Can I Have Robotic FUE If I Have Gray Hair or Curly Hair?November 15th, 2016
Q: I have read that the ARTAS System works best on straight black hair. Is this an option for gray hair? How about wavy or curly hair? – P.W., Fort Lee, NJ
A: The ARTAS robotic system can be used in patients with any hair color although in order for the robot to visualize white hair (or very light blond hair) the hair must be dyed. Curly hair is also not a problem as the donor hair in a robotic procedure is shaved to approximately 1 mm in length so a wave or curl is eliminated. In patients of African descent, where the hair below the surface of the skin may be curved, a slightly larger punch can be used. we have patients dye their hair the evening before or the day of the procedure. For convenience, only the hair in the donor area (back and sides) where the robot will be doing the harvesting needs to be dyed.
In patients who prefer not to shave or dye the entire back and sides of the scalp, we can perform the ARTAS robotic FUE using the long-hair technique. With this technique, you will grow your hair on the back and sides of the scalp a bit longer so it can cover the harvested area. On the day of the procedure, we will lift up the hair, clip a long thin band of donor hair and then extract follicular units from this limited region of the scalp. After the procedure, you can simply comb down your hair to cover the donor zone. The area that has been harvested (and possibly dyed depending on your hair color) will not be visible.
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- How Does the ARTAS Robot Avoid Transection of Hair Follicles During Recipient Site Creation?
Topic: Robotic FUE
Tags: African-American Hair, ARTAS Hair Transplant, ARTAS Robot for FUE, Blond Hair, Curly Hair, Donor Hair Harvesting, Dying Hair for Robotic FUE, Gray Hair, Long-Hair Robotic FUE, Robotic FUE, Robotic FUE Hair Types, Robotic Hair Transplant, Robotics in FUE, White Hair
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