Hair restoration procedures

Achieve a fuller, natural-looking head of hair with minimally invasive hair restoration solutions.

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Whether it’s thinning, receding, or just disappearing, hair loss is more than just a cosmetic issue—it can also have a significant impact on self-esteem, confidence, personal relationships, and even professional development. It’s estimated that by the age of 35, as many as two-thirds of American men will suffer from some degree of noticeable hair loss, and approximately 85% of American men experience thinning hair by the age of 501. It isn’t just men—women account for nearly half of all hair loss cases2, and many of them struggle even more with the emotional and psychological repercussions. If you’re one of them, now’s the time to take your life back.

Venus Concept’s minimally invasive hair restoration procedure helps to restore a full, healthy head of hair without the scalpel, scarring, or lengthy downtime. It works by using an advanced automated handpiece that extracts individual hair follicles from where they can be spared—usually the back of the head above the nape of the neck—and then implants them in the areas of the scalp where you need it most. The procedure works for all hair types, male or female, and leaves a natural-looking result you’ll love.

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Venus Concept’s hair restoration procedures are the ideal solution for male and female hair loss. Powered by advanced extraction and implantation technology, the procedure works by relocating your own healthy hair follicles to achieve a full, natural-looking hairline.

FEATURES:

  • Minimally invasive (no scalpels, stitches, or staples required)
  • Natural-looking results with no visible linear scar
  • Minimal downtime and fast recovery

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ABOUT THE TREATMENT

If you’re getting a hair restoration procedure done, your physician will be using the NeoGraft® or ARTAS iX™ device.

Hair restoration procedures with NeoGraft® and/or ARTAS iX™  are minimally invasive and designed to deliver excellent results. While most people can get the treatment, there are some factors that come into play to determine if you’re an ideal candidate. These include the number of grafts necessary to produce the desired results, the density and quality of the donor hair, hair texture, and potential for future hair loss. Your treatment provider will be able to help to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a hair restoration procedure.

The NeoGraft® hair restoration procedure is minimally invasive, and a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation. 

Traditional hair restoration procedures usually employ a technique known as the strip method, which involves surgically removing a strip from the patient’s scalp (the back of the head) to be used as the donor site. This leaves a permanent linear scar. Follicular Unit Extraction on the other hand, a method used by both NeoGraft® and ARTAS iX™, harvests individual hair follicles from areas that consist of terminal hair, which are naturally resistant to hair loss. It then implants those grafts at the site of hair loss, where, over time, they will regrow as healthy, fully functioning hair. As a result, this particular hair restoration procedure does not leave a linear scar, is more comfortable, and requires much less recovery time.

FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. It is an advanced, minimally invasive hair transplant method that allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the back of the head (donor area) without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar.

The physician will be highly involved in making all of the necessary and important decisions, and will be there every step of the way. Certified hair restoration technicians will be the ones who are assisting the physician during the procedure. These technicians all come with more than five years of experience and are recertified annually.

While pricing may be similar, the fee structure for NeoGraft® and ARTAS iX™ hair transplant procedures will reflect the more detailed and intricate nature of the procedure, compared to those performed with the strip method. 

THE TREATMENT EXPERIENCE

For the procedure, the donor area will need to be shaved down with a zero guard in the harvesting area. As such, your treatment provider may advise you to cut your hair in preparation for shaving of the donor site at the start of your procedure. In addition to making this part of the process easier, cutting the hair short will also make for a less noticeable change after you return to your daily routine while the donor site heals and covers with new hair. For patients with longer hair, the donor area can be shaved in a way that it can be disguised by keeping the hair around it long to hide the shaved areas.

No. NeoGraft® and ARTAS iX™ hair restoration procedures can be done by just shaving the needed donor area at the back of your scalp.  

Depending on the number of grafts, the treatment can take anywhere from 4-10 hours. The number of treatments will depend on your unique circumstances, but in many cases, just one procedure can be enough to attain desirable results.

Your physician will numb the area with a local anesthesia before beginning the procedure, so you will likely feel minimal discomfort while the hair transplant is being done. Some physicians also offer the option of mild sedation for the duration of the procedure, depending on your preference. Once the numbing wears off and as the grafts heal, you may experience some tenderness and minor swelling post-procedure around the donor site. This is a normal part of the healing process and should subside in a few days. Always be sure to consult with your physician with regards to post-procedure care and pain management.

AFTER THE TREATMENT

No result can ever be guaranteed, but the before-and-after photos from previous NeoGraft® and ARTAS iX™ patients show that incredible results are very likely. With our certified treatment providers, you can rest assured that you are in very good hands. Your physician will set as realistic expectations as possible and make sure all your questions are answered. For more real patient results, go to RealSelf.com, where NeoGraft® and ARTAS iX™ hair transplants carry an average 95% “Worth It” rating from past patients.

There's typically very little pain or discomfort after the procedure. You may experience a slight amount of drainage for the first day after your procedure, but this is minimal. You must refrain from strenuous activity for two weeks, to ensure you do not cause any harm to the newly implanted grafts. You can expect the newly implanted grafts to be slightly raised in the first week after the procedure. Around three to four days later, they will start to scab over and then possibly shed. Shedding is good and a natural part of the healing process.

Recovery time after a FUE hair restoration procedure like NeoGraft® and ARTAS iX™ is much faster than traditional hair transplants, because there is no incision involved. The newly implanted grafts may feel tender and appear slightly raised at first, but this should subside in one week. You may also see some scabbing, but this should also flake off within a week. Your physician will instruct you on how to properly care for your new grafts, but most patients are able to return to their usual routine within two weeks after completing the procedure.

Immediately after your treatment, the physician will ensure that the new grafts are secure and in their proper position. They will thoroughly rinse the treated areas and a light protective dressing may be applied. You will be given detailed instructions about how to care for the grafts when you go home, including any recommended shampoos, topical antiseptics, or hair care products. Because there is no incision, there is no need to get any sutures removed.

INDICATIONS FOR USE:

ARTAS iX™ is indicated for harvesting hair follicles from the scalp in men diagnosed with androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) who have black or brown straight hair. The ARTAS iX™ is intended to assist physicians in identifying and extracting hair follicular units from the scalp during hair transplantation; creating recipient sites; and implanting harvested hair follicles.

NeoGraft® 2.0 has CE Mark with indication for use in suction-assisted follicular extraction and re-implantation for males and females.

REFERENCES:

1.American Hair Loss Association. Men’s Hair Loss: Introduction. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.americanhairloss.org/men_hair_loss/introduction.html

2. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Androgenetic alopecia. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/androgenetic-alopecia#statistics