FDA Approves a Robotic Hair Follicle Harvesting Device

Hair transplantation is currently the only natural method of hair replacement, providing satisfactory and lasting results. The two main techniques currently used are called follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). The FUE method provides the best cosmetic results as it leaves no scars at the back of the scalp but it has its weaknesses when it comes to the efficiency of the follicle harvesting. The hair follicles are being harvested individually, which often leads to their transaction and thus to their destruction.

The newly approved device for follicle harvesting eliminates this problem and makes the whole procedure easier for both, the doctor and the patient, greatly increasing the efficiency. The only bad news at the moment is the fact that this device has only been tested and approved for people with black and brown straight hair.

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