What is ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant?
ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplantation is an advanced hair restoration procedure utilizing robotic technology and artificial intelligence to precisely harvest hair follicles for transplantation. The ARTAS Robot, developed by Restoration Robotics, allows for minimally invasive follicular unit extraction and implantation delivering permanent, natural-looking results.
Because of its advanced robotic and artificial intelligence capabilities, ARTAS enables highly accurate and efficient hair transplantation. The robot can delicately extract intact follicular units without leaving a linear scar while minimizing tissue damage, pain and discomfort. These harvested follicular units are then precisely implanted in the areas of hair loss by a skilled hair transplant surgeon. The precision of the ARTAS Robot allows the surgeon to create new, naturally appearing growth patterns over time.
How does the robot work?
The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System utilizes advanced technology and artificial intelligence to perform follicular unit extraction and implantation. First, the patient’s scalp is photographed and mapped out by the robot’s high-resolution imaging and analytical capabilities. The robot uses the images to create a 3D model of the scalp.
The robot then uses its sophisticated stereoscopic vision system and AI algorithms to identify and carefully extract intact hair follicular units one by one from the donor area. Specialized algorithms analyze each follicular unit, planning the optimal angle and direction for removal. The robotic arm is then able to delicately extract each unit without damaging surrounding tissue.
Once the follicular units have been harvested, the surgeon artistically implants them in the areas of hair loss according to the patient’s customized hair restoration plan. The robot’s precision extraction minimizes scarring and allows for completely natural new hair. This advanced automation and intelligence allows hair transplantation to be performed with unparalleled accuracy and efficiency.
Is the ARTAS procedure safe?
Yes, the procedure is completely safe. The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant is only utilized by highly trained, trusted surgeons to ensure safety in every procedure. Dr. Steffes of DCP is the only surgeon in Wisconsin who provides the ARTAS procedure, and one of the only surgeons in the upper Midwest to utilize the ARTAS iX, the most advanced robot available today.
While the procedure is minimally invasive, it’s important to take the recovery process seriously. After the procedure, you may experience some redness and swelling. You should take it very easy for a few days after the procedure, avoid sweaty exercise for 7-10 days and completely avoid brushing your hair.
How quickly does hair grow back with ARTAS?
The timeline for hair regrowth will be unique to each patient. It’s important to remember the transplanted hair will grow somewhat slowly and in phases to ensure a natural look. On average, new hair will be fully grown within about 9 to 15 months of the procedure.
Do I have to qualify as a candidate to receive an ARTAS procedure?
Anyone suffering from male or female pattern baldness can benefit from an ARTAS robotic hair transplant. Many patients are men in their 20s or 30s who have started losing their hair prematurely. As long as you have a sufficient donor area, are in relatively good health and want to restore your hairline, add thickness or cover bald spots, you could be a great candidate. The advanced ARTAS technology allows hair transplantation customized for your unique hair loss pattern.
The ARTAS system evaluates your individual hair loss and designs a customized treatment plan. During your consultation, your doctor will determine if you have an adequate donor hair supply for transplantation. As long as you are not experiencing diffuse thinning across your entire scalp, you’ll likely qualify. Even if you have light hair or curlier hair, the ARTAS robot can adjust to optimize results.Back To Blog
Start Your Hair Restoration Journey with DCP
Look and feel your best again with an ARTAS robotic hair transplant from Dr. Burt Steffes and DCP in Wisconsin. With his expertise in advanced hair restoration procedures, Dr. Steffes delivers natural-looking results and an improved experience over traditional methods. Contact DCP today to schedule your ARTAS consultation and take advantage of this revolutionary technology.