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Advanced FUE®

What is an Advanced FUE® Hair Transplant?

Advanced FUE® is a FUE Hair Transplant process developed by Advanced Hair Restoration over the course of transplanting 2 million FUE grafts. This process involves techniques and protocols of handling grafts, graft hydration requirements, placing strategy, and implementation of the latest FUE technology. Using this technique we have maximized graft survivability (matching that of FUT Linear grafts), reduced the duration of procedures (improving patient comfort and reducing time grafts are out of the body), and have increased the number of viable FUE grafts that can be harvested while still staying in the safe zone. Our industry-leading experience and these techniques allow us to surpass industry expectations and hypotheses of older studies.

Choosing a hair transplant procedure is a decision that must be made with care, as the outcome will last your lifetime. For this reason it is imperative to choose a leading clinic. The Advanced FUE® process is proven, it works. 2 Million grafts and strong results support that. Patients with light hair, curly hair, thin hair, and with previous FUT(s) are sometimes considered challenging for FUE - Yet these are proven candidates with the Advanced FUE® process, and they do very well.

Advanced FUE®

The Advanced FUE® technique uses the latest innovation in automated FUE. This technology is instrumental in achieving the high quality, rate, and survivability of FUE grafts virtually unachievable with other tools. The device uses technology to automate the harvesting process while simultaneously offering additional hydration and reducing handling trauma.

The device works by carefully extracting individual follicles one by one and does not cause a linear ear-to-ear scar that is seen with linear strip procedures.

Hydration System

The Advanced FUE® technique is the only technique on the market using the dual-channel hydration system. This system allows every hair follicle to be channeled down a stream of solution immediately upon harvesting. This means that a follicle is no longer exposed to the risk of drying out and additional friction on its way down the tubing. The resulting grafts are among the most viable FUE grafts currently attainable.

Advanced FUE® Benefits & Clinical Experience

 
Instant Graft Hydration
Highest Expected Graft Survival Rate
Unique Graft Cooling Technology - Improved Graft Viability
Effective on the Most Diverse Set of Hair and Skin Types
No-Shave Option Available
Fastest Harvest Rate of any Technology Tested
Lowest Transection Rate of any Technology Tested
Mega-Sessions (2500+) are Possible in One Procedure Instead of Two or Three

How does Advanced FUE® compare to Robotic FUE

We performed multiple side-by-side studies of the robotic device alongside our device (including 50-50 splits on the same patient) over the course of over a year. We observed that the Advanced FUE® technique consistently yielded better-than-or-equal-to results, yet caused less patient discomfort (as indicated by patients who had both), fewer transections, less donor trauma, and substantially shorter overall procedure times. Several robotic FUE cases had to be aborted mid-procedure do to limitations and requirements of the machine that were not practical or possible for the specific patient and circumstance. We have never had to abort an Advanced FUE® procedure due to such circumstances.

We found robotic FUE to have numerous requirements on the type of hair and skin a patient needs to have to be considered a good candidate. Curly hair or skin that does not have good contrast with the hair were not ideal candidates. Patients with previous procedures (FUE or Linear) or with pre-existing scars or marks also were substantially limited in the number of grafts that could be harvested. Similarly, we found robotic FUE had difficulty with maintaining a consistent harvesting density, especially as the device went away from the easiest zones and struggled with changing angles of the hair and scalp. This could lead to zones being noticeably more harvested than others, even post-operatively. Our technique is much more flexible in these regards, as the human mind and eye are able to adapt to variations and new situations far better than preprogrammed software.

How does Advanced FUE® compare to other FUE devices

We believe that the Advanced FUE® system is superior in design, build, and function over existing manual and automated FUE devices. Most notably, none of the devices utilize a hydration system, but instead either rely on air pressure to suction follicles down a tube or plucking out follicles with tweezers (high chance of damage in this step). Our system uses its advanced system to improve both the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of the entire harvesting process.