Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Hair transplant surgery has been around for decades, nearing a century of advances. Like most medical procedures, hair restoration has improved dramatically with new techniques, equipment and robotics. At Pasadena Hair Transplant, we use cutting-edge technology for our hair transplant procedures. We offer follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the NeoGraft® system.
What Is FUE?
Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is a precise method of harvesting hair follicles from one area on the body to transplant in another area. There are two modern methods of hair transplant – FUE and FUT (follicular unit transplantation) – and both are effective in moving hair follicles. The difference is the harvesting method. FUE removes 1-4 follicles at a time without incisions; FUT removes strips of hair follicles, requiring incisions and stitches.
FUE results are preferred by many patients as it is more discreet, and the recovery is quicker. FUT can leave noticeable linear scars, while FUE does not leave visible scarring. However, FUE is a slower and more expensive procedure, especially if performed manually with forceps. The NeoGraft system improved the FUE procedure in multiple ways.
NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant
NeoGraft is a robotic device that can perform FUE quicker and more efficiently than manual FUE procedures. The arms of the NeoGraft are guided by our plastic surgeon to harvest hair grafts from the donor area using pneumatic pressure, not forceps. This preserves the hair follicles for improved results and a higher follicle success rate. NeoGraft FUE hair transplant surgery can be completed in less time than manual FUE with natural, beautiful outcomes.
Scalp and Facial Hair Restoration
NeoGraft FUE hair transplant can be used for all types of hair restoration procedures. Typically, the back of the scalp is the donor area, as it tends to have the most available hair follicles. NeoGraft can be used to harvest follicles for transplantation to balding or thin areas on the scalp, or to eyebrows or the beard.
Men and women can benefit from the natural-appearing results of NeoGraft hair transplant surgery. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) performed with NeoGraft robotics is one of the most advanced options in hair restoration. To learn more, contact our team at Pasadena Hair Transplant to schedule a consultation with our hair restoration specialist, Dr. Shankar Lakshman. Call our office in Pasadena, CA, to book your appointment.