The ARTAS® Advantage
Robotic Hair Transplant Surgery
The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System enhances manual surgical performance in three key areas where robotics are proven to extend human capability.
Over the last few decades, robotic procedures have advanced rapidly. Robotic systems are proven to assist Surgeons with difficult, repetitive, and precise surgical movements, reducing manual variability and improving outcomes. Their reproducible accuracy and precision has also enabled a shift to the less invasive techniques that patients seek.
Building on the benefits of this robotic foundation, Restoration Robotics has brought robotic technology to a new level of sophistication and advancement – delivering safe, accurate and consistent results in hair restoration.
Why the ARTAS® System Machine Interface do?
- Visualizes the surface of the scalp in three dimensions with micron-level precision.
- Stereo digital imaging maps coordinates, angle orientation and direction for each follicular unit.
- Determines the density and distribution of follicular units.
- At 50 times a second, monitors and updates distinct parameters of each and every follicular unit.
- Intelligent algorithms set the alignment and depth for individual follicular unit harvesting.
- Calculated angle of approach minimizes transections by the two-needle system.
- Only available in our London Clinic.
In an FUE procedure, the physician should be intimately involved with the entire hair transplant, whether manual or robotic. However, in robotic graft extraction, the physician inputs the surgical parameters into the robot’s software through a computer terminal or hand-held device.
At the beginning of the procedure, the surgeon applies the tensioner (a picture frame-like device) to the patient’s scalp to position the robot in the operative field and to create traction on the scalp.
During the procedure, the physician adjusts specific parameters, such as punch depth and angle, using the hand-held pendant or the computer. The tensioner must also be moved to new areas of the scalp as the harvest in each area has been completed.
In robotic site creation, the physician programs the total number of sites, density for specific areas, site angle, needle orientation and depth. A fiducial is used to position the robot to predetermined areas of the patient’s scalp. Once programmed, the site creation will proceed automatically.
Q: Who is a good candidate for FUE using the ARTAS robot?
A: Patients who want the option of wearing a short haircut in the back of their head, the sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction after their hair transplant surgery may be good candidates for Robotic FUE.
Q: What is the main benefit of Robotic FUE?
A: The main advantage of this method is a faster recovery due to no sutures, no linear scars and less post-operative pain.
Q: Are there any complications or risks with the hair transplant surgery?
A: Occurrences of infection following the procedure are very rare. In the rare cases where infection does occur, it is often due to the patient’s failure to fully follow post-operative instructions. Even when infection occurs, it’s usually fairly easy to treat with antibiotics.
Q: Do you do hair transplantation on women?
A: Yes. Hair loss in women is very common.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Local anesthetics are used during the procedure and a large number of patients report they remained comfortable, during both before and after their hair transplantation procedure. Occasionally, some pain is reported; however, this is generally referred to as “mild” pain.