By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS
It is every patient’s goal to have his or her hair restored in a way that is safe, comfortable, and of course, undetectably natural – this goal is now more attainable than ever, thanks to a new advanced transplant procedure.
Bauman Medical is proud and excited to announce that we are offering a new breakthrough FUE transplant procedure to our patients – VIP|FUE™.
So what exactly is VIP|FUE™?
This new, minimally invasive hair transplant procedure offers patients all the advantages of traditional minimally-invasive FUE including no staples, no stitches, no-linear-scar, and a more comfortable and less restricted downtime when compared to outdated invasive linear FUT “strip” harvesting. It is also the only transplant procedure that does not require any trimming or shaving of the donor area. Additionally, VIP|FUE™ also boasts the unique benefits of the Long-Hair Preview aspect of the technique, which allows you to see the results of your transplant immediately after your procedure – making it the ultimate experience in minimally-invasive hair transplantation.
A Look at the Key Benefits of VIP|FUE™
Long-Hair Preview allows you to see the results of the transplant immediately after the procedure
NO hair is trimmed for the procedure;
ALL hair remains the same length. Hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and implanted into the recipient area without ANY trimming of hair whatsoever.
No Linear Scar to Hide
Less Restricted, Shorter,
More Comfortable Downtime
No Stitches or Staples
No Shaving, No Trimming of Donor or
Reduced Cosmetic Downtime
This new procedural process was developed as an expansion and extension of the current advanced FUE offerings at Bauman Medical. Thanks to the addition of a new state-of-the-art extraction tool, Dr. Bauman and his surgical team are now able to extract hair follicles directly from the donor area without trimming or shaving – a HUGE bonus for patients looking to discreetly treat their hair loss. Available and suitable for both men and women, the VIP|FUE™ technique, coupled with Dr. Bauman’s renowned artistic ability, enables both the process and the results of your hair transplant to remain undetectably natural.
While this new procedure is very exciting for patients, there are a few potential downsides to be aware of. Because the procedure involves harvesting in areas that contain long hair, visibility can be an issue, which means that careful precision is necessary for a successful transplant, which could result in the transplant taking up to twice as long as other FUE methods. Due to the advanced technology and added length of the procedures, VIP|FUE™ is more expensive – but it is important to keep in mind that there are many factors to consider that will impact the cost of your transplant, but our team will help you find the best option to help you meet your transplant goals.
Is VIP|FUE™ right for you?
This new procedure is ideal for patients wanting to keep their procedure as close to 100% undetectable as possible with the shortest possible cosmetic downtime.
However, while many potential patients may be interested in the benefits of VIP|FUE™, not everyone is an appropriate candidate. You should have a private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bauman to determine if VIP|FUE™ is right for you. Luckily, even if it is determined that a VIP|FUE™ isn’t the right choice for you, there are other alternatives, including a complete wide-shave or full-shave of the donor area, or a partial, hidden or “stealth-shave.” Dr. Bauman and his team do not offer FUT (strip-harvesting) because of the restricted downtime, discomfort and risk of linear scarring associated with the procedure.
The bottom line is, regardless of how the hair follicles are harvested, the critical step for naturalness is the artistry of the surgeon involved. Patients, therefore, should not choose their surgeon based on the tool they use, but more so on their experience and artistic ability. Do your research, ask questions, look at before-and-after pictures, and don’t be afraid to ask for patient testimonials. To find a qualified hair restoration specialist, start by visiting the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS) or the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
To learn more about the VIP|FUE™or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bauman to discuss your goals and determine if you are a candidate, please visit www.baumanmedical.com or call 561-220-3480.
VIP|FUE™ joins these other advanced FUE transplant techniques available at Bauman Medical, contact us today to see which is right for you.
SmartGraft FUE: SmartGraft is an FDA-cleared mechanical, minimally-invasive surgical hair transplant instrument that works as an extension of the surgeon’s hand, allowing the removal of individual follicular units from the donor area located at the back of the patient’s scalp which are then implanted into the bald areas. This means no scalpels, sutures, or staples for the patient in the donor area–leaving absolutely NO linear scar.
ARTAS Robotic-Assisted FUE System: The FDA-cleared ARTAS robot is a state-of-the-art medical device that assists in hair transplant surgery by helping to safely and effectively extract intact hair follicles for transplantation using the FUE technique. The robot’s sophisticated micron-level precision allows patients to benefit from an unprecedented level of safety; accuracy, efficiency, and comfort during their hair transplant procedure.
NeoGraft FUE: The original “game-changing” device for Follicular Unit Extraction is still in use today to help surgeons extract grafts from the Donor Area without leaving behind a tell-tale linear scar. Just be sure your surgeon is an experienced full-time hair restoration physician, not just someone who’s added NeoGraft to a full menu of cosmetic services.
Hair Restoration for Men and Women
NEW Transplant Procedure: “No-Shave Long-Hair Preview” VIP|FUE™
By Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS