The Latest in New Hair Transplant Techniques and Technology
In addition to affecting your appearance, hair loss can take a toll on your quality of life. When your hair starts thinning and falling out, the bald patches that emerge can seriously affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. Most likely, you’ve fallen victim to male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. This is the most common type of hair loss in men and can be both genetic and linked to the male sex hormones. The loss of hair can be devastating but doesn’t have to be permanent. To restore your self-confidence and your appearance, learn about the newest hair transplant techniques that you can consider to get your full head of hair back.
Approximately two-thirds of men in the United States experience some form of hair loss by the age of 35. Normal hair grows for up to six years and then goes through a resting stage before it falls out and is replaced. In men suffering from male pattern baldness, the follicle becomes smaller, hair starts growing finer, and eventually, it stops growing. Although hair restoration can sometimes be achieved with prescription medication and topical solutions, these options are often temporary; the moment you stop using the solution or medication, the new hair falls out. Fortunately, there have been many advances in hair restoration over the years. One of the latest hair transplant techniques is the Artas robotic hair transplant system. Our clinic is the first in Houston to use this new hair transplant technology. Before delving deeper into our hair transplant techniques, read the about us section on our website to familiarize yourself with the Dr. Jezic's Hair Transplant Center.
To perform a hair transplant procedure, the specialist and their team must remove existing hair from a donor area of the patient’s scalp. This hair will be used to fill in the balding areas. Removal of the donor hair can be done using a FUT hair transplant procedure or a FUE hair transplant procedure. FUT hair transplants require that a strip of hair is removed from the donor area by making a scapular incision at the back of the head. Although this technique removes a lot of donor hair at once, it is also painful and requires a longer recovery. At the Dr. Jezic's Hair Transplant Center, we use the follicular unit extraction method, also known as FUE. During this technique, only one follicular hair unit is removed at a time. Although this is more time-consuming, it’s no scalpel and no stitches compared to FUT. FUE grafting is possible at our clinic with motorized devices, such as Neograft. Another option we have available, is that of robotic extraction with Artas. Although this 21st century technology is less time-consuming, it’s only effective on certain hair types. This hair transplant technology of Artas and Neograft are some of the latest developments and are used by some of the best hair transplant doctors. During robotic surgery, the physician uses video imaging, motion tracking, and a three-dimensional image-guided program to successfully extract follicular units. This new hair transplant technology can dissect up to 500 grafts per hour, and after undergoing this treatment, you’ll have little to no downtime. Unlike FUT strip extraction, which leaves a linear scar on the back of the head, FUE extraction only leaves micro-scars behind that look like tiny dots. If you prefer to wear your hair short, FUE extraction is ideal because scarring won’t be visible. To see some of our hair transplant results achieved by implementing new hair transplant techniques, visit the before and after video and photo page on our website.
It is essential that a meticulous approach is used to extract the hair because grafts are prone to dehydration and must be kept in an environment similar to that of the human body before the implant procedure takes place. Also, the quality of the hair roots of the extracted units must be optimal for the grafts to take root after the transplant treatment takes place. If you’re dealing with an inexperienced doctor who lacks the technical expertise that’s needed to perform a successful hair transplant, the extracted grafts might still get damaged during the transplant procedure. At our clinic, you will only deal with a team of experts that works to high aesthetic standards when applying hair restoration techniques. We’ve performed thousands of hair restoration procedures and have treated everyone from CEOs to celebrities. We aim to give you the right hair density and a natural-looking hairline without leaving behind any signs of the transplant procedure.