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    Default A New Instrument for FUE

    The Introduction of a New FUE Instrument
    By Dr. Alan S. Feller




    I would like to announce the unveiling of a new tool designed specifically for the performance of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery. It is my hope that every doctor already performing FUE surgery, or those who would simply like to start offering this wonderful procedure to their patients, will explore this new tool and perhaps add it to their own clinical practice.

    Incorporated into its design are practical solutions to problems that have plagued the FUE industry since it’s introduction to the Western Hemisphere in 2001. Deleterious forces resulting in graft damage during FUE procedures such as: Torsion, Traction, Compression, Overheating, and Desiccation are addressed and minimized using this new instrument like none other.

    This tool also offers the unique combination of LOWERING operator skill level requirements while actually RAISING the quality of each and every extraction. This translates to faster “ramp-up” times for new doctors interested in adding FUE Hair Transplant surgery to their practices; as well as making for easy and near seamless integration into clinics that already offer FUE to their patients.

    This device allows not only for greater quality of extraction, but greater speed as well. Much greater. And all without any extra risk to the grafts themselves. The same cannot be said of other FUE tools on the market.

    All these unique benefits result in far less fatigue for the doctors, technicians, and patients. It’s important not to forget this all important (but often ignored) human factor because in the end any “work product” will only be as good as the vitality, enthusiasm, and confidence possessed by the doctor and team at the time of the procedure.

    The obvious purpose of the tool is to facilitate the FUE procedure for practitioners; but that is only part of a far greater strategy: the sparking of a new and legitimate industry that’s inclusive of ALL practitioners-novice and veteran alike.

    The bigger picture is to elevate the current “cottage industry” status of FUE to a more mainstream role in hair transplantation; and to forever strip away the mystery, hype, and secrecy with which it has been unnecessarily surrounded by since it’s inception.

    All clinics are welcome to this tool. I will not veil it in secrecy nor will I falsely claim it as the “magic wand” of FUE. As a veteran FUE practitioner I could claim this device solely for my own HT clinics and advertise it as such to gain a competitive edge.

    However, for this field to grow, the credibility and exposure of the FUE technique must increase, and I can think of no better way to achieve this than offering a device that makes it easier for hundreds or thousands of other doctors to get into the FUE field themselves. Once they get a taste of the success I’ve had with FUE over the past 7 years, a greater number of doctors will join the FUE ranks. More successful FUE practitioners means greater numbers of satisfied patients, and thus a more popular procedure with ever increasing demand. Everyone wins.

    My company, Advanced FUE Tools, Inc. is not just some name I slapped on the door of my current HT practice clinics just to sell a few tools. Rather, it is a well supported and financed group of businessmen, master-machinists, draftsmen, technicians, problem-solvers, thinkers, and attorneys, who have dedicated themselves to the development of this product for years. Like an actual FUE procedure, TEAMWORK is what made this device not only a reality, but a clinically practical and useful one at that.

    I’ve used this tool, or fundamental aspects of it, through various generations of such devices for just about every FUE procedure that I’ve posted on the web since 2003. This means it has been used and tested for years.

    Each component of this device taken in-and-of itself separately, or combined as one device, has a proven “real-world” track record. This established pedigree was something I insisted on for years before going public with it. Now is the time for this tool to join the pantheon of practical medical devices that helped form and shape hair transplantation into the enormously successful industry it has become.

    I have avoided lengthy technical detail in this write-up as I felt it went beyond the scope of an introduction. Doctors may of course contact me directly if they have any specific questions or concerns.

    I will be offering much more information and multi-media about the device in the near future, but wanted to introduce not only the device, but some of the thought and philosophy that made the design and production of this new FUE instrument a reality.

    All questions and comments are welcome.

    Dr. Alan S. Feller
    Feller Medical, PC
    Great Neck, NY
    516-487-3797
    www.fellermedical.com
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    Looks very high-tech Dr. Feller. So how did you solve the problem of insulating the grafts?

