Frequently Asked Questions
Information About Our Long Island Robotic Hair Restoration Procedures
At RHR, we can give you all the information you will need about our Long Island robotic hair restoration procedures. Our doctor and staff can explain exactly what the follicular unit excision (FUE) procedure entails, what type or results you can expect, and much more. To provide you with further information, we have listed the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below.
Does the procedure hurt?
The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant is an outpatient procedure that requires only a local anesthetic. During the procedure, you will feel virtually no pain. Although you may feel a little bit of discomfort and swelling following your procedure, these symptoms should go away in 1 to 3 days.
How much will the ARTAS® Procedure cost?
During a consultation, your doctor will determine the proper cost of treatment based on the amount of new hair that is needed.
Do I need to cut my hair before receiving the ARTAS® Procedure?
Yes. During your consultation, we will provide you with instructions on how your hair should be trimmed. Getting your hair in the donor area trimmed helps the ARTAS® System to more carefully and accurately track and harvest the hairs that will be used for the transplant.
Are the effects of the ARTAS® Procedure permanent?
Yes. The procedure takes permanent hair from the sides and back of your head and transplants it into areas where your hair has thinned out. Because the hair is taken from areas of the head that are not typically affected by male pattern baldness, it lasts permanently after being transplanted.
How long is the recovery time?
The recovery time is extremely fast! Because the ARTAS® Procedure is minimally invasive and does not require surgical incisions or stitches, patients can usually resume their normal activities in 1 to 2 days.
When can I expect the new hair to start growing in?
New hair will begin to appear at 3 months. At about 6 months, you will see significant improvement in your hair growth, and after a year, the final results should be evident.
Will people notice that I have had a hair restoration procedure?
Since any scarring resulting from the procedure is insignificant and the new hair grows in gradually, it is less likely that people will know you had a hair restoration procedure. If anything, they will probably just notice that you look much better!
How long does the hair transplant take?
The procedure typically takes 4 to 8 hours, depending on how much hair you are having transplanted. We ensure a comfortable environment for you during your procedure.
Would a patient who had a prior follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure be a candidate for a follicular unit excision (FUE) procedure?
Yes. An FUE procedure may be necessary for one of the following reasons: the patient may have limited donor hair available for another procedure; the patient may have a tight scalp and another hair transplant procedure is not an option; the patient may have linear scarring from a previous FUT procedure and may not want another linear scar in the donor area, or may not want to go through the associated discomfort again.
If you have any more questions, schedule an appointment with our skilled doctor. Contact our hair restoration center in Jericho, NY at (516) 605-1545!