■ The donor strip is placed on a non-slip sterile wooden board and sliced into small segments. Work with magnifying spectacles or a binocular microscope.
■ Avoid transection. Fix the skin firmly. Avoid multiple incisions.
■ The segments are divided further into strips; the follicular units are now arranged in a row on a piece of gauze.
■ As part of the preparation work, the units are separated and sorted into single-hair units or units containing 2-4 hairs.
■ For larger numbers of hair transplants, two to three trained surgical assistants are required for the preparation work.
■ Replace scalpel blades frequently. Do not crush the hair follicles!
■ The dissected follicular units are sorted into rows of 10 units each.
■ A total of 10 rows per gauze strip and Petri dish equals 100 follicular units or grafts. Cool the saline solution sufficiently before use. Keep the transplants moist at all times!
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