ARTAS hair Transplant Robot
Hair transplantation with the ARTAS ® robotic system is one of most modern technology in 2022 for surgical hair transplantation. This technique helps doctor in follicular unit extracting (FUE) of hair transplant so that this process is done with utmost precision and strength.
The ARTAS robot, developed by research engineers at Restoration Robotics, Inc., in Mountain View, California, has been FDA-approved for robotic hair transplantation since spring 2011.
With advancement of technology, various methods have been invented to perform various beauty procedures, which has improved conditions and increased demand of people to perform these beauty procedures. Due to sudden hair loss in people, hair transplantation has become one of the most popular beauty procedures and has received much attention.
Hair transplantation is done with different methods depending on cause of hair loss or baldness and age of people, and one of these methods is robotic hair transplantation with ARTAS device.
Robotic hair transplant with ARTAS device
ARTAS hair transplant is a minimally invasive robotic hair transplant procedure used to restore hair loss in men and women. The ARTAS system uses precise robotics and intelligent algorithms to perform Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method, which is why it is considered one of the best and most popular methods for hair transplantation.
Robotic hair transplant with ARTAS device is practically painless, and hair transplant is done with this device without scarring and such problems.
Among other unique features of this method, it should be said that ARTAS robotic device provides precision, speed, accuracy and compatibility. It also has advanced digital imaging and intelligent algorithms that create a favorable result after operation.
Another feature of robotic hair transplantation with ARTAS machine is natural results after operation, as well as minimal damage. In fact, the presence of these features has made users very interested in using these devices for hair transplantation.
It is worth noting that ARTAS robotic hair transplant system is the most advanced and best device ever introduced in field of hair restoration surgery. The system uses image-guided robotics and intelligent algorithms to improve manual hair transplant techniques. This technology has created a different revolution in hair transplant industry with the help of doctors and its unique results.
Why choose ARTAS method for hair transplantation?
Robotic hair transplantation with ARTAS device offers many advantages to women and men who are looking for hair transplantation and restoration of sparse hair. These advantages and features make us choose this unique method from among various methods. Some of the biggest advantages of ARTAS are:
- This method is practically painless.
- It is a method without surgical knife and sutures.
- No linear wound.
- This method has intelligent robotic algorithms.
- Advanced digital imaging
- This device identifies the best hair follicles for harvesting.
- ARTAS identifies existing hair follicles and protects them.
- It has precision robotics that provide speed, accuracy and consistency.
- It eliminates the possibility of manual fatigue or human error.
- It offers the highest quality hair transplants in one session.
- The recovery time with this method is much faster than other methods.
- The result of this work is complete and natural, which are also permanent.
ARTAS hair transplant vs traditional methods
The ARTAS robotic hair transplant system was created by Restoration Robotics and uses FUE hair transplant method. The traditional FUE hair transplant method was a laborious process that required surgeons to manually dissect hundreds and thousands of hair follicles from patient’s donor area.
ARTAS hair transplant technology was developed by leading researchers and engineers to improve hair growth results as well as complement FUE technique. Doctor-assisted robotic technology allows surgeons to harvest each hair transplant with the exact same consistency and precision throughout process, eliminating any human error or fatigue.
Also, the new technology of ARTAS hair transplantation is able to identify and harvest best follicular hair units for accurate harvesting, as well as calculate the exact depth and angle of follicular units. Also, this device can track a person’s hair transplant in entire process and deliver strong and quality hair transplants to the customer continuously.
What is hair follicle unit extraction (FUE)?
Robotic hair transplantation with ARTAS device includes FUE hair transplantation method, formerly known as follicular unit extraction. In fact, it is a method of transplanting healthy hair to damaged area of hair loss. Also, FUE is one of two common methods used in hair transplantation. The FUE hair transplant method uses follicular units naturally to grow new hair.
While many people think that a single follicle grows from each follicle, hair growth actually occurs in follicular groups (or units). Each hair graft consists of 1 to 4 hair follicles, all of which emerge from a single pore.
Before FUE hair transplantation, 3-4 mm hair branches are taken from back of scalp to replace tissues in front of head. This often leads to an unnatural appearance in individual. Since ARTAS hair transplants extract each individual follicular unit, smaller hair grafts can be used to give hair a more natural look.
Currently, ARTAS robotic system and NeoGraft automated device are the only FDA-approved devices used in robotic hair transplantation.
