Robotic FUE (ARTAS) Dallas
The ARTAS System is an interactive, computer-assisted medical robot utilizing an image-guided device to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting.A sophisticated image processing and various algorithms guide the physician in identifying and harvesting targeted follicular units. The follicular units are extracted, then stored for implantation according to the physician-designed restoration plan.The main advantage of the robot is that it can achieve rapid and accurate hair harvesting using highly sophisticated computer visualization technology and tireless repetition. With impressive technological gains, the computer software and hardware of the ARTAS robot provides one of the most efficient methods for FUE harvesting currently available. In spite of its advanced technology, the ARTAS has some limitations, such as harvesting from the lower portion of the scalp or body hair that must still be undertaken by hand. Using oftentimes a combination of hand and robotic technology can provide the best of both worlds and our team is skillful in both techniques offering the expertise that many clinics cannot match.
The ARTAS System is the creation of Restoration Robotics, Inc., the California-based medical device company specializing in hair transplantation technology. The development team is composed of innovators whose talents have pioneered other medical robotics instrumentation, including the daVinci Surgical System.In 2013, our hair transplant coordinator, EminaKaramanovski Vance, served as a Senior Director for Training and Professional Education helping develop the training program for the ARTAS users. Understanding medical robotics helps our team utilize the ARTAS system more effectively while exercising the best practice.
If you are considering an ARTAS FUE procedure, you need to plan that your entire donor area will be shaved to a length of 1mm (“high and tight” electric trimmer with no guard) in order for the robot’s vision system to accurately see the angles and direction of the hair.The donor and recipient areas will then have tiny scabs that heal within 7-10 days. In most people, the remaining hair grows out and covers signs of the procedure in the donor, and sometimes in the recipient, area within 10-12 days.
This patient underwent the ARTAS robotic hair transplant procedure to restore his lost hair. He is the perfect candidate for this procedure because he likes to wear his hair relatively shorter in style.
One size does not fit all and everyone has different needs, desires, and limitations that must be calibrated when embarking on any hairtransplant procedure.Dr. Lam and his team will discuss with you the best method or combination of methods that will be suitable for you as a prospective patient.