ARTAS – Robotic Hair Restoration

  • Best Results9-11 months
  • Treatment Recovery2-7 days
  • Procedure Time3-8 hours
  • Skin SpecialistDermatologist
  • Duration of ResultsPermanent
  • AnaestheticBlocks, sedation
  • Back to Work1-7 days
  • Cost$$$$$

ARTAS - Robotic Hair Restoration

ARTAS is a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence robotic hair restoration device. Robots can perform intricate, delicate work such as removing one hair follicle at a time with accuracy, efficiency, and consistency. A robot takes out variables such as physician concentration, stability & precision. This is the future of hair restoration.

FactsFacts On ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration

  • This system can harvest follicular units with pinpoint precision
  • ARTAS uses a programmable algorithm to select specific follicular units
  • Extraction is conducted by the robot
  • ARTAS can also create the recipient site
  • The surgeon is instrumental in programming the robot to undertake tasks
  • ARTAS can harvest over 1000 hair graft units in a few hours
  • This procedure gives a natural hairline without visible scars
  • Robotic hair restoration is the way of the future

What is ARTAS?

This is a state-of-the-art robot that uses 3D image scanning to harvest hair follicles without scarring. The robotic arm can place hair follicles with absolute precision & speed in the crown, temples & hairline, creating a natural result. This procedure is painless & scarless. 

Hair follicles re-positioned by ARTAS iX are not susceptible to male pattern baldness & will remain in position for a lifetime. Most patients require one treatment session for permanent results.

Will my hair transplant look natural?

Absolutely. FUE or follicular unit extraction gives the most natural results. Unlike FUT, there is no linear scarring with ARTAS FUE. 

We ensure that the hairline design is kept as natural & the correct number of follicles are transplanted for the best coverage. The results following FUE will not be known to anyone but you.

Does FUE transplantation - ARTAS leave visible scars?

FUE is the most scarless hair transplant procedure to date. This enables patients to wear the hair short without a visible linear scar that is seen after FUT (traditional hair transplants).

In some patients there may be subtle pinhole areas of discolouration with super short hairstyles (blade 0 to 1). These areas represent the one millimetre punches that are present after FUE.

When will hair start growing?

Within three to four months after the surgery, with maximal growth at the nine-to-twelve-month mark.

Note, within the first 2-4 weeks of FUE, the transplanted hairs will fall out. This is normal. New hair growth will occur in 8-10 weeks after this event.

Davin’s Viewpoint on ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration

We employ robots to perform the most precise, intricate jobs with absolute pinpoint accuracy including microscopic steps in the manufacturing of computer chips. 

As a reference (I will be concise), to create conducting paths between the components etched into a microchip, the entire chip is overlaid with a thin layer of metal (mostly aluminium). The lithography and etching process is used again to remove all but the thin conducting pathways. Many layers of conductors, separated by glass insulators, are created. These chips can be as small as 2 nanometres – or forty times smaller than the diameter of hair. 

If robots can perform this type of work, extraction of hair really is a piece of p*ss. The flipside is that the surgeon still needs to input the parameters so the computer-based algorithm can decide on what follicles should be harvested (1,2,3 & 4 hair units). Additionally, parameters such as the harvest site & design of the recipient site are made by the surgeon. Another limitation is that this bot can only pick up high contrast follicles, meaning light coloured blonde or red hair cannot be easily seen. Dyeing hair the day before the treatment is a way around this.

The upside of ARTAS iX robotic hair restoration is the consistency of harvest that is not dependent on human variables such as fatigue. This system is new to Australia, & I am fortunate to have had the training & evaluation.

I do believe that this is the way of the future. We will soon have scanners to count the amount of donor hair available, then design a hair line with absolute precision based upon the information available. Possibly with genomic testing we can predict future patterns of hair loss & deliver restoration that takes into account timelines.

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