From Outdated to Advanced: The Revolution of Hair Transplantation

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Over the years, hair transplantation techniques have evolved significantly, offering innovative and superior approaches to hair restoration. Hair loss can have a profound impact on one’s self-esteem and quality of life. It is a common concern that affects both men and women, prompting them to seek effective solutions for restoring their hair.

From Plugs to Follicular Units

In the 1950s, surgeons used hair plugs for hair restoration. This method involved removing round sections of scalp with a punch tool and then transplanting these sections of tissue into balding areas. Hair plugs were placed over the course of several weeks.

This hair transplant procedure resulted in a very obvious and unnatural appearance. It also required a long recovery period, involved a lot of pain and scarring, and had a number of other potential complications.

Thankfully, those days are long gone. Outdated plugs were replaced with strip harvesting (FUT) and manual follicular unit extraction (FUE), methods that created greatly improved results in a much shorter period of time.

For a time, these new methods were the only options available. These techniques, though quite effective, have now been joined by cutting-edge solutions like the ARTAS Robot and NeoGraft. These advancements in technology and surgical techniques have paved the way for a new era in hair transplantation.

Thanks to these new treatments, the landscape of hair transplantation has been transformed. These state-of-the-art systems have not only improved the precision and efficiency of the procedure but have also enhanced patient outcomes and experiences. They offer a number of advantages, including a reduction in noticeable post-surgical marks, shorter recovery periods, and more natural-looking results.

The Advent of the ARTAS Robot

The ARTAS Robot has revolutionized hair transplantation by combining state-of-the-art robotic technology with precise algorithms. This FDA-approved system utilizes advanced algorithms to identify and extract individual hair follicles with unparalleled accuracy. The ARTAS Robot employs a high-definition camera to map the scalp, creating a three-dimensional model that guides the robot’s precise movements.

By automating the extraction process, the ARTAS Robot minimizes human error, ensures consistency, and significantly reduces donor-area scarring. Moreover, the minimally invasive nature of the procedure allows for faster recovery times and less post-operative discomfort. Patients can now achieve incredibly natural-looking results, as the ARTAS Robot expertly selects and transplants follicles according to the recipient area’s specific requirements.

The Rise of NeoGraft

NeoGraft has emerged as another groundbreaking technique in hair transplantation. Unlike traditional FUE, which relied on manual extraction, NeoGraft employs a pneumatic device to harvest hair follicles. This automated system uses controlled air pressure to extract and transplant individual grafts, ensuring minimal trauma to the donor area.

NeoGraft offers several advantages over outdated methods. It reduces procedure time, accelerates healing, and minimizes scarring. Moreover, the precise extraction and placement of follicles lead to improved survival rates and natural hair-growth patterns. The NeoGraft technique also allows for increased efficiency, enabling surgeons to perform larger hair restorations in a single session.

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Hair transplantation has come a long way from the outdated techniques of the past, and these advancements have significantly reduced scarring, accelerated healing, and improved patient comfort. At Blackhawk Hair Restoration, hair transplant options like NeoGraft and the ARTAS Robot give patients even more options for restoring their hair. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.

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.

Contact Us to Learn More

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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