Restoration Robotics Announces Results of Real-World Case Study

Restoration Robotics Announces Results of Real-World Case Study

Restoration Robotics Announces Results of Real-World Case Study for ARTAS iX System

Restoration Robotics, Inc, the global leader in robotic hair restoration, today announced results from a real-world evaluation study of the new ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System demonstrating clinical efficiency in hair harvesting and implantation. ARTAS iX™ is the only intelligent solution to offer precise, minimally invasive, repeatable harvesting with simultaneous site making and implantation functionality in one compact platform.

The results are from a real-world case study conducted by David A. Berman, M.D., FAAD, a leading hair restoration surgeon, founder of the Berman Skin Institute in California and one of the first users of the ARTAS iX System, and he developed a poster entitled “Robotic, AI-assisted Follicular Unit Excision And Implantation For Hair Restoration With ARTAS iX” during the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting 2018.

The case study on a 50-year-old Caucasian male with advanced androgenetic alopecia, evaluated the ARTAS iX System’s success in both assisting in the harvesting of follicular units (grafts containing 1-4 hairs), as well as in follicular unit excision (FUE) during hair transplantation surgery.

Key results include:

  • 1042 follicular unit grafts were harvested at an average harvesting speed of 1093 grafts/hour, with peaks as high as 1318 grafts/hour.
  • Nearly 800 (796) grafts were implanted robotically at an average rate of 468 grafts/hour, with peak rates at 794 grafts/hour.
  • No adverse events or post-operative complications were reported.

“Manual FUE is a widely-used and clinically proven technique, however, the cases are arduous, requiring thousands of precise repetitive motions to accurately extract and carefully implant individual grafts,” said Dr. Berman. “Aiding the clinician throughout the entire procedure, ARTAS iX mitigates clinician fatigue, increases throughput relative to manual procedures, and avoids damaging the hair follicle through use of the robotic implanter.”

These results suggest that the robotic, image-guided ARTAS iX System provides a practical alternative to manual FUE procedures, whose limitations include human fatigue, pain and discomfort associated with long, repetitive procedures and capricious human vision that can potentially lead to human error during manual hair transplant procedures.

“This case study provides real-world clinical evidence demonstrating the clinical efficiency of our new state-of-the-art ARTAS iX System and further supports the use of robotics to overcome limitations of manual hair restoration procedures,” Ryan Rhodes, CEO of Restoration Robotics, said. “We know that minimizing the amount of operative time is beneficial to both the patient and the physician.

This case study shows that ARTAS iX provides clinically-efficient surgical workflows while reducing the total case time for these procedures. We look forward to developing more evaluative studies to continue showcasing the advantages of our latest technology.”

About Restoration Robotics

Restoration Robotics, Inc. is a medical device company developing and commercializing the ARTAS® and ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System.

The ARTAS iX System is the first and only physician-assisted system to dissect and assist in the harvesting of follicular units directly from the scalp, create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms and implant the hair follicles into the designated sites. The Company has unique expertise in machine vision, image guidance, visual servoing and robotics, as well as developing intuitive interfaces to manage these technologies.

Restoration Robotics Announces Results of Real-World Case Study for ARTAS iX System


Robot Can Now Perform Implantation Step of a Hair Transplant

Robot Can Now Perform Implantation Step of a Hair Transplant

Robot Can Now Perform Implantation Step of a Hair Transplant

Robert M. Bernstein, MD, FAAD, introduced the Robotic Implantation of Follicular Unit Grafts at the 26th World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS).

To the audience of over 550 hair restoration surgeons, Dr. Bernstein explained how this new robotic capability can help the physician make the hair transplant procedure even more accurate and precise, while further reducing the variabilities brought on by human error and physician fatigue.

After years of development, this innovation of the ARTAS Robotic System, called ARTAS iX, has recently been cleared by the FDA for implantation. It builds upon the technology of the first nine iterations of the ARTAS System and adds implantation as a significant functionality. With this system, the physician inputs the surgical plan into the computer and the robot automatically carries out the incision and mechanical graft insertion.

This latest advance allows three of the four mechanical steps of a hair transplant procedure; harvesting, recipient site creation and now implantation to be automated.

Harvested grafts are loaded, 25 at a time, into rectangular cartridges. The cartridges are then inserted into the firing arm of the robot. The physician adjusts for density, direction, and depth of the incision, as well as the depth of graft implantation. The system currently can implant up to 500 grafts per hour.

Dr. Bernstein said: “One of the main advantages of using cartridges with robotic implantation over manual techniques is that there is much less risk of crush injury to the grafts.”

During manual implantation, the grafts are generally grasped by the bulb, or just below the sebaceous glands, and then dragged into the incision risking considerable damage in the process.

In contrast, in robotic procedures, a cartridge is loaded by grasping the graft at the top and then gently placing it into the cartridge channel. By avoiding the lower portion of the follicles, this system eliminates unnecessary injury to the growth centers of the transplanted hair.

With robotic implantation, the physician creates a digital recipient site plan that is communicated directly into the robot’s computer. This includes the size, distribution, density, direction and angle of the sites. Once the system is positioned over the patient’s scalp, the cartridge is loaded into the arm mechanism and implantation begins.

As with all hair transplant surgery, the physician’s skill and judgement remain a critical aspect of the procedure. But, now that implantation can be performed robotically, the ARTAS robotic system is an even more powerful tool for the hair transplant surgeon when performing the more labor-intensive aspects of the process.

About Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration

Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, founded by Dr. Bernstein in 2005, is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss in men and women using the most advanced technologies.

