Why use of under 1mm slits is important?
In this article we tell you why under 1mm slit is important. There is very big differences between different sizes of slits.
The intact (undamaged) grafts collected following the Golden Hand Standards MUST be placed in correct-size channels that are exact fit to the diameters of grafts. This is the number one rule in achieving natural-looking result of a hair transplant operation.
The channel opening in the right angle and depth is a crucial procedure as the channels are considered the incubator area for the grafts, and the survival of the follicular units depend on them.
If the grafts are inserted into channels with bigger diameters, then they cannot adapt to their new environment and this would cause dents and further holes in the scalp and hair roots.
Likewise, if the grafts are forced to be transported into smaller size channels, then the grafts would get damaged, which causes reduced growth rate and lower density in the recipient area.
Therefore, the grafts MUST be transplanted in the channels that are opened in the right dimension, without leaving any scars and by ensuring a natural look and high density. Transporting the grafts, which are harvested by using 0,8 and 0,9mm size punch, into the incisions that are smaller than 1mm diameter is the most important aspect of achieving total aesthetic quality in FUE hair transplant operations.
The final step to achieving the Golden Hand Standards is this procedure of opening the channels in the recipient area with incisions under 1mm diameter.