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    Default Holy Crap That Looks Nice

    Hummm I don't know much about any of this high tech stuff, but I HAVE to say that is one snazzy looking sleek instrument. From purely aesthetics that design is off DA HOOK.!


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    Looks like a big exacto knife with a cylinder grip that holds round blades. Nice if it works.

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    I think Payday asked a good question. What makes this different then the NeoGraft when it comes to heating the grafts or cooking like you pointed out. How much does the tool weigh, it looks very sturdy?

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    Thanks for the comments and responses.

    Payday,
    There is no need to insulate a graft if no significant heat is produced in the first place. That was my goal, and that's what this tool accomplishes. The problem with other FUE tools is that they create more problems than they solve. This tool, however, serves only to facilitate FUE procedures with no downsides at all.

    Amadeus,
    Excellent question.
    Here's how it's different: IT ACTUALLY WORKS!
    I guess you wanted a more detailed explanation, huh?! OK, here goes:

    As you all know I have spent the past few years warning about the three detrimental forces of FUE
    1. Torsion
    2. Traction
    3. Compression

    These forces are unique to MANUAL FUE procedures. To reduce these, I designed the Feller manual punch which reduces the friction that inevitably builds up between the inside of the punch wall, and the outside of the target graft. That invention took care of "Torsion" the first detrimental force.

    To decrease the second and third forces, "Traction" and "compression", I invented the method of "Perforation". This technique, already described by me in the leading Text on Hair Transplantation, decreases the amount of pulling necessary to free the graft, and in doing so, decreases the amount of squeezing the technician must exert to keep ahold of the graft.

    But all that is old news. I've written about it before.

    Enter Motorized punches.
    In an effort to decrease fatigue and speed up surgical procedures some doctors have cleverly attached punches to hobby rotor-tools. The problem here is that they typically spin at 7,000 rpm, which creates a teriffic amount friction and torsion-both very harmful to the target grafts.

    To reduce friction, we designed this tool to oscillate through a very short arc. By calculations, this in and of itself reduces friction by 75% compared to continuous spinners like the Neograft machine.

    Now, add to this unique motorized tool a Feller punch whose specific design is to reduce friction and you have an even LOWER friction creating combination the likes of which the FUE world has not yet seen.

    It is through the combination of powerful oscillation through a small arc, along with a Feller punch, that reduces friction and thus heat build up and desiccation.

    There are other oscillating motor tools on the market, but without the friction reducing Feller punch, they are not nearly as effective. Another problem with some of the other oscillating motorized punch tools is that they are not wireless-a major issue for both veteran and novice. Our tool is completely self containted and wireless.

    Our motors are custom built and assembled specifically to stand up to the rigors of FUE transplant surgery. I know of no other motorized tool, oscillating or spinning, that have been built specifically for this field down to the gear and cog.

    I will be putting some multi-media together to help explan the aspects of this wonderful little device and look forward to the participation of all who are interested in joining the discussion.

    Dr. Feller
    Dr. Alan Feller
    Feller Medical, PC
    287 Northern Blvd., Suite 200
    Great Neck, NY 11021
    516-487-3797
    www.fellermedical.com

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    Default Thank you!

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions so thoroughly Dr. Feller.

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    My pleasure Amadeus.

    My goal is to not only unveil a new instrument for FUE, but to finally open up the industry to the general public as well. It's time they got a fix on what's real, and what's not in the area of FUE. Once the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure become commonly known, it will grow, mature, and take its rightful place among beneficial HT procedures.

    -Dr. F
    Dr. Alan Feller
    Feller Medical, PC
    287 Northern Blvd., Suite 200
    Great Neck, NY 11021
    516-487-3797
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    Video of new Motorized FUE Instrument in action:

    http://www.fellermedicaldata.com/vid...OnlineDemo.wmv
    Dr. Alan Feller
    Feller Medical, PC
    287 Northern Blvd., Suite 200
    Great Neck, NY 11021
    516-487-3797
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    The video looks interesting , but you really canít tell whatís going on. And when you say minimizes torsion, does that mean that it is not eliminated and can the grafts still be damaged?
    Thanks!

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