ARTAS FUE Hair Transplant System
new computer assisted device cleared by the FDA for more precise and consistent donor follicle harvesting in FUE follicular unit extraction hair transplantation
The ARTAS System is an interactive, computer-assisted, FDA-cleared, and physician-controlled robotic system for use with the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) harvesting technique for surgical hair restoration. The ARTAS System provides our patients with the following advantages: ARTAS System:
- Minimally invasive compared to traditional strip hair transplant procedure
- No linear incision
- Precise, consistent FUE donor follicle harvesting
- Fast healing time
- Allow patients to cut their hair short
Other fields of medicine successfully use robotics for safe and effective surgical procedures such as heart valve and bypass surgeries, prostate surgery, and kidney transplantation. Now the technology is available for FUE hair restoration procedures at Ziering Medical.
In recent years, FUE has gained greater popularity with patients looking for an even more minimally invasive approach to surgical hair restoration than the standard strip-excision harvest method. While it has always been considered less invasive than strip-excision procedures, manual FUE is a much more labor intensive procedure for surgeons. Until now, the challenge has been that the surgeon spent a disproportionate amount of time extracting grafts from the donor area which left little time for the all-important overall artistic hair transplant design and creation of recipient sites to achieve the natural looking result that patients desire. The image-guided robotic arm, which is programmed with complex algorithms and sensors, enables the ARTAS System to bring great precision and speed in harvesting grafts at the ideal angle and direction, with the optimal distance between each extracted graft and at the proper depth of incision.
For ARTAS System robotic FUE procedures, patients must trim their donor area down to 1mm in length in order to allow the imaging technology and follicular unit identification software to evaluate, identify and select each follicular unit. Next, the patient is seated in an ergonomically designed surgery chair and the skin tensioner is placed on the patient’s scalp. The skin tensioner provides the mechanism by which the system tracks all of the follicular units, follows patient movement, and allows precise control of incision depth. This exact, mathematical selection of hair grafts enhances the quality of the follicular units harvested. Once this is in place, the image-guided robotic arm begins harvesting the hair follicles in random patterns under the direction of your surgeon and according to the harvest spacing your surgeon has set. Then, recipient sites are created artistically by the surgeon and your grafts meticulously placed with the appropriate angle and direction.
As always, it still takes the unmatched surgical skill and artistic talent that’s uniquely Ziering’s to create a natural, full look for your hair. And it’s no surprise that Ziering Medical Worldwide is one of the first in the hair restoration industry to combine revolutionary medical science and aesthetic art into one.