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ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Transplant

Dr. Heil offers his hair restoration patients treatment with the state-of-the-art ARTAS™ XI robotic hair transplant system. A revolution in hair restoration technology, the ARTAS™ XI system advanced Men's hair transplant surgery by automating each step of the procedure – providing all of the benefits of manual hair transplant surgery without any of the downsides.


How does the ARTAS™ XI system work?

The ARTAS™ XI system is fully guided and controlled by the surgeon but uses computerized algorithms and a robotic arm to perform the transplants. While this can be done effectively by hand using the NeoGraft system, extracting and implanting 2,000+ hair follicles can benefit significantly from automation. Our Pittsburgh ARTAS™ offers several benefits over other hair transplant procedures:

  • Near-perfect results: because the ARTAS™ XI system can see the exact placement of hair follicles throughout your head, this automated procedure both extracts and implants follicles using scientifically-advanced technology that guarantees even, consistent, and natural results.
  • Faster procedure: hair transplant surgery is the extraction and implantation of a bodily organ (your hair) several hundreds of times over a couple of hours. Each implant is a precise, detailed operation that must be performed with care. But what about after the first hour in which 500 implants were completed? The groundbreaking automated system makes hair restoration faster and more comfortable for both you and your surgeon.
  • Extremely safe: the ARTAS™ XI system was engineered for full patient safety and comfort. Your surgeon controls each step, and there is virtually no possibility of injury or complication.

ARTAS Hair Studio®

The big question for men looking to get hair transplant surgery is almost always “What will it look like?” Until now, we’ve only been able to answer this question with drawings, diagrams, and inspire your imagination. But with the ARTAS Hair Studio®, we can fully answer this question in your initial consultation with a 3D rendering of what your new hairline can be. The system does a complete analysis of your scalp and will show you in 3D what your options are and what the ARTAS™ XI system can do for you.

Choose Neograft™ in Pittsburgh: A State-of-the-Art Hair Loss Solution

Introducing the “state-of-the-art” solution for hair loss… the first minimally-invasive FDA-approved automated hair transplant system.


Nothing even comes close

  • Provides a more natural appearance
  • No cutting, No scalpel incision, No sutures, No staples
  • No strip harvest
  • No linear scarring
  • Minimally invasive
  • Procedure can be performed under local anesthesia
  • Shorter procedure length
  • Optimal results with faster recovery time and less downtime

At Premier Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on offering the latest in medical procedures to patients in Western Pennsylvania. For those suffering from thinning hair, we offer the NeoGraft™ treatment, a “state-of-the-art” solution for hair loss. NeoGraft™ is an automated hair transplant system that is the first minimally-invasive hair regrowth procedure to obtain FDA approval. This method provides patients with a more natural appearance. NeoGraft™ does not require any cutting, incisions, sutures or staples. As a result, there is no linear scarring, the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, and the recovery time is much faster than more invasive procedures.

Hair Restoration for Men & Women

If you’ve suffered from baldness or thinning hair, consider the benefits of hair restoration in Pittsburgh that is conveniently offered at the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Brian V. Heil, MD, FACS. A full, healthy head of hair makes a world of difference in not only how you look and feel about yourself, but in how you’re ultimately perceived by those around you. Unfortunately, for both men and women, daily struggles with hair loss become more difficult as time goes on. Thin areas may become impossible to hide with creative hairstyles and new hairstyling products.

Premier Plastic Surgery’s team of highly-trained and dedicated clinicians is committed to helping you put an end to these struggles. Our goal is to help you regain your confidence and look younger than you have in years. Through the use of safe, effective hair restoration surgery, our skilled medical clinicians can help patients of all ages regrow beautiful, natural hair, designed to last a lifetime.

Men's Hair Restoration Pittsburgh, PA

Minimally Invasive Procedure

If you’re tired of fighting a losing battle against hair loss, professional hair restoration might just be the solution that quickly turns your life around. At the office of Dr. Brian Heil, we rely on a revolutionary and innovative procedure called NeoGraft™.

