Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly progressing science. The application of AI to modern medical techniques can achieve a variety of purposes, including improved ease, efficiency, and effectiveness of intricate procedures.
ARTAS Robot is a robotic hair transplanting device that uses follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques to perform effective skin grafts on the scalp. The device offers increased automation compared to traditional FUE methods in order to quickly and precisely rectify hair balding and thinning. The procedure ensures hairs are carefully selected and removed from the donor site before re-locating them to balding or thinning areas, producing natural-looking hair thickness. The sophisticated precision and robotic efficiency offer seamless results to increase hair fullness and restore confidence in your appearance.
At Flawless Hair Restoration, we are committed to providing customised care and information to help you make a decision that is right for you. Book an obligation-free consultation at $150, which is fully redeemable if you proceed with treatment. At your consult, we will:
- Discuss your concerns and stage of hair loss
- Explain your surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options
- Provide expert-level advice and a personalised treatment plan
How it works
ARTAS robotic devices use FUE technology to transplant hair from one area of the head to another. The machine’s stereoscopic vision and AI algorithms allow it to precisely select the best hairs for extraction using its robotic arm.
It begins by making tiny, careful incisions around individual hair follicle units. These are naturally occurring follicle groups in the scalp that usually contain between one and four hairs. By removing a select number of these units, the device can then implant them into areas where the desired hair density is lacking. Hair is often taken from areas that have more thickness, such as the back of the head. They are then carefully inserted into the selected areas, often the top of the head or hairline. The ARTAS device prepares the recipient site and implants the individual follicle units with advanced speed and precision. The implanted hair will then continue its growth in the new location.
The procedure is considered minimally invasive, as it does not involve significant incisions and does not interfere with the surrounding hair. Additionally, the advanced accuracy ensures no damage to underlying structures in the scalp and preserves the appearance of the skin surrounding the hair follicle. This means there is minimal chance of discolouration or scarring, giving you a hairline that looks and feels natural.
The ARTAS hair transplant procedure has a number of benefits and can be used to treat various degrees of hair loss, from slight hair thinning or patchiness to significant balding. The treatment is clinically proven to produce fantastic results for individuals of different ages, both men and women. After treatment, patients can enjoy thicker and fuller hair growth that is natural-looking, with no indication that a hair transplant has taken place. In addition, the procedure offers the following benefits:
- Improved hair graft growth rate compared to other transplanting treatments
- No stitches or scarring
- Virtually painless procedure with fast recovery
- Minimal discomfort after the treatment
- Natural-looking and long-lasting results
- Improved confidence
Ideal candidates for ARTAS robot procedures
ARTAS treatments can be ideal for patients seeking a minimally invasive procedure to rectify hair loss, whether from age, genetic predisposition, or conditions like alopecia. Men experiencing balding at the front or top of the head often see great results after the treatment. It can also be ideal for patients who are not otherwise suitable for more invasive “follicular unit transplantation” (FUT) procedures that involve more extensive surgical incisions.
The process will be different for every patient depending on the extent of their hair loss and how much transplanting is required. Since the procedure involves taking hair from the back or sides of the head, it can also depend on the fullness and stability of your hair in that region. An initial consultation will help determine the best approach to treating your individual hair loss concerns.
What to expect
Although ARTAS hair transplants require less time than other FUE procedures, the process will take multiple hours to complete. The exact length of time will depend on how much transplanting is required for the individual patient’s case.
The technician selects the number of hair follicle units to harvest from the scalp, then designates the exact site for extraction, as previously discussed with the patient. In accordance with these designations, the mechanical robot begins removing the hair follicles via microscopic circular incisions. The automation of this process compared to traditional FUE approaches facilitates the utmost effectiveness and accuracy.
The transplanted hair may take some time to grow after the procedure, and the best results will usually appear after a few months. Once the hair has settled into its new location, the follicles will remain there permanently.
Things to consider
Immediately following the procedure, it is common to have some swelling and discomfort in the treated areas. These symptoms should fade within 48 hours. Most people will be able to return to their normal activities within a few days, with minimal interruption to their everyday routine. Patients may be given instructions for how to care for their scalp after the procedure, which will help minimise any discomfort and aid the healing process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the FUE method?
FUE is a method of transplantation whereby hair follicles are extracted from the scalp individually. This is different from other more invasive methods such as follicular unit transplantation (FUT), which harvests hair follicles by surgically removing a strip of skin from the scalp.
When will I see results?
A few months after the procedure, your transplanted hair will begin growing into its new location. Patients should experience significant growth by the six-month mark.
Are results permanent?
The ARTAS procedure uses your own healthy, living hair from the donor site. The transplantation is designed to move the hair to live permanently in the new location.
Are there any side effects?
Although robotic hair transplants have an excellent success rate, every medical procedure comes with some risks. An advantage to the application of ARTAS technology is that it minimises the risk of complications caused by human error; however, some risks are still present. These can include:
- Lingering scalp tightness
- Infection of grafts
- Scalp pain or sensitivity at donor site
- Scalp scabs or sores
- Telogen effluvium (thinning or shedding of hair)
- Prolonged swelling