Motorized Device Versus Robotics
Watch how Dr. Arambulo performs FUE ( https://youtu.be/KixuDpZIliY)
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
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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