ATERA Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is an advanced hair restoration technique that has revolutionized the field of hair transplantation. This minimally invasive procedure, offered at Houston Hair Transplantation Center (HHTC) by Dr. Goran Jezic, has proven to be highly effective in achieving natural-looking and permanent hair regrowth for patients experiencing hair loss.
ATERA is a digital device that provides precision extraction of hair follicles. During the procedure, individual hair follicles are carefully extracted from the donor area using specialized microsurgical instruments. This meticulous approach ensures that each follicle is harvested intact, preserving its viability and maximizing the chances of successful transplantation. The ATERA has a unique lubrication mechanism that keeps grafts moist from harvesting/extraction until insertion/placement. It also has a suction system that eliminates the need to pull grafts, thereby protecting them and minimizing the probability of damage due to manual extraction of follicular units. If you are seeking a highly effective hair loss treatment with natural-looking and permanent outcomes, consider ATERA FUE at HHTC. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Goran Jezic by calling (713) 864-2300 or by using our simple inquiry form. Experience the transformative power of this advanced hair restoration technique and regain your confidence with a full head of beautiful, healthy hair.
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- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 About Follicular Unit Extraction
- 3 Why Choose ATERA?
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Your Personal Hair Restoration Experience
- 6 Better Results in Hair Restoration
- 7 Cost of FUE Hair Restoration Treatment in Houston
- 8 References
Before and After Photos
About Follicular Unit Extraction
FUE is a revolutionary hair transplant technique that has transformed the field of cosmetic surgery. It involves the extraction of individual hair follicles from the donor area, typically located at the back or sides of the scalp, using advanced technology.
Unlike traditional hair transplant methods, which require a strip of scalp to be removed, FUE allows for a more precise and targeted approach. This means no linear scar and a quicker recovery time for patients. (1)
The extracted hair follicles are then carefully transplanted into the recipient area, where hair loss, balding or thinning has occurred. Dr. Jezic ensures that his team places each hair follicle strategically to achieve natural-looking results that blend seamlessly with your existing hair. Whether you’re looking to restore a receding hairline, fill in bald spots, or enhance the density of your hair, FUE can help you achieve your desired look.
What is a Follicular Unit?
A follicular unit, the anatomical feature the procedure is named for, is a naturally occurring group of 1-4 hairs, a sebaceous gland and duct, and an arrector pili muscle. (2)
Why Choose ATERA?
ATERA FUE utilizes advanced technology and techniques to achieve superior results. From exacting extraction to microscopic graft placement, the procedure ensures precision, accuracy, and a high success rate, making it an effective choice for individuals seeking hair restoration. Its benefits are numerous and include the following.
- Natural-Looking Results – ATERA FUE ensures that the transplanted hair looks completely natural and seamlessly blends with your existing hair. The outcome is aesthetically pleasing, giving you a full and youthful head of hair.
- Minimally Invasive Procedure – ATERA FUE is a minimally invasive technique that involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area without leaving a linear scar. This means faster healing and minimal discomfort during the recovery period.
- Lubrication – The ATERA lubricates follicular units from the harvesting/extraction step until the graft placement/insertion stage. This is important for enhancing graft survival. If grafts remain dry and the period between extraction and implantation is long, the grafts could be dead and useless.
- Suction – The ATERA has a special suction mechanism that extracts grafts without the need for manual/human intervention. Since the grafts are lubricated, they remain protected during this extraction process. The grafts are transferred to a solution that preserves the grafts until implantation and placement.
- Permanent Hair Restoration – With ATERA FUE, the transplanted hair follicles are taken from areas of the scalp that are genetically resistant to hair loss. As a result, the transplanted hair remains permanent and does not fall out over time.
- Increased Hair Density – ATERA FUE allows for precise placement of hair follicles, enabling the surgeon to achieve higher hair density in thinning or balding areas. This leads to a fuller and more voluminous head of hair.
- Quick Recovery Time – Compared to traditional hair transplant methods, ATERA FUE offers a quicker recovery time. Most patients can resume their regular activities within a few days, with minimal post-operative restrictions.
- No Visible Scarring – Unlike other hair transplant techniques, ATERA FUE leaves no visible linear scars as individual follicles are extracted using microsurgical tools. This makes it an ideal option for individuals who prefer shorter hairstyles or wish to keep their hair short in the future.
