Automated Follicular Unit Extraction - The Best of the Best
Follicular Unit Transplantation, with the traditional "strip" harvest of hair from the donor site, is a near undetectable procedure when performed by a skilled surgeon. However the only tell-tale sign that hair surgery was performed was often a noticeable scar at the back of the head. FUE is the final refinement in making this a completely undetectable procedure, when performed by Dr. Rawnsley.
What Is FUE?
FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is actually a technique pioneered back in the 1980s. However, it required the surgeon to manually remove individual follicular units, the natural grouping of one to four hairs. Obviously, doing this by hand meant that it was time consuming for the surgeon, and expensive for the patient.
Dr. Rawnsley's groundbreaking automated follicular unit extraction system solves this problem, offering a significant reduction in both time and cost.
How Does the Automated FUE Machine Work?
Our automated follicular unit extraction system is actually relatively simple. It relies on a guided extractor that makes minute incisions (under 1 millimeter in size) around individual follicular units from the back of your head. Suction is used to remove the units (this reduces handling and increases transplanted graft survival), which are then placed in prepared areas on the front of your scalp.
Is FUE Right for Me?
Dr. Rawnsley's automated FUE system is an exciting new approach for treating hair loss, but it might not be right for everyone. An initial assessment will be required to determine if this is the right procedure for you, based on your type of hair loss and other considerations.
However, for the vast majority of hair loss patients we treat, the new automated FUE machine is the ideal solution. It offers a significant number of benefits over the older strip harvesting technique, including:
- Faster completion time
- No linear scarring (hair can be worn very short without having to worry)
- Less recovery time and fewer restrictions on activities after treatment
- No stitches required
- Higher graft survival rate compared to manual FUE extraction
- Usable for patients who've undergone previous strip harvesting and whose scalp is now too tight for the older method
Hair loss shouldn't be treated with a one-size-fits-all hair restoration solution, and thanks to Dr. Rawnsley's new automated follicular unit extraction system, strip harvesting is no longer your only option for treatment. This innovative, cutting-edge system offers numerous benefits over the strip harvesting method, minimizing scarring and downtime and making hair restoration possible for patients who wouldn't otherwise be eligible.
Dr. Rawnsley's automated FUE system offers fast, effective, safe treatment for hair loss. Contact the office today to make an appointment. Fuller, thicker hair is within reach.