Thanks to the ARTAS robot-assisted hair transplantation method, which uses a new, highly-precise robotic system from the USA, we can now carry out robotic hair transplantations quickly and effectively. In contrast, the widespread STRIP transplantation technique (also known as the FUT technique), practiced since the 1950’s, involves the removal of a hair-covered strip of skin from the back of the head. The extracted hairs are processed and transplanted to the thinning or bald areas. One further hair restoration surgery is the FUE technique. With the single hair transplantation FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), single hair follicles are manually extracted. This form of hair transplantation is often used in the area of the hairline or for eyelash transplantation. The drawback with this method is the relatively high percentage (ca. 30%) of non-usable transplants. Enter the high-precision ARTAS robotic hair transplantation method.
The ARTAS System scans the back of the head and chooses the healthiest hairs for extraction. This guarantees that the transplanted hair has the longest possible lifetime. The percentage of non-usable transplants drops to ca. 8%. The ARTAS-Robot can recognize how hair grows and can so can calculate the best exit angle for removal. The robot extracts the hair in the form of grafts (1-4 hairs), which the specialists of the hair transplantation team then process into single hair follicles, and insert, hair by hair, into the area of baldness.
The treatment is outpatient and generally takes four to eight hours, depending on the amount of hair to be transplanted. The patient is awake during the procedure and listens to music, or optionally, dozes in a twilight sleep. A check-up follows on the next day, in which further action, as well as the care of the scalp and the hair, is discussed.
The treatment is, according to our previous patients, virtually painless, and the recovery phase takes about one week. The final result is very natural. The robot evenly extracts only 15 – 20% of the original hair on the back of the head and even then, not so much that it’s noticeable. The patient can later wear their hair as short as they like because with the ARTAS method the transplanted hair shows no visible difference. Before is after – and vice versa.
The growth of the hair is a continual process, and the final result is visible after about one year. Not only men are affected by hair loss – more and more women are also suffering from thinning hair that eventually falls out. The ARTAS technology is the best possibility for both sexes to again enjoy a life with full hair.