Hair Restoration Specialist

Melissa R. Schneider, MD -  - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Melissa R. Schneider, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in Boston, MA

Thinning hair and a receding hairline can put a damper on your self-confidence. But with the groundbreaking technology behind ARTAS™ robotic hair restoration, offered at the office of Melissa Schneider, MD, PC, in Boston, Massachusetts, you can restore your full head of hair and boost your self-esteem. To find out if hair restoration is right for you, book a consultation either online or over the phone today.

Hair Restoration Q & A

What causes hair loss?

While thinning hair is most common after you reach the age of 50, it can certainly start as early as your 20s. If you notice thinning hair or bald spots, it could be related to:


  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Prescription drugs
  • Periods of stress
  • Thyroid problems


The most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, also known as “male-pattern baldness” or “female pattern baldness.” With androgenetic alopecia, you lose hair in a well-defined pattern, often starting at your temples. Because of your genetics, your hair gradually recedes from your frontal scalp and crown.

Am I a candidate for hair restoration?

Hair restoration with the revolutionary ARTAS robotic system is the latest and most advanced way to regrow your own natural hair. ARTAS hair restoration may be right for you if you have:


  • Black or brown hair
  • Naturally straight hair
  • Thinning hair
  • Bald spots


Your ARTAS hair restoration treatment package is entirely tailored to you, so you may still be a candidate even if you fall outside of these parameters.

How does hair restoration work?

Hair restoration with the ARTAS platform uses advanced follicular unit extraction (FUE), rather than traditional strip harvesting. During your ARTAS hair restoration procedure at the office of Melissa Schneider, MD, all you have to do it sit back and relax.

The ARTAS technology identifies and carefully selects the best hair follicles for effective harvesting. ARTAS then carefully harvests your hair follicles with superior precision and accuracy, while preserving healthy hair in surrounding areas.

Next, the ARTAS system maps out customized hairline and optimal follicle distribution sites. Dr. Schneider then either robotically or manually transplants your hair follicles into the targeted areas. Within about six months, you start noticing natural-looking (and feeling) thicker hair and continuing hair growth.


               Before & After ARTAS Hair Restoration

Is hair restoration painful?

Because of the groundbreaking technology behind ARTAS hair restoration, which eliminates the need for incisions, you experience little to no pain during your procedure at the office of Melissa Schneider, MD. Dr. Schneider even uses long-lasting local anesthesia to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.

During your ARTAS hair restoration procedure, you should feel relaxed enough to nap or listen to music. Afterward, your scalp may be a little tender, so Dr. Schneider often recommends taking an over-the-counter pain reliever to minimize discomfort. You can return to all of your normal activities within a few days.

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Call the office or request an appointment online to ook your hair restoration consultation today.

Individual results may vary.