hair transplant

762 grafts implanted to frontal and mid-scalp

Pre-treatment

Pre-treatment

2014-09-02

6 months later

*6 months later

2015-06-04

15 months later

*15 months later

2016-03-03

Treatments at Skincentral

33 years old male

769 grafts implanted to frontal and mid-scalp

Pre-treatment

Pre-treatment

2014-08-27

9 months later

*9 months later

2015-08-06

16 months later

*16 months later

2016-03-03

Treatments at Skincentral

65 years old male

*Please note that results may vary among individuals.

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Image-guided system of Artas

The ARTAS System is an image-guided system composed of a robotic arm, dual-needle punch mechanism, video imaging system and a user interface. It uses 2 sets of cameras to enable assessment of every follicular unit in its field of vision and uses sophisticated software algorithms to choose and dissect individual follicular units safely and efficiency under the guidance of the physician. The ARTAS System was developed in close collaboration with several leading hair restoration physicians and its technology is being continually refined to enhance the quality of follicular unit harvesting for the benefit physicians and their patients.

Image-guided system of Artas

Image-guided system of Artas allows the system to target follicular unit at the appropriate angle

Advantages compared to manual FUE procedures
  • The ability to minimize damage to follicular units during extraction
  • Reduced harvesting time
  • Increased overall quality of grafts and graft survival
  • Increased accuracy and precision of FUE that is not subject to the limitations of the human eye or human hand
  • Being a robotic device, consistency of harvesting is not affected by physical or mental fatigue during thousands of repetitive motions that required during FUE.

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant Procedure

  1. The donor area is trimmed to approximately 1mm in length to make it easier for the ARTAS robot to target donor follicles and local anesthetic is injected to numb the area of the scalp planned for harvesting.
  2. back of head
  3. During harvesting you will sit for a prolonged period of time face down in the ARTAS surgical chair whilst the dermatologist conducts the ARTAS follicular unit extraction. A skin tensioner is applied to the trimmed donor area to keep the skin taut and to facilitated harvesting. The skin tensioner will be shifted across the planned donor area after extraction of hair follicles of each “grid”.
  4. The harvested grafts are carefully extracted and placed under high magnification to assess integrity, and then trimmed and sorted to optimize results.
  5. After a short lunch break, the skin in the recipient area is numbed via injection of local tumescent anesthesia by the hair transplant surgeon-dermatologist. Multiple tiny incisions are made in preparation for graft insertion.
  6. The rest of the hair transplant team will place individual follicular unit grafts into the pre-made sites and is the most time-consuming part of the hair transplant procedure.
  7. When graft placement is completed, the position of the grafts will be double-checked and a quick wash performed immediately before the area is wrapped with a bandage.

What to expect after a typical ARTAS procedure

  1. Grafts usually heal and form crusts that fall off in around 10 days.
  2. Redness on the skin can last for 10-12 days, or rarely longer.
  3. Swelling may occur and can last up to a week.
  4. Numbness, redness, mild burning or itching at the treated area can occur during the healing period and usually resolve in 7 days.
  5. The implanted grafts begin healing as soon as they are inserted into the scalp, and requires about 24 hours for them to “seal”.
  6. Whilst scabs start falling off in 5-10 days, hairs sometimes fall out together as a normal part of the transplanting process.
  7. Around 2-3 weeks after hair transplant most if not all transplanted hair should fall out as a normal physiological response. Existing hairs in the treated area often also fall out temporarily (“shock loss”), but will regrow afterwards.
  8. Around 3-4 months later - new growth of hair within the transplanted follicles starts to occur but will not be very obvious or significant.
  9. Around 6 months later - most individuals will notice a substantial growth of hairs, though the final appearance will take approximately 12-18 months later.