The ARTAS® Robotic System
Our skilled hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Bernardino Arocha, is experienced with many of the latest techniques designed to successfully replace hair with natural-looking results. The ARTAS® Robotic System is a remarkably precise tool that can transplant permanent hair from the sides or back of the head into areas where hair has thinned. Dr. Arocha will use the ARTAS® System to meticulously harvest the hair from the donor site and place it in the desired areas, where it can grow naturally in the new locations. This advanced procedure can be a very effective solution for those who are suffering from hair loss.
Using the ARTAS® Robotic System with FUE
The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique is one of the most innovative and popular methods of hair transplantation available. With the ability to move individual hair follicles as opposed to larger strips of hair, the results of FUE are often incredibly natural. FUE is a technique that is often performed in conjunction with many advanced hair transplant technologies that may include the use of infrared cameras, calculations for the ideal number and density of transferred follicular units, and software to help determine the precise angle and depth of each transplanted follicular unit to produce the most natural-looking results. The ARTAS® Robotic System is one of these integral technologies, and it allows Dr. Arocha to optimize the outcome of FUE. With the combination of the ARTAS® Robotic System, the FUE technique, and Dr. Arocha’s extensive skills and experience with hair transplantation, the harvesting of individual hair follicles can be facilitated in a manner that greatly minimizes scarring at the donor site. Consequently, patients who undergo a hair transplant procedure with the ARTAS® Robotic System and FUE can typically maintain very short hairstyles with virtually no noticeable scarring or evidence of surgery.
Benefits of Hair Loss Treatment with the ARTAS® Robotic System
With the state-of-the-art ARTAS® Robotic System, Dr. Arocha can give both men and women an effective solution for hair loss that ultimately allows patients to cut and style their own natural hair in any way they please. Many of our patients who undergo the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure with the ARTAS® Robotic System report a boost in confidence thanks to a fuller, thicker head of hair. Additionally, the placement of the individual follicular units using this treatment method is often so precise and natural-looking that others never need to know that you have had a hair loss treatment performed.
Further benefits of the ARTAS® Robotic System with FUE can include:
- Scalpel-free procedure
- Zero sutures or staples
- Scarring that is nearly invisible regardless of hairstyle
- Fast recovery
- Permanent results
Finally, compared to manual FUE, the ARTAS® Robotic System can significantly improve the yield of hair grafts transplanted while simultaneously reducing the time it takes Dr. Arocha to complete the procedure.
The ARTAS® Robotic System Procedure
First, Dr. Arocha will trim the area of the scalp that will serve as the donor location. The ARTAS® Robotic System will then be used to digitize the area and create a virtual map. Dr. Arocha will apply a local anesthetic to the donor area and a skin tensioner to the scalp to allow the ARTAS® System to precisely locate and harvest the hair that will be transplanted. During the procedure, you will be able to clearly communicate with Dr. Arocha. The local anesthetic should ensure that you experience little to no pain.
Each natural hair grouping will be digitally mapped. Dr. Arocha will guide the ARTAS® System while it harvests the donor hair in a way that allows the donor area to retain its original appearance. The process will be repeated until an adequate amount of hair has been harvested for transplantation. The donor hairs will then be carefully placed into the areas of thinning hair on the scalp, where they should gradually begin to grow as permanent hair.
ARTAS® Robotic System Recovery and Results
Recovery from the ARTAS® Robotic System procedure will be dependent on each patient’s unique treatment plan; however, most patients are able to resume normal daily routines within a day or two. Dr. Arocha will provide you with detailed instructions for the days following the procedure, including how to protect the scalp from UV rays and the best way to wash your hair. Patients who experience any physical discomfort in the days following the procedure can often take an over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate this sensation. Noticeable improvement is often apparent about six months following the procedure. By the ninth month, many patients experience natural-looking hair that will last forever.
If you would like more information on the ARTAS® Robotic System, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Arocha Hair Restoration today.