Changing Trends in Surgical Hair Restoration

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Over the past few decades, surgical hair restoration has undergone significant changes and advancements, resulting in improved outcomes and patient satisfaction. From the use of robotics to minimal incisions and faster recovery times, these trends have revolutionized the field of hair transplantation. New techniques and technologies have opened doors to patients by providing more options for reversing or addressing hair loss effectively.

Robotic Hair Restoration

One of the most significant technological advancements in surgical hair restoration is the use of robotic devices, such as the ARTAS robot. These devices use algorithms and precision engineering to extract individual hair follicles and transplant them to the balding areas of the scalp.

The robotic system is equipped with a camera that magnifies the surgical site, allowing the surgeon to extract the hair follicles with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The robotic device can also implant the follicles with precision, resulting in a more natural-looking hairline.

Minimally Invasive for Quick Recovery

Another rising trend in surgical hair restoration is the use of minimal incision techniques. This approach involves making tiny incisions, typically less than one millimeter in size, to extract the hair follicles and implant them in the balding areas.

In the past, surgical hair restoration was done using linear hair-grafting techniques, which require removal of a strip of scalp tissue with viable hair follicles. This hair graft is separated into groups of three or four hairs, then transplanted to the bald areas through incisions. The donor area is then stitched closed. This can leave a visible scar on your head, especially if you have a history of keloid scarring. In some cases, there is also a feeling of tightness on the healed donor areas.

With the new modified slot method and follicular unit extraction (FUE), there is much less scarring and faster recovery time. Follicular unit extraction involves removal of individual hair follicles with microscopic circular incisions. The transplantation is done one at a time, either manually or robotically, following a pattern that matches the natural growth of your hair. The donor site does not exhibit prominent scars, making it a popular choice for most patients.

Due to the minimal invasiveness of new hair-restoration procedures, patients can even return to work the next day after the procedure. Though it can still take time to complete a procedure, the process is relatively shorter.

Natural-Looking Results

One of the primary goals of surgical hair restoration is to achieve natural-looking results. With advancements in technology and surgical techniques, it’s now possible to create a hairline that blends seamlessly with the patient’s existing hair. The use of finer grafts, smaller incisions, and robotic devices has resulted in hair transplants that look and feel natural. There is also the opportunity to create a bespoke hairline to achieve better facial harmony.

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Patients now have more options than ever before to achieve natural-looking results through surgical hair restoration. Contact Blackhawk Hair Restoration to find out more about your options. Schedule a consultation today and we will assist you with all your questions.

Follicular Unit Extraction FAQs

How long does an FUE hair transplant procedure typically take?
The duration of your procedure will depend on how much hair is being extracted and transplanted. Most FUE hair transplant procedures take between four to eight hours.
Will I be awake during my procedure?
Yes, patients remain awake during an FUE hair transplant procedure. The area being treated is numbed with local anesthesia to prevent discomfort throughout the procedure. Patients can relax, listen to music, or watch TV as the surgery is performed.
When will I see results from an FUE hair transplant?
You can expect to see new hair growth about four months post-procedure. It may take up to a year to see the final results of your FUE hair transplant procedure.
Will I need more than one FUE hair transplant procedure?
Most patients are satisfied with the results of their first FUE hair transplant procedure. In some cases, patients opt for a second procedure to enhance their initial results.

You will be given personalized treatment recommendations during your consultation based on your hair restoration goals, so you know what to expect regarding the number of procedures you will need.

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Set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Stephen Ronan by calling (925)736-5757 today and learn if you are a good candidate for FUT in Danville. At Blackhawk Hair Restoration, we will help you find a lasting solution to hair loss.

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