Category: Hair Transplant
The ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System Upgrade in Detail

The ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System Upgrade in Detail

The award-winning hair transplant surgeons at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute take immense pride in their commitment to excellence in hair restoration. That commitment manifests itself not only in the skill and artistry that comes from decades of experience and thousands of successful procedures, but also in the use of the most advanced technology available to achieve the best possible results. 

Our leadership in pioneering hair restoration technology is perhaps best seen in our use of the revolutionary ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System, which delivers unmatched precision in surgical hair transplantation. The surgeons at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute perform approximately 200 ARTAS procedures each year and are NUMBER ONE in the Eastern U.S. in the total number of hair restoration surgeries using ARTAS.

Now, ARTAS technology has taken another leap forward with the introduction of the ARTAS iX™ system. This game-changing technology dramatically enhances the patient experience and provides truly impressive, natural-looking results.

What Makes ARTAS iX Different?

What distinguishes ARTAS iX from other hair restoration solutions is its use of machine-based vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to provide precise, minimally-invasive, repeatable harvesting and implantation functionality in one compact system. It is the first and only physician-assisted system that can dissect and assist in the harvesting of follicular units directly from the scalp, create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms, and implant the hair follicles into the designated locations.

The ARTAS iX system uses a 3D-camera stereoscopic vision system with improved 44-micron resolution and a 7-axis robot arm to deliver unmatched procedural analysis, precision, repeatability, and efficiency.

How is ARTAS iX Used in Hair Transplant Surgery?

When using the ARTAS iX system to perform a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure, the surgeon will load 25 harvested grafts at a time into a rectangular cartridge which he or she will then insert into the robotic arm. The arm will then implant the grafts directly into the scalp.

A significant advantage of using these cartridges is that it facilitates gentle handling of the fragile grafts, reducing the risk of graft injury. In a manual graft implant, the surgeon will typically grasp the follicles by the bulb just below the sebaceous glands and then bring those follicles into the incision, risking considerable follicle damage.

The ARTAS iX system holds grafts at the epidermal end and then gently places them into the cartridge. This eliminates unnecessary and preventable injury to the growth of the transplanted hair by avoiding contact with the lower and mid-portions of the follicles.

The surgeon then uses the ARTAS iX to digitally create a recipient site plan that communicates directly with the robot, programming the specific size, distribution, density, direction, and angle of the sites for the follicular unit grafts. The ARTAS iX’s vision system identifies where the grafts will be placed and leads the robotic arm into position. Once the system automatically orients itself over the patient’s recipient area, implantation begins. The ARTAS iX can implant up to 500 grafts per hour, making it as efficient as it is precise.

Learn More About the ARTAS iX at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute. Call Today For Your Personalized Evaluation.

We are proud to offer our patients the benefits of ARTAS iX technology and are among the first clinics in the United States to do so. This is just the latest way that the Miami Hair & Skin Institute continues to lead the way in hair restoration. Our Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

What is Minimally Invasive Hair Surgery?

What is Minimally Invasive Hair Surgery?

Given a choice between surgery or an equally effective non-surgical alternative to treat a condition, it’s likely that ten out of ten patients would choose the latter. No one wants to undergo surgery if they don’t need to, given the downtime, anesthesia, hospital admissions, and potential complications involved.

For individuals looking for a solution to their hair loss issues, hair transplant surgery often offers the best solution. But hair surgery has a come a long way from the days of hair plugs, strip harvesting of donor hair, and long, visible linear scars. Today, hair transplant surgery using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique is a minimally invasive procedure that can restore hair without many of the downsides associated with traditional surgery.

Minimally Invasive Follicular Unit Extraction

With skill, artistry, and the most advanced hair restoration technology available, the world-renowned surgeons at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute use the minimally invasive and quick-healing outpatient FUE procedure to create outstanding and enduring results. The advantages of FUE over strip harvesting arise from the precision with which surgeons can remove follicles from the scalp. By removing follicles individually, scarring is minimized as is any damage to remaining hair in the donor area.

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we perform follicular unit extractions using a technique called the ARTAS® Robotic Procedure, which provides unmatched results in transplantation.

Using the ARTAS system, our doctors digitally scan areas of the scalp, identifying hair in its natural groupings. Selected follicular units are then precisely removed from the donor area with an image-guided 0.8-1-millimeter circular tool in a scattered pattern, leaving most donor area hair in place so that it retains its original natural appearance.

Because scars are tiny and dot-like in appearance, the donor area on patients who undergo a hair transplant using the ARTAS system should look unscathed, cause almost no post-operative pain, and give patients the option to wear shorter hairstyles in the days after the procedure.

After extraction, our surgeons then strategically and carefully place the individual grafts into the recipient area one at a time in a pattern designed to match your natural hair growth.

In contrast to traditional surgery which usually involves either local or general anesthesia, only a mild sedative is used in minimally invasive hair transplant surgery. Because of that, you’ll stay around for a short rest period after completion of the procedure. But you should be able to return to work the day after your surgery and resume all of your regular activities within a week to 10 days.

Quite simply, minimally invasive hair transplant surgery offers patients the results they want without the inconveniences and impositions they don’t. If you would like to learn more about FUE and how minimally invasive hair surgery can help you restore your hair quickly and effectively, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute.  Contact us online or call our office at 305-925-0222 today.

Can a Hair Transplant Be Reversed?

Can a Hair Transplant Be Reversed?

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, our exceptional hair restoration surgeons have helped thousands of men and women reverse the toll that time, genetics, and other factors have taken on their once-full heads of hair. We perform hair transplants using the utmost skill, care, and precision, as well as the most advanced technology, to produce the results that leave our patients extremely satisfied with the outcome of the procedure. The vast majority of our hair transplant surgery patients are undergoing a transplant for the first time, and it is our goal to make it the last time as well.

Sometimes, however, we meet with patients who have already had a hair transplant that fell far below their expectations. This is usually because the surgeon they initially visited lacked the qualifications or talent to do the job correctly.  The patient is then left with results that look obvious and unattractive. Given the opportunity, many of these patients would prefer that their hair (or lack thereof) appear as it did before the disappointing transplant or that the initial results be improved.  That is where hair transplant reversal or repair comes in.

Why Do Patients Want a Hair Transplant Reversed or Repaired?

Reasons why patients may seek a hair transplant reversal or repair include:

  • Large or poorly transplanted grafts to the frontal hairline that appear like “hair plugs” or “doll hair”
  • A frontal hairline the surgeon placed too far forward
  • The surgeon put transplanted hair in the wrong direction
  • Prominent scarring in the donor and extraction areas of the scalp

If the issue is unnatural looking “doll hair,” this can often be repaired by removing the hair, dissecting them into smaller grafts, and then re-transplanting them into the scalp. Our surgeons may also perform a new follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure to obtain additional donor hairs they can transplant to the recipient area to further increase the full and natural appearance of the transplant. We can also use FUE to transplant hair to areas where scarring has occurred to camouflage those scars.

Hair Transplant Reversal v. Repair

If the goal of hair transplant repair is to make the hair and scalp appear as it should have if the initial surgery was performed correctly, the objective of a hair transplant reversal is to make things look like the person never had hair transplant surgery in the first place. This can involve the same techniques described above to replace hair from the donor area or to camouflage scarring.

While hair transplant repair and reversal procedures can undoubtedly improve the results of a prior, poorly performed procedure, these efforts may not achieve the goals you had for your initial surgery. That is why it is so critical to get it right the first time. Whether you are seeing us for your first hair transplant procedure or to improve on a previous one, our goal is always the same: to provide you with an exceptional patient experience and results which leave you beyond satisfied.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today to Learn More About Hair Transplant Repair or Reversal

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed leaders in hair restoration surgery. They know how much you invest – financially, emotionally, and otherwise – in your hair restoration. That is why they perform every transplant with the goal of exceeding your expectations.

