The decision to have a hair transplant is, in itself, a giant leap.  It’s life changing for many reasons. Not only will it considerably alter your appearance, it will also reshape the way that you see yourself.  It will give you that new found confidence and energy that you never knew existed.

It’s clear that it’s a decision that requires research and should never be taken lightly.  However, when looking at the various types of hair transplants that are available on the market, you may have noticed the ARTAS robotic-assisted follicular unit extraction method.

If this is the case, then you’ll surely have asked yourself what this procedure is and what exactly it involves.

What is robotic hair restoration?

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE as it is also called, is a ground-breaking and modern procedure whereby individual hair follicles are extracted from separate donor zones using specialized a 1 -mm needle that has been expressly designed for the procedure.  The hair donor zones are often found in permanent hair growth zones and they are, thereafter, implanted in a natural formation that corresponds to the angle of the donors usual hair growth.

Robotic Hair Transplant

It is one of the most intricate and modern procedures and offers a minimal level of invasive surgery.   Additionally, it’s certainly effective and provides rapid recovery times with an absolute minimum in cosmetic scarring.  Yet this manual hand operated method is relatively time-consuming – which is why the ARTAS Robotic Assisted Follicular Unit Extraction is becoming increasingly popular.

Whereby FUE may well be progressive in itself, its time consuming procedures can result in substantial fatigue for both patient and surgeon alike.  For this very reason, ARTAS Robotic Assisted Follicular Unit Extraction has revolutionized the process and for the better.

So what are the benefits of this unprecedented technology?  Why is it light years ahead of its game in relation to other methods of hair transplantation?

What are the advantages of using this method?

  • The initial benefit has to be that it is a non-invasive surgical procedure. To offer a comparison, the strip harvesting method, which is a significantly more intrusive form of surgery, take sections of hair in strips and thereafter graft them onto the recipient zones where required.  Strip harvesting transplants require stitching and often staples which result in linear scarring that the robotic-assisted FUE transplant doesn’t.
  • Owing to it’s much less intrusive methodology, ARTAS robotic-assisted FUE can be carried out under a local anaesthetic providing a generally more comfortable overall experience alongside a reduced risk and exposure to complications, resulting in a favorable yet technical hair transplant approach.
  • The popular FUE method for hair transplants via its traditional hand-operated procedures can be extremely time-consuming. A patient can expect for it to take anything from two hours for a small number of grafts, up to anything over two days for a more intensive transplant. This, in turn, can result in both patient and surgeon fatigue. The ARTAS robotic assisted FUE can perform the most complex of hair transplants in as little as eight hours.
  • It will substantially minimize human inaccuracy and miscalculation. With the ARTAS robot, small holes are placed in the hair loss area where grafts are placed.  It’s vital that these holes are precise as they can alter any given aesthetic outcome of a transplant.  The accuracy of angle, depth and spacing, for example, is crucial.  The computerized procedure over a manual procedure is clearly more precise deeming the ARTAS robot a superior choice.
  • There is a significant survival rate of the ARTAS robotic-assisted follicular unit extraction transplant in comparison to other hair restoration procedures alongside an increased accuracy pertaining to the graft harvesting.
  • It’s possible, with the ARTAS procedure to extract follicles from those patients who have been subjected to multiple procedures in the past.

Each and every one of our surgeons that perform an FUE transplant is highly skilled in implanting all of the extracted follicles in accordance with the correct angle that your hair previously grew in.  All grafts are obtained from extremely precise locations, typically from those important permanent hair growth zones, for example, the rear of the neck and sides of the scalp.  The result of this precision conduct will ensure a natural future growth that will feel and move in accordance with your own natural hairline, henceforth, a transplant that will be worthwhile and healthy looking.

Hair transplants, generally, have made powerful advances in recent years and in particular, robotic hair transplant procedures can be deemed serious players regarding technology and the Follicular Unit Extraction process.  For anyone that is looking for a great result, that’s quick and efficient this is certainly one procedure that needs to be high up on the list.