Inventing devices to automate surgical hair restoration is nothing new. Both hair transplant physicians and patients alike recognize the tremendous potential in developing machinery that can make the hair transplant process more efficient, and more patient friendly.
In a perfect world, the ability to automate hair transplantation would not only create more consistent and possibly superior surgical outcomes for patients, but it would also lower the cost to a more universally
palatable price point.
Not too long after Spencer Kobren introduced the work of Australian hair transplant pioneer, Dr. Ray Woods, to the North American hair transplant community, the race was on to evolve and to improve upon a surgical technique which would prove to revolutionize the field of hair restoration surgery, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
For many in the field, changing the infrastructure of their practices and taking the time to learn this labor intensive technique, was not practical. However, as FUE evolved, more physicians were willing to slowly incorporate the technique, offering patients broader options in their quest to restore their hair. Read more ›