ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration
The First and Robotic Hair Transplant System
Feel years younger with ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant. This FDA-cleared, physician-assisted technology provides permanent, natural-looking results without the plugs, pain and stitches associated with traditional hair transplants like strip surgery. This minimally invasive procedure does not leave a linear scar, so you have the freedom to cut and style your hair the way you like without having to hide a scar.
ARTAS Hair Studio
View a 3D photograph-based simulation of your potential results with the ARTAS Hair Studio® Technology.
Advanced digital imaging analyzes and tracks each hair to preserve the natural look of your donor area.
Recipient Site Making
Recipient Site Making with intelligent algorithms creates the ideal hair pattern for the optimal outcome. Protects existing, healthy hairs.
How ARTAS® Benefits You
- Virtually pain free
No stitches or linear scar associated with the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant Procedure
- Intelligent algorithms
Identify and select your best hairs for harvesting.
- Physician-assisted robotic technology
Delivers high quality robust grafts.
- Robotic harvesting
Digital mapping provides precise and consistent graft dissection, unavailable with manual techniques.
- Robotic Recipient Site Making
Creates natural site distribution for optimal results that avoids damaging existing healthy hair.
- Eliminates human fatigue and the potential for error associated with traditional manual hair transplants
Ensures consistent graft quality throughout the procedure.
- Fast recovery
Allows you to get back to work and your daily activities quickly.
The Donor Area
The donor area is a very important consideration when getting a hair transplant. This is the area that provides the hair that will be transplanted into your thinning areas. Located on the back of the head, this hair is not subject to male pattern baldness, and will grow permanently in its new location. While older transplant methods can leave a noticeable scar or pattern, the ARTAS®Robotic Hair Transplant was designed to maintain the natural look of the area.
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2 – Photos courtesy of Hair Sciences Center of Colorado, James A. Harris, MD
3 – Photos courtesy of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, Robert M. Bernstein, MD
Your Transplant Area
The transplant area is the location on your head where your donor hair will be transplanted. Your physician will develop an aesthetic design using the ARTAS Hair Studio® Technology based on your goals, hair type and your facial features. Your new hairline will be created and thinning areas will look fuller, thicker and more even.
The ARTAS® Robotic System uses advanced digital imaging to provide accurate mapping and calculations of critical hair follicle characteristics to determine your best hairs for harvesting. ARTAS Hair Studio will deliver your aesthetic design to the ARTAS System for Recipient Site Making and your clinician will transplant each hair individually, providing natural-looking results.
Natural, Permanent Hair Growth
After a few months, the transplanted hair will begin to grow in its new location. Your newly transplanted hair, like the rest of your hair, grows steadily over time. Around six months, you will start to notice significant growth. The hair will continue to grow in the treated balding areas over the coming months.
How Will You Look?
ARTAS Hair Studio® is a 3D photograph based simulation of your potential results. During your consultation, your physician will work to design your personalized cosmetic hair pattern and illustrate different options, showing you various graft counts and hair distribution, with your direct input. Intelligent algorithms create a natural site distribution that avoids damaging existing healthy hair, giving you a natural, fuller look.
Protect Your Healthy Hair
- Recipient Site Making avoids damaging your existing healthy (terminal) hair using a series of algorithms that evaluate many hair characteristics.
- It is critical to identify both existing healthy (terminal) hair as well as miniaturized (vellus) hair in order to create the best possible Recipient Site Making outcome. The ARTAS System identifies and avoids damaging healthy hair resulting in providing you the best aesthetic outcome.
- It is also important to identify vellus hair in order to fill in balding areas and preserve areas that currently have healthy hair.
Your Hair. Your Style.
Follow your clinician’s instructions on how to shampoo and care for your hair. Your newly transplanted hair, like the rest of your hair, grows steadily over time. After a few months, you will begin to see new hair growth. Around six months, you will start to notice significant growth.
Your hair will continue to grow in the treated areas over time. You will be able to treat your newly transplanted, permanent hair just like the rest of your hair and can style your new hair in any way you choose.
Designed with the Patient in Mind
For many years, balding patients have been searching for a minimally invasive and virtually pain-free procedure to restore their natural hair. Patients feared artificial-looking, obvious results. Even now, older and more traditional hair transplant procedures are invasive, requiring stitches with prolonged and painful recovery. These procedures leave patients with an obvious linear scar, often requiring a longer hairstyle to conceal. Side effects may include residual and lasting scalp tightness, and potential nerve injury in the donor area.
