The S.A.F.E. System for FUE
Dr. LeBeau continuously strives to improve his techniques of hair restoration and provide better results for his patients. He recently began using the S.A.F.E. system in most of his FUE surgeries. The S.A.F.E. System was developed by Dr. James A. Harris, surgeon, medical director and founder of the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado. Dr. Harris designed the Harris S.A.F.E. System to address specific issues he encountered using the traditional sharp punch for FUE procedures.
The S.A.F.E. System uses blunt dissection to isolate the follicular units from the surrounding tissue. The device allows the physician to perform precise Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) with minimal damage to follicles. Because of the blunt dissection, more intact follicular units are able to be harvested in every hair transplant. The S.A.F.E. system has been proven to have a lower transaction rate (cutting intact hair follicles below the skin level) than other methods of FUE. Therefore, a higher yield of hair follicles can be expected from FUE transplants with S.A.F.E. method.
The machine powers a slowly rotating blunt punch that slows down even further as it passes deeper into the tissue, thereby minimizing rotational injury and trauma to the grafts. The initial rotation speed is just enough to allow the instrument to penetrate the skin and the slower speed allows the dull punch to pass deeper into the scalp and separate the follicular units from the surrounding dermis, causing minimal transection (inadvertent cutting of the follicles).
The isolated follicular unit grafts are then removed with forceps, sorted and counted under a microscope, and then planted into the recipient area using standard placing techniques.
SAFE System Advantages:
Like any cosmetic surgical procedure, determining your candidacy ultimately comes down to a discussion between you and your physician, and robotic hair transplantation is no exception. However, there are some common factors that can help determine if hair transplantation is right for you. As the most effective and advanced method of hair restoration available, many people are interested in achieving real hair growth again in balding areas. Here are a few points to consider when deciding if hair transplantation is the best option for you.
Experience with hair loss
Men who have been balding for years are usually in a good position to look into robotic hair transplantation. A man who has been losing hair over time and has tried other hair loss medications can be a good candidate because his pattern for hair loss is more stabilized and predictable, making his transplantation plan even more accurate.
While robotic hair transplantation can also be right for younger patients, being able to determine the future expected hair loss for a patient while understanding their hair loss pattern significantly improves the hair transplantation procedure.
Amount of donor hair
A person is considered good candidate for robotic hair transplantation when they have a stable supply of donor hair, which is sufficient to cover the current and future areas of hair loss. Ultimately, the amount of hair that is transplanted depends on the amount of hair you have available at the back of the scalp or donor area. If your hair is dense, you may be able to have more follicles transplanted and achieve better coverage. If your hair is thinner in the donor area, your procedure might require a more conservative approach.
Hair transplantation might also be fitting for men and women who have lost hair due to trauma or burns or an unrelated cosmetic procedure. Overall, robotic hair transplantation is considered successful for both the physician and the patient when realistic expectations of potential outcomes are outlined at the beginning of the process.
At LeBeau Clinic, we apply our skill and experience with robotic hair transplantation using the leading ARTAS System to provide natural looking, personalized results for every patient. To learn more about how we provide hair transplants in Pensacola, we welcome you to contact us today to schedule a consultation or submit our online consultation form to develop a plan for your hair restoration.
Hair loss is a very common condition that affects people of all ages. In fact, statistics show that at least 35 million men experience hair loss and two-thirds will have noticeable hair loss by age 35. If you’re noticing that your hairline is receding, or more hair is falling out than usual, you may be concerned about the affect hair loss could have on your life.
The word “alopecia” is the medical term for hair loss, which many people face today. The causes of hair loss can range from age to heredity to stress to hormones, and more. To know what you can do to improve thinning hair or balding, it’s helpful to know if you are experiencing one of these common types of hair loss:
Androgenetic alopecia – Also known as male or female pattern baldness, this is the most common form of hair loss. With this condition, you may experience hair loss as early as your teenage years or later in life. Men with androgenic alopecia may first notice hair loss at the top of the scalp and a receding hairline particularly along the temples.
Involutional alopecia – This is caused when the rate of hair growth slows as you age causing the thickness as well as volume to decrease. With this type of hair loss, the hair follicles gradually go into a resting phase. The remaining hair becomes shorter and fewer in number.
Telogen effluvium – This type of temporary hair loss can occur weeks to months after a stress episode like childbirth, fever, severe illness, stress or sudden weight loss. Telogen effluvium hair loss is due to changes in the growth cycle of hair when a large number of hairs go into the resting phase at the same time.
What can you do?
Hair transplants are the only permanent solution to hair loss, particularly common types like male pattern baldness. Pills and topical products may slow hair loss with continual use, but once stopped their benefit is lost. An experienced hair transplantation physician can explain the latest advancements in hair restoration such as the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant procedure.
Dr. LeBeau and our trained team provide Pensacola hair restoration using the ARTAS System with the most accurate and precise hair transplant procedure available for quality, natural looking results. If you have experienced hair loss and are ready to learn more about a hair restoration procedure designed to last a lifetime, we are here to answer your questions. Contact us today to find out more and to schedule a consultation.