ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration

ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration is an advanced surgical procedure that utilizes robotic technology to precisely harvest and transplant hair follicles from the donor area to the recipient area of the scalp.

This innovative approach offers patients a minimally invasive and highly accurate solution for addressing hair loss and achieving natural-looking results. 

ARTAS Hair Transplant Explained

ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration is an innovative surgical procedure designed to address hair loss and promote hair regrowth using advanced robotic technology. The ARTAS system utilizes high-resolution imaging and precision robotics to identify and harvest individual hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp with unparalleled accuracy. These follicles are then transplanted into areas experiencing hair loss, ensuring natural-looking results and minimal scarring.

ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration offers a precise, efficient, and minimally invasive approach to hair transplantation, providing patients with an effective solution to hair loss concerns.

Benefits of ARTAS Hair Transplant

ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking to address hair loss and restore their hair density with precision and effectiveness, including:
  • Precision: ARTAS utilizes robotic technology to precisely harvest and transplant hair follicles, ensuring accurate placement and natural-looking results.
  • Minimally Invasive: Because no large incisions are made, ARTAS reduces discomfort and downtime compared to traditional hair transplant methods.
  • Natural Appearance: ARTAS creates a natural hairline and growth pattern, seamlessly blending transplanted hair with existing hair for a harmonious look.
  • Efficiency: The ARTAS system streamlines the hair transplant process, resulting in shorter procedure times and enhanced patient comfort.
  • Customized Treatment: We tailor ARTAS procedures to each patient's unique hair loss patterns and aesthetic goals.
  • Minimal Scarring: With precise extraction and transplantation, ARTAS minimizes scarring in both the donor and recipient areas, promoting faster healing and a more discreet outcome.

How New Horizons Can Help

New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration, providing cutting-edge solutions for hair loss with precision and expertise. Because our center has been performing ARTAS robotic hair restoration since the beginning of 2012 and is one of the first and most experienced in the world, we can harvest up to 3,500 follicular units in a single day with a harvest speed of about 900/hr. This is not possible with any other follicular unit extraction (FUE) method including NeoGraft.

Our skilled team utilizes this advanced technology to deliver natural-looking and long-lasting results tailored to your individual needs. If you're ready to restore your hair density and confidence, schedule a consultation with us today to explore how ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration can help you achieve your goals.

ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration FAQs

ARTAS robotic system utilizes advanced computer/robotic technology to harvest follicular units (FUE) while the NeoGraft™ automated system facilitates the harvesting of follicles during an “FUE”-type hair transplant which is actually performed by a doctor. Both technologies dramatically improve the accuracy and speed of FUE harvest compared to previous manual extraction instruments.

The ARTAS robotic system has computer-based robotic control, video imaging and uses a blunt dissection technique. This new technology allows for very precise extraction of follicular units from the donor area with minimal transection what does this mean?. The NeoGraft™ machine is a manually operated machine that uses sharp edge dissection. Because it relies on manual controls rather than robotics, it is less accurate and the cutting tip may cause more graft injury. The precision of the ARTAS robot allows the grafts to be harvested with fewer traumas and will thus result in better growth.

  • Increased accuracy of harvesting grafts due to computer technology to minimize damage to follicles
  • Consistent quality of the grafts throughout the procedure from start to finish – no human fatigue factor
  • Reduced harvesting time
  • Increased graft survival

The ARTAS robotic device is an image-guided system composed of a robotic arm, needle punch mechanism, disposable proprietary dermal punches, video imaging system, disposable cartridges, and a user interface. Its extraction technique consists of a double punch arrangement with an inner (1mm) punch and outer (1.3mm) punch. The inner punch has cutting capabilities to score the uppermost part of the skin and the outer punch has a blunt edge used for dissection of the follicular units from the surrounding tissue that minimizes injury to the grafts. This is an advantage over the NeoGraft system which utilizes sharp punch dissection which has a higher possibility of follicle damage.

ARTAS robot has its limitations (so far! we are working on that!).

NeoGraft allows us to utilize more donor sites rather than only posterior scalp and sides of the scalp utilized by the ARTAS robot.

We have extensive experience with NeoGraft to harvest beard, chest, arms, or leg hair without scars, thus expanding possibilities of hair transplants in patients with scarce scalp donor sites.

NeoGraft may be more reliable in re-do cases when previous STRIP harvest sites may be difficult for the ARTAS robot to navigate.

FUE or “Follicular Unit Extraction” is an advanced, minimally-invasive hair transplant method that allows for the harvesting of individual follicles (hair units) from the donor area without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar. This is important to everybody but especially to those who like to wear their hair short.

