FUE technique using ARTS
vs NEO graft
There are two different techniques for donor harvesting in hair transplants, one is FUT or the strip method and the other is FUE. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a revival of the old punch technique obtaining donor hair with a small circular cutting instrument. There are different instruments used in the market to do FUE extraction punches. One instrument is the hand held manuel machine, another is the ARTS and finally there is the NEOGraft. All of these instrument use punches to harvest follicular units one at a time from the donor area.
ARTS facilitates the extraction stage of the FUE, however it is associated with graft burial during this stage. Due to its larger tip, there may be some collateral damage to the surrounding hairs as well, which will limit the number of hair available for extraction. this larger tip also contributes to larger circular scaring in the donor area. NEO graft also contributes to collateral damage and some burial of the graft during the extraction stage. However one needs to keep in mind that donor harvesting whether using Neograft or ARTS have nothing to do with the overall final result of the hair transplantation.
The extraction of the hair from the donor area has nothing to do with how the hair will look in the recipient area. The recipient area is another aspect of the hair transplantation which should be discussed and planed out in detail.
For the recipient area design, a good specialized hair transplant doctor should know how to distribute the units, where to place the hair line, which customized needles to use for the incisions, how to angle the needles, and the orientation of the incisions. These are just a few things to consider when making the incisions in the recipient area. So it is very important to chose an experienced doctor both for harvesting of the grafts and also for design and placement of grafts to the recipient area and discuss the options in detail to make sure it meets your concerns and expectations.
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