HAIR TRANSPLANT

 

Surgical Hair Restoration Program Automated FUE is considered the Cadillac of hair restoration surgery, and Neo-Graft advances and refines hair transplantation surgery for patients. These FUE device has been used worldwide. It 

is estimated that ten of thousands of FUE hair transplants have been performed with excellent results. As FUE emerges as the more desired hair surgical technique by patients, our office has acquired and utilizes other more advance FUE devices.

Almost all patients appreciate the natural aesthetic results with automated FUE. In comparison to the linear strip method, FUE does not require the surgical removal of a section of the scalp potentially resulting in a noticeable linear scar at the back of the scalp. Instead, FUE uses your own natural hair follicles without using a scalpel, sutures or staples. The most desired aspects to automated FUE is the non-invasive nature of the surgery, quicker recovery times, and no linear donor scar at the donor site. Two Methods Of Harvesting Hair Follicles - FUT vs. FUE Currently there are two primary surgical techniques or methods used in performing hair transplantation- FUT (STRIP) and FUE. With the FUT technique, a section of scalp is excised with a scalpel.

The scalis brought together with either sutures or staples leaving the possibility of a donor linear scar in the back of the scalp. Next, the hair follicles or hair grafts are inserted into tiny slits placed by the surgeon in the balding recipient area. The follicles with a single hair are placed in the front rows to define and create a natural hairline. The denser natural occurring follicular units are placed by hand in areas where hair density is needed the most.  With automated FUE a minimal depth scoring punch device is used to loosen the follicle from the surrounding tissues. The small naturally occurring hair follicle units are then removed directly from the donor area. With the FUE procedure, a 0.8 or 1.0 mm punch minimal depth scoring excision is used in the skin around the upper part of the follicular unit (hair follicles). The hair follicle is then extracted directly from the scalp and manually placed into tiny slits in the balding area similar to the FUT method. FUE verses FUT (Strip) Technique

 

  Fue Technique FUT STRIP Technique
Use of Scalpel, Sutures, or Staples No Yes
Surgical Operating Time-2000 Grafts 10-12 Hours 5-8 hours
Invasiveness of Procedure + +++
Typical Hair Length Preference Short Medium
Short Hair Required Prior to Procedure Yes No
Donor Site Linear Scar No Yes
Maximum Follicles Harvested Per Session 2000 2000-2500
Typical Healing Time of Donor Site 3-4 days 10-14 days
Local Tumescent Anesthesia / Oral Sedation Yes Yes
Postoperative Tight Scalp Sensation No Yes
Risk of Bleeding & Nerve Damage No Low
Donor Hypopigmentation Yes No
Risk of Donor Site infection Very Low Low