Follicular unit excision, also known as FUE, is a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure in which hair follicles are harvested from the back of the scalp with no incision. Newly developed, FDA-cleared, technology has been developed by Restoration Robotics, Inc. that assists hair transplant surgeons in harvesting hair follicles with minimally invasive techniques. Called the ARTAS system, the state-of-the-art technology includes computer-assisted guided imagery and robotic technology but is physician controlled, resulting in FUE hair transplant procedures that are more accurate, result in diminished pain and discomfort, and aid in creating more successful hair transplant grafts.

Dr. Lam offers FUE hair transplants, in addition to more traditional strip harvesting hair restoration techniques, at the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration. The FUE hair restoration procedures using the ARTAS system offer exceptional promise to those interested in having a hair transplant procedure done without the need to worry about incisions in the donor area. Even active men that prefer shorter hairstyles can feel confident in having a hair transplant procedure done using the FUE hair transplant technique, because the process leaves no linear scars at the harvesting sites.

FUE or follicular unit excision is also referred to as FIT, FUM and FOX, or you may hear it being referred to as a robotic hair transplant. Keep in mind, however, that although the FUE procedure utilizes robotic technology and computer guided imagery, it is the physician that controls the instruments that performs the hair transplant procedures. So, having a robotic hair transplant does not mean that a robot performs the hair transplant. A qualified hair restoration surgeon will still be performing your hair transplant procedure.

So what happens if you decide to have a FUE hair transplant using the ARTAS system? You will rest comfortably in an ergonomically designed chair, situated in a room at the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration at the Willow Bend Wellness Center. A skin tensioner will then be applied to your scalp in order to stabilize the skin so that the most accurate tracking and dissection of hair follicles can be made during the harvesting process. Computer imaging technology will identify and select targeted follicular units to be extracted and the follicles will be harvested using minimally invasive techniques that require no linear incision. The harvested grafts will then undergo final preparation for grafting by our experienced hair transplant team and Dr. Lam and the team will place the follicular units in areas that are in need of new hair growth. The donor area is healed and is virtually undetectable within a week.

It is important to note that although the FUE hair transplant process using the ARTAS system by Restoration Robotics, Inc. provides a number of benefits related to the harvesting of healthy hair follicles during a hair transplant procedure, it is the exceptional artistry combined with the extensive experience with hair restoration techniques offered by Dr. Lam that provides the hair restoration outcomes that have made Dr. Lam a leader in the field of hair restoration. Dr. Lam is recognized for his artistry in creating natural-looking, visually dense and aesthetically appealing hair transplant patterns. He also uses healing and growth promoting injections, including specialized platelet rich plasma (PRP) and Acell (moreslized porcine basement membrane) to increase the speed and percentage of hair growth, improving the quality of hair transplant results.

If you are considering a FUE hair transplant using the ARTAS system by Restoration Robotics, contact our office today at 972-3112-8188 or 972-312-8105 for more information. We can answer any questions you may have about FUE hair transplants as well as follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT).