Overview – Hair

Hair Procedures Overview

Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center is Cincinnati’s premiere location for the very best in aesthetic hair loss solutions. Our center features the best and highest quality equipment; while our highly trained staff is ready to serve you and help you look and feel your best. We are dedicated to our loyal tri-state customers and offer the best service around.

Dr. Mendelsohn and his team specialize in all microscopic follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit grafting (FUG), with special expertise in the repair of prior hair transplants, restoration procedures in men and women, eyebrow and facial hair transplants, and larger procedures where as many as 3,500 or more hair grafts can be transplanted. Given his extensive training in facial plastic surgery, he is unique in the hair transplantation field with his aesthetic background, and is able to offer combined facial plastic surgery and hair restoration procedures for those patients seeking a more youthful appearance.

Regularly featured by the media for his expertise in the treatment of hair loss, Dr. Mendelsohn is also considered a “doctor’s doctor”, with a number of his patients coming from the medical field. Furthermore, he receives consultation referrals from many plastic surgery colleagues. Patients from all over the United States have traveled to Dr. Mendelsohn for their cosmetic surgery procedures.

In addition to performing hair transplantation using both the FUE and FUG techniques, he also is sought out for the repair of prior transplants on patients who have had outdated or unaesthetic procedures performed. While many of his patients are men, Dr. Mendelsohn is also a expert in the treatment of hair loss in women as well.

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Male patient before the SmartGraft hair procedure

Before SmartGraft

Our patient after SmartGraft procedure

After SmartGraft Procedure

History of Hair Restoration

Hair loss has been a concern for people throughout history, and various methods have been attempted to restore hair to balding or thinning areas. Here is a brief overview of the history of hair restoration techniques:

  1. Wigs and Hairpieces: The use of wigs and hairpieces dates back thousands of years to ancient civilizations like Egypt, Greece, and Rome. These early hairpieces were made from human or animal hair and were used to conceal baldness or thinning hair.
  2. Scalp Reductions: In the early 1900s, surgeons began performing scalp reduction surgeries, which involved removing bald or thinning areas of the scalp and then stretching the surrounding hair-bearing skin to cover the bald area. While this technique was effective in some cases, it often resulted in an unnatural-looking hairline and visible scarring.
  3. Punch Grafts: In the 1950s, punch grafts were introduced as a hair restoration technique. This involved removing small round sections of scalp from the donor area and then transplanting them into the balding or thinning areas. While punch grafts were an improvement over scalp reductions, they often resulted in a “pluggy” appearance due to the larger size of the grafts.
  4. Strip Methods: In the 1990s, strip methods became the most common form of hair restoration surgery. This technique involved removing a strip of skin from the donor area, typically at the back of the head, and then dissecting it into small grafts for transplantation into the balding or thinning areas. While this technique was effective, it often resulted in visible scarring and a longer recovery time.
  5. Neograft and Smartgraft: In the early 2000s, automated hair transplantation systems like Neograft and Smartgraft were introduced. These systems used a machine to extract hair follicles from the donor area, reducing the amount of manual labor required and potentially resulting in faster healing and fewer complications.
  6. Artas Robot: In 2011, the Artas robot was introduced as a revolutionary hair restoration system. This system uses advanced algorithms and robotic arms to extract and implant hair follicles, reducing the risk of human error and providing a high level of precision and customization.

Today, hair restoration techniques continue to evolve and improve, with more emphasis on minimizing scarring, reducing downtime, and achieving natural-looking results. Whether you choose a traditional method or a cutting-edge technology like the Artas robot, hair restoration can be a life-changing solution for those struggling with hair loss.

Hair Restoration Techniques

  1. Scalp Reductions: Scalp reductions involve removing a portion of the bald scalp and stretching the surrounding hair-bearing skin to cover the area. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and may take a few hours to complete. This technique is rarely used nowadays due to the risk of scarring, creating an unnatural-looking hairline, and the availability of more advanced techniques that offer better results.
  2. Strip Methods: Strip methods, also known as follicular unit transplantation (FUT), involve removing a strip of skin from the donor area (usually the back of the head) and dissecting it into individual hair follicles for implantation into the bald or thinning areas of the scalp. The donor site is then sutured closed, leaving a linear scar. This technique can be effective, but the linear scar may be visible, and the recovery time can be longer than with other methods. FUT is usually performed under local anesthesia, and the procedure can take several hours to complete.
  3. Punch Grafts: Punch grafts involve using a circular punch tool to extract small round sections of scalp containing hair follicles, which are then implanted into the bald or thinning areas of the scalp. This technique is not commonly used anymore, as it can create a “pluggy” appearance if not performed correctly. Punch grafts require multiple sessions to achieve desired results.
  4. Neograft: Neograft is a relatively new hair restoration technique that uses a handheld device to extract individual hair follicles from the donor site and implant them into the bald or thinning areas of the scalp. The device uses a vacuum-like suction to extract hair follicles from the donor site without a scalpel. Neograft offers natural-looking results, but the process can be expensive and may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired outcome.
  5. Smartgraft: Smartgraft is similar to Neograft, but it has a built-in LED light that provides optimal lighting for Dr. Mendelsohn to visualize the hair follicles during extraction and implantation. Smartgraft can provide natural-looking results, but it can be more expensive and require multiple sessions.
  6. Artas Robot: Artas is a robotic hair restoration system that uses advanced algorithms to identify and extract individual hair follicles from the donor site. The system uses high-resolution digital imaging and robotic arms to precisely extract and implant hair follicles, reducing the risk of human error. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and the recovery time is usually shorter than with other methods. However, Artas can be more expensive than other techniques and may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired outcome.

Artas Robot

For many guys, losing their hair may be a stressful and upsetting process. To battle hair loss and restore a full head of hair, a variety of hair restoration treatments are fortunately available. There are several solutions available to fit your needs and goals, ranging from scalp reductions and strip procedures to punch grafts, neografts, smartgrafts, and the Artas robot.

While each method has benefits and drawbacks of its own, the Artas robot stands out as a state-of-the-art and successful method for hair restoration. The Artas robot is a cutting-edge method for restoring hair because it gives results that look natural and are accurate.It uses cutting-edge algorithms to find and remove individual hair follicles from the donor site.

One of the best things about the Artas robot is that it is very accurate.The method uses robotic arms and high-resolution digital imaging to remove and implant hair follicles. This makes it less likely that a mistake will be made by a person.With such precision, the hair follicles are taken out in a way that gives them the best chance of living and growing. This gives results that look natural and last a long time.
The minimally intrusive aspect of the Artas robot is another important benefit. The Artas robot does not need any surgical incisions or stitches, which lowers the risk of scarring and speeds up recovery compared to conventional strip procedures. The surgery is conducted under local anesthesia, and patients can usually return to their daily routines within a few days of the procedure.

Also, the Artas robot allows for a lot of customization, so the hair restoration specialist can design a unique hairline for each patient that fits their needs and goals.The system’s complex algorithms can figure out where each hair follicle should go and at what angle. This makes sure that the new hairline looks attractive and natural.

Overall, the Artas robot is a revolutionary technology for hair restoration that provides precise, realistic results with little recovery time and a high degree of customization. Although the surgery can be more expensive than other methods, it has many advantages that make it a wise investment for anyone hoping to regain their confidence and hair.

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