FUE is a modern surgical hair transplant technique used to treat male pattern baldness. This technology physically replaces lost hair with a patient’s own fuzz from donor areas on the back and/or sides of the scalp (or other donor sites) as opposed to using Rogaine or Propecia to treat baldness. Hair follicles are “harvested” from the donor areas in one of two ways—follicular unit extraction (FUE) or strip harvesting. FUE uses a small, 1mm dermal punch to pluck small tufts of hairs directly from the scalp. Strip harvesting relies on cutting out a strip of scalp (ouch) and manually excising the follicles from the flesh using a microscope. These follicles are then carefully grafted onto the bald patch, known as the recipient area. The grafts will begin to grow on their own within three to four months. Full growth is expected at 1 year after transplant and will normally continue to do so for the rest of the patient’s life.

To use the ARTAS® (or NeoGraft™), the patient first has their hair shortened to about 1mm in length. The patient then sits in the chair with the ARTAS® positioned above him. A physician then uses the robotic arm to make a series of small dermal punches to harvest the follicles—collecting up to 1,000 hairs an hour. These follicles are then manually transplanted into the recipient area. The entire process generally takes a single session lasting up to eight hours.

It is well-accepted that FUE hair transplants can heal faster, with less discomfort and swelling and more comfortably than linear-harvest techniques using a scalpel and requiring stitches. With FUE, once healing is complete (within 5 days), the patient has the option of wearing a very short haircut without the worry of a tell-tale linear scar. Without the need for stitches or staples, the downtime is shorter with fewer activity restrictions post-operatively.

Much less swelling and pain than STRIP. You can be back in the gym in just 5 days!

No, but it helps.

If you prefer to keep your hair long and if your donor hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE can be done by shaving small areas which can be covered by your other, existing hair. For maximum yield however, a buzz cut is recommended in the donor area.

If this is not an option, we offer temporary covers prepared by our experienced technicians that can camouflage the donor site.

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What to Expect at Your ARTAS Hair Transplant

At an ARTAS® appointment, expect a thorough consultation with our hair restoration specialists to discuss your goals, assess your hair loss pattern, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. On the day of the procedure, you can anticipate a comfortable experience as the ARTAS system precisely harvests and transplants hair follicles.

During the procedure, the doctor uses the ARTAS Harvesting System to gently and precisely dissect thousands of hair grafts in a single session. We can identify which grafts are optimal to remove by using the ARTAS High-Definition Stereoscopic Vision System. After we harvest the hair follicles, the ARTAS system uses the doctor’s prescribed hairline design to create new recipient sites precisely. Basing the new recipient sites on the doctor’s prescribed hairline design is possible thanks to the patented ARTAS Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

We then use the ARTAS system to make recipient sites and implant the hair grafts simultaneously, depending on the device model, procedure, and patient. The procedure protects your existing terminal hair and creates natural-looking results with the proprietary AI algorithm design.

The duration of the procedure appointment can vary depending on factors such as the extent of hair loss and the number of grafts needed, but it typically takes several hours. Throughout the appointment, our team will ensure your comfort and well-being, guiding you through each step of the process with care and expertise.

How to Prepare for Your ARTAS Hair Transplant

To prepare for your ARTAS® appointment, follow any specific pre-procedure instructions provided by our medical team, which may include avoiding certain medications or activities in the days leading up to the appointment. Take the time to gain a clear understanding of the procedure during the consultation, asking any questions and discussing any concerns you may have.

On the day of the appointment, wear comfortable clothing and arrange for transportation, as the procedure can take several hours. Inform our team of any changes in your health or medications since the consultation.

Your cooperation in adhering to pre-procedure guidelines will contribute to a smooth and successful experience during your ARTAS appointment.

Planning for Recovery after ARTAS Hair Transplant

Following an ARTAS® procedure, anticipate a recovery period during which you may experience mild swelling, redness, and tenderness in both the donor and recipient areas of the scalp. These side effects are typically temporary and can be managed with prescribed medications and proper care.

Expect the transplanted hair to shed within the first few weeks, followed by a gradual regrowth process. It's advisable to avoid strenuous activities and direct sun exposure during the initial weeks to facilitate optimal healing. Detailed post-operative care instructions will be provided, including guidance on hair washing and any necessary follow-up appointments.

While individual healing timelines may vary, most individuals can typically resume regular activities within a week or two after the procedure, with visible results becoming apparent over the following months.