Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplants

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Mayer Hair Restoration offers you all the necessary information you will need about our Long Island robotic hair restoration procedure. Our doctor and staff can explain the right treatment plan to meet your goals. We will explain the follicular unit excision (FUE) process, the results you can expect, and much more. For further information, we have listed some of our most frequently asked questions below.

Q: What is an FUE hair transplant?
A: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant method that allows the removal of individual follicles from your donor area without a scalpel incision, and then implants them where you need more hair coverage.

Q: Will people know if I had a hair transplant?
A: The ARTAS iX™ system allows a minimally invasive procedure that is virtually undetectable. Unlike previous methods of hair restoration, there is no need for the surgical removal of a strip of scalp from the back and sides of the head. So, there is no linear scar after surgery, and no need for stitches or staples to close the wound. The benefit is a significantly shortened recovery time.

Q: Will I have to shave my head for an ARTAS procedure?
A: With the ARTAS iX™ system, the FUE method can be done by getting a short trim. Trimming your hair in the donor area allows the ARTAS iX™ system to accurately visualize, track, and harvest each grouping of hairs. You will receive detailed instructions from Dr. Kane or Dr. Sam on the required length your hair needs to be before the procedure.

Q: Does the ARTAS procedure hurt?
A: As part of the ARTAS procedure, the scalp is locally anesthetized until numb. If you still feel any pain during the procedure, a physician will decide if it’s necessary to administer additional anesthesia to reduce discomfort. The patient typically feels no pain. Some patients can experience minor discomfort and swelling post-procedure, which subsides in one to three days.

Q: How long is the recovery time?
A: The recovery time is very 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.

Q: How soon will I see results after the transplant?
A: Transplanted hair grows naturally in phases. New hairs are seen about three months after the procedure and will continue to increase over the course of a full year. At approximately six months, you will enjoy a noticeable improvement and after a full year, you will see full results. However, individual results and timelines may vary for each patient.

Q: How long with the transplanted hair last?
A: While hair loss may not necessarily stop after transplantation, the ARTAS iX™ procedure uses your own permanent growing hair, typically from the back of your head, and your physician then implants this hair to the thinning areas of your scalp. As this hair might not be susceptible to the conditions that cause male pattern baldness, transplanted hair will typically last a lifetime. Your doctor will be able to assess your treatment options and discuss what you can expect.

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