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RESTORE YOUR HAIR WITH A HAIR TRANSPLANT IN HOUSTON, TX

Aesthetic Surgery Institute is one of only two practices in Houston to adopt the newest artifical intelligence (AI) technology for hair transplantation: the ARTAS IXTM Robotic Hair Restoration System. ARTAS® is the world’s first intelligent hair transplant platform.

Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Do today to learn more about ARTAS® hair transplant.

Restore Thinning Hair—And Your Confidence

Thinning hair and bald patches can harm your self-esteem, making you feel less confident. If you’ve been searching for a solution to your hair loss but aren’t sure where to turn, you’ve come to the right place.

Aesthetic Surgery Institute offers several hair transplant solutions for men and women in Houston, TX. We use the most advanced technology available to restore your hair—and your confidence

We will work with you one-on-one to learn more about your goals and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you. Contact us today or call (713) 892-5476 to schedule your hair transplant in Houston.

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THE ARTAS® PROCEDURE

ARTAS® utilizes one of the most advanced hair transplant technologies on the market today. There are only two locations in Houston, TX that currently use the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, and Aesthetic Surgery Institute is one of them.

Using the pinpoint accuracy of a robot, the ARTAS® hair transplant system precisely harvests follicles from the donor site and transplants them to the thinning area. The machine is designed to use the FUE method, which makes small circular incisions around each hair follicle or group of follicles. Supervised by a doctor and guided by an advanced computer program, ARTAS® provides some of the most precise results in hair transplant technology available today.

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HOW ARTAS® WORKS

The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration System uses 3D technology to create a customized plan for your hairline. Using AI algorithms and a high-definition stereoscopic vision system, ARTAS® determines the best hair follicles for transplanting. Then, a robotic arm precisely and efficiently harvests hair follicles and transplants them to the new site.

The robotic hair transplant system preserves the natural look of the donor hair area, and there is no scarring. ARTAS® hair transplant is minimally invasive and protects your existing healthy hair. ARTAS® results are natural looking in both the donor area and the new implantation area.

Natural Looking Reasults
NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS:

The ARTAS® procedure restores hair follicles for noticeably thicker, natural-looking hair. Permanent hair growth starts around six months, with continued growth over time and full results after around one year.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE WITH NO LINEAR SCAR:

The ARTAS® hair restoration system harvests and implants individual hair follicles without removing a strip of scalp. This means there is no unsightly linear scarring with the ARTAS® procedure.

PRECISE AND EFFECTIVE:

The robotic tool is precise and fast, producing great-looking results in less time with a faster recovery time.

FAQs

What is an FUE hair transplant?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant method that involves removing your own donor follicles and implanting them where you need more hair coverage. It is performed without scalpels and requires no incisions or stitches—this means there is no linear scar. Dr. Do uses the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System to perform the FUE method. Aesthetic Surgery Institute is one of only two locations in Houston, Texas to use this high-precision robotic tool for hair transplantation.

Will people know I have had a hair transplant procedure?

Hair transplantation using the ARTAS® system is virtually undetectable. Unlike the FUT (strip surgery) method, there is no surgical removal of a strip of scalp from the back or sides of the head. Instead, a robotic unit precisely removes individual follicles and transplants them to the new site.

Do I have to shave my head to have a hair restoration procedure?

You won’t be required to shave your head, but you will need to get a short trim in the donor area. This will give the ARTAS® system a clear view of the donor area so it can visualize, track, and harvest each grouping of hairs. The surgeon will let you know how much and where you’ll need to trim.

Is ARTAS® hair transplant painful?

Most patients feel no pain. The team at Aesthetic Surgery Institute will numb your scalp before the procedure. This will dramatically lessen or eliminate any pain or discomfort. If you do feel any pain during the procedure, our team may administer additional anesthesia to make you more comfortable. Some discomfort and swelling are possible after the procedure; this usually subsides within 1-3 days.

How soon will I see results?

You should start to see new hairs around 3 months after the procedure. After around 6 months you can expect to see a noticeable improvement and full results after around a year. Every patient is different, and timelines will vary somewhat for each person. Transplanted hair grows naturally in phases. Our surgeon will advise you on what to expect throughout the process.

Is ARTAS® hair transplant permanent?

