Hair Loss and Restoration: Gone Today and Back Tomorrow

ARTAS is not a work of art with a bad attitude but rather the world's first and only robotic hair transplant system in the form of a 3-D microscopic camera that feeds images into a computer that analyzes and  maps. This robotic hair transpant promises permanent, fuller and younger looking hair with none of the negative aspects usually associated with hair transplants. Although not exactly pain-free, this minimally invasive outpatient hair restoration procedure leaves very little scarring and requires no stitiches. Recovery time is just a few days for most people.


ARTAS Before and After: Source: YouTubeARTAS Before and After: Source: YouTube


How does ARTAS work?

The two-step process produces healthy grafts while at the same time maintaining the natural appearance of the balding area. First, a robot designed by experts uses state-of-the-art imaging and algorithms to select and then extract with delicate precision the most viable hairs for harvesting from the back of the neck. In the second stage, Dr.Thomas Griffin, a Philadelphia surgeon, individually transplants them into affected areas. Unlike traditional procedures, the follicles used in this process remain healthy. According to Dr. Griffin, "The robot gives the advantage of very accurately extracting those follicles and therefore providing the best possible final result."


ARTAS: Source: EfesaludARTAS: Source: Efesalud


ARTAS has been developed to extend the capabilities of the surgeon by precisely dissecting follicular units thousands of times in a single session. Each follicular unit is tracked in real time and updated 60 times per second. ARTAS's high definition user-interface provides multiple views of the dissection, which in turn allows the surgeon to adjust parameters without disrupting the process. This enables an excellent outcome each and every time. Significant growth occurs within six months and hair continues to fill into affected areas over the course of the next year.

Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP) plasma therapy

The addition of plasma rich platelets (PRP) maximizes results. Dr. Griffin takes a few vials of blood from the patient and injects the platelets into the scalp. He says: "These platelets contain growth factors which when relased become involved with wound healing actually stimulating follicular growth..."


ARTAS Robot: Source: SureHairTarnsplantsARTAS Robot: Source: SureHairTarnsplants


The future of ARTAS

Once again, the cold hand of technology in the form of hair restoration robotics has proven to be a boon to the quality of human life. ARTAS hair transplants are costly (can be up to $10,000) and worse, curently aren't covered by insurance.The robotic hair transplant, so far at least, is exclusively for men but that may well change over the next few years. Although not painless, the process is tolerable and well worth the results.

If you are suffering from hair loss, find out more about ARTAS today!

Closing thoughts on hair loss: 

I don't consider myself bald. I'm just taller than my hair. ~ Roman philospher, Seneca








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