What Is the WAW FUE System?

At MAXIM Hair Restoration, we offer a variety of cutting edge technologies such, as the WAW FUE System, and we want to ensure you understand how each one works. With this system, the patented punch design and oscillating motor provides a dull and sharp hybrid punch to facilitate both the oscillation and proper tissue dissection. This allows for less traumatic penetration, creating a smooth exit for the hair follicle while angling the sharp portions of the punch away from the follicle itself. Because of this, the transection rates are dramatically improved.

The WAW FUE extraction device has a suction feature that accelerates the extraction process and decreases the overall time spent to finish the procedure. It has the lowest transection rate of all FUE devices, with reports at below 4%. This distinctive feature helps to maintain the quality of harvested follicles and create a graft with an increased rate of survival.

How Does the WAW FUE System Work?

At MAXIM Hair Restoration, we offer a variety of cutting edge technologies such, as the WAW FUE System, and we want to ensure you understand how each one works. With this system, the patented punch design and oscillating motor provides a dull and sharp hybrid punch to facilitate both the oscillation and proper tissue dissection. This allows for less traumatic penetration, creating a smooth exit for the hair follicle while angling the sharp portions of the punch away from the follicle itself. Because of this, the transection rates are dramatically improved.

The WAW FUE extraction device has a suction feature that accelerates the extraction process and decreases the overall time spent to finish the procedure. It has the lowest transection rate of all FUE devices, with reports at below 4%. This distinctive feature helps to maintain the quality of harvested follicles and create a graft with an increased rate of survival.

What Tools and Devices Does the WAW FUE System Use To Create Better Hair Transplants?

Among the incredible hair restoration and hair loss treatment advancements, Dr. Jean Devroye formulated his cutting-edge Hybrid Trumpet punch, consisting of a motorized pedal and punches to extract follicular grafts. Dr. Devroye created a punch that could cut the epidermis at low speeds while still dissecting the graft and not transecting the follicles within it. The most advanced Hybrid Trumpet punch is designed for hair transplant doctors who take pride in providing the highest quality results possible to their patients. 

The new commercial model of the WAW FUE System offers wireless control of the three basic dials to achieve optimum results. These are their functions: 

  • The first dial adjusts the angle or arc of oscillation.
  • The second dial alters the speed of oscillation.
  • The third dial enhances the initial speed of the punch.

With these features, your hair transplant physician can modify the acceleration speed, oscillation mode, and angulation. It also provides beneficial scoring counting that can be restarted at any time. 

The Hybrid Trumpet punch offers the advantage of dull and sharp punches with a 90-degree outer edge and a smooth funnel-shaped inner edge. It makes penetration into the skin more gentle and less traumatic. The Hybrid Trumpet punch works like a dissection tool rather than a cutting one. 

With the threading movement, your physician can go deeper without damaging hair follicles, which is essential for hair regrowth. Similarly, the suction effect provides increased extraction speed. The ultimate goal of the system is to produce FUE grafts similar to FUT grafts and get similar results.

What Are the Benefits of a WAW FUE Hair Transplant?

With the WAW FUE System, hair transplant technology has gained a higher level of efficacy and success in developing instruments, combining techniques, and defining surgical steps that allow patients to consistently receive a perfect solution for their hair loss problems. The benefits of the revolutionary WAW FUE System include:

  • Reducing transection and pairing rates.
  • Decreasing all the injuries that follicular units undergo during extraction.
  • Reducing the number of missing grafts.
  • Boosting the intrinsic quality of the extraction.

Using this amazing system can: 

  • Reduce scarring.
  • Allow for faster harvesting.
  • Increase the number of follicles per graft.
  • Provide a much lower transection rate.
  • Reduce the number of missing or damaged grafts. 

Here are more details about how a WAW FUE hair transplant can benefit you and help with your hair loss:

More Grafts and Hair 

Follicular units splay out and have a conical shape that can make it difficult for your doctor to extract the whole graft without having to use sharp punches and raise the punch diameter. This increases the chances of damaging the surrounding hair and decreases the number of grafts collected. The Hybrid Tornado punch, with its unique shape, allows your hair transplant surgeon to collect both higher quality and a greater number of grafts. 

Lower Transection Rate 

The Hybrid Tornado punch has a 90-degree outer edge that makes penetrating the skin easy. A smooth funnel-shaped inner edge handles the graft carefully and its vertical motion lets it work like a dissection tool but in a less aggressive way. There’s less concern about transection with this tool, as the rates drop between 3% and 8%. 

Diminished Scars 

The smooth inner edge allows the physician to raise the diameter of the punches to avoid transections. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about large scars on your scalp. 

Fewer Missing Grafts 

The dull punches are bound to bury the grafts, while the sharp punches tend to transect them. The Hybrid Tornado punch prevents these issues by using the moderate pressure and sucking effect of the funnel-shaped inner edge. This can significantly reduce the rate of missing grafts.

What Is the Best FUE Hair Transplant Method?

With the WAW FUE System, the chance of damaging the hair follicle is significantly reduced. The ideal FUE device should deliver great flexibility in removing follicular units. The width of the punch must be expanded when it reaches the base of the follicle to get the entire follicular unit without damaging it. Increasing the diameter as you go deeper increases the risk of traumatizing some portion of the follicular unit or the surrounding follicles. 

The WAW FUE System makes it much easier to remove the graft, as there are fewer attachments, and the graft is more elevated so that it can be gently removed. This inhibits the forceful movements needed to extract the graft when the incision isn’t deep enough. It also leaves more fatty tissue that covers the graft, which protects it from possible damage due to dehydration and trauma. 

If you’re considering an FUE hair transplant, MAXIM has locations all over the world. While the MAXIM team uses or has at its disposal most of the devices on the market, we prefer the efficiency of the WAW device due to the low transection rates and high yield of grafts. 

Last but not least, the WAW system is ideal for clients with curly hair which many of our African-American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Indian/South Asian clients have.  

  • Not all MAXIM locations offer the WAW Technology.