It’s no secret that hair loss is a common worry, and this can occur in both men and women. Among the countless hair growth products, treatments, and surgical procedures, it can be difficult to know which one will work best for you. ARTAS™ is an FDA-approved robotic system designed specifically for treating male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). The device uses a computerized algorithm to precisely target the follicles of your scalp and transplant donor hair follicles to balding areas, offering unrivaled precision. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to a fuller head of hair, we’ll walk you through everything from what to expect during treatment, to how long it takes to see results.
What Causes Hair Loss in Men?
Hair loss is a common problem that affects men and women of all ages. It can be caused by genetics, aging, or other factors such as stress, illness, diet, medications, etc. The most common cause of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness (MPB). This condition usually starts at the temples and progresses to the top of the head over time. Another type of hair loss is alopecia areata which causes patchy baldness on the scalp. Alopecia totalis occurs when there is complete loss of hair from the entire body while alopecia universalis involves the loss of hair from the whole scalp.
How Does ARTAS™ Compare to Other Hair Restoration Options?
Circular Grafts (Hair Plugs)
Circular grafting is a technique used for hair transplantation where small plugs of tissue are taken from one area of the donor site and transplanted into another area. These plugs are then joined together using micrografts. This hair restoration procedure leaves obvious scars on the head, creating an unnatural result.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
FUT hair grafts require a strip of scalp tissue to be removed before extracting the hair follicles using stereo-microscopic dissection. As a result, there is fine linear scarring left behind the head. This may be an issue for those who wish to wear shorter hairstyles, as there will be some visibility of the linear scar. Compared to other hair transplant procedures, FUT is painful and requires extensive recovery time. Side effects such as numbness and tightness in the scalp can also occur with FUT.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE harvests individual hair follicles for precise transplantation into the balding or thinning areas of the scalp. Because each follicle is carefully placed with their original grouping, a more natural appearance to the hairline is achieved and there is enhanced control as the micro hair grafts are implanted. Because this procedure is highly demanding, there is a wide room for human error. A slight mistake can result in damaged hair follicles.
ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration System
The ARTAS™ system uses robotic technology to extract individual follicles from the back of the head and place them directly onto the bald areas of the scalp. Using advanced artificial intelligence algorithms in this robotic hair transplant, superior precision is offered, leaving little room for error.
During your free consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for ARTAS™ hair restoration. Using artificial intelligence with the ARTAS™ Hair Studio, a 3D model of your hair restoration will be created, allowing you to tailor your desired result. You will be able to choose your hairline styles through a variety of different simulations created from digital imaging. This selection will then be used later to guide the ARTAS™ system during the hair transplant surgery. Your treatment provider will discuss your pre-op care to ensure you achieve the best results from this procedure. This includes shortening the hair in your donor sites, allowing for ARTAS™ to correctly choose the best possible hairs for transplantation. It is common for patients to choose a transitional haircut prior to their hair transplantation that will hide the process and procedure from others, if desired.
ARTAS™ is virtually painless, and a local anesthetic will be applied to your scalp, ensuring comfort. As you sit in the chair, you will be free to watch movies or simply relax, as your hair is being restored. The ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Transplant System uses revolutionary artificial intelligence to select healthy hair follicles for harvest while delivering a natural look of thicker hair. Afterward, it will transplant the hair follicles to thinning spots based on the design your provider has made.
Revolutionary ARTAS™ technology can:
- Analyze, monitor, and track each hair 60 times per second
- Rapidly target hairs at the micron level
- Calculate the exact depth and angle of each follicle
- Perform up to 1,000 grafts per hour
- Provide consistent graft quality
- Preserve healthy hair in “donor” areas
Compared to other hair loss treatments, ARTAS™ is superior in preserving the health of transplanted hair follicles. After undergoing the procedure, healthy and long-lasting hair will start growing in the bald spots where they used to be. After 6 months, most people notice significant improvements. After 1 year, the final results will have appeared, leaving you with a full head of hair. ARTAS™ doesn’t require any stitches or staplers, so you won’t feel any significant pain or discomfort after the procedure. After a couple of days, you’ll be able to resume regular activities including exercising.
Are you ready for a full head of hair?
If you’re tired of seeing and hiding thinning, balding areas of hair, ARTAS™ is waiting for you here at Lotus Elite Aesthetics. Our providers are experts in hair restoration and aesthetics and strive to provide both world-class care and results. Schedule your free consultation today, and take the first steps towards restoring a youthful, full head of hair!