Everything You Need to Know About ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration
There is an overwhelming number of products and procedures available that promise to restore your full head of hair: medications, hair plugs, strip surgery, follicular unit extraction…But will any of them offer the natural-looking results that you need without unpleasant side effects?
Today, ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration is the most advanced hair restoration procedure in the industry. This physician-assisted technology for FUE hair transplant surgery in Pittsburgh provides natural, permanent, and clinically proven results.
Why Do So Many Men Lose Their Hair?
If your hair is thinning at your forehead or disappearing around your crown, then you may be among the one billion men who suffer from hereditary baldness. This condition, which is also known as male pattern baldness, occurs when your hair becomes sensitive to DHT — a natural hormone that helps the body grow and regulate itself.
Hair follicles that are resistant to DHT (usually those around the sides and back of your head) remain as the rest of your hair thins and recedes. Fortunately, these DHT-resistant hairs are the answer to the question that plagues so many men: How can you get your full head of hair back?
What Makes ARTAS™ The Best Hair Treatment for Hair Loss in Pittsburgh?
ARTAS™ is one of three hair restoration procedures that are commonly used today. Check out our infographic to explore the differences between ARTAS™ and invasive strip surgery, or read the explanation below to receive a deeper understanding of how ARTAS™ improves upon this painful procedure.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (Strip Surgery)
Follicular Unit Transplantation, also known as FUT or strip surgery, is highly-invasive. During this surgery, the physician removes a wide strip of scalp from the back of the patient’s head. Healthy hair grafts are then harvested from this section of scalp and transplanted to the thin or bald areas.
Unfortunately, strip surgery:
Is very painful, requiring post-procedure prescription pain medication
Leaves a large, linear scar that cuts through healthy hair
Can cause numbness, tingling, tightness, and lingering pain from nerve injury
Requires weeks of recovery time with restricted activity
Manual Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
During Manual Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, a physician will extract hair grafts with a handheld tool. This procedure is not as painful as strip surgery and leaves only minor, barely noticeable scars. Recovery time is also much shorter, with patients resuming full activity in only days.
Unfortunately, successful results require incredible precision from the physician, who is almost guaranteed to tire and lose concentration over this hours-long procedure. When the physician misses a graft by a handful of microns, they may damage the hair follicle and harm the healthy hair on the back of the patient’s head.
ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration
ARTAS™ combines FUE with the latest technology to create a minimally invasive hair restoration treatment that offers the best possible results. Learn more about how this robotic system’s cutting-edge technology ensures that your procedure is precise and free of human error by watching the video below.
How Does the ARTAS™ Procedure Work?
Design Your Personalized Hairline with ARTAS Hair Studio™
When you come in for a free consultation, your physician will use ARTAS Hair Studio™ technology to help you design a customized hairline. This technology constructs a 3D model using your actual photos, which allows you to envision your results easily.
The day of your procedure, you will sit in a comfortable chair that is attached to the ARTAS™ system. Your hair must be cut to 1 mm in length, which allows the machine’s artificial intelligence algorithms to best identify healthy hairs to use as grafts.
A high-definition stereoscopic vision system analyzes, monitors, and tracks every hair sixty times per second, digital mapping provides superior graft dissection, and a minimally invasive harvesting process preserves the natural look of your donor area.
Recipient Site Making
The design from your earlier consultation will be transferred into the ARTAS™ system. Your physician will then control the angles and direction parameters of each transplantation while ARTAS™ quickly and accurately places each hair.
What Can You Expect from the Recovery Process?
You will need a ride home after your ARTAS™ procedure. Since there is little pain, most patients only take Tylenol, and you will be able to resume your regular routine in just a few days.
Compare that to the slow and painful recovery that follows strip surgery, as described by Vincent, a patient who tried both strip surgery and ARTAS™. Warning: This video involves vivid descriptions of strip surgery that you may find disturbing.
When Will You Start to Notice a Fuller Head of Hair?
New, permanent hairs will begin to appear about three months after the procedure and increase with time. There will be a noticeable improvement after six months, and you can enjoy the procedure’s final results after a full year.
Restore Your Natural Hair and Your Youthful Confidence!
Hair loss from male pattern balding doesn’t have to be inevitable. For a reasonable cost, you can receive robotic hair transplantation in Pittsburgh and bring back your full head of natural hair.
If you live in Pennsylvania, then schedule a consultation with the only plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh to offer ARTAS™ Hair Restoration: Dr. Brian V. Heil of Premier Plastic Surgery. Call 724-371-8571 today!