FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is a relatively new technique for hair transplantation. In this method, the arrector muscle and dermis surrounding the donor site are separated. Then, the inferior segment of the hair follicle is removed with the help of small micropunches. Unlike conventional hair transplant surgery, the scar resulting from FUE is almost unnoticeable. A follicular unit is very small, with a surface area that is barely wider than one strand.
The Robotic FUE procedure for hair transplant involves the use of a robot to remove the individual follicles from the scalp. The procedure requires the doctor to focus and be extremely precise because the margin for error is extremely small. The doctor must carefully select each follicular unit, measure its angle, center the extraction tool, and incise the skin around it. Then he or she must repeat this sequence hundreds or even thousands of times.
A robotic hair transplant involves the use of a surgical system to make incisions for around 100 to 200 follicular units. Then, special forceps are used to extract the hair follicles and implant them into the recipient area of the scalp. Robotic FUE takes one or two days, depending on the number of follicles being transplanted. A small to medium size FUE session can be completed in one day, while a large-scale FUE procedure can take two days.