- Customizable Treatment – ATERA FUE allows for a highly customizable approach to hair restoration. Dr. Jezic can design and tailor the treatment according to your specific needs, ensuring optimal results that meet your expectations.
- Improved Self-Confidence – ATERA FUE can significantly improve your self-esteem and confidence by restoring a full head of hair. It helps you regain a youthful appearance and feel more comfortable in social and professional settings.
- Long-Term Cost-Effective Solution – While the initial cost of ATERA FUE may be higher than other hair restoration methods, it offers long-term cost-effectiveness. Since the transplanted hair is permanent and does not require ongoing maintenance or additional procedures, it eliminates the need for continuous expenditure on temporary solutions like hairpieces or medications.
How Does ATERA FUE Compare to Other Methods of Hair Restoration?
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), is a traditional hair transplant method that involves removing a strip of scalp from the donor area and dissecting it into individual follicular units for transplantation. While FUT can provide excellent results, it does leave a linear scar at the donor site, which may be a concern for some patients.
ATERA FUE is a modern hair transplant procedure. It involves the extraction of individual follicular units from the donor area using a specialized tool and their implantation into the recipient area. The grafts are suctioned, lubricated and preserved prior to implanting them. This minimally invasive approach allows for precise placement of the hair follicles, resulting in natural-looking results. ATERA FUE offers several advantages, including faster healing time, minimal scarring, and the ability to harvest hair from various parts of the body, making it suitable for patients with limited donor hair on the scalp.
The journey begins with an initial assessment where Dr. Jezaic takes the time to understand your specific hair loss concerns, goals, and expectations. We believe that each patient is unique, and we tailor our approach accordingly. Understanding your medical history is crucial in determining the underlying cause of your hair loss. We will conduct a detailed evaluation to identify any potential contributing factors.
Through a comprehensive diagnostic examination, we assess the condition of your scalp, hair follicles, and overall hair density. This helps us determine the extent of your hair loss and the suitability of the ATERA FUE technique for your specific case. Based on the results of your assessment and examination, Dr. Jezic will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. We take into account factors such as the pattern and severity of your hair loss, your desired outcomes, and any existing hair transplant procedures you may have undergone.
Your Personal Hair Restoration Experience
We empower our patients with knowledge. Our dedicated staff will thoroughly educate and counsel you on the ATERA FUE procedure, addressing any concerns or questions you may have. This ensures that you have a clear understanding of the process and can make informed decisions about your hair restoration journey.
Better Results in Hair Restoration
ATERA Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is highly effective due to its ability to provide patients with rapid recovery and impressive results. This advanced technique utilizes cutting-edge technology, ensuring efficient and successful recovery for individuals seeking hair transplantation.
One of the key reasons why ATERA FUE stands out is its suction and lubrication mechanisms. Following the procedure, patients can expect some mild swelling and minor discomfort, which can easily be managed with prescribed medication. There is no need to worry about applying ice, as it may disrupt proper blood flow. Instead, Dr. Jezic’s recommended medications will effectively manage any discomfort experienced during the healing phase.
To optimize healing, patients are advised to keep their head elevated above their heart when resting. This helps reduce swelling and promotes proper blood circulation. Patients will also have scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Jezic to monitor their progress and ensure a smooth recovery journey.
Once fully recovered, patients will be amazed by the exceptional outcomes achieved through ATERA FUE. The harvested hair follicles are meticulously transplanted, resulting in natural-looking and satisfying results. The procedure enhances both the aesthetic appearance and the individual’s self-confidence.
Cost of FUE Hair Restoration Treatment in Houston
The cost of ATERA FUE at the Houston Hair Transplantation Center is determined by several factors that are unique to each patient. These factors include the complexity of the procedure, the number of grafts required, and the individual treatment plan recommended by Dr. Goran Jezic.
At our practice, we understand that pricing is an important consideration for our patients. We strive to provide transparent and comprehensive information regarding the expenses associated with ATERA FUE. Our goal is to ensure that our services are affordable, budget-friendly, and cost-effective while delivering exceptional results and value for your investment.
To learn more ATERA Follicular Unit Extraction at HHTC, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goran Jezic. You can reach our office at (713) 864-2300, or you can send us an inquiry online. Our dedicated team is here to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
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- Zito PM, Raggio BS. Hair Transplantation. PubMed. Published 2021. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK547740/