The FUE Procedure

Dr. Joseph Galitzin oversees all aspects of follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplantation, including preparation and recovery. 

Our team can answer all your questions and ensure you know exactly what to expect during the FUE procedure, which can take several hours.

A hair transplant treatment at our Atlanta, GA, office begins with a consultation...

First, We Will Evaluate Your Condition

During your initial consultation, the doctor and his team will review your medical history, assess the extent and cause of your hair loss, and discuss your desired hair transplant outcomes. 

 In general, FUE hair transplant treatment at our Atlanta practice is an appropriate treatment option if: 

  • You are unhappy with the thickness of your hair 
  • You are concerned with a receding hairline
  • You want to be able to wear your hair short 
  • You are not a good candidate for strip harvesting 
  • You are interested in a permanent method of hair restoration
  • You would like to minimize the number of anesthetic injections you require

In addition, we recommend that hair transplant candidates:

Quit Smoking

If you are a smoker, it is recommended that you quit prior to your hair transplant procedure. Nicotine restricts the flow of oxygen to your blood and can result in poor wound healing. This is a good time to quit because smoking can also slow hair growth and lead to further hair loss.

Minimize Alcohol

You should also refrain from drinking for the time period recommended by your doctor before undergoing a transplant, as alcohol can cause swelling, inflammation, and excessive bleeding during treatment. 

Review Medications

Certain medications, including anticoagulants, can also interfere with hair transplant surgery, and you should provide Dr. Galitzin with a full list of medications during your consultation. 

The Next Step: Preview Your Results

In order to plan and refine your hair restoration treatment at our Atlanta office, Dr. Galitzin will use ARTAS® Hair Studio®, a software program that generates 3-D before and after images of your hair transplant procedure. Working together, you can adjust the number of grafts, distribution of hair follicles, and direction of hair to meet your FUE hair transplant expectations. 

Before and after digital image in ARTAS hair transplant software
We can use advanced digital imaging software to show the expected results of your procedure.

Dramatic Results in Just One Session

"Most hair transplant surgeries take between four and eight hours."

Ready to Learn More  during an Appointment?

Dr. Joseph Galitzin

Dr. Galitzin has helped many patients at the Hair Restoration Institute of Georgia restore their hairlines and achieve thicker, fuller hair in just one treatment. We use the ARTAS Robotic System for the most natural-looking results possible through an FUE hair transplant. The team at our Atlanta, GA, office, is proud to serve patients from Fayetteville, Newnan, and surrounding areas. We look forward to meeting with you.

Learn more about your hair loss treatment options by scheduling a hair transplant consultation online or calling:

(770) 487-2645

The FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

Although the length of FUE treatment will depend on your individual plan, most hair transplant surgeries take between four and eight hours.

a local anesthetic will completely numb the treatment area.
a local anesthetic will completely numb the treatment area.

Arrive Early

We will typically schedule treatment at the Hair Restoration Institute of Georgia to begin early in the morning and end in the afternoon. It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and bring a loose-fitting hat to wear home. Although this might seem like a lengthy session, most of our patients agree this hair transplant method is well worth the upfront time investment.

Preparing the Treatment Sites

To ensure that you remain comfortable during the hair restoration procedure, you will be seated and the treatment area will be numbed with a small number of local anesthetic injections. We will monitor your comfort throughout the entire hair transplant procedure. To gain access to the scalp, we may also trim the hair to a fairly short length–typically two to three millimeters. This is usually only necessary for larger donor areas.

The Extraction Process

Rather than use traditional manual extraction techniques, Dr. Galitzin uses ARTAS Artificial Intelligence™ to carefully and precisely extract high-quality follicular units from the donor site. These units consist of incredibly small, round portions of tissue (about .75-1 millimeter in size) and only affect the most superficial layers of skin.

Isolating the Follicular Units

Although the number varies from patient to patient, on average, our team harvests 1,700 follicular units per session. Once the punches have been taken from the scalp, Dr. Galitzin will use high-powered magnification to isolate healthy individual follicles, separating them from the surrounding tissue.

Transplanting the Follicular Units

Until the hairs are placed, the tissue will be carefully stored in a temperature-controlled unit containing a sterile saline solution. Next, tiny incisions will be made in the treatment area to accommodate the follicular units. The ARTAS robotic system uses the patient's computer-generated treatment plan and intelligent algorithms, which determine exactly where the hair should be transplanted.

Completing the Treatment

Once all of the grafts have been placed, we will carefully inspect the area and apply cool air to set the grafts in place. Most patients are able to go home immediately following the follicular unit extraction procedure. Bandages are not required, but Dr. Galitzin will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your transplanted hair.

Understanding How Robotic Hair Transplant Works

Our state-of-the-art robotic technology allows us to graft more hair while minimizing discomfort and recovery time.

What Makes this Hair Transplant Method So Effective?

ARTAS is equipped with a high-definition stereoscopic vision system, which allows for incredible accuracy and minimal impact on the surrounding tissue. This extraction method is minimally invasive and does not require strip surgery. It maintains the natural appearance of the donor area and results in even more natural-looking hair growth in the treatment site, without a linear scar.  

During transplantation at the Hair Restoration Institute of Georgia, Dr. Galitzin is able to control several dimensions of the hair:

  • Angle 
  • Density 
  • Distribution 
  • Direction 

These customizable parameters allow Dr. Galitzin to create results that uniquely complement your features. Throughout the entire procedure, the team at our Atlanta office will be on-hand to ensure that you are comfortable. However, most patients who have undergone an FUE hair transplant describe it as virtually pain-free. 

Over 1,500 Units Per Session

"On average, our team harvests approximately 1,700 follicular units per session. This allows for extremely natural-looking results."

from Your Hair Transplant

Since FUE is minimally invasive, the recovery time is relatively short compared to other hair restoration methods. Most patients are able to sleep comfortably and return to work or normal activities within one to two days after their hair loss treatment.

Styling and Results

Immediately following a hair transplant at the Hair Restoration Institute of Georgia in Atlanta, the hair follicles are shocked and will need some time to recover. Within several weeks of the procedure, areas of hair loss will start to fill in. Your full hair transplant results should become apparent about six months after the transplant. FUE patients can wear virtually any hairstyle, including very close-cropped hair, without the worry of a visible linear scar.

Dr. Joseph Galitzin

Hair Restoration Institute of Georgia

Joseph Galitzin is a highly trained doctor specializing in the treatment of hair loss. He is:

  • An Allergan Platinum Plus Provider
  • Trained in the advanced ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration system 
  • Up-to-date on the latest hair restoration techniques

Our Peachtree City office is conveniently located to serve patients in Fayetteville, Newnan, and surrounding areas. Schedule your consultation online or call (770) 487-2645 to learn more about how our team can help you achieve your goals.

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