The ARTAS System is an interactive, Computer-Assisted system that utilizes Image-Guided robotics to assist physicians in hair transplantation and gives you the advantage in quickly getting back to your everyday activities.
How does the ARTAS Procedure work?
The ARTAS Procedure restores your hair by transplanting permanent healthy hair from the back or side of the head (called Donor area) into thinning areas (called Recipient area).
- 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.
- The transplanted hair grows in gradually over time. Over a period of 3-4 months, you should start to see new permanent healthy 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.
The ARTAS® Robotic System is the first and only robotic hair transplant system. Using image-guided robotics, the physician-assisted ARTAS Robotic System precisely dissects follicular units, thousands of times in a single session. Intuitive controls and intelligent algorithms select and harvest the most viable hair for transplant. A two-step dissection system produces healthy grafts while maintaining the natural appearance of the patient’s donor area. Developed to extend the capabilities of the physician, the ARTAS Robotic System enables consistently better outcomes with every procedure.
Speed and Precision Beyond Manual Techniques
Designed by robotics experts and leading hair restoration physicians, the ARTAS Robotic System uses state-of-the art image-guidance and intelligent algorithms to optimize follicular unit harvesting. The location and characteristics of each follicular unit are tracked in real time, updating 60 times per second. The high-definition user interface provides multiple views of the dissection area, allowing the physician to adjust parameters without interrupting the procedure. With the ARTAS Robotic System, physicians harvest follicular units with speed and precision far beyond manual techniques for efficient and consistent results.
• Intelligent algorithms select the best hair for harvesting
• Image-guided robotics for micron-level accuracy
• Minimally invasive dissection system
Robotic Recipient Site Making
The ARTAS® Robotic System’s unique recipient site making capabilities represent a monumental advancement in hair transplantation. With the ARTAS Hair Studio® application, physicians design personalized recipient site patterns on a realistic 3D patient model and transfer the aesthetic plan to the ARTAS Robotic System. Precision robotics create recipient sites with consistent depth and natural aesthetic patterns. Using intelligent algorithms, the ARTAS Robotic System analyzes the angles and directions of pre-existing hair on the scalp and matches these parameters to achieve an aesthetic result while avoiding damage to pre-existing terminal hair.
• Create recipient sites with consistent depth and natural distribution
• Match pre-existing hair angles and directions while avoiding damage to healthy hair
The ARTAS Hair Studio® Application
The ARTAS Hair Studio® application is an interactive 3D patient consultation tool that transforms the hair transplant experience. Using actual patient photographs, the physician can create a simulated hair transplant model which may be shared with the patient. A customized aesthetic recipient site plan is then determined with the patient’s input. For ease of use, the application is run on a touchscreen tablet computer.
Transforming the Patient Experience
The ARTAS Hair Studio application allows the physician to develop aesthetic plans with direct input from the patient. The tablet-based application allows the physician to show the patient various hair transplant scenarios, providing the opportunity for patient input, and helping the physician set realistic expectations. This collaboration can help increase patient security and confidence in the eventual outcome.
Realistic 3D Patient Modeling
The ARTAS Hair Studio application’s simulation capabilities allow the patient’s head to be viewed from any angle. With the use of a stylus, the physician draws a hair transplant design directly onto the model. Hairline, graft counts, distribution densities and growth directions are easily adjusted. The physician can also adjust the final before and after simulation, changing parameters such as hair length and hair color.
• Enhance patient consultations and education
• Provide various simulated hair transplant results
• Design is simply delivered to the ARTAS® Robotic System
ARTAS Hair Studio(tm) Overview from Restoration Robotics, Inc. on Vimeo.
The ARTAS® Advantage
The ARTAS® Robotic System enhances manual surgical performance in three key areas where robotics are proven to extend human capability.
Over the past decade, robotic procedures have advanced care in many surgical categories such as cancer surgery. Robotic systems are proven to assist surgeons with difficult, repetitive and precise surgical movements, reducing manual variability and improving outcomes. Their reproducible accuracy and precision has also enabled a shift to the less invasive techniques that patients seek.
Building on the benefits of this robotic foundation, Restoration Robotics has brought robotic technology to a new level of sophistication and advancement – delivering safe, accurate and consistent results in hair restoration.
- Image-guided robotics dissect at the appropriate angle of approach
- Parameters of each follicular unit updated 60 times per second
- Micron-level precision
- Apply skill with greater speed and precision
- Set key parameters such as puncture depth, coring depth and angle
- Eliminates error and uneven site distribution due to manual fatigue
- Low transection rates