Hair loss is a common concern among men, so it’s no surprise that hair restoration is one of the most sought-after aesthetic procedures around the world. Thanks to cutting-edge technology backed by scientific research, the latest hair restoration devices can restore the look of a full, natural-looking head of hair safely and discreetly. However, even with all the information at your fingertips, making the decision to commit to hair restoration can be difficult. Hearing the personal experience of someone who’s been through it can help you make that decision with confidence. With that in mind, here’s Nico’s story about his experience with ARTAS® hair restoration.
Hair loss can manifest in various ways—as a reduction in volume, a receding hairline, in bald or patchy areas such as a widow’s peak, or as all-over balding—and it’s very common. 25% of men begin to see signs of thinning before the age of 21, and around 85% will show visible hair loss by age 50. Your susceptibility to hair thinning and balding is primarily genetic, and although though are plenty of temporary fixes out there, a hair restoration treatment is currently the only solution that lasts for life.
Like many people seeking hair restoration, hereditary hair loss ran in Nico’s family. His father started losing his hair before the age of twenty, which can be quite a blow to a young man’s confidence. His father ended up getting a hair transplant in the early nineties. Nico's father was pleased with the results back then, but as Nico observed, “When I look at today’s technology, you would never even know somebody has had a hair transplant just given how amazing it looks.”
Nico had tried everything for his hair loss before turning to a more permanent solution. “I did topical supplements, hair sprays, hair dies. It kept getting worse and worse. I kept waking up with more hair on my pillow, and that’s when I started looking into the ARTAS hair transplants for men. I came across Venus Concept on Instagram and saw that Venus Concept was hosting a hair restoration contest for patients. I decided to participate and see where that would take me. Lucky for me, I actually won!” Doctor Gregory Turowski, MD, Ph.D., FACS, a Harvard alumnus and expert in the field of hair restoration surgeries, was the expert Venus Concept partnered with for its hair restoration patient contest. Using ARTAS®, Dr. Turowski came up with a customized plan to restore the thick head of hair Nico had been missing.
Nico was excited on the day of his surgery, but also nervous. That’s understandable, but when it comes to an ARTAS® treatment, there’s very little to worry about in terms of discomfort. The micrografts made by the robotic arm of the machine are tiny, and during the treatment, Nico was able to take breaks, ask questions, and even eat a delicious lunch provided by the clinic. He described the harvesting of the hair follicles themselves as “maybe two seconds of a pinch and a burn, and that’s it.”
During Nico’s procedure, Doctor Turowski noticed once more how fast the AI-enhanced ARTAS® system progresses through the treatment. Harvesting thousands of individual hair follicles an hour means that patients can go through an entire transformation in a much shorter period than traditional manual transplants required. It’s ahead of all other hair restoration procedures due to the Artificial Intelligence component, to the precision, the repetitiveness, and also to the quality of the individual transplants.
In terms of patient satisfaction, Nico couldn’t be happier with his hair restoration results. “I’m ready to break out of that insecure shell and be the old me I once was.”
Take a look at this patient journey video and stay tuned for Nico’s full results!
Last year, a record-breaking number of ARTAS® procedures were performed, proving just how popular this successful hair restoration method has become among those seeking a solution to hair loss. If you relate to Nico’s story you may be a candidate for ARTAS® hair restoration treatments.
Using a process called Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction, ARTAS® harvests individual hair follicles from the donor area in the back of the head and then implants them in the area where more hair growth is desired. During an ARTAS® treatment, Artificial Intelligence algorithm analyzes and selects appropriate grafts from the donor area, and then uses the physician's prescribed hairline design to identify and develop optimal recipient sites while simultaneously implanting each harvested graft. At the same time, the device protects your existing healthy hair, thereby maintaining a more natural appearance in both the donor site and the recipient area. The procedure is minimally invasive, maximizes comfort, leaves no linear scarring, and requires very little in terms of recovery or aftercare. The newly implanted hair follicles continue the natural hair growth cycle and results improve each week, with full realization at 9-12 months post-procedure.
To find out more about using ARTAS® to halt hair loss and restore your natural hair, speak to a qualified provider near you today.