The ARTAS system uses digital imaging and robotics to identify the optimal hairs for transplant, precisely harvests them, and then transplants those hairs into the balding area of the scalp.
The manufacturer claims that ARTAS halves the procedure time previously required for hair transplantation.
“The accuracy of the new robotic devices is simply amazing,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “Older hair transplantation methods often left tell-tale signs that don’t seem to be apparent with this new technology.”
According to the CBS news report, before ARTAS, old hair transplantation methods required a physician to remove and re-plant strips of hair and skin taken from the back of the head.
This method required staples or stitching to close the wound and often left linear scarring. The new technology uses digital imaging and precision robotics to remove, or dissect, hair follicles one at a time and then reinserts these follicles into thinning areas.
Discomfort from the procedure is reported to be minimal and hair will grow in naturally over the course of months.”
“The fact that the transplanted hairs will take up to nine months to grow in makes it less likely that others will realize that the patient had the procedure done,” says Dr. Ourian. “I know that many patients will be anxious to see their final results, but subtle and gradual hair growth coupled with minimal scarring may make the treatment nearly undetectable.”
Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including UltraShape, VelaShape, Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and CoolSculpting.
These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, unwanted fat, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others.
More information about hair restoration can be found on Epione’s website.