When Does New Hair Growth Appear After A Robotic Hair Transplant?

As men and women age, hair loss or hair thinning is natural – and, for some, depending on their genetics, expected. Whether it’s brought on by genetics, hormones, stress, or something else, hair loss can be somewhat traumatic for individuals. For some, it’s a dreaded sign of getting older; for others, it creates a change to their appearance that they don’t like. But for many, they wish they didn’t have to suffer hair loss or hair thinning.

Thanks to technological advancements, Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL offers men and women the opportunity to receive natural-looking hair transplants that encourage long-term hair growth and provide beautiful results. Utilizing the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant system, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai provide their patients with follicular unit extraction (FUE), a popular hair transplant approach. With this hair restoration system, Aesthetic Scalp patients can anticipate successful hair growth for a revitalized look and healthy hair.

What is FUE?

Follicular unit extraction is a hair restoration process where our doctors artfully extract individual hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp (typically the back of the head) and reinstate them where hair growth is needed. Using the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration system, the only hair restoration robot in the world, our patients can expect more precise and accurate results from this advanced technology. This minimally invasive process has an incredible success rate with little recovery and quick results.

What is the robotic hair transplant surgery process?

Our Chicago, IL patients should expect their hair restoration surgery to take roughly an entire working day; however, most patients find the lengthy procedure worth it once they start noticing their results. Our doctors will start by using a local anesthetic on the treatment areas to keep you comfortable, then will begin the extraction process. Individual hair follicles will be removed from the donor area of the head and reinstated into the balding and/or thinning areas of the head using the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration system. This system allows our doctors to provide excellent, natural, and consistent results.

How long does FUE hair take to grow?

One of the benefits of the FUE hair restoration process is that the FUE hair transplant recovery period is relatively simple – there is little downtime afterward, there are no stitches, there is minimal to no discomfort, and many patients can return to their normal routine after a few days. About two weeks after the FUE hair transplant process, the new hair follicles will enter a resting phase that lasts about a month. From there, current hair will begin to fall out, but only to make room for the new hair that will awaken and begin to grow after about three months. While three months could seem like a long time to wait, these results are actually much faster than standard hair transplant results, which can take between 6 – 12 months for noticeable results. What’s more, our patients can rest assured knowing that FUE hair restoration provides long-term results.

If you’ve noticed your hair beginning to thin or balding spots becoming more obvious, you may want to consider hair restoration at Aesthetic Scalp. The advanced and state-of-the-art technologies we utilize in our Chicago, IL office can provide natural and beautiful results at a quick rate. For more information on hair restoration using the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration system, give our office a call to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified physicians today.