NeoGraft™ is a process that leaves no scars and features minimal patient recovery time. Through this procedure, patients can achieve the look they want, while enduring fewer side effects and paying less for related medical bills. Call us today to learn more, or to schedule your consultation, and see how easy it is to get the gorgeous hair you’ve always wanted!

Premier Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the first minimally-invasive FDA-approved automated hair transplant system, NeoGraft™, for hair restoration. This revolutionary hair regrowth treatment avoids large visible incisions and leaves only minimal, imperceptible scarring. Our board-certified team is entirely devoted to giving you the treatment you need to both look and feel your best.

FAQ

NeoGraft™ is not your ordinary hair restoration surgery. It is the least invasive procedure of its kind with no sutures, scalpel incisions, or linear scars. Your recovery time will be minimal – usually taking only a single day. Additionally, if you choose NeoGraft™ treatment, we can restore large areas in a single session, which significantly reduces the need for any additional procedures that might have been required previously. There are over 100,000 hair restoration surgeries a year in the United States. The most common way to restore hair is for the surgeon to take hair follicles from the back of the head and replant them in balding areas. The restoration process is usually complete in one to two sessions, with an average number of 1,700 grafts. That may seem like a lot, but consider that a single square centimeter typically harbors 100 grafts in the normal scalp!

Men's Hair Restoration Pittsburgh, PA

When will I see results with the ARTAS procedure?

Human hair growth goes in cycles, and as such, it will take time to see your final results. Within three months, you can expect to see new hair growth in the transplanted areas, and after twelve months, you can expect to experience the results of your treatment – which will appear completely natural.

How long does the new hair last?

The hair transplanted with an ARTAS™ procedure gets fully integrated back into your scalp so that the results can last a very long time. Hair transplant procedures don’t, however, stop hereditary hair loss. We recommend getting a hair loss analysis from Dr. Heil. Taking early action to halt hair loss can help keep you looking and feeling young and vital.

How long does an ARTAS™ hair transplant take?

Set aside the day, as you can expect the procedure to take about half a day, depending on the number of follicles to be relocated.

What is NeoGraft™?

NeoGraft™ is a revolutionary hair transplantation system that allows the surgeon to perform the most advanced and clinically-proven hair regrowth surgery: FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). FUE relies on the skill and precision of the surgeon. With NeoGraft™, the surgeon can provide consistent and exact placement of hair follicles using technology that operates under pneumatic pressure, with precision automated control. That means that your hair transplant procedure can be performed to a higher level of safety and efficacy. It will feature the best in accuracy and precision. A NeoGraft™ treatment can provide you with an entirely natural appearance with less pain and downtime.

What is an “FUE” hair transplant?

“F.U.E.” or “Follicular-Unit Extraction” is an advanced, minimally-invasive hair transplant method which allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the donor area without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar.

What are the main benefits of FUE over linear harvesting?

It is well-accepted that FUE transplants can heal faster and more comfortably than linear-harvest techniques using a scalpel and requiring stitches. With FUE, once healing is complete, the patient has the option of wearing a very short haircut without the worry of a tell-tale linear scar. Without the need for stitches, downtime is shorter and comes with fewer activity restrictions after the procedure.

What are some benefits of the NeoGraft™ treatment over manual FUE techniques?

The highly ergonomic mechanical NeoGraft™ device works as a natural extension of the surgeon’s hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. NeoGraft™ patients now reach their goals with less time in the procedure room and fewer FUE procedures altogether.

Who is a good candidate for FUE using NeoGraft™?

Patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g., athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE with NeoGraft™. FUE can also be used for “scar camouflage” procedures for patients who have had prior linear harvests, as well as for body hair transplants.

What are the major cost differences between FUE and linear-harvest hair transplant procedures?

The fee structure for FUE hair transplant procedures reflects the more detailed and intricate nature of those procedures compared to the clunkier methods of linear harvest.

Are the final transplanted “results” any different with FUE/NeoGraft™ than those achieved with linear harvesting?

