WHAT IS AESTHETIC SCALP?

Welcome to Aesthetic Scalp Chicago, the premier hair transplant physicians and experience for patients. At Aesthetic Scalp Chicago, we combine the latest in hair transplant technology including robotic hair transplantation (Artas robotic hair transplantation) with the latest in regenerative medicine to help improve the hair loss experience and minimize downtime and scarring.  We view both components to be vital to hair yield. Hair yield is the amount of hair that is removed from one location that grows in another location.

 

WHY ARTAS FOR HAIR RESTORATION?

We chose Artas robotic hair transplantation because it is the best technology currently available in the world at harvesting hair.  The Artas robot when properly set up and utilized has one of the highest yields out of any FUE technique available. FUE techniques which use handheld drills rely on user expertise.  These techniques while valuable will often lead to hair yields between 50% and 90% in expert hands. The reason for this is that even with loop magnification the bulb of the hair (the vital portion of hair to be harvested) cannot be seen and must be estimated.  The other factor is that technicians must then remove hair without damaging the hair over a period of time and be exactly consistent. The Artas robot never gets tired and can find the hair bulb more accurately than the human eye!! The result for you the patient is the highest yield we have found out of any device.  There is a simple reason why many facilities do not use Artas robotic hair transplantation–cost. The latest technology costs money but it is worth it for you as the patient if your results will be improved.

 

WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?

We also use many of the principles of regenerative medicine and integrative medicine to help improve hair yield.  If you implant hair into a dry scalp bed, your hair survival rate will likely be lower. Why not fertilize the scalp bed prior to hair transplant?  Most facilities do not use any other supplements to help with hair loss. We utilize the latest in supplements due to the incorporation of our medical hair loss expert, Dr. Sameea Chughtai, who is an expert in the function and physiology of the body.

While other facilities will tout the use of PRP which has been shown to have some improvement in hair yield, we offer many other biologic and regenerative solutions as other options.  PRP is the use of platelet-rich plasma to improve yield. PRP involves spinning blood, separating the platelets and theoretically making the scalp bed more inviting for hair. We have found other products to be just as effective if not more.  These include the use of growth factors and other principles of regenerative medicine to help improve the tissue bed and in our experience help, patients grow hair.

 

 

THE DOCTORS OF AESTHETIC SCALP

1. ANIL SHAH, MD, FACS

Dr. Anil Shah, MD, FACS is considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Chicago with technical excellence in several fields.  He utilizes technology in combination with traditional techniques to help give patients outstanding outcomes in hair replacement surgery.  Dr. Shah is currently the only board certified facial plastic surgeon with an Artas Robot and has worked with leading hair experts from all over including New York and Chicago.  

2. SAMEEA CHUGHTAI

Dr. Chughtai is an award-winning board-certified physician who specializes in improving patients at a cellular level with areas of expertise in noninvasive technology, regenerative medicine, biologics, hormone therapy, female hair loss and anti-aging. She has been in practice for over 15 years and combines her expertise to help provide patients seek answers to difficult hair issues including female hair loss.

 

TWO DOCTORS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Why have 1 doctor when you can have two?  Dr. Shah & Dr. Chughtai work with the latest technologies to help patients, both male and female, understand and improve their hair loss.  

For hair loss, your condition can be reviewed to understand if there are any other causes of hair loss including medical causes.  While the majority of male pattern baldness is related to androgenic alopecia, there are other factors which can contribute to hair loss.  For this reason, products like Propecia are not universally effective. Dr. Shah and Dr. Shah utilize the latest in medical treatments including regenerative medicine, biologics and other therapies in conjunction with the latest in surgical innovation such as robotic hair transplantation to help patients improve their hair.  Dr. Sameea Shah is an expert and award-winning physician on regenerative medicine, women’s health, and myriad of medical conditions which can contribute or exacerbate hair loss. Dr. Anil Shah is an award-winning facial plastic surgeon whose expertise lies in technical expertise and design of hair pattern and hair placement.  They combine their expertise to create a unique hair replacement experience.