How does the ATERA FUE system work?
If your father or another older relative ever had a hair restoration treatment then you may be familiar with the “plug” technique. Rest assured, these aren’t your daddy’s hair plugs.
The “plug” method required doctors to transplant large groups of hair in clumps of about 20 hair follicles. The result was a doll-like hairline with noticeable linear scarring that made it impossible to wear short hair well.
Today, follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the gold standard in hair restoration techniques. Surgeons perform the technique by extracting hair grafts using 0.6-millimeter to 1.025-millimeter micro punches to extract one to three single hair follicles at a time and then transplanting them to thinning or balding areas of the scalp. These micro-punches are so tiny that they leave almost no signs of extraction and leaves no scars that are visible to the naked eye.
ATERA FUE takes these advances one step forward. The system moisturizes your hair follicles after extraction, which ensures the unit remains primed for grafting. The system also allows surgeons to determine the diameter and depth of extractions so the extraction process is as gentle as possible. It uses a digital graft counter to keep the entire process efficient. Plus, ATERA is optimized to work with many different kinds of hair, allowing us to handle even the curliest head of hair without issue.