Dr. Bernstein demonstrates how he places the tensioner on the patient in a robotic hair transplant procedure. The tensioner is a plastic picture frame-like device that adds tension to the patient’s scalp allowing for improved harvesting. It also has little dots, called fiducials, on its outer border which the robot “reads” for proper orientation. The robot scans the edges of the tensioner, reads the dots, and uses them to orient the robotic arm and punch tool.
Plug procedures, popular in the 1960s and 1970s, often resulted in an unsightly “pluggy” or “dolls head” look. In the past we tried to work around the plugs with fine grafts in order to camouflage them, but this proved ineffective. At Bernstein Medical, we now find it best to totally remove the old plugs, put them under a microscope, dissect them into smaller follicular units and then re-implant them. This process is called Combined Hair Transplant Repair. In this way, many of the cosmetic defects created by hair plug procedures can be partially or completely reversed.
In Part 3 of our video series on Robotic FUE hair transplants, Dr. Bernstein narrates as he and his team first prepare the patient for graft harvesting and then conduct the follicular unit extraction process using the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System.
In Part 2 of our video series on Robotic FUE hair transplantation, Dr. Bernstein describes the manual recipient site creation process in detail. Included is an explanation why, in FUE procedures, recipient sites are created before the follicular unit grafts are extracted from the donor area.
In Part 1 of our three-video series on Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) at Bernstein Medical, Dr. Bernstein walks us through the preparation of the patient’s donor area in advance of a Robotic FUE procedure. This includes shaving the hair in the donor area to 1-mm in length and administering anesthetic for the patient’s comfort during the robotic hair transplant procedure.
Dr. Bernstein discusses how today’s hair transplants are not only far more natural than the pluggy old procedures, but hair restoration surgeons can even repair old transplants using modern techniques.
Dr. Bernstein answers a question about Robotic FUE hair transplants in women and whether or not the procedure can benefit women as much as it does men.
Dr. Bernstein answers a frequently asked question about Robotic FUE procedures and whether or not they speed up the procedure.
Is FUE Hair Transplant Painless, Non-Surgical? In this video Q&A clip, Dr. Bernstein dispels a couple of myths about Follicular Unit Extraction and compares FUE hair transplant surgery to Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Watch Dr. Bernstein’s video response.
Dr. Bernstein shares a story of how he helped give an 8 year old girl her life back by performing hair transplant surgery on the bald area of her scalp after a benign brain tumor was removed.
In this video clip, Dr. Bernstein discusses the history and evolution of hair transplantation from large “pluggy” grafts to today’s state of the art hair restoration procedures.
CBS News turned to Dr. Bernstein for his expert medical opinion on football superstar Tom Brady’s hair loss. The Early Show website also features the story.
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