FUE Hair Transplant
The field of hair restoration has seen tremendous advancements, but patients should choose their treatment carefully.
Compared to other surgical methods, robotic FUE hair transplantation is less invasive and offers more predictable, natural-looking results.
Why does Dr. Joseph Galitzin exclusively use FUE hair transplants to help his Atlanta, GA, patients?
Greater Precision & a Shorter Recovery
Our Atlanta practice uses the ARTAS® system, a robotic transplant unit, to perform follicular unit extraction, or FUE. Dr. Galitzin and his staff have undergone training and certification to offer this innovative hair transplant technology to patients. Benefits over other techniques, such as strip harvesting (also known as follicular unit transplant or FUT), include:
The FUE robotic system uses an intelligent algorithm to carefully choose only the best hairs to harvest from the scalp. This approach also involves a far lower risk of human error, which is much more likely to affect FUE when manual extraction techniques are used.
Faster Treatment Time
More precise harvesting and hair transplant techniques at our Atlanta office mean the entire procedure is much more efficient. This allows Dr. Galitzin to achieve comparable–if not better–results in a much shorter amount of time.
Less Discomfort during the Procedure
Unlike traditional hair transplant methods, which require the removal of a strip of the scalp, follicular unit extraction is minimally invasive. We apply a local anesthetic to the donor area before precisely extracting the hair follicles in order to keep patients comfortable throughout their hair transplant procedure.
Minimal Recovery Time
Most patients can expect to return to work just one or two days following FUE hair transplantation. Since FUT is a lengthier, more invasive hair transplant procedure, it generally requires a much longer recovery period.
No Linear Scar, Stitches, or Staples
This type of hair transplantation only requires small groupings, or follicular units, of hair. The small circular incisions may result in tiny, white scars, but these can easily be concealed even with short hair.
Lowered Risk of Complications
The minimally invasive nature of this hair transplant technique naturally lowers the risk of complications, such as numbness, prolonged discomfort or bleeding, infection, and poor outcomes.
What Exactly Is FUE?
FUE is an alternative to traditional techniques such as follicular unit transplantation (FUT). During the process, a physician-assisted robot individually extracts groups of hair follicles from the back of the scalp. This allows the patient to avoid the surgical removal of a strip of skin in order to harvest hair follicles.
Rather than manually transplanting your hair, Dr. Galitzin can use the ARTAS FUE hair transplant system to:
- Precisely target the best donor area and hairs for harvesting
- Complete a greater number of grafts per session
- Accurately place each follicular unit for the best results
See the Results Of FUE Hair Transplants
Am I a good candidate?
Hair Transplant with FUE Requires Good Health and Realistic Expectations
Ideal candidates for FUE hair transplantation at our Atlanta practice are in good general health and have realistic expectations for their hair transplantation treatment. They should also have exhausted more conservative methods of hair restoration, including lifestyle changes (such as stress management) and discontinuing medications that contribute to hair loss.
Dr. Galitzin will examine your scalp, patterns of hair growth, and severity of hair loss during an examination. He will also discuss your concerns and goals to learn more about whether the treatment is right for your needs.
Ready to Learn Whether FUE Hair Transplant Is Right for You?
Hair loss affects approximately two-thirds of men over the age of 35 and can greatly impact your appearance and self-confidence. With our advanced hair restoration system, Dr. Galitzin can achieve incredibly lifelike results for both men and women.
You can learn more about whether the FUE hair transplantation procedure is right for you during a consultation at our Atlanta, GA, office. Reach out to us online or call:
Understanding How Robotic Hair Transplant Works
We believe our patients deserve the best possible hair transplant results...
Why We Choose ARTAS
The ARTAS system by Restoration Robotics, Inc. is the only robotic hair transplantation technology approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for safe, effective hair loss treatment. Using this robotic technology allows Dr. Galitzin to reduce the risk of human error, guesswork, and fatigue associated with manual transplantation methods, resulting in more accurate, consistent, and efficient outcomes.
ARTAS is also equipped with Hair Studio® technology to simulate 3-D before and after images. During your hair restoration consultation, Dr. Galitzin can design a treatment plan and demonstrate your potential results. These images can help you decide whether FUE treatment with robotic technology can help you meet your desired expectations.
The Only FDA-Approved System of Its Kind
"The ARTAS system by Restoration Robotics, Inc. is the only robotic hair transplant technology approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for safe, effective hair loss treatment."
What to Expect
DURING HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
We use anesthesia to provide a virtually pain-free experience.
Questions About FUE? Ask Dr. Galitzin and His Experienced Team
We encourage patients in the Atlanta, GA, area to ask questions and gain a thorough understanding of the procedure and expected results before undergoing treatment. Dr. Galitzin and his team are happy to be a valuable resource for hair restoration, especially FUE.
You can voice your questions and concerns to Dr. Galitzin during a consultation. Book your appointment by calling:
Easier Treatment, Better Outcome
"With FUE hair transplant, you can achieve fuller hair, a restored hairline, and a rejuvenated appearance with less discomfort and a reduced recovery time."
Versatile Styling and Lasting Results
Unlike strip harvesting, there is no linear scar remaining after FUE. This allows you to cut and style your hair however you choose once you are fully healed. Dr. Galitzin will provide instructions on how to care for your hair in the months following hair transplant treatment.
Most patients see noticeable, significant hair growth within six months. As your hair continues to grow, you will see optimal results. Transplanted hair using follicular unit extraction is not susceptible to the same conditions that likely caused your initial hair loss, so the results are permanent. However, if you continue to lose more non-transplanted hair, touch-up hair restoration procedures at our Atlanta office can address these areas.
The Recovery Process
Because this hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive and does not require surgery, stitches, or staples, you can enjoy a dramatically reduced recovery time. Most patients are able to return to work within one or two days following the procedure.
Even with the reduced recovery time, you may experience mild itchiness or discomfort in the first few days of recovery. These symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter medications, but patients should not use remedies that need to be applied to the skin. To ensure the recovery goes smoothly, patients should also be careful to:
- Avoid scratching the scalp and donor area for the first two weeks
- Not wash or submerge the scalp in water for two days following the procedure
- Not rub the scalp directly when washing your hair after the initial two-day period
- Stop smoking or using tobacco products, which can impair your recovery
- Avoid hair products, dyes, and haircuts for at least two weeks
Dr. Galitzin will provide a full list of instructions on how to take care of the scalp after your FUE procedure.
Financing Options for FUE
While FUE can boost your confidence and self-esteem, health insurance won't cover the cost of FUE transplants since they're not a medical necessity. To help make our treatments more affordable, we've partnered with CareCredit in offering flexible payment plans to our patients. Our staff can tell you more about CareCredit and help get you started with a quick and easy application.
5-Star Review Of Our Atlanta Practice
"I had a great experience. The staff is very courteous and professional. Dr. Galitzin addressed all my questions and concerns. I'm looking forward to future visits." Lisa H. - Yelp - 2016