FUE System

The ATERA FUE System is a revolutionary system of hair restoration that provides the physician with advanced technology to perform minimally invasive FUE hair restoration for men and women that creates hairlines so natural looking that they are virtually unnoticeable. 

Don’t Lose Your Confidence With Hair Loss

Having a full head of hair is an outstanding feature that represents how you see yourself. However, when hair loss becomes evident, it may cause humiliation and cause you to withdraw from relationships or avoid social gatherings. In the long run, the mental impact of hair loss can affect the way you deal with your family and co-workers. 

Dr. Lawrence Barnard, Dr. Dominick Golio, and Clinician Rhonda Daniels PA-C of the Long Island Hair Transplant Center bring you the latest innovations and most up-to-date technologies in hair restoration. They can drive boost your self-esteem by conducting an ATERA FUE treatment customized to your specific needs. No one-size-fits-all solution exists for hair transplants, so it’s imperative to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Barnard, Dr. Golio, or Clinician Daniels so that they can start formulating a treatment plan for your hair loss concerns.

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About ATERA FUE Hair Transplant in Long Island

If you are still skeptical about the psychological effects of hair loss, consider the results of recent studies. Recent studies showed that hair loss could trigger a significant psychological breakdown, leading to an exaggerated feeling of unpleasantness. Even so, it can induce body dysmorphic disorder, a condition where the person experiences intense anxiety about own’s appearance. Furthermore, doctors found out that the emotional burden of losing one’s hair can have debilitating effects on confidence, trigger mental disorders, and may even reduce the quality of life. 

In the old and traditional way, hair transplants required invasive surgical methods that would leave linear scars and frequently left patients with unnatural-looking hair. Today, hair transplants have evolved with the advancements of hair restoration technology.

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What Is an ATERA FUE Hair Transplant?

The first hair transplant was performed in 1939 in Japan with single scalp hairs. Over the years, physicians created the “plug” technique that requires transplanting large tufts of hair. These hair transplants left visible linear scars that generated problems for those who wanted to keep their hair short. Eventually, surgeons began using mini- and micro-grafts to lessen the appearance of transplanted hair on the scalp. 

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the benchmark in hair restoration techniques. It follows from the principle of harvesting follicular units in small batches or individual grafts consisting of one  to three hair follicles, then transplanting them to the bald or thinning areas of the scalp.

Hair grafts get performed using 0.6- to 1.025-millimeter micro punches to extract one to three single hair follicles at a time, which leaves almost no signs of hair extraction. These micro punches are so tiny that they leave no scars visible to the naked eye. FUE techniques allow patients who want to wear their hair short to benefit from natural-looking hair transplants. FUE hair restoration procedures may be more time-consuming than strip hair transplant surgery, but remarkable results are worth it as patients can cut their hair short without fear of noticeable scars.

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Benefits of Atera FUE Hair Restoration
Causes of hair loss
Your Personal Hair Restoration Consultation
Preparation and Procedure

Benefits of Atera FUE Hair Restoration

  • Advanced FUE technology
  • Outpatient one-day procedure
  • Little to no scarring
  • Minimal risk and discomfort 
  • Minimally invasive and requires quick recovery
  • Permanent, natural results
  • Digital graft counter to help surgeons know how many grafts they extracted
  • Lubricates the hair follicle root during extraction
  • Keeps the grafts lubricated until implantation
  • Two separate tubings, one for lubrication and the other for graft suction
  • Faster and more efficient compared to other FUE systems
  • A lighter handpiece causes less trauma and minimal bleeding
  • More comfortable than strip hair surgery
  • Effective on tight scalps


If you’re anyone who experiences unwanted hair loss, you may be a good candidate for ATERA FUE hair transplants. Professionals can treat all types of hair loss with ATERA FUE, including curly hair. Those who experience thinning at the top of the head (the most common form of hair loss), 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 FUE hair transplant system.

Causes of hair loss

  • Family history (hereditary)
  • Hormonal changes and medical conditions
  • Stressful events
  • Hairstyles and treatments (cornrows, tight pigtails, traction alopecia)
  • Medications and supplements
  • Radiation therapy to the head

Your Personal Hair Restoration Consultation

A skilled and experienced hair transplant doctor will describe the various hair loss treatment options and will suggest which approaches will likely offer the best chances of success in your case. During the initial consultation, Dr. Barnard, Dr. Golio, or Clinician Daniels will show “before” and “after” pictures of previous patients who have gone through different types of hair restoration treatment.

If you decide to perform hair transplant treatment with Long Island Hair Transplant Center, it will be an outpatient procedure in a suite right at the doctor’s office. Our doctor will assess what methods or treatments you’ve used to combat hair loss in the past, as well as the level of success obtained from hair loss treatments. 

