Hair Transplantation

At New Horizons, we understand that each individual's hair restoration journey is unique. Our specialized hair transplant services cater to diverse needs, offering tailored solutions for both men and women. From utilizing body hair to addressing specific hair types, including African American, Asian, and providing sensitive care for transgender individuals, our comprehensive approach ensures personalized and natural-looking results.

Explore our range of hair transplant types designed to achieve natural-looking hair restoration and promote long-term hair growth in the recipient sites.

Hair Transplantation Explained

Hair transplantation is a specific hair restoration method that involves moving hair follicles from one part of the body, known as the donor site, to a bald or thinning area, referred to as the recipient site. 

There are different techniques employed in hair transplantation:

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): FUE is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique where individual follicular units containing one to four hairs are extracted directly from the donor area using a small, punch-like instrument. These follicles are then meticulously transplanted into the recipient area. FUE leaves tiny, circular scars that are often less noticeable than those from traditional methods like Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
  • ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration: ARTAS is an advanced robotic system used in hair restoration. It utilizes high-resolution imaging and precision robotics to identify and harvest individual hair follicles for transplantation. This technology ensures accuracy and consistency, minimizing trauma to the donor area and improving the overall efficiency of the procedure. ARTAS is known for its ability to create natural-looking results with minimal scarring.
  • NeoGraft® Automated Hair Transplantation: NeoGraft is an automated hair transplantation system that assists in the extraction and implantation of hair follicles. It uses pneumatic pressure to precisely harvest grafts from the donor area and then implants them into the recipient area. This automated approach reduces the overall procedure time and can potentially enhance the survival rate of transplanted follicles.

These innovative techniques offer patients different options based on their preferences, needs, and the expertise of the medical team. Choosing the most suitable method depends on factors such as the patient's hair type, the extent of hair loss, and individual preferences. It's crucial to consult with experienced professionals to determine the most appropriate approach for achieving the desired results.

Benefits of Hair Transplantation

Embarking on the journey of hair transplantation brings forth a multitude of benefits, transforming not just your appearance but also revitalizing your confidence. Our advanced techniques and personalized approach ensure a seamless experience tailored to your unique needs.

Benefits of Hair Transplantation:
  • Natural-Looking Results: Skillful transplantation techniques result in hair that looks and feels natural, mimicking the growth pattern of existing hair for a seamless blend.
  • Permanent Solution to Hair Loss: Transplanted hair is resistant to the hormonal factors causing male or female pattern baldness, eliminating the need for continuous maintenance.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: Restoring a fuller head of hair often leads to increased self-esteem.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: Techniques like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) reduce scarring and downtime, allowing for a quicker recovery and return to daily activities.
  • Customized Solutions for Various Hair Types: Specialized approaches cater to specific hair types, ensuring personalized and aesthetically pleasing results for diverse individuals.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: Utilization of advanced systems like ARTAS® robotic hair restoration and NeoGraft automated hair transplantation ensures precision and optimal outcomes.
  • Versatility in Transplantation: Options for male and female hair transplant cater to gender-specific patterns of hair loss.

How New Horizons Can Help

At New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we are dedicated to guiding you through a transformative hair restoration journey. Our experienced team specializes in personalized hair transplant solutions tailored to your unique needs and preferences, delivering natural-looking and lasting results. To take the first step towards regaining confidence and achieving your hair restoration goals, schedule a consultation with our experts today. Your path to renewed self-assurance begins here at New Horizons.

Hair Transplantation FAQs

ARTAS® robotic system utilizes advanced computer/robotic technology to harvest follicular units (FUE) while the NeoGraft™ automated system facilitates the harvesting of follicles during an “FUE”-type hair transplant which is actually performed by a doctor. Both technologies dramatically improve the accuracy and speed of FUE harvest compared to previous manual extraction instruments.

The ARTAS® robotic system has computer-based robotic control, video imaging and uses a blunt dissection technique. This new technology allows for very precise extraction of follicular units from the donor area with minimal transection what does this mean?. The NeoGraft™ machine is a manually operated machine that uses sharp edge dissection. Because it relies on manual controls rather than robotics, it is less accurate and the cutting tip may cause more graft injury. The precision of the ARTAS® robot allows the grafts to be harvested with fewer traumas and will thus result in better growth.

  • Increased accuracy of harvesting grafts due to computer technology to minimize damage to follicles
  • Consistent quality of the grafts throughout the procedure from start to finish – no human fatigue factor
  • Reduced harvesting time
  • Increased graft survival

The ARTAS® robotic device is an image-guided system composed of a robotic arm, needle punch mechanism, disposable proprietary dermal punches, video imaging system, disposable cartridges, and a user interface. Its extraction technique consists of a double punch arrangement with an inner (1mm) punch and outer (1.3mm) punch. The inner punch has cutting capabilities to score the uppermost part of the skin and the outer punch has a blunt edge used for dissection of the follicular units from the surrounding tissue that minimizes injury to the grafts. This is an advantage over the NeoGraft™ system which utilizes sharp punch dissection which has a higher possibility of follicle damage.

