How Many Follicles Can You Transplant With Robotic FUE?November 3rd, 2014
Q: How many follicles can you transplant with robotic FUE compared to manual FUE?
A: We can extract the same number of follicles robotically as we can manually.
That said, the goal of any hair transplant procedure is not to transplant as many hair follicles as possible but rather to achieve the best possible cosmetic result given your degree of hair loss and the number of hair follicles available in your donor area.
While there is no difference between robotic and manual FUE in terms of the number of follicles that each procedure can extract, robotic FUE does have the following advantages over manual FUE:
- During the follicular unit extraction (or harvesting) phase of a hair transplant, there is less chance of damaging follicular units using a robot vs. a hand held device (e.g., Neograft), because the robot is more accurate. This means more grafts survive after transplant.
- Robotic graft harvesting times are shorter than manual, e.g., while on average if a physician could manually extract 200-300 grafts per hour, the same physician could robotically extract up to 500-1000 grafts per hour. This means a shorter procedure time for the patient.
Read more about the advantages of Robotic FUE.References:
- Chang, H.H. Robotics, artificial intelligence, and the future of hair transplantation. Prime Dermatology, July/August 2014. [↩]
- How are Recipient Sites Programmed into the ARTAS Robot?
- Will Robotic FUE Reduce the Cost Per Graft for FUE Procedures?
- How Does the ARTAS Robot Avoid Transection of Hair Follicles During Recipient Site Creation?
- Why is Robotic Recipient Site Creation an Advantage?
- How Does the ARTAS Robotic System Make Recipient Sites in a Hair Transplant?
Topic: Robotic FUE
Tags: ARTAS Robot for FUE, Donor Hair Harvesting, Follicular Transplantation: Patient Evaluation & Surgical Planning, Graft Numbers, Number of Grafts Per Hair Transplant, Robotic FUE Benefits, Robotic FUE vs Manual FUE, Robotic Hair Transplantation, Robotics in FUE Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on November 3rd, 2014 at 12:26 pm
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