the epidermis at low speeds and dissect the graft without transecting the follicles within it. A hair transplant surgeon can penetrate deeper into the scalp with a reduced speed since the overall resistance gradually decreases. As a result, the surgeon can secure a greater number of hairs per graft at the lowest rate of damage while speeding up the graft harvesting procedure.

Schedule a WAW FUE Consultation

Learn more about the hair transplant procedures offered at The Hair Transplant Center – Virginia. Schedule your complimentary initial consultation today. Together with our team of hair restoration specialists, we can help you achieve the results you desire.

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