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Hair Transplant—Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Type of Hair Transplant?

The best type of hair transplant is what will produce the best results for YOU. Some have the early signs of thinning, while others have a receding hairline or balding areas. A consultation will reveal the best method.

What Hair Transplant Systems Does Dr. Heil Offer?

Dr. Heil offers two the of the most advanced hair transplant systems available in the USA. He is the sole practitioner in the tri-state area to offer ARTAS, an incredible advance in hair restoration. He also offers NeoGraft.

Why is the ARTAS Hair Transplant System Such a Breakthrough?

This system is heads above any other hair transplant system available today. It uses a digital mapping system to harvest healthy hair follicles in a random pattern and implant them in a manner that appears completely natural.

Will My Hair Transplant Be Obvious?

If you undergo hair transplants with an older method, it is possible that the results will look unnatural. Dr. Heil focuses on providing his patients with the most advanced hair transplant technology as the result appear natural.

Can Medication Solve My Hair Loss?

For some patients, one of the medications offered by Dr. Heil may be the answer, while others may require both medication and transplants to achieve the look envisioned.

What is FUE Hair Transplant Technology?

FUE is “follicular unit extraction.” It refers to a process in which healthy, producing hair follicles are harvested from the back or sides of the head and transplanted into thinning areas. This is a far superior method, as it does not involve a linear scar.

Which is Better, NeoGraft or ARTAS?

These two systems are both effective, but the ARTAS system has some important benefits for patients. The physician-guided robotic system harvests healthy hair grafts and no area is “over-harvested.” The 3D mapping feature is another strong benefit. However, NeoGraft is also effective when in professional hands!

What is FUE?

FUE is “follicular unit extraction.” It refers to a procedure in which single hair follicles are harvested, rather than a surgical removal of a strip of scalp from the back of the head – which leaves a scar.

Why Is FUE The Superior Method For Hair Transplants?

For those who don’t want to be left with a linear scar on the back of the head, (such as people who like to wear a short hairstyle), and who want a particularly natural look, FUE is far superior, particularly with the ARTAS robotic system or NeoGraft.

How Does FUE Work?

In the FUE procedure, healthy hair follicles are harvested one by one. The healthy follicles that are not programmed for balding are on the back and sides of the head. This leads to a very blended look after the follicles are transplanted to the thinning or balding area.

Is FUE Painful?

The FUE procedure is not particularly painful, with less discomfort and a faster recovery than traditional “strip” hair transplant procedures – and does not leave a linear scar.

What is ARTAS FUE?

This is a physician-assisted robotic system that has taken FUE technology to a new level. A robotic arm harvests the follicles, directed by imaging software so that no area of the scalp is over-harvested.

How Many Grafts Will I Need?

Every person varies in what is needed. To find out what to expect in your hair restoration treatment, we invite you to meet with Dr. Heil, the premier hair restoration specialist – and board-certified plastic surgeon – serving in Pennsylvania.

How Long is the Recovery Time From FUE?

The recovery from the procedure is typically a week to ten days. You may experience redness, swelling, and crusting. After a few weeks, the transplanted hairs fall out – this is normal. In three to four months, the follicles then begin producing natural hair.


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