The intact (undamaged) grafts collected with respect to the Golden Hand Standards MUST be placed in correct-size channels that fit exactly the diameters of the grafts. This is the number one rule in achieving natural-looking results after the operation.
Opening channels in the right angle and depth is a crucial factor as the channels function as incubators for the grafts, and their survival depends on the channels.
If the grafts are inserted into channels with larger diameters, they cannot adapt to their new environment and this would cause dents and further holes on the scalp and hair roots.
Likewise, if the grafts are forced into smaller size channels, the grafts would get damaged, which causes reduced growth rate and lower density in the recipient area.
Therefore, the grafts MUST be transplanted into the channels opened with the right dimensions, leaving no scars and ensuring a natural look and high density. Transporting the grafts, which are harvested by using 0,8 and 0,9 mm 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.
We mostly use 0.8mm punch for hair transplant.
The ultimate step to achieve the Golden Hand Standards is respecting the UNDER 1 MM diameter rule of the incisions while opening the channels in the recipient area.