Hair transplantation doesn’t stop the loss of non-transplanted hairs. However, hairs that are transplanted by the ARTAS® system are permanent and will grow identically to those found in the donor area where they were harvested. The ARTAS® system uses your own permanent growing hair, usually from the back of the head. Hair in this area is often not as susceptible to the conditions that cause male pattern baldness. In most cases, transplanted hair lasts a lifetime. Our surgeon will explain the causes of male/female pattern baldness in more detail and let you know what to expect from the procedure.

Are there any side effects?

The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant procedure is a minimally invasive procedure and there are very few side effects. You may have slight swelling and redness after the procedure. This should go away within 1-3 days.

Am I a good candidate for ARTAS®?

The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant procedure is suitable for both men and women. It’s ideal for patients who prefer to wear their hair short. People who have advanced hair loss and those with curly, fine, or very light-colored hair may not be suitable candidates for robotic hair transplant. During your consultation Dr. Do will explain whether you are a good candidate for the ARTAS® procedure or whether another hair transplantation method may be a more suitable option.

When can I go back to work?

The recovery time after ARTAS® hair transplant is shorter than for most cosmetic procedures. Most patients can go back to their normal schedule almost immediately. If you experience swelling or redness after the procedure, you may choose to take it easy for a couple of days.

How much does ARTAS hair transplant cost?

The cost of the ARTAS® robotic hair transplant procedure averages around $7,500. Cost may vary depending on your situation. Aesthetic Surgery Institute charges per session, not per graft. We perform as many grafts as needed per session to create your ideal hairline. Doing pricing this way means you don’t need to worry about how much each graft costs.

About the ARTAS® Procedure

The ARTAS iX™ robotic hair restoration system precisely harvests healthy follicles from donor areas and transplants them to areas where more hair is needed. The system uses sophisticated AI algorithms to intelligently analyze the best donor follicles to ensure natural-looking results. ARTAS® accurately identifies and develops optimal recipient sites while simultaneously implanting each harvested graft. The system uses no scalpels and requires no stitches, so there is no scarring.

DONOR AREA:

This is the section where healthy hair grafts will be harvested. The donor area is usually on the back and sides of the scalp where hair growth is permanent and not affected by the chemical DHT, one of the main influencers of male and female pattern baldness.

RECIPIENT SITE:

This is the section of the scalp where healthy donor grafts will be transplanted. The recipient site is usually on the top and crown of the head, where thinning hair most frequently occurs.

The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant procedure can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours depending on your needs, goals, and desires. You will be seated throughout the procedure and can take breaks as needed. The procedure is virtually painless, and our team will apply a local anesthetic to ease any pain or discomfort. Most patients report little to no pain during and after the treatment.

Before and After

View before and after pictures of our satisfied hair transplant patients in Houston.

Before the procedure, our surgeon will use ARTAS® to create a simulation of how your new hairline might look following the hair transplant. The doctor will estimate the approximate number of grafts that will be needed for transplant depending on your degree of hair loss. The doctor may advise you to stop using topical hair treatments two weeks before the procedure. The doctor may also prescribe a special shampoo and may advise you to stop taking blood thinning medications, avoid alcohol, and stop smoking for a certain period before the procedure. If you have light hair, he may ask you to dye your hair 3 days prior to the procedure.

ARTAS® uses AI technology to intelligently analyze and select appropriate grafts. The system selects the best grafts from the donor area to ensure natural-looking results.

The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant system uses an efficient and minimally invasive precision coring device to harvest quality grafts, with minimal trauma to the scalp.

The system develops optimal recipient sites while simultaneously implanting each harvested graft.

Patients are typically able to resume normal activities almost immediately following ARTAS® hair transplant. Side effects are minimal and may include temporary redness and swelling. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for 1 week after treatment.

You should start to see new hairs around 3 months after the procedure. After 6 months you can expect to see a noticeable improvement. It usually takes around a year to see full results.

FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANTATION (FUT)

This method involves identifying a donor site, usually the back of the head, where donor hair follicles will be removed for transplantation to the thinning or bald area. The surgeon will cut a strip of skin from the back or side of your head and extract individual hair follicles, which will then be inserted into the areas where hair is needed. Our surgeon expertly places the follicles to produce natural-looking results that thoroughly cover the thinning area.

FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)

FUE uses advanced, high-precision technology to make tiny circular incisions around each donor follicle. The donor follicles are then transplanted to the areas where more hair is needed. FUE produces natural-looking results and is minimally invasive. The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant system uses the FUE approach.

CORRECTIVE HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY

With advanced robotic and AI technology, hair transplants today are done with precision and efficiency that was unimaginable even a decade ago. Patients who had hair transplant procedures years ago can reap the benefits of this new technology. Revision surgery can correct problems related to old transplant procedures and help patients achieve more natural-looking results. It may even help reduce or cover scarring from earlier procedures.

TRANSPLANTS FOR FACIAL HAIR

Thinning hair of the eyebrows and eyelashes can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Aesthetic Surgery Institute performs complete reconstruction of these areas to restore hair growth, so you can feel like yourself again.

TRANSGENDER HAIR TRANSPLANTS

Transgender hair transplants use the same techniques as any other hair restoration. However, these procedures require special skill and artistry. Transgender patients transitioning from male to female may want a more feminine hairline—this is referred to as transgender hairline lowering. The skilled surgeon at Aesthetic Surgery Institute performs hairline lowering and other procedures, including facial hair transplants, to help transgender patients feel more confident.

ETHNIC HAIR RESTORATION

Patients from varying ethnic backgrounds may require customized hair restoration services due to differences in hair textures and growth. We’re able to provide restorations for all ethnicities and will tailor each procedure to the unique traits of your hair.

LASERCAP® LCPRO® HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS

This therapy treatment can be done in the comfort of your own home. Using a portable device that fits over your head, called a LaserCap®, this treatment uses laser energy to prevent further hair loss. It has also been shown to promote hair growth in some patients.

THE ARTAS® PROCEDURE

This procedure utilizes one of the most advanced hair transplant technologies on the market today. There are only two locations in Houston, TX that currently use the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, and we’re one of them! Using the pinpoint accuracy of a robot, the ARTAS® precisely harvests strands from the donor site and transplants them to the thinning area. The machine is designed to use the FUE method, making small circular incisions around each follicle or group of follicles. Supervised by a doctor and guided by an advanced computer program, the ARTAS® provides some of the most precise results available in hair transplant procedures today.

THE ARTAS® VS. NEOGRAFT®

Prior to the development of the ARTAS® robotic system, the NeoGraft® device was one of the most used hair transplant systems on the market. The NeoGraft® is a handheld device that is operated by a medical professional to harvest donor hairs. Here’s how the two technologies stack up:

The Handheld NeoGraft® Device

Both the NeoGraft® and the ARTAS® utilize the FUE hair transplant method but in different ways. The NeoGraft® uses air pressure and suction to remove hair follicles from the donor site, a process which is done entirely by hand. The device fits over the operator’s electronic punch tool and aids them in harvesting the donor hairs. However, about 1,500 to 2,000 individual grafts must be removed in each procedure, which puts the operator at risk of muscle fatigue in the hand. While the NeoGraft® device was designed to help speed up the process and reduce fatigue of the operator, it still relies solely on his or her skill and ability. This means there’s much more room for human error when using the NeoGraft® device.

Also, many practices use technicians to complete this part of the procedure instead of a doctor. Harvesting donor hairs requires precision and skill and should always be performed by a surgeon, or should at least be supervised by a skilled surgeon.

The ARTAS® Robot Hair Transplant System

This robotic doctor’s assistant produces much more precise results and eliminates the worry of operator hand fatigue. Unlike the NeoGraft®, which is entirely hand-operated, the ARTAS® uses an advanced computer program and the skills of a qualified surgeon to expertly harvest donor hairs. Although the donor hairs are harvested and transplanted by the robot, the surgeon is in complete control during the entire process. The ARTAS® utilizes advanced AI technology and a sophisticated visual system to map out the entire donor site and select donor hairs following guidelines set by the doctor.

The machine harvests sections that include one to four follicles, depending on the parameters set up by the surgeon. It can perform up to 1,000 grafts per hour. The ARTAS® stays within the donor area, choosing the best donor hairs and avoiding areas of scarring. This ensures that only the very best grafts are chosen. Since the machine does all the harvesting itself, precision and accuracy remain at the same level through the entire procedure, whereas in the NeoGraft® method accuracy may decline as the operator fatigues. While both are viable options for hair transplant procedures and both have seen success, the precision of the ARTAS® is unmatched by any other technology.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person