Dr. Wolfeld discusses aesthetic management of the donor area in robotic hair transplants, including when a patient is a candidate for the long-hair Robotic FUE technique. Click here to watch video
Dr. Wolfeld describes how the patient is oriented in the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System during a Robotic FUE procedure. Click here to watch video
Dr. Wolfeld gives an overview of the ARTAS Robotic System, its components, and their benefits in performing Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplants. Click here to watch video
Many people ask if the ARTAS Robotic System can perform a Robotic FUE hair transplant on hair that is curly or light in color. Dr. Wolfeld answers this question and discusses when it is necessary to dye white hair in advance of robotic procedures. Click here to watch video
Dr. Wolfeld describes the benefits of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures compared to Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) hair transplant procedures. Click here to watch video
Dr. Wolfeld answers a common question about Robotic FUE hair transplant procedures. Can the ARTAS robotic system create recipient sites to make a robotic hair transplant appear natural? Click here to watch video
Dr. Wolfeld discusses the main advantage of a robotic hair transplant using the ARTAS Robotic System over manual FUE hair transplant techniques. Click here to watch video
The follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure consists of four steps: the separation of follicular units from the surrounding tissue, the removal of follicular units from the scalp, the creation of recipient sites, and the placement of follicular units into these sites. The first step is performed by the ARTAS robotic hair transplant system – the part of the FUE procedure requiring the greatest precision and that is most subject to human error. Click here to watch video
Q: How is robotic FUE different at Bernstein Medical compared to other practices?
A: The ARTAS robot assists in the first part of the follicular unit extraction procedure: separating the follicular unit from the surrounding tissue. The rest of the hair restoration procedure is done manually. Once follicular units are removed from the scalp they need to be trimmed prior to implantation, recipient sites need to be created, and the grafts must be placed in them – a time consuming, delicate process.
Because we are highly skilled in microscopic dissection, we are able to produce the highest quality grafts. In addition, all the other aspect of the procedure, including the long-term planning and design will be performed with the same high standards. With respect to the actual robot at Bernstein Medical, we use smaller instruments that result in less wounding to the scalp, it promotes faster healing time, and it improves the appearance of the donor area. We also have our computer programed to select the larger follicular units to obtain more hair with less wounds (holes) in the donor area – ultimately achieving a better cosmetic result. Click here to watch video.
Dr. Bernstein discusses how FUE instrumentation has evolved from the hand held follicular unit extraction punch to automated robotic follicular extraction. Click here to watch video
The ARTAS Robotic System uses a small, window-like device called a tensioner to help hold the scalp in place and to help guide the 3D optical technology that locates and extracts follicular units. Click here to watch video
Dr. Bernstein answers a question about whether or not Robotic FUE procedures increase the number of hair transplant candidates. Click here to watch video
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. Click here to watch video
Dr. Bernstein discusses one of the benefits of Robotic FUE hair restoration procedures, namely, the wide range of physical activities that the patient can perform almost immediately after the hair transplant. Click here to watch video
Dr. Bernstein answers a frequently asked question about Robotic FUE procedures and whether or not they speed up the procedure. Click here to watch video
Follicular Unit Extraction has come a long way since Dr. Bernstein first described the hair transplant procedure in medical literature in his 2002 publication, “Follicular Unit Extraction,” published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery. In this video, Dr. Bernstein discusses the transition from hand-held extraction instruments to the computer-driven, image-guided ARTAS® System for FUE. Click here to watch video
Dr. Bernstein walks us through a Robotic FUE hair transplant procedure at Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration in this audio Q&A. Click here to listen to the audio clip
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. Click here to watch video