What are the differences between automated and Manual FUE?
FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is among the most popular and successful hair loss treatments on the market today thanks to its natural-looking results, minimal scarring, and quick recovery. During FUE, grafts are created for transplantation through the extraction of individual hair follicles. This differs sharply from FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), which requires the removal of hair strips from the back and sides of the head. While in the past FUE was typically performed manually, today’s modern technological landscape offers several automated versions of the procedure, including ARTAS and NeoGraft.
What are the benefits of FUE?
The FUE method of hair transplantation, unlike its counterpart FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), offers many advantages such as:
- Minimal scarring of less than 1mm
- Increased flexibility in hairstyles
- Less invasive than FUT
- Rapid recovery within a few days
- Minimized risk to the nerves in the scalp
- Increased comfort during and after treatment
- Natural, realistic-looking outcome
What is the downside of FUE?
Simply stated, FUE is time-consuming. Extracting individual follicles is a painstaking process that can take up to an entire day to perform in clients seeking to restore a full head of hair.
What is manual FUE?
Manual FUE is a complex, delicate procedure requiring immense dexterity, skill, accuracy, and artistry. Each follicle graft must be carefully prepared before it is transplanted into its new home. When performed by an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner, manual FUE can yield exquisitely natural results that are seamlessly integrated into the client’s existing hair growth patterns. Manual FUE is perfect for patients who wish to achieve long-term hair replacement with virtually undetectable scars.
What is NeoGraft and how does it work?
NeoGraft is an automated version of manual FUE that streamlines the collection and removal of hair grafts. Using a piston-driven motor with a suctioning function, NeoGraft can significantly speed up the time required for FUE hair transplantation. Hairs are taken from the back of the head in such a way as the donor area will still look completely normal after the procedure. Each hair follicle is evaluated for its health, diameter, and ability to thrive in its new location.
What is ARTAS?
ARTAS is another cutting-edge automated version of FUE that relies on a robotic arm to perform its harvesting function. Using an innovative digital mapping system to select the healthiest hair follicles for transport, ARTAS creates authentic-looking results with minimal trauma to the scalp. The 3D mapping feature in ARTAS ensures that no area of the head is over-harvested, further enhancing the organic appearance of your outcome. Schedule a consultation today!