FUE vs MaxHarvest™ – Hair Transplant Procedure Comparison

Dr. Bolton knew when the FUE machines were first introduced into the market they would be a blight to the industry. They are more hype and marketing than effective. As a matter of fact, they are causing a lot of harm to many patients who swallowed the many promises that were made. These false promises included that the hair transplant would be scarless, pain-free, you would be able to return to work the next day, it’s undetectable, and state of the art.

This young 28 year old invested a huge amount of money for his three procedures. His donor area is practically all used up and he does not have much to show for his three procedures and $40,000+ investment. We are now seeing Neo Graft and Artas machines on sale for a fraction of what was originally paid for them. It should tell you something when these machines were purchased for upwards of $80,000 and now are being sold for $5,000.

This is what the patient sent to us, along with his pictures:

“I’ve had 3 FUE procedures using the ARTAS robot for a total of approx 5000 grafts. My last procedure was over a year and a half ago. My hair is still very thin and I wear hats all the time due to the lack of good results. I just want to know if there is any hope for me to actually get some normal looking hair and hairline/crown or if I should just come to terms with failed attempts to gain my hair back and prepare to shave my head… thank you!”


These is what he has been left with after using this “new, innovative technology”.

Please note the thousands of pixel dot scars from where the machine removed each graft. The claim of shaving your head and not seeing scars is not accurate. Having thousands of dots is not better then one thin scar. If you have one thin, fine scar, your donor is left intact and you have options for the future.  One or two FUE hair transplant procedures leaves your donor severely compromised.

Not only can you not yield a lot of hair for any of the surgeries you are now out of options after just two surgeries and not much to show for it. With Dr. Bolton’s method, you are left with just one scar, even after three surgeries.  Which method is superior?

There is hope for him. Dr. Bolton’s single procedure achieves better results that multiple FUE procedures could ever produce.


Here are the differences:

FUE/Robotic Procedure

  • Thousands of scars in a polka dot pattern
  • More expensive
  • Less results
  • Painful
  • Can be a multi-day procedure
  • Destroys donor area, limiting future options

MaxHarvest™ Procedure

  • 1 fine, undetectable scar
  • More affordable
  • Unrivaled, dramatic results
  • Painful-free
  • Completed in just a few hours
  • Preserves donor area and future options

This patient had a very similar experience and here is his video: