What Instruments Used in FUE Hair Transplant?

What Instruments Used in FUE Hair Transplant? An FUE hair transplant consists of extracting healthy hair follicles (known as ‘follicular units’) from the back of the patient’s scalp. The hair from the back of the scalp is rather special, since it’s highly thinning-resistant, which carries over when grafted.

What Instruments Used in FUE Hair Transplant?

The excision of each follicular unit occurs directly from the patient’s scalp. To do this, the surgeon employs a variety of tools capable of making microscopic incisions and extracting the follicular unit. 

Upon extraction, the surgeon makes microscopic incisions in the balding area to graft the follicular units in them. A different set of tools help insert the graft into safely the area for them to grow natural-looking results.

The variety of instruments available often seems confusing to patients and connoisseurs alike. Most are still baffled with respect to what instruments used in FUE hair transplant.

Instruments Used in FUE Hair Transplant

The numerous variety of seemingly similar instruments used in FUE hair transplant is due to accuracy. Manufacturers improve the same instrument to reduce levels of transection and improve precision.

Hair Densitometer

Employed in the evaluation before the surgery to, as the name implies, measure the density of the hair. This is the instrument that determines the donor hair’s viability for effective transplanting. The hair densitometer employs digital image technology to distinguish the thin and thick hairs. 

Manual Punch

The instrument originally used for FUE hair transplants. It is a circular, hollow scalpel that features 0.7 to 1.0-millimetre diameter. The surgeon places it around the root of the selected hair and presses it down to make the inquisition. To free the follicular unit from the surrounding tissue, the surgeon rotates it manually around it. The follicular unit is then, finally, extracted using forceps.

The SAFE System

Consists of a set of tools to extract the follicular unit in three steps. First a sharp manual punch for incision, then a blunt circular punch to separate it from the tissue around it. Finally, a forceps for extraction.


A tool that rotates with precision the manually inserted punch as it makes the incision. It has depth level options to select.

Powered SAFE Scribe

It’s a motorized tool that consists of a blunt punch capable of rotating. It allows us to extract follicular units faster and with a reduced rate of transection.


It’s a device consisting of a punch that rotates along with a suction module to extract the follicular unit once excised. The sucked follicular unit is safely stored in a collection tray.

Stereo Microscopes

Allow the enhanced view of the extracted follicular units to help further dissection.


A visor device that enables enhanced visibility for the surgeon. Comes Handy when making microscopic incisions.

Carl Zeiss Loupes

A set of loupes that provide stereoscopic vision to the surgeon. Their magnified vision enables them to focus for hours.


Used for the placing of graft. They allow setting the angle of the root with precision.

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