The ARTAS robot is unquestionably the most advanced hair restoration technique today. Our fascination with robots began decades ago when creative authors and movie directors tantalized our imagination with the fanciful notion that human life would be much better with robotic assistants.
Do you remember George Jetson’s maid or Star Wars C-3PO and R2D2? What about I-Robot’s emotionally charged Sonny or the transforming Optimus Prime? The creators of these characters suggest that robots outlast, out think and out perform their human counterparts. The same can be said of the ARTAS robot, however, this robot is a surgical reality.
ARTAS Robot Can Outperform and Outlast
Physicians typically use an FUE hand-held device to harvest hairs one follicle at a time. This can be a slow, arduous task without the speed and endurance of robotic assistance. Larger cases can even span over a two-day period increasing the percentage of hair atrophy. For a hopeful hair transplant patient this is a density crushing nightmare. In sharp contrast, the ARTAS never slows down, harvesting up to 2,400 healthy hairs in a single hour making procedures shorter and less exhausting for both the patient and the staff. The quality of the first graft is identical to the quality of the 1000th graft because the ARTAS never gets tired.
ARTAS Robot Has Super Vision, Precision and Intelligence
Traditional magnifying loupes are no match for the ARTAS high-definition stereoscopic vision system. Not only can the ARTAS out see us, it can outthink us by using Artificial Intelligence™ algorithms to analyze hair type, hair angles and thickness at an impressive 60 times per second. This insures viable, robust grafts harvested at unthinkable speeds.
With digital mapping Real-time 3D analysis, the robot selects the most optimal hairs to be used. It controls the depth and spacing to avoid over-harvesting, which would otherwise leave the area patchy and thin. It also determines the best angle of approach to avoid transection, which is when the hair follicle is nipped at the base and destroyed, a common occurrence with manual FUE.
With no linear scar, soft natural results and a quick easy recovery, it is no wonder why the ARTAS is quickly becoming the most preferred FUE hair restoration procedure available. Just 3 short years ago there were only 34 ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant systems in the world. Today there are nearly four times as many. As the demand for the ARTAS continues to grow, you might say that the ARTAS is quickly becoming America’s favorite robot.