The ATERA system is a state-of-the-art hair restoration innovation that delivers modern technology to perform minimally invasive FUE hair transplant procedures to shape hairlines that are invisible to the eye and embody natural-looking effects.

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Why You Shouldn’t Lose Your Confidence Over Hair Loss
About ATERA FUE Hair Transplantation in Dallas
What is ATERA FUE Hair Transplantation?
Benefits of ATERA FUE Hair Transplantation
Candidates for ATERA FUE Hair Transplantation
What Are Some of the Causes of Hair Loss?
Dr. Stefan Thiele: Your Personal Hair Restoration Consultant
Preparation for an ATERA FUE Procedure
Recovery from Hair Transplant Surgery
Results of ATERA FUE Hair Transplantation
Ways to Complement an ATERA FUE Procedure
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Why You Shouldn’t Lose Your Confidence Over Hair Loss

Many research studies have linked hair loss in individuals with low self-esteem and reduced levels of confidence. One study suggested that androgenetic alopecia decreased the quality of life for individuals with hair loss, particularly with how individuals view themselves and their interactions with others.

Hair loss can bring embarrassment, cause you to withdraw from relationships with family and friends, or avoid social gatherings that you enjoy. 

At The Hair Transplant Center – Dallas, Dr. Stefan Thiele delivers the most up-to-date technologies in FUE hair restoration for clients. Dr. Thiele can help individuals like you boost your confidence and bolster your self-esteem through a revolutionary ATERA treatment formulated for your specific needs. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Thiele to obtain a treatment plan for your hair loss needs.

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About ATERA Hair Transplantation in Dallas

When you’re experiencing problems with hair loss, these problems can create significant psychological distress, including reduced self-esteem and decreased confidence. 

Researchers believe that the emotional stress of losing one’s hair can cripple a person’s confidence, prompt mental disorders, and reduce the quality of life. 

In the past, hair transplants consisted of invasive surgical procedures that created linear scars and left patients with unnatural-looking results. Today, hair transplants have come a long way thanks to advanced hair restoration techniques that help individuals achieve permanent, natural-looking outcomes.

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What Is ATERA Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplant specialists developed a “plug” technique that requires transplanting large groups of hair. “Hair plugs” are a form of hair transplantation that involves extracting plugs of up to 20 hair follicles. However, these “hair plugs” often create an unnatural hairline that can leave noticeable linear scars and undesirable marks for those who want short hairstyles. Eventually, hair transplant surgeons began using micrografts to reduce the appearance of transplanted hair on the scalp. 

Today, follicular unit extraction (FUE) remains the gold standard for hair restoration techniques. Hair transplant surgeons extract hair grafts using 0.6- to 1.025-millimeter micro punches that extract one to three single hair follicles at a time. Surgeons then transplant these follicles to thinning or balding areas on the scalp. These micro punches are so tiny that no signs of extraction exist, leaving no scars visible. 

FUE techniques permit patients who want to maintain short hairstyles to benefit from natural-looking hair transplants. Hair restoration doctors may spend significantly more time performing this procedure than traditional “strip” hair transplant surgery, but FUE hair transplantation can provide remarkable results.

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Benefits of ATERA FUE Hair Transplantation
Candidates for ATERA FUE Hair Transplantation
What Are Some of the Causes of Hair Loss?
Dr. Stefan Thiele: Your Personal Hair Restoration Consultant
Preparation for an ATERA FUE Procedure
Ways to Complement an ATERA FUE Procedure

Benefits of ATERA Hair Transplantation

  • A digital graft counter allows hair transplant surgeons to track how many grafts they’re harvesting.
  • A lubricant nurtures the root of the hair follicle during extraction.
  • A mechanism allows the grafts to remain lubricated until implantation.
  • Two separate tubings exist, one for lubrication and the other for graft suction.
  • Fast, more efficient operations improve results compared to other FUE systems.
  • A lighter handpiece promotes less trauma and minimal bleeding.
  • Natural results with a minimally invasive procedure leaves little to no scarring.
  • Simple aftercare means quick recovery, long-lasting results.
  • The minimal risk associated with the procedure ensures more comfort than strip hair surgery, making it more effective for tight scalps.

Candidates for ATERA Hair Transplantation

Anyone who experiences unwanted hair loss may be a good candidate for ATERA hair transplants. All types of hair loss can be treated with ATERA, including for individuals with curly hair. Those who experience thinning at the top of the head, thinning at natural part lines, loss of hair in patches that create bald spots, and full-body hair loss from medications or chemotherapy can benefit from the ATERA hair transplant system.