Results are similar. FUE procedures, by default, yield grafts that contain mainly one, two, three, or four follicles called “follicular units.” Linear harvests, which are then microscopically dissected by a team into grafts of one, two, or three follicles, would also yield similar “follicular-unit” grafts. Provided that in each case the grafts are implanted with care, artistry, and precision into the recipient area, the final transplanted results with FUE would be similar, if not identical, to those accomplished with a linear harvest. The difference is not in the area of hair growth, but how the donor area is harvested either by a strip of the scalp or by small individual graft extractions.

Is FUE/NeoGraft™ suitable for both men and women?

Yes. Because FUE/NeoGraft™ is a minimally-invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.

Do I have to get a total ‘buzz cut’ to have an FUE/NeoGraft™ procedure?

No, but it helps. If your donor hair is sufficiently long, then harvesting with FUE/NeoGraft™ can be performed by shaving small areas that will be covered by your existing hair. For the best yield, however, a buzz cut we recommend a buzz cut in the donor area.

How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for NeoGraft™?

Candidates for this method of hair restoration are those individuals who are dealing with hair loss yet have sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the frontal balding areas. The best candidates are men and women with only frontal or partial hair loss and with adequate donor hair. Call us at 724-264-3608 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Heil. He will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.

How long will the hair last?

Hair loss does not stop after transplantation. If your balding continues as you age, you may need ongoing maintenance and additional sessions. Progressive hair loss or a preference for greater density may lead to later transplants. An estimate of the balding pattern and the number of procedures needed will be discussed during the consultation with Dr. Heil.

How soon will I see results?

The science behind grafting is quite simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair in the back of the head that naturally continues to grow, and the follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Once the normal hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding – this is normal and essential part of the new growth process. After shedding the new growth will begin in 3-4 months and your hair will continue to grow normally. More importantly, your results will look healthy and natural.

Meet our Team

Dr. Heil has assembled a team with exceptional experience. Along with his well-known staff, he brings in technicians from around the country that have more experience with Neograft™ than anyone else. A Neograft™ treatment at one of our locations near Pittsburgh will give you the best of both worlds: an experienced plastic surgery team and a well-seasoned Neograft™ team. You will receive the highest level of care and the best possible results from your hair restoration!

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If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, call us to learn more about NeoGraft™ treatment.

Request a private consultation at one of our Pittsburgh NeoGraft™ locations. Appointments are available on weekdays, as well as Saturday. Your one-hour consultation can be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

To our Premier & Acqua Blu community,

March 21st Update:

We remain at your service during this time.

To our post operative surgical patients you can still reach Dr Brian Heil by contacting us at 412.953.3373 or 724.747.7062. You may also email us at [email protected] or [email protected] We are standing by to assist you and will return calls and emails within the same day.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please stay in touch via Facebook, Instagram and our website. We look forward to seeing you soon.

March 19th Update:

It has always been our mission to take the very best and safest care of our patients and staff, and in these uncertain times, this responsibility extends also to our Western PA community at large. Therefore, we are monitoring the situation on a daily basis with safety as our top priority. Currently, all patients and employees are being screened before entry to our facilities; this involves both measuring each person’s temperature and a COVID-19 screening survey based on PA DOH and UPMC standards. All patients with a temp over 99.5°F will be asked to reschedule. We have gone down to a skeleton staff to minimize the office population and ensure that less than 10 people will be in any facility region at the same time. We will be minimizing the use of waiting rooms by directly rooming patients after check-in when possible and, at times, by asking some patients to safely wait in their cars until their exam or treatment room is ready.

Hand sanitizers are available throughout our offices as well as sinks with soap and water. We continue to disinfect all frequently-touched surfaces between patients, including counters, furniture, pens, iPads, door handles, restroom fixtures, exam tables and chairs, wiping them down with hospital-grade sanitizers after each patient encounter. Our professional evening cleaning service is taking extra precautions in cleaning using their EnviroShield Endure System and adhering strictly to guidelines issued by the CDC & OSHA. Our facility is always maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness and sterility; however, we have ramped up our daily practice of decontamination and hygiene protocols to an even higher standard. Please limit chaperones to one additional person, and refrain from bringing in children and the elderly.

