Michael B. Wolfeld, MD, an expert in the field of hair transplantation and robotic hair transplants, hosted an educational symposium for the plastic surgery training fellows from Lenox Hill Hospital on February 10th, 2020. This was an intensive day focusing on every aspect of an ARTAS robotic hair transplant; including indications for a procedure, aesthetics of a hair transplant, FUT vs FUE, long hair FUE, hairline design, surgical planning, procedure details, and post-operative care. The day included a live ARTAS iX robotic FUE procedure with Q&A throughout, as well as a didactic presentation. Dr. Wolfeld also reviewed the technical aspects of the ARTAS iX robotic system, including robotic follicular unit graft selection.
The patient is a 36-year-old otherwise healthy male who presented to Dr. Wolfeld’s office concerned with a thinning hairline and receding temples. When a patient presents with a narrow band of hair in the frontal zone; expanding this zone and widening the frontal hairline can provide a significant age-appropriate aesthetic benefit. This patient underwent an ARTAS iX robotic FUE procedure, with approximately 1200 grafts transplanted to the frontal hairline and frontal scalp. Dr. Wolfeld personally creates all the recipient sites in the frontal scalp to ensure a completely natural appearance of hair growth in regard to direction, density, and angle. He utilizes the smallest possible robotic harvesting needle to minimize any scarring to the donor zone, and with his extensive experience using the ARTAS robot, Dr. Wolfeld ensures that the healthiest, most robust grafts are harvested for transplanting.
The symposium was very well received by all who attended and the patient was very comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire day.
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