ARTAS® Hair Transplant Procedure
How does the ARTAS hair transplant system work?
The ARTAS Procedure restores your hair by transplanting permanent hair from the back or side of the head into thinning areas. Your doctor uses the ARTAS System to harvest healthy hair. Using digital imaging technology, the ARTAS System identifies and maps hair in its natural groupings on the scalp. Your physician then uses the ARTAS System’s precision robotics to remove hair so that the area retains its original appearance. The hair is then meticulously transplanted into the scalp by the physician, based on your treatment goals, to provide a natural looking result.
What are the typical steps of an ARTAS procedure?
The area of the scalp to be used for transplantation is trimmed so it can be digitized by the ARTAS System. The doctor will apply a local anesthetic. A skin tensioner is placed on the scalp so that the System can accurately locate and harvest the hair in its natural groupings.
The ARTAS System digitally maps the area, analyzing the position of each natural grouping of hair.
With the doctor’s guidance, the System harvests donor hair in a random fashion, so that the area retains its original appearance. The above process is repeated until the desired amount of hair is acquired.
The grafts are then transplanted into the desired areas of the scalp, according to your physician’s design. These implanted grafts grow as permanent hair.
What happens after the hair transplant procedure?
Most patients quickly return to their normal activities, often within a day or two. After a week, both the donor and recipient areas should have a similar appearance as before the procedure. At approximately six months, most patients enjoy a noticeable improvement. By nine months, they can experience natural-looking hair that will last a lifetime.
How soon will my hair grow?
The transplanted hair grows in gradually over time. Over a period of 3-4 months, you should start to see new permanent hair. At six months, most patients notice steady growth and increasing fullness. Most patients experience complete results in about a year. This new, permanent hair can be styled and cut normally, so you can experience the confidence of fuller hair.