Pros and Cons of the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant

For those who are considering follicular unit extraction (FUE), the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant procedure has some significant advantages over other methods of hair transplant. As in all unit extraction procedures, hair is taken from the sides and the back of the head, removed from the root and then surgically implanted in the top of the scalp where hair loss tends to be the greatest.

For those with male pattern baldness, a hair transplant surgery may be the only option worth considering. While it’s true that drugs such as Rogaine and minoxidil work effectively to restore hair growth, they only offer results for as long as you continue to use them. As soon as they stop the treatment, not only will the hair stop growing, but any positive growth that the drug has caused will be lost. Rogaine is also a vasodilator so for some patients with heart issues or blood pressure concerns, Rogaine may not be a viable option. Minoxidil on the other hand is far less effective and produces very marginal results. So when used alone without propecia or propecia-based treatments, results tend to be disappointing.

Follicular unit extraction is the best new hair transplant technology available for male pattern baldness, and nowadays, it uses robotic imaging technology to identify the best candidates for extraction and implantation. The only major drawback of using the ARTAS hair transplant system is that the imaging technology used to identify the best candidates for extraction does not yet work well with light or overly curly hair. ARTAS is also limited to certain regions where the hair can be extracted. For instance, traditional FUE can pull hair from the nape of the neck, the beard and any other place where hair grows, but ARTAS is limited to the sides and the back of the head. On the one hand this limits options, but on the other hand, these areas tend to be the best ones to extract from.

On the pro side, the ARTAS system when compared with other extraction methods uses algorithms that can speed up the process of extraction. It’s capable of identifying the best candidates by analyzing certain features of the hair follicle including angle, orientation, distribution, density and direction. These identification processes increase efficiency and produce excellent results when compared statistically with other procedures.

While no provider can guarantee 100% restoration, the general consensus is that this form of robotic hair loss treatment should be used when it can be. The procedure takes little time to complete and does not leave behind a noticeable scar.

“Robotic hair transplant has greatly increased the efficiency of follicular unit extraction procedures,” says one doctor from Palo Alto. “It allows us to identify the best candidates quickly and accurately, and for a procedure like this, which can be time-consuming, it’s a major bonus for the patient.”

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If hair transplant surgery is the right choice for you, get it from an experienced hair transplant specialist center. The ARTAS hair transplant system is often painless and needs little to no recovery time, allowing you to return to your life immediately. Learn more about what a robotic hair transplant is and what it entails.

Request a consultation from Dr. Berman today and see if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary robotic hair transplant procedure. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can restore your confidence in your appearance.

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Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.

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