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Hair transplants are the gold standard of hair restoration. Unfortunately, hair transplants performed in the early days of the technology looked unnatural. At Sistine Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh, we offer next-generation techniques for custom hair Transplants.

We are known for achieving outstanding results that are remarkably natural in appearance — it’s impossible to distinguish our work as being the result of a surgical transplant treatment. At Sistine Hair Restoration, we employ the latest advances in hair transplant technology, including follicular unit extraction (FUE).

One of the advances in hair transplant technology was the development of the FUE technique, which does not leave a linear scar on the back of the scalp. The linear scar may not be a problem for those who enjoy medium or long hairstyles, but is inappropriate for men and women who prefer to keep their hair very short.

What is follicular unit extraction?

Follicular unit extraction is a hair transplant method in which individual hair follicles are surgically harvested from the donor site on the back of the head, leaving the scalp intact. This method allows us to collect all the hair we need for a successful transplant without creating a visible scar. Men and women who have undergone FUE hair transplants can wear any hairstyle without being concerned about scars.

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The benefits of FUE

FUE hair transplants have several benefits, including:

  • Limited downtime
  • No visible linear scar
  • Results that you can see and feel
  • Compatible with any hairstyle
  • Local anesthesia only
  • Simple post-treatment care
  • Minimally invasive procedure

FUE: What to expect

When you arrive at Sistine for a hair transplant, your journey begins with a comprehensive evaluation and private consultation. We will determine which form of transplant technology will be most effective in your case. We will take all the time you need to discuss your questions, concerns, and goals.

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia. It takes three to five hours, depending on how many hair grafts are required to achieve your goals. You will be comfortably seated, watching your favorite TV shows or reading while our team works carefully to restore your hair.

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FUE hair transplant with PRP

If you’re considering an FUE transplant, we recommend PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy to boost your results. PRP hair loss therapy capitalizes on the healing power of your plasma to stimulate cellular regeneration and promote the health of the transplanted and existing hair follicles. Newly transplanted follicles benefit greatly from PRP therapy, and this treatment can enhance the success of your treatment.

Recovery and results after FUE

Due to the minimally invasive nature of FUE transplants, the recovery is not difficult, and there is little downtime. You can return to your regular routine within three to five days. Due to your hair’s natural growth cycle, it will take time before you see results. An average timeline for an FUE hair transplant seen by our Pittsburgh patients is as follows:

  • Seven to ten days: The follicle harvest sites have closed, and you can begin using regular hair products.
  • One to five weeks: Your newly implanted hair sheds as the hair starts a new growth cycle.
  • Four months: New growth becomes visible.
  • Eight to twelve months: Full results, with hair grown in and now growing at a standard rate, will blend naturally with your existing hair.

Am I a candidate?

Both men and women who suffer from hair loss are excellent candidates for an FUE hair transplant. The procedure safe and has been in use for over a decade — and at Sistine Hair Restoration, we are masters of the art. For the most natural look with the best results, you need to choose true professionals to perform your hair restoration. An in-person consultation will establish whether the FUE method is right for you. Other requirements include:

  • Sufficient hair on the back of the scalp from which to harvest healthy follicles
  • No pre-existing medical conditions that could adversely affect the healing process
  • Realistic expectations regarding results
  • No smoking within a week of the procedure

Why choose Sistine Hair Restoration?

At Sistine Hair Restoration, we bring the latest scientific advances and technical skills to the field of hair restoration and transplants in Pittsburgh, PA. With Dr. Paul Leong, MD FACS at the helm, you can be confident that you are in the hands of a highly skilled professional with a reputation for excellence. We are an independently owned clinic with a dedication to high integrity and total patient comfort and satisfaction. We believe everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and we can help bring out the best version of you: youthful, vibrant, and confident.

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