There are other manual handheld methods that depend entirely on human eye-hand coordination. One of the many risks include human error and a high degree of human fatigue. Visualization of the treatment area is limited to what can be interperted by magnification glasses. This repetitive manual task loses consistency and quality over time.
The ARTAS Look
The ARTAS® Robotic System was designed with you, the patient, in mind. Developed with leading hair transplant physicians and researchers, this state-of-the-art robotic technology was created to eliminate the guesswork and fatigue associated with manual handheld methods, along with the scarring, complications and downtime of existing invasive surgical techniques.
With the ARTAS® Robotic Procedure, no long incisions or stitches are required, rendering your hair transplant procedure virtually undetectable. Overcome the negative stigma associated with traditional, manual hair transplants and expect exceptional results without the side effects and recovery time common with older techniques.
How Will You Look?
Preview your potential results today. The ARTAS Hair Studio® Technology is a 3D photograph based simulation of your potential results. During your consultation, your physician will design your personalized aesthetic hair pattern and illustrate different options, showing you various graft counts and hair distribution, with your direct input.
Your Donor Area
A very important area on your head to consider is where your hair is being harvested from. This is called the donor area and consists of an area on the back and sides of your head. The physician-assisted ARTAS® Robotic System utilizes advanced algorithms to identify and select the best hairs for harvesting, ensuring unparalleled results and preserving the natural look of your donor area.
Your Optimal Hair
Advanced digital imaging scans, tracks and grades each hair, selecting your best hairs for harvesting. Image-guided precision robotics remove each hair individually. Only the minimum amount of your hair needed is harvested to complete the chosen aesthetic design, created by your physician using ARTAS Hair Studio.
Your Site Making Plan
Your aesthetic design from ARTAS Hair Studio is delivered to the robot for Recipient Site Making. The ARTAS Robotic System creates the ideal hair pattern, giving you a natural look that avoids damaging pre-existing healthy hair.
Virtually Pain Free
Many patients report little to no post-procedure pain. Your doctor may recommend some over-the-counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol®) for temporary discomfort. The minimally invasive ARTAS Procedure will allow you to recover quickly, unlike older, traditional methods. You will be typically back to your regular activities in a few days.
Questions to Ask
Before you make a decision, it is important to ask your physician questions about pain, residual side effects and the major differences between the ARTAS® Robotic Procedure and manual follicular unit extraction (FUE).
- Be sure to download the list of questions to take to your consultation.
How is the physician involved during my ARTAS Robotic Procedure?
The ARTAS Procedure is performed by a licensed physician and surgical staff that have been properly trained and certified on the ARTAS Robotic System. Your physician is the one who creates the hairline design, sets the parameters for harvesting and manages your personalized treatment plan.
What are the qualifications of the ARTAS technicians you use?
At Restoration Robotics, we certify and train the staff on the ARTAS Robotic System. Restoration Robotics also provides ongoing education and training to keep the staff updated on the latest technology developments.
It is important to confirm with your physician that the individuals you meet with make up the team that will execute your procedure.
Does my ARTAS Robotic Procedure require stitches? Is it painful? Are there any residual side effects like with strip surgery?
- In strip surgery, a long strip of tissue is surgically removed from the back of your head and stitches are used to sew the scalp back together again. This can leave a visible linear scar and also make the healing process uncomfortable, or even painful.
- With the ARTAS Procedure, small needles are used to remove thousands of hair follicles from your scalp leaving only small pinpoint incisions. Since the incisions are distributed throughout a broad area, your Donor Area maintains its natural look and the procedure is less detectable. Patients often describe the procedure as virtually pain-free.
What is the difference between the ARTAS Procedure versus manual FUE?
- Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a labor intensive procedure that is highly dependent on precision and repetition to harvest thousands of healthy hairs for transplantation. When performed manually, the success of the procedure is limited by hand-eye coordination. Because the procedure is tedious and long, the results can be affected by a person’s fatigue.
- With the ARTAS Procedure, a robot is used to harvest the hair. Robots excel at tasks that require precision, repetition and consistency. Because of the intelligent algorithms and the dissection technique, the robot can harvest hair effectively throughout the procedure. The quality of the first graft is the same as the 500th graft harvested. Robots never get tired.