There are several reasons why someone may opt for follicular unit extraction (FUE) as opposed to its older counterpart, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) for hair restoration. The patient may have limited donor hair available, a tight scalp, linear scarring from a previous FUT procedure and may not want another linear scar in the donor area, or the patient may not want to go through the associated discomfort again.
As the technology in the hair transplant industry has evolved, a number of different FUE methods have emerged. The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System uses digital image guidance for accuracy, targeted graft selection to obtain the healthiest follicles for transplant, uniform donor area harvesting, and employs the use of a blunt dissection technique. This allows for a reproducible precise extraction of follicular units from the donor area with minimal transection and scarring. The Neograft machine for FUE is manually operated and uses sharp edge dissection. Because it relies on manual controls rather than robotics, it is less accurate because it is susceptible to human error, and the cutting tip causes more graft injury. The precision of the robot allows the grafts to be harvested with the least trauma, which results in the highest quality grafts being obtained. With optimal grafts being implanted into the recipient area, better growth is achieved after transplant. This is why the hair restoration experts at RHRLI have chosen to give their patients the best hair loss treatment by using the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System.
If you are considering a hair restoration procedure or would like to learn more about the difference between the Neograft machine and the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, call us at (516) 605-1545 or fill out the contact form and someone will get back to you.