ARTAS®  robot has its limitations (so far! we are working on that!).

NeoGraft™ allows us to utilize more donor sites rather than only posterior scalp and sides of the scalp utilized by the ARTAS® robot.

We have extensive experience with NeoGraft™ to harvest beard, chest, arms, or leg hair without scars, thus expanding possibilities of hair transplants in patients with scarce scalp donor sites.

NeoGraft™ may be more reliable in re-do cases when previous STRIP harvest sites may be difficult for the ARTAS®  robot to navigate.

FUE or “Follicular Unit Extraction” is an advanced, minimally-invasive hair transplant method that allows for the harvesting of individual follicles (hair units) from the donor area without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar. This is important to everybody but especially to those who like to wear their hair short.

FUE is a modern surgical hair transplant technique used to treat male pattern baldness. This technology physically replaces lost hair with a patient’s own fuzz from donor areas on the back and/or sides of the scalp (or other donor sites) as opposed to using Rogaine or Propecia to treat baldness. Hair follicles are “harvested” from the donor areas in one of two ways—follicular unit extraction (FUE) or strip harvesting. FUE uses a small, 1mm dermal punch to pluck small tufts of hairs directly from the scalp. Strip harvesting relies on cutting out a strip of scalp (ouch) and manually excising the follicles from the flesh using a microscope. These follicles are then carefully grafted onto the bald patch, known as the recipient area. The grafts will begin to grow on their own within three to four months. Full growth is expected at 1 year after transplant and will normally continue to do so for the rest of the patient’s life.

To use the ARTAS® (or NeoGraft™), the patient first has their hair shortened to about 1mm in length. The patient then sits in the chair with the ARTAS® positioned above him. A physician then uses the robotic arm to make a series of small dermal punches to harvest the follicles—collecting up to 1,000 hairs an hour. These follicles are then manually transplanted into the recipient area. The entire process generally takes a single session lasting up to eight hours.

It is well-accepted that FUE hair transplants can heal faster, with less discomfort and swelling and more comfortably than linear-harvest techniques using a scalpel and requiring stitches. With FUE, once healing is complete (within 5 days), the patient has the option of wearing a very short haircut without the worry of a tell-tale linear scar. Without the need for stitches or staples, the downtime is shorter with fewer activity restrictions post-operatively.

Much less swelling and pain than STRIP. You can be back in the gym in just 5 days!

No, but it helps.

If you prefer to keep your hair long and if your donor hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE can be done by shaving small areas which can be covered by your other, existing hair. For maximum yield however, a buzz cut is recommended in the donor area.

If this is not an option, we offer temporary covers prepared by our experienced technicians that can camouflage the donor site.

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What to Expect at Your Appointment

At your hair transplant appointment, a detailed consultation with our specialists will assess your medical history and determine the best approach. Following a personalized treatment plan, specific pre-procedure instructions may be provided. The duration of the procedure varies, typically taking several hours with breaks as needed, and post-operative care instructions will ensure a smooth recovery. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled for ongoing support and monitoring. Our focus is on delivering personalized, patient-centered care for natural-looking and lasting results.

How to Prepare for Hair Transplantation

To prepare for your hair transplant appointment, follow any specific pre-procedure instructions provided by our team, which may include doing a buzz cut in the donor area and avoiding certain medications or activities in the days leading up to the appointment. Ensure you have a clear understanding of the procedure and ask any questions during the consultation. On the day of the appointment, wear comfortable clothing and arrange for transportation, as the procedure may take several hours.

Additionally, inform our team of any changes in your health or medications since the consultation. We are here to guide you through the process, and your cooperation in adhering to pre-procedure guidelines will contribute to a smooth and successful experience.

Planning for Recovery after Hair Transplantation

After your hair transplantation, anticipate a recovery period during which you may experience mild swelling, redness, and tenderness in the recipient and donor areas. These side effects are generally temporary and can be managed with prescribed medications and proper care. Expect the transplanted hair to shed within the first few weeks, followed by a natural growth cycle. It's advisable to avoid strenuous activities and direct sun exposure during the initial weeks.

Our team will provide detailed post-operative care instructions, including information on hair washing and any necessary follow-up appointments. Our experienced technicians can offer temporary covers to camouflage the donor site as needed, ensuring your comfort and confidence during the healing process. Healing timelines vary, but most individuals can resume regular activities within a week or two, with visible results becoming apparent over the following months.