What is a Follicular Unit?
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and the tools of Neograft or Artas Robot?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is also known by other abbreviations: FOX, FIT, and FUM. It is a method of extracting hair from the donor area without a linear incision or scalpel. This dramatically reduces pain as it treats a thinning scalp. Because there is no line incision made, FUE grafting has achieved popularity in the press. The advantages of an FUE Hair Transplant in Houston include that there is no linear incision on the back of the head. In addition, the relative discomfort is be greatly diminished. FUE is particularly helpful for those individuals who have active life styles and/or wear their hair short in which even a very good donor closure could still be visible to the naked eye.
The small holes that remain are left open to heal, which usually takes a few days. There are a variety of punches used for this procedure, each having its advantages and disadvantages, with new ones continually being developed.
As in a follicular unit transplant, grafts are placed into tiny recipient sites on your scalp as a treatment for male pattern baldness. These hair follicle sites are made by the surgeon to fill balding area. However, using natural follicle units for restoration can be difficult. An experienced team is required. Dr. Jezic is a hair transplant surgeon and restoration doctor with a specialty focus on Follicular unit transplants. He, and his team, offer Neograft FUE in Houston Texas as well as several other FUE restoration options that can be discussed such as robotic hair transplants. We believe this allows us to achieve high growth rates with improved success rates.
From Neograft to Robotic Hair Transplant - What Are The Tools Of FUE?
A hair transplant using FUE can be done manually with the down side being the need for a highly skilled team and how long it takes to complete i.e a maximum graft count of under 1000. The limitation on harvesting grafts exist because the goal is to extract a hair graft as intact as possible. You also get great recovery.
Motorized and Robotic Hair Transplantation are a natural extension of improvements in the technology of Follicular Unit Extraction . The automation of the standard FUE procedure contributes to the overall improvement of the surgery in a number of ways. While some people will ask about Neograft vs Artas or compare Artas to FUE, it is important to remember these are all tools used to complete FUE.
Neograft/Alphagraft - The FUE hair restoration process can be completed with motorized devices such as Neograft or Alphagraft with the down side being the need to have a highly skilled team and the upside being the large number of grafts that can be obtained.
Artas Robotic FUE - The Houston FUE hair transplant process can be also be completed with robotic extraction using a tool like Artas (aka robotic restoration or robot hair transplant device) with the down side being that it is limited to certain types of hair (not as effective on curly hair) and it has not been show to be better then the above options when compared to skilled operators with other FUE tools. Artas also has difficulty completing a procedure on a patient who has had a prior procedure and/or a transplant scar. However, the Artas robot does have promise and may change the field as it becomes more effective over the next decade. If you want to learn more about an FUE robot hair transplant, we welcome you to meet with us for a free consult.
FUE = A highly specialized Hair Restoration Technique
Neograft - ARTAS - Others = Devices Used to achieve FUE
Remember a tool is just that, a tool.
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FUE vs FUT what is more effective?
When it comes to FUE vs FUT, the question is often raised about efficacy. Peer reviewed work is considered the standard for answering this question. The truth is, no (medline indexed peer reviewed) research has shown one method to be better than the other. They are both good methods to harvest grafts. The main things to consider are the limitations and side-effects in outcomes. For example, FUT gives you more down time and a large scar. Meanwhile, FUE does not have the same downsides of FUT. However, FUE is limited by the number of grafts done in one session.