FUE Hair Transplant New Technology


Having hair loss but worried about hair transplant pain, scarring and downtime? Not anymore, thanks to new FUE hair transplant technologies that have been evolved only in the last few years. Thanks to the modern techniques of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), hair transplantation has advanced to an incredible degree, and many of the problems that troubled doctors and patients are only things of the past.

FUE has more surprised for the patients. Only a few years ago, doctors were able to transplant only about 400-500 grafts per session. That may sound like a lot, but it meant the patient needed to come in for multiple hair transplant sessions, and the hair transplant process could take several days to complete. FUE technology has changed for the better, and, as a result, the same hair transplant surgery can be done in less time and with more accuracy. Today, up to 2,500 FUE grafts can be removed per session, and patients can achieve a full head of hair in just one session.

One of the key elements that have been made to FUE technology is an increase in the variety of punch sizes used during the procedure. Punches are used to remove follicular grafts, and come in an assortment of sizes and styles. A decade ago, the punch sizes were relatively large; doctors used punches that were well over 1 mm in diameter, which greatly increased the chance of complications due to their size. Nowadays, punches can be as small as 0.7 mm in diameter, which severely decreases scarring and discoloration in the donor area, and contributes to a shorter, easier recovery.

We know more about the mechanics involved in a FUE hair transplant today that has also been matched with hair transplant devices that have significantly improved. We have been seeing a rise in the types and variations of FUE hair transplant devices. FUE devices have significantly advanced both for extraction of hair grafts and implantation of them. Manual methods of graft extractions now offer more variety and style; this allows for more efficient graft extraction that keeps more hair per grafts. The automated devices help to reserve the energy of the surgical team and increase the speed and efficiency of FUE transplants. Additionally, robotic devices can be used to extract grafts under computerized vision, though this technique is still relatively new. Implanters, used to automatically implant grafts, are on the rise. Implanters are ideal for FUE grafts, as they protect the follicular units that generally have less supportive tissue. Implanters eliminate the trauma that could be imposed on the FUE fragile grafts.

The number of grafts could be much higher today, as well as great techniques and tools that help us remove the grafts. Serial extraction and implantation method that is invented by Dr. Parsa Mohebi, in which hairs are removed and placed in smaller but more frequent portions, follicular unit grafts stat less time outside of the body. This by itself improves that FUE graft viability. The use of pre-made incisions allows for immediate graft placement after they are extracted has decreased the time each graft has to wait out of body before it could settle in its new home.

Modern advances in FUE technology efficiency has made hair restoration an option for many patients who could not even consider it in past. The improved recovery time and none to zero scar of surgery make hair restoration a possibility for people who could have never been a candidate for it. With the field of FUE transplantation constantly improving, we can have safer and more efficient hair restoration options that can guarantee our patients satisfaction.
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Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon