Robotic Hair Restoration..
FUE hair transplant procedure.
On April 14, 2011 the FDA granted a 510k dollar clearance to the ARTAS System for follicular unit extraction of the scalp on androgenic alopecia patients. In 2007, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) meeting was presented with the initial test results of ARTAS. At that point, the prototype had and unacceptably high transection rate of 30%. After more research and testing at the ISHRS, the company reported that the device had decreased transaction rates to 6–15%. At the ISHRS meeting in September 2011 the company reported further improvement in the transaction rates.
ARTAS is available at a few locations the U.S. and is only approved for use on patients with straight hair that is dark brown or black in color.