After building a history of your hair loss, our hair restoration experts can create a plan to combat it for you to enjoy the benefits of hair replacement, augmentation, or whichever method you decide to execute.

Preparation and Procedure

Our doctor will give you detailed instructions for preparing for hair transplant surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain medications. Carefully following these instructions will help your surgery go smoothly. If you’re smoking, it’s essential to stop at least a week or two before surgery because smoking inhibits blood flow to the skin and can interfere with the healing process. 

It’s also essential to ask someone to drive you home after the procedure. Take it easy for a day or two after the surgery and have someone assist you if you think you’ll need it. 


At Long Island Hair Transplant Center, hair transplant surgery takes place in our office-based facility. It doesn’t require one whole day to complete the procedure. During your initial assessment, Dr. Barnard, Dr. Golio, or Clinician Daniels will determine the number of hair grafts needed for the duration of hair replacement treatment. Usually, the hair transplant procedure will begin in the morning and finish in the afternoon of the same day. In the ATERA FUE system, hair follicles receive moisturization after the extraction; this moisturization keeps the follicular unit primed for grafting and makes the whole process optimized. The hand unit can employ three different punch sizes, offering a solution more adaptable to a patient’s specific case than other systems. 

  1. Dr. Barnard or Dr. Golio will shave the donor area on the back of your head. 
  2. Local anesthesia with sedation is administered over the donor area to make you relaxed and comfortable. 
  3. The hair restoration specialist extracts follicles from the donor area using micro punches under three to five times magnification.
  4. After extraction, the collection system puts them into a staging area that digitally counts the number of extracted units and keeps them optimal for grafting by putting them in a moist, cooled state. 
  5. The clinicians will carefully transplant the harvested hair onto the desired area.


How soon you resume your regular routine depends on the duration, complexity, the kind of surgery you’ve had, and how well you follow aftercare instructions. You may feel well enough to go back to work and resume light activity the day after you’ve had your hair transplant procedure. Many patients who’ve had hair transplants (plugs or other grafts) are discouraged to find that their “new” hair falls out within six weeks after surgery. You should know that this condition is quite normal and almost always temporary. After hair falls out, it will take another five to six weeks before hair growth starts again. When this growth happens, you can expect a half-inch growth per month.

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After your incisions have healed, you may need a surgical “touch-up” procedure to develop more natural-looking results. Sometimes, this requires filling in the hairline using one or in a combination of mini-grafts, micro-grafts, or slit grafts. Or, if you’ve had a flap procedure, a small bump called “dog ear” may remain evident on the scalp. You can ask your doctor to remove this item after complete healing has occurred. 

Typically, it’s best to expect that you’ll need a touch-up procedure. Your surgeon can usually predict how extensive your follow-up surgery is likely to be.

ATERA FUE hair transplants show significant results in restoring a full head of hair that is entirely natural-looking. One study showed that participants undergoing hair restoration treatment perceived themselves as more youthful-looking and attractive. Dr. Barnard’s patients can vouch for these fantastic hair transplant results.

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Ways to Complement ATERA FUE

ATERA FUE is the most advanced system for hair restoration. But it works even better with a few lifestyle choices. The following are a few easy-to-implement behavior choices that help you get the most out of your ATERA FUE treatments. 

  • Diet: After having a hair transplant, make sure your diet contains food rich in protein to promote faster healing and induce hair regrowth. These foods include eggs, beans, tofu, walnuts, fish, and poultry. 
  • Vitamins: Supplementing your healthy diet with vitamins is a great way to ensure your body gets supplied with all the nutritional fuel it needs. Vitamins E, C, A, and B Complex affect hair health. Vitamin B is especially recommended for use after a hair transplant. Patients should eat foods rich in iron as they reinforce the immune system and accelerate the healing process. 
  • Washing: Take care to wash your hair using a sponge. In this way, you can make sure you’re not being overly vigorous with shampooing. Avoid towel drying your hair to protect your hair transplant. Three weeks after surgery, you can consider getting a haircut. Your doctor has considered your scalp and hair to have healed completely. 
  • Gentle hairstyling and styling tips: Tight hairstyles such as cornrows and pigtails get correlated with increased hair loss. Keep your style more gentle, and your hair will reward your efforts. With styling tips, you can start using hair spray, gel, or mousse to hold your style in place about two weeks after surgery. Ask your doctor when it is the safest to start using styling products. Mousse can be especially helpful after a hair transplant, as it creates more volume and makes your hair look fuller.
  • Massage – Massage doesn’t prevent hair loss on its own, but some evidence suggests that regular scalp massage helps maintain thicker hair. Inflammation is a natural part of the body’s healing process, and you might notice some swelling in the forehead and at the temples. Gently massaging the area with an outward swiping motion from the middle of the forehead to the temples to help resolve the swelling. Do this massage four to five times a day.
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