Hair diameter measurements for planning follicular unit extraction surgery (FUE): Is there a correlation between the micrometer caliper and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) findings?


Bayramoglu A. , Erdogan K., Urhan O., Keskinoz E. N. , Acikel Elmas M. , Hayran M., ...More

JOURNAL OF COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jocd.14185
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY

Abstract

Background Hair shaft diameter is one of the most important factors for the outcome of follicular unit extraction (FUE) surgery. In fact, the hair shaft is elliptical. Therefore, it has a long and short axis. Many hair transplantation surgeons use manual micrometer caliper for gauging hair diameter and use the results in the management of recipient and donor area.