Motorized Device Versus Robotics





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Follicular Unit Extraction  (FUE)

The thought of a machine extracting FUE grafts is an attractive one if the machine can replicate the touch of an expert human practitioner, and if it can boost the speed of the extraction process. The ARTAS® System is the most mechanized FUE device ,  a completely robotic device for harvesting FUs for hair restoration. This mechanical device  is said to be  designed to enhance the physician’s speed and efficiency in incising and extracting FUs.  Marketing claim is, the ROBOT can harvest 1000 grafts in an hour, Dr. Arambulo on the other hand can harvest 38 grafts /minute. . Click to watch  Dr. Arambulo performs  FUE  showing her speed and efficiency 


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Because  of some misleading informations , it is the obligation of  any physician  claiming that he performs FUE procedure to provide  the  video  to all patients  to show his knowledge , skills,  speed and efficiency  in  performing FUE procedure, and  documentation of intact grafts production. The robot on the other hand , may work for doctors who wish to provide Follicular Unit Extraction  without mastering the FUE procedure by manual punch or  motorised device. According to Dr. Arambulo, it is important for the  FUE physician provider to be adept in both  manual punch  and motorised FUE device  because  from her experience individual scalp differs and one technology just work better according to scalp characteristic and most important of all ,so that  , when performing FUE procedure , there is no disruption in the event that  the device being used just stops to function . In addition ,patient must know that the end result from FUE  is not based on the  type of machine alone  but physician’s  skills ,knowledge,  and understanding of  the  choice of FUE device  and  the physician’s well trained surgical team.

Dr. Arambulo, performs FUE  with the use of  manual  tool and motorised device ,  the SAFE – SCRIBE SYSTEM . According to her , as   experienced FUE surgeon , below are  just some concerns that make a lot difference between her choice of instrument and the  ARTAS or ROBOTIC technology.

a. Punch size use: Dr. Arambulo uses a smaller punch size with smaller diameter (0.75-0.9 mm) according to  patient’s scalp characteristics . A smaller punch means faster healing of the donor area and there is less likely to be damage to surrounding grafts.

b.Quality grafts  selection to harvest:  According to Dr. Arambulo , depending on patients need,  as FUE physician provider  she can better discern which are the best follicular grafts to harvest.

c.  Speed of Extraction : Dr. Arambulo  can harvest more  intact grafts , even faster from the  scalp as shown on this video .(Click to watch  Dr. Arambulo performs  FUE  showing her speed and efficiency )

d.  Shaving the head:   Shaving  the head is a must  and always in all Robotic FUE procedures . In our centre   shaving  is not necessary with the latest FUE Non Shaven  technology . Please go to Follicular Unit Extraction page to understand FUE scalp preparation better.

e. Limited donor areas:  Only the use of   manual punch and motorised  FUE device enable to successfully harvest  body hairs in Body Hair Transplant (BHT) technology. BHT is  important in patients with depleted  scalp donor but want unwanted hairs from the chests, beard , legs , thighs etc. to use as donors.  ARTAS limits performance of this BHT technology. See how Dr. Arambulo does Body Hair Transplant .

f.  Limited hair characteristics:  All patients with  different hair characteristics and texture according to Dr. Arambulo are candidates for FUE in her  experience. FUE candidates are  limited  with ARTAS technology.

e. Transection rate and burried grafts:  ARTAS Transection rate  and  buried grafts incidence, need further clinical studies but in our centre , we have photo and written documentation of FUE grafts quality and quantity.  Dr. Arambulo is updated in knowledge and instrumentation technology to provide the best quality FUE  grafts production  to get the optimum result from FUE.

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