How does the donor area recover after the hair transplant? Does the methods require shaving (for women)?

How good dose the fonor area grow back after the Fue or the Artas method? And in which method does it recover better Fue or Artas? Because tried the FUT method once and the donor area was very damaged hairs didnt grow back effectively.. Thanks

Doctor Answers 3

FUE is the method, ARTAS is the robot

ARTAS and FUE methods have the same results, because they are the same thing.

ARTAS is a FUE method, which uses a robot instead of the hand of the plastic surgeon.

If you have a damaged donor area from the FUT method I would advise you to find a plastic surgeon who would reconstruct the problem.

At the same time, some more grafts can be received in order to improve the appearance of the recipient area.

The donor area in FUE method has to be shaved.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a harvesting method. ARTAS robot is an instrument that perform the FUE harvesting.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a harvesting method.  ARTAS is an instrument that perform the FUE harvesting with a robot.

FUE method of harvesting will leave you with many "dot" scars.

FUT or the "strip" method will leave you with a "line" scar.

Harvested hairs will NOT grow back from the place where it was harvested.


Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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An Artas robotic hair transplants is an FUE

An Artas robotic hair transplants is an FUE and I am the patent holding inventor of the robot. Also I pioneered the FUE and wrote the first medical journal article on FUE which started the FUE movement. The donor area hair that is moved with FUE never grows back. See link below

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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