Vol. 18 – Dr. Bernstein Explains Robotic Hair Transplants
March 19, 2013
Dr. Bernstein Explains Robotic Hair Transplants
Dr. Bernstein, pioneer of Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures, is once again on the forefront of technological innovation in surgical hair restoration. In an article in the American Hair Loss Council’s publication called ‘The Link’, he discusses how advances in FUT and FUE have led to the most recent breakthrough in hair restoration, robotic hair transplantation. Here is a brief synopsis of the article:
A major advance in Follicular Unit Extraction is the introduction of a robotically controlled, image guided system to remove intact follicular units directly from the scalp. The robotic device increases the accuracy of graft harvesting, which in turn minimizes damage to hair follicles and reduces harvesting time. Each of these factors potentially contributes to increased graft survival. The technology also enables FUE to be performed on a wider variety of patients. This paper discusses this new robotic technology.