Here are the typical steps of an ARTAS Procedure:
- The area of the scalp to be used for transplantation is trimmed so it can be digitized by the ARTAS System. The doctor will apply a local anesthetic. A skin tensioner is placed on the scalp so that the System can accurately locate and harvest the hair in its natural groupings.
- The ARTAS System digitally maps the area, analyzing the position of each natural grouping of hair.
- With the doctor’s guidance, the System harvests donor hair in a random fashion, so that the area retains its original appearance. The above process is repeated until the desired amount of hair is acquired.
- The grafts are then transplanted into the desired areas of the scalp, according to your physician’s design. These implanted grafts grow as permanent hair.
ARTAS Procedure Overview
- Most patients quickly return to their normal activities, often within a day or two.
- After a week, both the donor and recipient areas should have a similar appearance as before the procedure.
- At approximately six months, most patients enjoy a noticeable improvement.
- By nine months, they can experience natural-looking hair that will last a lifetime.