Hair can represent different things to different people. It signifies youth and health, its style is an expression of how a person wants to appear to others, and it is one of the first things that people notice about one another.
So it’s no wonder why men and women start to get nervous at the first sign of hair loss. Losing one’s hair is like losing a piece of one’s identity.
After centuries of home remedies, medications and surgical procedures, medical professionals have invented a hair loss transplantation procedure that is minimally invasive, produces subtle and natural results, lasts a lifetime, and is available in Pensacola.
Dr. Jacques LeBeau, MD, specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and LeBeau Clinic is the only exclusive site on the Gulf Coast that specializes on facial plastics.
“I’ve done a lot of hair transplants in my residency and fellowship, and what I think is the real future of hair transplantation is the ARTAS ,” said LeBeau. “The fact that ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant looks natural, uses no incisions, is not painful and leaves no scarring is what separates the procedure from anything else out there.”
The ARTAS Robotic Procedure is a minimally invasive hair restoration solution that uses digital imaging and precision robotics to harvest healthy grafts for transplantation. There is no need for the surgical removal of a strip of scalp, no scar left after surgery and no need for stitches or staples.
“Often people worry about their hair transplant looking fake or like a doll, but that was in the past,” said LeBeau. “Now they are completely natural and you can’t even tell that someone has had a transplant.
We transplant the hair as it grows naturally.” The procedure uses a computer-assisted robotic arm and digital mapping to take permanent growing hair, typically from the back of the head. The physician then implants the hair to the thinning areas of the scalp. The procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to several hours, depending on need.
ARTAS® computer-assisted robotic arm and digital mapping pin point hair groupings as they naturally grow in the donor area (as seen on the screen). This process provides the doctor micron level control and precision in designing a natural looking head of hair and hairline.
The LeBeau Clinic is the only place on the Gulf Coast that offers the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant system, a minimally invasive, painless hair restoration solution that produces subtle and natural results. photo | Mat Pellegrino “The robot takes every graph perfectly because it doesn’t fatigue or tire like a person would,” he said.
The hair transplanted is about a millimeter in length, and will grow in about three to four months. After about a year the hair has grown back to its normal length and can start to be styled.
LeBeau added that his friendly and helpful staff will work hard to keep their patients comfortable and happy before, during and after their visit. There is minimal recovery time and patients can often return to work the next day.
Though little maintenance is involved after the procedure, LeBeau believes the future of hair transplantation will be something men and women gradually have done as they age to keep up with the loss, ultimately leading to never experiencing baldness.
Originally from Navarre, Dr. LeBeau is fellowship trained and double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He opened his private practice, LeBeau Clinic, in 2012 and began offering ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplants back in October.
He comes from a line of medical professionals, as his father, Dr. Jacque V. LeBeau, DDM, and grandfather, Dr. Paul Bruno, DDM, both practiced general dentistry in Pensacola.
His father still practices today on N. Palafox Street.