Advantages of the Powered SAFE Scribe
FUE hair transplantation has traditionally been a slow and tedious procedure. Due to the time it takes to safely harvest individual follicular units from the donor area, some clinics limit FUE sessions to one thousand grafts or fewer per day. However, a skilled and experienced hair transplant surgeon using the Powered SAFE Scribe may be able to harvest up to 500-700 grafts per hour with reduced follicle damage. This could potentially enable hair transplant surgeons to perform much larger sessions exceeding 2000 grafts per day. These larger FUE procedures are commonly referred to as FUE megasessions.
|Harvesting comparison with SAFE Scribe
In addition to increasing the number of FUE extractions per hour, the Powered SAFE Scribe is said to be minimally invasive, resulting in less tissue trauma during extraction and reducing transection of the follicular units to an estimated 2%. As with other FUE tools, the extractions result in virtually no visible scarring and faster healing time over the follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS), also called the strip harvesting technique. For a more comprehensive discussion of strip harvesting versus follicular unit excision which includes a video, visit "FUT strip harvesting vs FUE for donor extractions".
Dr. Harris states that nearly 100% of his patients who are also good candidates for strip harvesting would make good candidates for FUE using the Powered SAFE Scribe. Moreover, the Powered SAFE Scribe has also been considered a particularly useful extraction device for individuals with gray hair and African American patients.