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April 4th, 2017

Dr. Wolfeld discusses the aesthetic management of the donor area in robotic hair transplants, including when a patient is a candidate for the long-hair Robotic FUE technique.

Transcript of the video:

In this segment, I’d like to discuss the aesthetic management of the donor area when we perform a Follicular Unit Extraction procedure. In our practice here at Bernstein Medical, all our FUE procedures are performed using the ARTAS Robotic System. So when we perform an FUE procedure it is important to discuss the shaving of the donor area with the patient.

If we’re performing a procedure that is approximately 1,500 or 1,600 follicular unit grafts, which in general is enough to cover the frontal area of the scalp, we usually perform what is referred to as a long-hair FUE technique.

In this technique, we ask the patient to grow their hair longer prior to the procedure. Then, when the patient comes in for the procedure, we lift up the hair in the back and sides of the patient’s scalp and we shave a band that is approximately 1.5 inches in width. The extraction procedure then proceeds and the robot extracts the grafts within this shaved band.

Following the procedure, the hair is able to be brushed down over the extracted area and there is no donor site visibility immediately after the procedure.

If a procedure is to be performed that is over 1,600 grafts, then usually we will need to shave the back and sides of the patient’s scalp. Following this, approximately 10-14 days later when the patient’s hair grows back in, in the back and sides, the patient is able to go to a hair salon or hair stylist and they are able to blend the transition zone from the shaved and unshaven region. So the patient is able to achieve a more natural appearance at the donor area and is able to return to work like this.

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