Roger Bassin, MD, a Florida Plastic Surgeon, has Hair Restoration Centers in Orlando and Tampa that exclusively offer the latest available technologies in minimally invasive hair restoration. Recent advances in hair restoration procedures have further developed Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) using automation-assistance and robotics to precisely harvest individual healthy hair follicles.
Older procedures required the surgical removal of a strip of scalp at the back of the head to harvest the hair follicles for separation and then transplantation. These procedures resulted in a linear scar at the back of the head and a recovery period for the patient. The linear scar required patients to wear a longer hairstyle to conceal the scar.
The introduction of the NeoGraft(R) Automated FUE System provided a large breakthrough for hair restoration. NeoGraft, an FDA-cleared and minimally invasive procedure, is an automation-assisted system for accurate harvesting the individual hair follicles.
The ARTAS(R) Robotic FUE System represents the latest advance in hair restoration technology. Like NeoGraft, it is an FDA-cleared and minimally invasive procedure. With ARTAS, high-resolution digital imaging guides the robot to select the best hairs to be harvested and to align the follicle extraction instrument.
“When these advanced technologies became available, I decided that our Hair Restorations Centers would exclusively offer these minimally invasive procedures,” said Bassin. “With NeoGraft and ARTAS, the patient experiences a comfortable procedure, without leaving a permanent linear scar and has minimal down time. We use very small grafts, so these procedures provide very natural looking results for patients, so they have an all-around happy experience.”
As with all hair restoration methods, it takes several months for the transplanted hair to fully grow back. Patients will see considerable density develop in six to eight months and full results are generally realized in about one year. Nearly 100 percent of the transplanted follicles will survive with these advanced procedures and the results are permanent.
Dr. Roger Bassin is a board certified surgeon and a member of the American Society of Hair Restoration. After earning his Medical Degree at George Washington University Medical School, Bassin finished his internship at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He practices at the Bassin Center For Plastic Surgery in Central Florida with offices in Tampa, Orlando, Melbourne and The Villages. His Hair Restoration Centers are located in Tampa and Orlando and these are the only hair restoration practices in the state of Florida that offer both of the most advanced hair restoration technologies, NeoGraft and ARTAS. Basin is co-author of the Bestselling Book, “Advances in Hair Restoration: Restore Your Youthful Appearance With The Latest Technology”.