Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction
If you’ve lost some hair with the passage of years, you are not alone. The truth is that two-thirds of all men will have some hair loss by the age of 35, and 85 percent will have significantly thinning hair by the age of fifty.
Just because this is a common problem, it doesn’t mean that you have accept your fate, or that nothing can be done. With advances in hair restoration technology, new developments have taken hair restoration to a new level. One of the most exciting advances is a technique called Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction, which is one of the best procedures for robotic hair transplantation NYC has available to its patients seeking hair loss treatment.
What is Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a familiar technique in the field of hair restoration. A “follicular unit” is a naturally occurring group of one two four hairs. In the past, these have been harvested by the doctor from areas there is healthy hair growth and then moved to the areas being treated. This is an effective technique, but the development of a robotic approach makes it possible to achieve real hair restoration in less time, with less pain, and with better results.
Why Choose Dr. Wolfeld?
Men and women in the New York City area who are looking for help with thinning hair have an exceptional resource in Dr. Michael Wolfeld:
- He is the only hair transplant specialist in the country who is board certified in both plastic surgery and hair restoration.
- Dr. Wolfeld brings his extensive experience as an aesthetic surgeon to a practice that is focused strictly on hair restoration.
- His bedside manner, his attention to questions and concerns from patients and his outstanding results make have earned him a reputation as one of the best hair transplant doctors in in New York.
What Should I Expect from the Procedure?
The system creating the transplants uses imaging and mapping systems to choose the best follicular units to be harvested. It assesses the best follicles for harvest, including the angle at which they are coming from the head. Next, a local anesthetic is applied for patient comfort, and the robot begins to randomly extract them with a series of gentle punches. The robot is able to make as many as a thousand grafts in an hour, a rate far greater than any human could accomplish. For the best results in robotic hair transplants in NYC has to offer, the harvest and transplant are both created without scalpels or sutures.
What Is Recovery Like?
The robotic hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive. It does not involve surgical incisions or stitches, which means that you’ll be able to recover very quickly. Most patients are able to return to their usual activities within a day or two.
Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction: Frequently Asked Questions
Robotic FUE is a major advance over past techniques for hair restoration, without requiring the removal of a band of tissue from the back of the scalp, with leaves a linear scar that is visible with shorter hair styles. We have provided answers to common questions we hear from our patients who are interested in this modern approach to hair restoration:
How Long Does Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction It Take?
The procedure requires several hours. Exactly how long will be determined by your hair restoration goals and the plan that Dr. Wolfeld develops. Staff will be on hand to ensure you are comfortable throughout. This approach requires far less time than traditional hair transplant techniques.
Does Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction Hurt?
Your scalp will be numbed with local anesthetic before the procedure, and while the robot is working you will feel almost no discomfort. There may be some minor pain or swelling following your procedure, but that quickly disappears, within one to three days.
Will There Be Scars Where Follicles Were Removed?
The follicular units are small, and no large section of scalp will be removed. There are literally no visible scars after this procedure, and you will not be limited to certain hair styles to hide scars – wear it as long or as short as you like.
How Long Until the New Hair Begins to Grow?
You’ll begin to see new hair within about three months and see noticeable improvements within six months. You’ll see full results after about one year, when the follicles are settled into their new location, and producing natural hair in quantity.
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