The ARTAS Robotic FUE System is a new, sophisticated and proven high-tech hair transplant tool used by Dr. Bea Gerbrands and her team to isolatehair follicles from the hair-bearing areas of the scalp. The system can also be used as a tool to implant the harvested hair follicles into the non-hair- bearing areas of the scalp.
The Artas Robotic Arm is an advanced image-guided technology thatautomates the process of harvesting thousands of grafts in one hair transplant session. The System functions as an assistant to the hair transplant surgeon and has the capability to harvest thousands of follicular unit grafts over a very short period of time.
Follicular unit grafts are usually harvested from the more stable hair-bearing area of the scalp called the donor area at the back of thecandidate’s head. The harvested follicles are then transplanted intothe non-hair-bearing areas of the scalp, also referred to as the recipientsite.
In order for the Artas Robotic System to perform optimally at highspeed, tight quality control measures must be in place. The process also requires communication between the physician and the rest of the hair transplant team in order to implement real-time adjustments to accommodate for skin and follicular unit variations during the harvesting process. The success of the hair transplant is critically dependent on the quality of, and the survival of, the harvested hair follicles.
During the hair transplant process the harvested follicular units arestored in a specialized graft-holding solution and cooled at optimally controlled temperatures to optimize their survival. Certain biologicalapplications can be used during the transplant process to furtherfacilitate healing of the scalp and hair growth.
Prior to re-implantation of the harvested follicular units, grafts areseparated under a stereo-microscope into their various sizes. Theseparation of the grafts is based on the number of hairs naturallyoccurring in each follicular unit. When the grafts are returned to thenon-hair-bearing area of the scalp, the direction and angulation of the follicle is carefully examined and placed so as to mimic natural hair growth.During your consultation, you will be provided with the necessary information to assist you in deciding if this hair transplant method is appropriate for you.