Steps of robotic hair transplant method
ARTAS hair transplant is a non-surgical and minimally invasive hair transplant method. The robotic system uses artificial intelligence algorithms and precise robotics at micron level to restore hair naturally without need for sutures or wounds. This system is used to extract healthy follicular units from donor area (the area not affected by hair loss) and re-transplant them to recipient site (the area affected by hair loss).
Donor area: The donor area for hair transplantation is part that is taken from healthy hair grafts for transplanting. This area is usually found on back and sides of scalp, where hair growth is permanent and is not affected by chemical DHT, one of main contributors to male and female pattern baldness.
Recipient site: The recipient site is part of scalp where healthy grafts harvested from donor area are transplanted. This area is usually seen on top and crown of head, where thin hair is most common.
The method of robotic hair implantation with ARTAS device may take from 4 to 8 hours, depending on needs, goals and wishes of the patient’s hair restoration. The patient sits comfortably during all surgical procedures and can rest whenever possible. The ARTAS procedure is almost painless. However, local anesthesia is applied to donor and recipient areas to minimize patient discomfort. Most patients feel little pain during and after treatment.
Preparation in ARTAS method
Before starting to harvest ARTAS graft, it is necessary to trim donor area to appropriate length. The length of hair in this area is recommended to be one millimeter or shorter. This gives computerized imaging system most accurate results for identifying, tracking, and harvesting each hair transplant. Using innovative technology of ARTAS robotic hair transplant system, the donor area will appear almost untouched and transplant will be unrecognizable to others.
Hair harvest stage
In robotic hair transplantation with ARTAS device, hair harvesting refers to process of harvesting healthy hair follicles from donor area. ARTAS uses a high-quality stereoscopic vision system to identify and analyze most optimal hair grafts to harvest, accurately dissect those grafts, and track them all from start to finish. This technology strategically determines which healthy grafts are selected to maintain most natural appearance in donor area, resulting in an excellent result. These are all under control and supervision of an ARTAS licensed hair transplant surgeon.
Hairline design stage
Ensuring a natural and undetectable appearance is essential for hair transplant procedures. For this reason, the construction of recipient site is one of most important stages of ARTAS hair transplant method. The receiver manufacturer site refers to process of designing a suitable hairline and a beautiful pattern for new hair growth.
ARTAS hair transplantation is minimally invasive due to micron-level accuracy provided by precision robotics. Unlike old methods of hair transplantation, no sutures are needed to close wounds after extraction. The robotic hair transplant system features a two-step dissection process to dissect each individual hair transplant, resulting in minimal scarring on donor site. Any small wound that remains will have very minor scars that will completely close over next few days after surgery. Due to invasiveness of ARTAS hair transplant procedure, patients can return to their normal schedule within a day or two.
The result of robotic hair implantation with ARTAS device
ARTAS hair transplant results in natural results that are permanent. Because the transplanted hair originates from donor area, these follicles are not affected by same conditions that cause hair loss at recipient site – allowing for permanent hair regrowth. After a successful hair transplant, growth begins almost identical to hair follicles still in donor area. Hair shows consistent growth over time – and results are natural and long-lasting.
New hair growth is visible as soon as 3 months after ARTAS hair transplant procedure and will continue to grow significantly for a long time. On average, patients see the most noticeable hair growth results from 6 to 9 months after ARTAS robotic hair restoration.
FAQ about ARTAS Hair Transplantation Robot
Is hair transplant painful with ARTAS method?
ARTAS hair transplant is a painless procedure. However, local anesthesia is applied to donor and recipient areas to minimize patient discomfort. Most patients feel little pain during and after procedure, and some even do not feel any pain at all.
Does hair transplant with this method have side effects?
ARTAS robotic implantation is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal side effects. Patients may experience slight swelling and redness after ARTAS hair transplant procedure, which will completely heal within the next 1-2 days.
What is the difference between ARTAS and NeoGraft?
ARTAS vs. NeoGraft: Both hair transplant methods use Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. NeoGraft is a hand-held device that helps extract and transplant hair follicles, while ARTAS is an automated robotic system that performs procedure with guidance of a surgeon.
Is ARTAS method right for me?
ARTAS hair transplant is a suitable option for hair restoration for men and women. Of course, robotic hair transplantation with ARTAS device may not be suitable for people who are in advanced stages of hair loss.
After hair transplantation with this method, how much time should be spent for recovery?
ARTAS hair transplant recovery time is shorter than most cosmetic procedures. Since no sutures are required, patients can enjoy a quick recovery. Most patients are able to return to their normal schedule almost immediately.
It is interesting to know that robot can sense patient movement and if movements are too much, it can adjust or stop temporarily.