Can You Transplant More Grafts with Robotic FUE or Manual FUE?
Hair transplant technology is a continually-advancing field, with FUE (follicular unit extraction) as the latest, most effective, and least invasive hair transplant method available. But, as with any basic technology, there are several ways to go about the same procedure – leaving many to wonder which process is better. At The Center for Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh, Dr. Heil is happy to offer the full range of hair transplant options and help you
determine which is best for you.
What is FUE?
FUE is a hair transplant technology where individual hair follicles are extracted from a donor site on the back of your scalp. FUE is different from earlier forms of transplant (called strip harvesting) where a portion of your scalp is surgically removed, leaving a linear scar. FUE leaves minimal, practically invisible scars that are well hidden even with short hairstyles.
Modern FUE transplants can be performed in three ways:
- Manually: Manual FUE is where a surgeon manually performs each extraction and implantation and is the lengthiest and most challenging method. The procedure can take several hours, and fatigue can begin to affect even the most highly-trained surgeons.
- With partial automation: NeoGraft offers partial automation of FUE hair transplants with a revolutionary handpiece that can automatically extract and implant hair follicles. NeoGraft avoids considerable surgeon fatigue and risk of surgical error.
- Robotically: Using the new ARTAS system, your FUE hair transplant can be performed with total automation guided by your surgeon. This system allows you to design your new hair transplant graphically, have the advanced computer system to help craft the exact locations for extraction and implantation, and automatically perform the procedure. With the ARTAS system, you can achieve the best possible results with virtually no possibility of error – in the shortest time.
So, is Robotic FUE is the best?
There is no question that the ARTAS robotic FUE system provides the fastest and most effective results. While the number of follicles may not be different, the accuracy and safety of the treatment is improved when compared with a manual FUE transplant.
The Center for Hair Restoration is one of the top providers of ARTAS hair restorations in Pittsburgh and the tri-state area. If you have any further questions or are interested in a hair transplant, don’t hesitate – call us today at (412) 275-4785.