Follicular unit extraction hair transplant automation: options in overcoming challenges of the latest technology in hair restoration with the goal of avoiding the line scar

Dermatol Online J. 2012 Sep 15;18(9):12.


Follicular unit extraction (FUE) provides many advantages over the strip surgical method of harvesting hair grafts for hair restoration. However, FUE also has its shortcomings because it is a more time intensive approach that results in increased costs and is technically a more challenging technique of hair transplantation. In this manuscript, we seek to share approaches used at our center to help minimize and/or improve on some of the challenges of FUE.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Automation / methods*
  • Cicatrix / prevention & control*
  • Hair Follicle / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods*