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Robotic Hair Transplant- How it works

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant brings a new level of precision and accuracy to hair transplantation.

It normally takes seven to eight hours to individually harvest, by hand approximately 1,000 grafts. Since the surgery is tricky and time consuming, fewer than 10% of hair restoration surgeons perform this method of hair restoration. The new ARTAS can gather grafts for hair transplant quicker and with less pain for patient.

Once the machine is turned on and initial parameters are set by the physician, and set to start, the machine decides which follicles to score around. It then proceeds from one hair follicle to the other at preset speeds.

The patient is positioned for the robot to punch out the grafts on a donor area of roughly 5 to 10cm at a time. During this time, the patient must remain absolutely still as the head is restrained by straps. The surgeon then removes each graft by hand with a pair of forceps. After this, the patient is repositioned for ARTAS to work on a new section of donor hair. This process continues until the extraction portion of surgery is complete. The implantation of grafts is done using the traditional transplant method.

It’s a simple, single day procedure for most patients. Patients are typically awake during the procedure, watching a movie or listening to music. After the procedure, you’re able to return home immediately. Most patients return to their usual activities within a few days.

You can have fuller, healthy looking head of hair sooner than you think. But the only way to know for sure is to see a hair transplant physician so that you find out if it’s right for you. ARTAS is available at a few locations in the U.S.

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