Manual FUE vs ARTAS FUE Hair Transplant
Hair transplant surgery is both an art and a science. It combines the surgeon’s medical knowledge with meticulous attention to detail and the skill and vision required to create a full, youthful-looking head of hair. But even the most talented surgeons can further perfect their work by taking advantage of advancements in technology which can help them produce even better results.
At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we take pride in combining technique and technology. Our award-winning surgeons are renowned for their mastery in the field of hair restoration. But they are also committed to staying at the cutting edge of technological innovation. That is why the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures we perform seamlessly interweave computer-guided extraction with our surgeons’ precision in transplanting follicles to the donor area.
Follicular Unit Extraction Using the ARTAS System
Follicular Unit Extraction is a minimally invasive method of transplanting individual hair follicles for natural-looking results. FUE involves harvesting using a circular needle called a “punch.” Follicular units are removed from the donor area with a 0.8-1-millimeter circular tool in a scattered pattern to eliminate the linear scar associated with traditional donor strip harvesting. Because scars are tiny and dot-like in appearance, patients who undergo an FUE hair transplant have the freedom to wear shorter hairstyles post-operation.
Our approach utilizes the image-guided robotics of the ARTAS system to extract the follicles to be transplanted. Under the control of your surgeon, the ARTAS system’s robotic arm and sophisticated digital imaging facilitate the harvesting of follicular units. It continuously re-calculates hair position, angle, and other parameters to track each follicular unit. This leads to optimal harvest results and robust and viable grafts.
The ARTAS technology targets follicular units in a random fashion to ensure the donor areas retain their natural appearance. The selected hair is then precisely removed while most of your hair is left in place so that the area retains its natural appearance.
Transplanting Follicles With Skill and Precision
While we use the ARTAS system to extract follicles, we rely on the skill of our surgeons to carefully and meticulously transplant the follicles to the donor area. We have found that manually transplanting follicles to the recipient area provides a more aesthetically pleasing result while also encouraging the growth of the hair once transplanted.
That is why the skills, talents, and experience of your hair transplant surgeon should be the most important factors you consider when evaluating your hair restoration options. Technology such ARTAS has no doubt made hair transplant surgery more effective and precise, but it is the surgeon that can make all the difference between exceptional results and a disappointing outcome.
That is also why so many men and women looking to do something about their hair loss turn to the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.