In 2011, Bernstein Medical became one of the first physicians worldwide to use the image-guided, computer-driven technology of the ARTAS Robotic System in clinical practice. Bernstein Medical is a beta-testing site for the study of new product features and enhancements in the robot. The state-of-the-art facility is in midtown, New York City, where Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Shaver treat hair loss patients from around the globe.

Robot Can Now Perform Implantation Step of a Hair Transplant


Silicon Valley Hair Institute New Post on Costs

Silicon Valley Hair Institute Announces Artas Video Milestone

Silicon Valley Hair Institute, Serving San Jose and San Francisco with Robotic Hair Transplantation, Announces Video Milestone

Silicon Valley Hair Institute, the Bay Area leader in hair transplantation servicing cities from San Francisco to San Jose, is proud to announce a new milestone on YouTube. The company’s informational video for the ARTAS robotic hair transplant system has reached 1,000 views on YouTube.

Bay Area residents curious about solving hair loss via robotic hair surgery have clearly indicated that they enjoy video content to learn more about hair restoration options.

“Videos are a great way to show the public how a particular process works,” explained Miguel Canales, surgeon, and founder of Silicon Valley Hair Institute. “We are proud to know our informational video for the ARTAS robotic hair transplant system has been popular among Bay Area viewers!”

Interested persons can watch the YouTube video for the ARTAS Robotic system by Silicon Valley Hair Institute at It should be noted that the video has proven very popular with South Bay residents. The reasons probably have to do with the fact that San Jose, Mountain View, and Santa Clara residents are perceived as the tech centers of the Bay Area.

The video provides technical workers and other Bay Area locals an opportunity to learn about hair loss treatments in the comfort of their home.

It’s a known fact, for instance, that engineers in particular really want to understand the amazing technological advances when it comes to hair transplantation.

Residents searching for more details concerning San Jose hair transplant issues can also visit the company’s San Jose informational page at

Silicon Valley Hair Institute

Here is a background on this release. Silicon Valley locals may look to YouTube for informational videos on a variety of topics. If a Mountain View homeowner needs to replace a leaky faucet, for instance, a YouTube video can show a simple repair. If a Palo Alto resident needs to wear a tie for dinner out, a video can offer a quick tutoring session. Reviewing an instructional video at home may be an easy avenue to learning about various treatments.

Similarly, a San Jose local curious about hair transplant options might find watching an informational video the first step to choosing the right treatment. The options to pause and review the steps of robotic FUE/FUT surgery could help a person to better understand the process.

Seeing details including precise extraction and transplantation of hair from an ARTAS system can be beneficial. Watching hair transplant results such as undetectable scars could set specific expectations. San Jose hair transplant options may be easier to consider after a quick informational video.

For these reasons, Silicon Valley Hair Institute has announced a new milestone in its video outreach. Its video on the ARTAS robotic hair transplant system has received over one thousand views on YouTube.

About Silicon Valley hair Institute

Silicon Valley Hair Institute (, under the leadership of top-rated California hair transplant surgeon Miguel Canales MD, is one of the best facilities offering San Francisco Bay Area hair transplants.

Dr. Canales provides the full range of advanced hair transplant and hair restoration procedures for Bay Area residents, from San Francisco to San Jose and Foster City. Services include robotic hair transplant systems, San Jose ARTAS hair transplant, and San Jose FUE transplant programs.

If one needs a hair transplant specialist, look no further than this Bay Area hair transplant center. Dr. Canales also performs female hair transplants for women and eyebrow restoration, thus offering the best hair transplant and robotic hair replacement options.

Silicon Valley Hair Institute Announces Artas Video Milestone


New Artas robot takes on repetitive hair-restoration tasks

New robot takes on repetitive hair-restoration tasks

Restoration Robotics has launched a robotic intelligent system that offers precise, minimally invasive, repeatable hair harvesting and implantation uses in one platform.

The Artas iX robotic hair restoration system has a 3-camera stereoscopic vision system with 44-micron resolution and a 7-axis robot. It has a compact, motorized, battery-powered, portable and adjustable procedure chair for increased patient comfort and clinical versatility that can be used ergonomically in multiple aesthetic procedures.

Artas iX robotic

Restoration Robotics (San Jose, Calif.) designed the new system to deliver high-quality procedural analysis, precision, repeatability, and clinical workflow efficiency for hair restoration.

It will reduce the more labor-intensive aspects of hair restoration procedures as well as clinical fatigue and case time, according to Robert M. Bernstein, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and founder of a hair transplant facility in New York City.

“The introduction of the Artas iX system is a major transformative milestone for Restoration Robotics and the hair restoration industry,” added company CEO Ryan Rhodes in a statement. “We believe that the additional features, especially the implantation functionality, significantly enhance our offering to physicians and help position us to further penetrate the expanding male hair restoration market.”

About 1.2 million men worldwide have hereditary baldness, Rhodes said at The Aesthetic Show 2018 in Las Vegas where the Artas iX system made its debut last week.

The company has been pioneering robotic hair restoration for more than a decade, according to the company’s chief operations officer, Gabe Zingaretti. Its Artas system is the first and only physician-assisted system to dissect and assist in the harvesting of follicular units directly from the scalp, create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms and now implant the hair follicles into the designated sites. Artas iX is the culmination of more than three years of research and development, Zingaretti said.

Co-founded by surgical robotics pioneer Fred Moll, Restoration Robotics went public in October 2017. The Artas system received FDA 510(k) approval in 2011 after providing results from clinical studies that showed the system to be safe and effective.

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