What Are the Benefits of the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant Over Other Methods
The ARTAS System is a 21st-century technological innovation that was introduced into the hair treatment field in 2011 to treat male pattern baldness. The system is sophisticated, utilizing computer assistance to harvest hair follicles during the actual process of hair replacement. ARTAS incorporates a number of elements in its operation, including an image-guided robotic arm and special imaging technologies that work together for the purpose of implementing the “follicular unit extraction (FUE)” technique upon the recipient of the system.
What is Follicular Unit Extraction
FUE is a minimally invasive technique used in hair restoration procedures to extract individual follicular units from the scalp in preparation for transplantation. Hair restoration or transplantation is used to treat hair loss, a condition that affects 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States. The system, which was developed by Restoration Robotics, features an image-guided robotic arm, small dissection punches and an interactive computer interface.
FUE can give very natural results. The advantage over strip harvesting is that FUE harvesting negates the need for large areas of scalp tissue to be harvested, so there is no linear incision on the back of the head and it doesn’t leave a linear scar. Because individual follicles are removed, only small, punctate scars remain which are virtually not visible and any post-surgical pain and discomfort is minimized.
Benefits of ARTAS
Overall, the ARTAS System enables Dr. LeBeau to harvest follicles using FUE more rapidly and with significantly lower transection rates than with traditional methods. Transection rates using ARTAS are reported at 8%, as compared with 20-30% with manual FUE. The ARTAS procedure can be done in half the surgery time compared to manual FUE.
A peer reviewed manuscript by showed yield rates over 95%. The system harvests follicular units in a random fashion so that there is no scaring. Patients receiving the ARTAS procedure can return to normal activities in one to two days, compared to weeks or months for strip harvesting procedures.
The ARTAS Hair Transplant System in Mobile AL
As the premier center for aesthetic hair restoration, the LeBeau Clinic will be the only location on the Gulf Coast offering the advantages of robotic assisted hair transplantation.
“Offering the ARTAS Procedure will be essential for my practice and for my patients who seek a permanent solution to hair loss without the scarring and downtime that comes with alternatives in the market. Im extremely pleased with the results and excited to offer a robotic solution to hair restoration.”
If you are in the Mobile AL or Pensacola FL area and are interested in receiving a hair restoration consultation, please contact us at 850.308.1738.