“Don’t touch a hair on my head — unless you’re the guy who actually invented the technology.”
Actual patient who had a hair transplant.
Account Sales Manager
READ SCOTT’S INTERVIEW
This amazing video shows the actual FUE hair transplant procedure performed on Scott at Hair Sciences Center in Colorado, at 4 times the actual speed.
Before and After Surgery
5 days After FUE Transplant
5 days After FUE Transplant
Dr. Harris performed a FUE Hair Transplant method. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive hair transplant method for obtaining follicular units from the donor area one-by-one using the ARTAS™ Robot. The hair follicles are removed from the donor site (usually the back of the head), then transplanted hair-by-hair to the thinning or bald area.
Scott’s Hair Loss Success Story
It’s pretty common for men to notice their hair beginning to thin while they’re still quite young. A slightly higher hairline, maybe a bit of scalp showing through at the crown, a little at a time, until suddenly the hair loss becomes much more noticeable.
Scott Nelson realized his hairline was thinning while he was still in his 20s, but he decided when he reached his 40s that the time had come to do something about it. Luckily, Scott lives in Denver, and learned about the cutting-edge work done at the Hair Sciences Center by Dr. Jim Harris and his team.
“I did some Google research on hair transplantation but I quickly decided that when you’re going to do something to make a physical difference in your appearance, you really shouldn’t take chances. You should definitely go to the best.” And Scott’s research made it clear that Dr. Harris and HSC were in fact the best.
After their initial consultation, Dr. Harris chose the ARTAS® robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) system for Scott’s procedure. The ARTAS® System is a computer-assisted system that uses an interactive, image-guided robotic arm and advanced imaging technologies to precisely select the best hair follicles for harvesting and transplanting. Using the proven S.A.F.E. System™ technology developed by Dr. Harris, small dissecting punches remove the targeted follicles. This system allows the surgeon to harvest follicular units more rapidly and with significantly lower transection rates than traditional methods.
Scott’s hair was trimmed quite short to allow the imaging technology to get the best possible view of both the areas targeted to receive transplants and the sections from which the follicles would be extracted.
As with many ARTAS patients, Scott’s process took place over two days. This allows for the transplant areas to be primed with healing factors, and also maximizes the patient’s comfort by limiting the number of grafts taken and implanted each day. Limiting the amount of time that grafts are out of the scalp also maximizes the success of the grafting process.
“After the transplant, I really just looked like I’d had a short haircut,” Scott says. “It was fairly unnoticeable that I’d had anything done. With three months, as my hair grew out, it looked totally normal—but better.”
Read more about what to expect from hair transplant surgery recovery.
Scott hasn’t required any follow-up or additional transplantation since his original procedure about three years ago, he says. He does take minoxidil and finestaride, medications that help minimize hair loss and can encourage regrowth of miniaturized hair.
The results of his transplant have given Scott “a little more confidence. I feel and look a bit younger, and as an account sales manager, meeting a lot of people frequently, that can make a very positive difference.”
As for the procedure itself, Scott notes,” I had a some mild discomfort the day after the transplant but it wasn’t bad at all. Honestly, going to the dentist is far worse!”