What Are Some of the Causes of Hair Loss?

Many factors can contribute to hair loss in individuals:

  • Hair-styling treatments, such as cornrows or tight pigtails.
  • Heredity.
  • High-stress activities.
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Medication and treatments.

Dr. Stefan Thiele: Your Personal Hair Restoration Consultant

A skilled and trained hair transplant physician can present various hair loss treatment options available to you and will recommend which technique will likely present the best chances for success. 

Dr. Stefan Thiele believes in the value of recognizing and responding to a patient’s condition, opinion, and beliefs. He creates an intimate, harmonious relationship with his patients that allows him to understand their feelings and open doors of communication.

When meeting with you, Dr. Thiele will conduct a preliminary consultation to reveal before-and-after pictures of previous patients who have experienced different types of hair restoration treatment. He will inquire about the hair loss methods or treatments you’ve used in the past and the level of success you’ve had with these treatments.

Preparation for an ATERA Procedure

In preparation for an ATERA procedure, Dr. Thiele will provide specific instructions to prepare you for this hair transplant surgery. These instructions provide guidelines for eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain medications. You must follow these instructions precisely. If you’re smoking, you must stop at least a week or two before the procedure. Smoking inhibits blood flow to the skin and can interfere with the healing process. 

During your initial assessment, Dr. Thiele will calculate the number of hair grafts required to determine the treatment duration.

The ATERA system moisturizes hair follicles after they are extracted. This moisturization keeps the follicular unit primed for grafting and enables the transplantation process to run smoothly. The hand unit can employ three different punch sizes, offering a solution that’s more adaptable to a patient’s specific case than other systems. 

At The Hair Transplant Center – Dallas, Dr. Thiele performs hair transplant surgery on an outpatient basis in our facility. This surgery doesn’t require a whole day to complete; the procedure begins in the morning and generally ends during the afternoon of the same day. 

Find out how we prepare patients for this procedure:

  1. Dr. Thiele or his experienced technicians trim the donor area on the back of the head.
  2. We apply a local anesthesia with sedation over the donor area.
  3. After the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Thiele’s team extracts hair follicles from the donor area using micro punches under three to five times magnification.
  4. After extraction, the ATERA collection system places the follicles in a staging area that digitally counts the number of extracted follicular units and keeps them in prime condition for grafting. These hair follicles remain in a moist, cooled state.
  5. Dr. Thiele and his team carefully transplant the harvested hair to the recipient site.

Recovery From Hair Transplant Surgery

Many patients can return to work and resume light activity several days after surgery. How soon you return to your normal range of activities depends on the duration, complexity, type of surgery you’ve had, and how well you follow Dr. Thiele’s after-care directions. 

Transplanted hair normally falls out two to three weeks after the procedure to make room for new hair growth. Many patients can witness a specific amount of new hair growth eight to 12 months after surgery occurs. 

Results of ATERA FUE Hair Transplantation

You may need a touch-up procedure to create more natural-looking results with ATERA FUE hair transplantation. ATERA FUE hair transplants can deliver significant results in restoring a full head of natural-looking, healthy hair.

Ways to Complement an ATERA Procedure

ATERA hair transplant surgery is an attractive option if you’re looking for a way to get fuller hair. If you choose this alternative, follow the tips below for post-surgery care and maintenance. If you fully understand the process and how to care for your scalp after surgery, you’ll likely increase your chances of having a successful hair transplant. 

  • Diet: After receiving a hair transplant, eat foods rich in protein to promote faster healing and induce hair regrowth, such as eggs, beans, tofu, walnuts, fish, and poultry. Eat foods rich in iron as they support the immune system and speed up the healing process.
  • Vitamins: Supplement with vitamins A, C, E, and B Complex that have effects on hair health.
  • Washing: Wash your hair frequently with a healthy shampoo. Be gentle when washing your hair. Use a sponge and avoid towel drying your hair to protect your hair transplant.
  • Gentle hairstyling: Avoid tight hairstyles such as cornrows and pigtails.
  • Massage: Massage doesn’t prevent hair loss on its own. Some research suggests that regular scalp massage helps maintain thicker hair. Gently massage the area four or five times a day with an outward swiping motion from the middle of the forehead to the temples to relieve pressure and swelling.
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