What Is A Hair Transplant?
Hair loss, while very common for both men and women, can be frustrating. If nonsurgical treatments like creams or medications haven't been enough to slow or stop your hair loss, it may be time to consider the latest advancement in hair restoration surgical technology – ARTAS® iX. Using this cutting-edge follicular unit extraction platform, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi can help you achieve fuller, thicker hair that looks natural.
The ARTAS iX robotic hair restoration system harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotically-assisted control to harvest healthy hair and place it in the treatment areas with computer precision. The results are hair restoration that doesn't look like "doll hair" plugs but rather your own natural hair without the tell-tale large linear scar associated with older hair replacement techniques. If you've got thinning hair or balding hair and are in the Louisville, KY, area, contact Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery today to learn more about this breakthrough hair restoration technology and schedule a consultation. Fuller, thicker, and more beautiful-looking hair has never been easier to achieve than with the ARTAS iX system.
What Are The Benefits Of ARTAS iX Hair Transplants?
Hair transplants in Louisville, KY with the cutting-edge ARTAS iX platform, offer a number of great benefits over other hair transplant and restoration methods, including:
- Creates noticeably thicker, fuller hair
- No surgery – the procedure is only minimally invasive
- Leverages artificial intelligence and 3-D imaging for precise, consistent results
- Achieves results that look more natural and are long-lasting
- Does not make a large linear scar
- Treatment is easier and more comfortable
- Recovery time is shorter
Hair Transplant Reviews
"Was lucky enough to be one of the first patients with the new hair transplant robot this week. Everything went perfectly! The preop appointment answered all of my questions, and I was kept very comfortable through the process. The staff was over the top accommodating and caring. I’d recommend this practice for surgical and non-surgical procedures alike!"- S.J. / Facebook / May 05, 2021
Am I A Candidate For A Hair Transplant Procedure?
You might be a candidate for a hair transplant procedure with the cutting-edge ARTAS iX FUE system if you have large areas of baldness or thinning hair. You may have tried nonsurgical methods like shampoos, topical medications, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or low-level laser therapy with little to no results. While these treatments can help slow or prevent hair loss, they might not be able to correct advanced baldness. ARTAS iX hair transplant procedures can be performed on most hair textures, conditions, and colors. In your consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will rate your scalp and hair to ascertain if you have sufficient donor follicles to accomplish your hair goals.
How Does A Hair Transplant Procedure Work?
Your ARTAS iX hair restoration procedure will be done in our Louisville, KY, practice using local anesthesia to numb your scalp. An oral sedative could be added to keep you relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. In your consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will speak with you about what will happen during your procedure, including how much time it will take and what to expect. When you are prepared, Dr. Mizuguchi, along with his team, will start the procedure. While they operate, you will be able to sit back and watch TV or listen to music.
Your donor follicles will generally come from the back part of your head because this is an area where hair growth remains constant. For moderate to large grafts, the entire sides and back of your scalp may need to be shaved. For smaller cases, you may just need to get a small strip of hair shaved, which will be camouflaged by the hair above it. The donor hair is removed in follicular units, typically about 1 – 4 hairs. The hair extraction procedure is randomized with AI modeling and 44-micron resolution computer imaging to create results indistinguishable from natural hair growth patterns. The transplanted area is created by Dr. Mizuguchi based on the AI model and his years of experience, plus the angle, depth, orientation, and density of your scalp to give you natural-looking outcomes.
What Should I Expect After A Hair Transplant Procedure?
Following the procedure, you will be allowed to go home and resume most normal activities. Dr. Mizuguchi will go over your post-surgical instructions including how to look after your hair and when to schedule follow-up appointments. You may have some redness or inflammation in the transplant and donor sites for a few days. Small scabs across the transplanted follicles can typically be found for 7 – 10 days. Several weeks following the process, the transplanted follicles will transition to the resting phase of hair development. This normally lasts for 3 – 4 months as the hair sheds. This is expected and the transplants will move back into the growing phase as new hair appears. It should take approximately 12 – 18 months for your final results to be visible. At this point, your hair will look fuller and thicker. To maintain your new hair, you may talk to Dr. Mizuguchi about using nonsurgical treatments, such as PRP therapy and topical medications.
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Hair Transplant FAQs
Is FUE painful?
At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, our patients do not report much pain from their FUE procedures. What you can expect is to have to be seated for a lengthened period of time as each follicle is extracted individually. You may experience some tenderness in the days following the procedure as your new follicles heal.
How long will my results last?
You will be given instructions on proper aftercare for your new hair follicles. If cared for properly, the follicles should maintain their health after being transplanted. They should then continue to grow and stay attached to your head for the rest of your life.
How much will FUE cost?
There are multiple factors at play when determining the cost of your hair transplant. Your desired hairline and the amount of hair loss you've experienced both play into this number. We will help to give you an accurate estimate in your initial consultation.
Get Fuller, Thicker Hair
While hair loss is very common, it can cause stress, impact your confidence, and affect your quality of life. If you are interested in a truly effective, next-generation, long-term hair restoration treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nana Mizuguchi at his office in Louisville, KY, to learn more about hair restoration with the ARTAS iX robotic FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) platform. Advanced hair transplant surgery at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery can help you get thicker, fuller hair and the boosted confidence and self-image that come with it.