The S.A.F.E.R.®/NeoGraft® technique
The main advantage of the SAFER®/NeoGraft® patented medical device and its associated technique is to automate the manual Follicular Unit Extraction (F.U.E.) procedure. This system performs both the extraction according to the FUE technique and the implantation. It offers four hand-pieces powered by electro pneumatic controls.
The 2 phases of the intervention
The extraction hand-piece
It consists in an autoclavable hollow shafted contra angle on which is fixed a motorized punch with a rotation system (5 diameters: 0.8 - 0,9 - 1 - 1.25 and 1.40 mm), and a controlled pneumatic negative pressure to smoothly extract every single graft from the donor area, into a micro flask fixed on the hand piece.
The extraction hand piece superficially penetrates the patient’s skin, until the arrector pili muscle is cut (≅2mm deep). This superficial penetration avoids any risk of graft transection or trauma, allows a better quality (more cells around the graft) and a dramatic reduction of the time of surgery.
The implantation hand-pieces
It consists in a hollow needle (diameter 0.8mm and 1mm) surmounted by a piston allowing the operator to gently implant the grafts into the pre-made incisions in the bald area with extreme precision and without any “popping” risk, using positive pneumatic pressure. The two implantation hand pieces connected to the device allow two operators to simultaneously plant, substantially reducing the duration of surgery.
Benefits of the S.A.F.E.R.®/NeoGraft® technique
- Minimally invasive procedure, highly improving the accuracy of hair follicles harvesting
- The device enhances the speed, efficiency and quality of hair transplant procedures
- After mastering the device, I was able to reach a transection rate close to 0%
- The operator can focus only on the aesthetic quality and naturalness of the surgery
- The duration of the surgeries are dramatically reduced: more than half the time compared to manual FUE
- It is possible to work alone, even though optimal staff is two people.
The device features allow the practitioner to concentrate all his efforts on the artistic quality and naturalness of the final result for every patient. It also makes the patients and doctor save a lot of time and energy. The accuracy of the hair extraction and the results are much better, patients are now able to reach their goal with less time in the procedure room or fewer FUE procedures.