If you recently have had surgery and need to be seen for a follow-up visit, be assured that we will see you personally to ensure a full and safe recovery. At these appointments, you will be seen by only essential staff that have remained healthy, without signs of any illness or history of viral exposure. As a standard precaution, personal protection equipment will be worn as appropriate when examining you in accordance with any standing CDC recommendations. For now, at Premier Plastic Surgery we will be doing a limited number of consultations and treatments at our Wexford and Upper St Clair offices. Also during these challenging times we’d like to offer the option of a virtual consultation, please request these virtual consults by emailing us directly at . Our phones will still be answered during normal business hours and all emails will continue to be answered.

At this time, all surgeries planned in our private surgery center will be able to be completed as scheduled. Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh is a specialized outpatient facility that treats one patient at a time. Its medical resources are not of benefit or value to treating COVID-19 patients, thereby falling outside the call for cancellation of elective surgeries.

If you already have an appointment scheduled with Acqua Blu Medical Spa, one of our staff members will be reaching out to you directly to reschedule consults or treatments at a more safe future time. Regular appointments will resume on or after March 31, unless otherwise updated.

In the face of this ominous public health challenge, we all must work in concert with our community to help each other, protect each other, and extend extra understanding and patience to our fellow man. We urge everyone to protect themselves and their families. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please reschedule and seek out your general practitioner. If you need to reach us for a surgical emergency outside of office hours, please contact the answering service by calling (724) 935-7213 for emergencies.

This is an evolving situation and we will adjust our policies and practices in accordance with the best current knowledge and CDC recommendations. Please stay informed of the all Federal COVID-19 Task Force recommendations and any mandates of the PA Dept of Health. We will continue to pray for everyone and care for our patients through this time of need.

March 18th Update:

For the safety of our patients and staff, Premier Plastic Surgery is temporarily limiting visitors and restricting patient care for those potentially infected with COVID-19 virus. All patients and visitors will be actively screened prior to entry. For patients recovering from surgery, we ask that you limit accompanying visitors to 1 per patient. Visitors will be asked to remain in their vehicle for the duration of the visit. Visitors will be permitted in the exam or waiting room only in special situations, when a visitor is essential for the well-being and care of the patient. No visitors who are ill, sick, frail, elderly or at-risk (i.e. immune compromised or serious chronic illness) will be permitted access. No children less than 18 years of age will be permitted. Please do not bring children to your visit. Any approved visitors will be screened at the facility entrance by a staff member and must comply with a temperature screening.

March 16th Update:

From the time we opened our practice in 2001, our patients and employees have always been central to our purpose and our top priority.

Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the coronavirus. In the face of this unprecedented pandemic, we want to assure you we are committed to the health and safety of our patients and employees.

As part of our occupational health and safety regulations, washing our hands between each patient, wearing gloves, sanitizing our instruments and tools, disinfecting our treatment rooms, operating rooms, and checkin and checkout desks are part of our regular daily practice and occurs frequently throughout the day - regardless of season or sickness. Additionally, our practice undergoes weekly deep cleaning. We do this to ensure that our patients can trust Premier Plastic Surgery & Acqua Blu not only for their treatment but also for the practice environment. 

We're closely following the guidelines of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO) and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and doing everything we can to keep our communities safe. We have provided hospital-grade antibacterial hand gel sanitizers in our office and are requiring each staff member and patient to use it upon their arrival. We have added more frequent disinfecting of high touch areas to our already rigorous sanitation standards. This will include the front door, the point of sale computer and surface areas, patient seating areas, treatment rooms, and bathrooms.

We are requesting that both patients and our staff take steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases by following these important guidelines:

  1. Stay home when you are sick and for at least 24 hours after you are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C), or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medication. 
  2. Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  3. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  4. Cover your mouth with tissue when you sneeze and discard the tissue into the trash.
  5. Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  6. Clean and disinfect household objects and surfaces in your home.

We are committed to exceeding your expectations at this time. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you, in this time and always. And, while it's tough to imagine, we're all hopeful that brighter days will be here again soon. We're all in this together!

Stay safe and healthy. 

Dr Brian Heil & Staff 

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