Robotic Hair Transplant vs. ManualHerbert Feinberg
Today’s hair transplants could not be any different from the infamous “hair plug” procedures of the past. As hair restoration continues to advance in new and unexpected ways, patients are left with more choices than ever before for effective and natural hair loss solutions. While a true cure for age-related hair loss remains elusive, today’s top hair loss experts have continued to push the boundaries of hair transplantation surgery with the addition of the automated ARTAS 9x hair restoration system.
At The New Jersey Hair Transplant Center, Dr. Herbert Feinberg and his staff of qualified hair loss technicians provide hair restoration through traditional strip removal surgery and automated hair transplants with the ARTAS 9x system. If you have ever been interested in naturally restoring your receding hairline or filling in your troubling bald spot, now’s the time to schedule an appointment. Dr. Feinberg can evaluate your hair and explain all of your available options in detail, helping you make an informed decision between robotic and manual hair transplants.
Traditional Hair Restoration with Manual Strip Removal Surgery
For the past few decades, modern hair transplant surgery has traditionally consisted of the strip removal technique known as follicular unit transplantation (FUT). During FUT, a strip of the scalp is removed from the back of the head to provide healthy follicular grafts that can be transplanted to balding sections of the scalp. The scalp is then closed using sutures, while the follicular units are separated from the strip and prepared for transplantation.
Follicular units contain one to four hairs each and can be placed individually to restore a natural hairline and mimic surrounding hair growth. FUT results in thicker hair that is completely natural and can be washed and styled just like normal hair. When performed by a hair transplant expert like Dr. Feinberg, patients who undergo FUT can restore their thinning hair with minimal side effects and downtime.
The Limitations of Follicular Unit Transplantation
FUT is an effective treatment option for many patients and continues to be widely used by hair transplant surgeons everywhere. However, the procedure is inherently limited and has some drawbacks that newer, more advanced treatment options have worked to rectify. Most notably, the strip removal technique results in the need for stitches, a longer recovery and a linear scar across the back of the scalp.
Patients who undergo FUT may need up to one to two weeks of downtime before they are able and ready to resume all normal activities. Once the stitches are removed and the scalp completely heals, the resulting scar can prove to be undesirable for some patients. Surrounding hair growth will easily and inconspicuously hide any scarring to ensure the only sign of the procedure is safely hidden out of sight. However, patients who prefer to wear their hair short may find their scar remains visible with a shorter hairstyle. The scalp tightness that the strip removal creates can also limit the ability for the patient to undergo an additional procedure down the road should their hair continue to bald.
Discover the Next Step in Hair Restoration with the ARTAS 9x System
The ARTAS 9x hair restoration takes the principles laid out by traditional techniques like FUT and advances them even further. The ARTAS 9x system automates portions of the follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplant method. Unlike FUT, FUE does not require any strip removal. In order to gain access to viable donor grafts, FUE relies on the use of a handheld punch device that can remove individual follicular units throughout a wider area of the scalp. FUE minimizes scarring and results in a quicker recovery than FUT but at the cost of a more difficult and painstaking procedure.
The experts behind the ARTAS 9x system acknowledged the limitations of FUT and FUE and addressed them by creating an automated system capable of producing natural results with minimal potential for human error or inaccuracy. Even the best, most experienced hair surgeons are not infallible and cannot avoid human error entirely. With robot hair transplants, the survival rate of the harvested grafts is much higher due to the limited human handling and the results are even more precise.
The results following ARTAS 9x hair restoration and manual FUT are comparable, although automated hair restoration operates on the principles of FUE and will not result in a linear scar. Following hair restoration with the ARTAS 9x system, patients may wear their hair as short as they’d like without worrying about a visible linear scar. The procedure can also be repeated as necessary for sustained results and a lifetime of full, thick hair.
The New Jersey Hair Transplant Center
When it comes to hair transplantation surgery, the procedure has never been simpler and the results have never been better. If you have been considering hair transplants to restore the hair that time has taken away from you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Feinberg at The New Jersey Hair Transplant Center. Together, he will work with you to evaluate your hair loss and your concerns to provide a customized treatment approach that ensures satisfying and long-lasting results.
Whether you are interested in traditional or robotic hair restoration, The New Jersey Hair Transplant Center has the treatment options and expertise you need to enjoy a full head of hair again. Call us today at 201-568-6977 to schedule your consultation.