Hair Transplant in Austin, TX
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If you've tried nonsurgical hair loss treatments without success in slowing or stopping hair loss, it's time to consider a hair transplant. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Pearce provides clients with advanced options to help achieve thicker, fuller hair that looks natural. Your hair transplant procedure is performed with light oral sedation and local anesthetic in our office procedure room. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Pearce at our Austin, TX office to discover your perfect transplant method.
Types of Hair Transplants
Dr. Pearce offers three methods of hair transplantation and can help you decide which is the best option for you:
- Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): The original hair transplant method involves an incision at the donor area at the back of the scalp. This tissue strip is removed, and the hairs are dissected from the surrounding tissue to make small grafts placed in the areas lacking hair. This incision is great for men and women with long hair who do not wish to shave their heads. The incision typically heals into a fine line across the back of the scalp. It helps to obtain large amounts of grafts in a small area and helps to maintain the donor area for future hair transplants.
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): This manual procedure uses a handheld device that cores out each hair follicle leaving behind a small circular scar less than 1 mm in size. This procedure is an excellent option for anyone who prefers a short hairstyle on the back of their scalp, as the hair can be easily shaved down to one guard, reducing the visibility of the scars. This procedure does require shaving of the scalp to give the best results.
- ARTAS® iX Robotic Hair Restoration System: Robotic-assisted FUE with the ARTAS iXi device has revolutionized hair transplants by increasing the speed of the harvesting process. This cutting-edge tool incorporates AI technology alongside three advanced cameras that update its location 60 times per second, delivering precision and speed in harvesting grafts. Encompassing the entire procedure in a single device, the ARTAS iXi also excels at graft implantation. Dr. Pearce, the most experienced robotic hair transplant surgeon in Austin, TX, was the first to bring this technology to the area.
What is a Hair Transplant Like?
The first step in getting your hairline back is the initial consultation. Dr. Paul Pearce will learn about your goals and identify the underlying factors contributing to your hair loss. He will also discuss if you are a candidate for medical management to help improve your hair even further. Once you have been deemed a good candidate for a hair transplant, Dr. Pearce and his staff will schedule your pre-op visit and procedure date.
Your hair transplant day begins early. The meticulous and delicate procedure takes 6 – 8 hours in-office under local anesthesia and some light oral sedation. Dr. Pearce makes all of the sites for your hairline and performs the harvesting of your grafts, which makes his practice unique in the Austin, TX area. After harvesting, the grafts are implanted into the previously made incisions. Once the process is complete, you will be escorted to your ride home to begin recovery.
What is Recovery From A Hair Transplant Like?
Following your hair transplant, there will be some swelling for approximately 4 – 5 days. Dr. Pearce advises sleeping on your back 7 – 10 days after the procedure to ensure the grafts settle properly. Patients are also advised to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity during this period so the grafts are not dislodged.
Patients can shower from the first day after the transplant but must avoid the shower jets touching the grafts. Dr. Pearce ensures every patient receives proper post-hair transplant shower techniques before leaving. It's common to have scabs on the newly transplanted grafts for 10 – 14 days after the procedure, and some patients may experience a pink scalp for about 3 – 4 weeks post-op. After ten days post-op, patients can resume normal activities, including regular showering and sleeping.
Hair Transplant Reviews
I have been wanting to get hair transplant for a few years and was apprehensive with the success rate. What sold me to go with Dr Pearce, was his effective way to explain how procedure and the robot that he uses to precisely perform this procedure. I'm about 5 months into it and I have a nice front hairline already with my hair is starting to get thicker where I was going bald. I'm so happy with Pearce Plastic Surgery and would highly recommend anyone to go here.
Highly recommend this establishment. I had my hair transplant in July 2020. Dr. Pearce and his staff are very professional and personable. I was given his, and his assistant , Amy’s contact number from day one , they were both there at any time if I had any questions or concerns. My hair transplant was a complete success with no complications, I’m very grateful to the staff there for taking such great care of me, I could not be more pleased with my results. The day of my procedure, was a Long day, as you can imagine however the staff made it enjoyable. They provided my lunch that day and I was even able to eat with Dr Pearce, and get know him better . His assistant Amy, is a class act and handled my appointments, checked up one me , and answered right back anytime i called or text . If you’re on the fence about hair transplantation , or where to go , look no further .
Dr. Pearce and his team did an incredible job of successfully transplanting 1421 hairs in one day. It was a simple and pain free procedure and I did it without pain medications or Xanex or anything crazy like that. He and his team were supportive and listened to my wants and delivered with indescribable results. His office is in an easy location and very clean. Friendly staff and extraordinary results. I highly recommend this place and if you want to chat about the procedure or my experience I am happy to do so! Happy Healthy Humble Brett 713-392-1173
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When Can I Expect to See Results?
After your hair transplant procedure, the hair shafts typically fall out within 3 – 4 weeks, and the follicles will go dormant. Approximately four months after the transplant, the newly grafted hairs will begin their growth process, and you will begin to see improvement between 4 – 6 months after the procedure. Full results and progress from your hair transplant usually occur within 12 – 14 months.
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Hair Transplant FAQs
How long does it take to see results from a hair transplant?
Results from a hair transplant usually become noticeable within three to six months post-procedure. Full hair growth can be expected within 12 to 18 months, as transplanted hair follicles go through natural growth cycles.
What is the recovery process like after a hair transplant?
Recovery after a hair transplant is generally swift, with most patients resuming normal activities within around a week's time. Minor swelling and discomfort are common, but the team at Pearce Plastic Surgery provides aftercare guidance to ensure a smooth healing process.
Are hair transplant results permanent?
Hair transplants at Pearce Plastic Surgery yield long-lasting results. The transplanted hair follicles retain their characteristics of resisting balding, thus providing a permanent solution to hair loss in treated areas.