Is FUE Scarless Surgery?September 15th, 2014
Q: I heard FUE is a scarless surgery. Is this true using any of the current FUE methods (ARTAS® robot, Neograft, manual FUE)?
A: All hair transplant procedures, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE), leave scars. FUT produces a linear scar at the back of the scalp that may be visible if you keep your hair short. FUE, on the other hand, leaves small dot scars at the back of the scalp that are not visible if you keep your hair short. These tiny scars will happen regardless of which FUE method is used, i.e., ARTAS robot, SAFE system, Neograft, or manual FUE. Some physicians who use the Neograft method advertise that there is no scarring involved when using the Neograft; however, this is not true: however, this is not true: there is some scarring associated with all FUE methods that increases with the total number of grafts harvested.Related Posts:
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Topic: Follicular Unit Extraction
Tags: ARTAS Robot for FUE, Donor Area, FUE Scarring, FUT Scarring, Neograft FUE Machine, SAFE System for FUE Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on September 15th, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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