To learn more about hair transplant repair and reversal and to receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Post-Hair Transplant Surgery FAQs

Post-Hair Transplant Surgery FAQs

While hair transplant surgery may be the main event on your hair restoration journey, it is not the final one. As with any surgery, hair transplants involve some recovery time and brief limitations on activity to allow your body to heal, as well as things you should and should not to ensure that you get the best results possible.

Before you undergo your procedure, you’ll want to know what awaits you after it is over. Here are some of the most frequent post-hair transplant surgery questions we get asked here at the Hair & Skin Institute of Miami:

Can I go home right after surgery?

Yes. But since we use a mild sedative during the procedure, you’ll need to arrange for a ride home from our clinic. When you get home, plan on resting for the remainder of the day.

Will I have scars?

One of the greatest advantages of the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique we use in transplant surgery is the lack of a more obvious linear scar common in older transplant methods. Instead, scarring occurs in a dot-like pattern and is virtually undetectable after healing and regrowth.

When can I go back to work?

Most patients can get back to work the day after surgery and resume most regular activities within a week to 10 days. That said, make sure to follow your doctor’s specific post-operative instructions in terms of post-operative activities.

When can I start exercising again?

In the first few days after your surgery, your body needs to spend its energy healing, not working out. Don’t run, cycle, or lift weights within three days after your surgery, and avoid vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for at least one week.

When can I wash and brush my hair?

Wait for at least 24 hours after your surgery before washing your hair. When showering, wash your scalp gently under cool water. Avoid brushing your hair for as long as possible, stay away from hot styling tools for at least a week, don’t wear tight bands or clips, and instead of rubbing your hair to dry it, apply light pressure.

When can I drink a toast to my hair transplant?

Hold off on any celebratory cocktails, beer, and wine for at least three days after your procedure. Alcohol can act as a blood-thinner and inhibit and slow down the healing process.

Will my hair stop falling out?

If you notice hair in your brush or drain in after your transplant, don’t panic. It is perfectly normal for transplanted hairs to “fall out” in the first few weeks after surgery. After your surgery, the transplanted follicles go into a dormant period causing your hair to fall out. The follicles, however, don’t go anywhere and will soon begin growing new hair.

When will I see results?

Since hair grows slowly – only about one centimeter per month – you may not see your new, improved head of hair until three to four months after your surgery. Your hair will continue to get stronger and thicker, and while initial growth may be patchy in some spots, it will even out soon. By eight to 10 months, your hair follicles will reach maturity, and by a year or so after your surgery, you will have the results that you so patiently waited for (though it may be closer to 18 months for some folks).

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If you have questions about hair transplant surgery and hair restoration options, schedule an appointment today at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute. Contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

When It’s Time to Consider a Hair Transplant

FUE Hair Transplants: How Long to See Results

You spent years watching as your hair fell out and your hairline receded. You spent months researching your options to address your hair loss. You spent time with a hair transplant surgeon who evaluated your condition and prepared a personalized hair restoration plan. Finally, you spent hours with your surgeon as he performed your Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant to restore your hair to it’s full, robust, and youthful appearance. Now, after all that time has passed and your procedure is done, you want to know how much longer it will be until you see the results that you have waited so long for.

When it comes to seeing the full results of your FUE hair transplant surgery, the old adages “patience is a virtue,” and “good things come to those who wait” apply. While certain aspects of the restoration – primarily your hairline – will be noticeable soon after the procedure, your scalp and hair follicles will need time to recover and go through a normal and natural cycle of shedding and regrowth before your new head of hair is here to stay.

Post-Operative Recovery

Just as you can’t run a 10k a few days after knee surgery, your hair won’t be ready for primetime after your FUE procedure. As with all surgical procedures, FUE transplants require recovery time.

You may experience some crusting and mild redness in the recipient area, which can last 7-10 days.  Any post-op redness and scabbing will subside after a week or so, and your hair grafts should be firmly in place after approximately ten days.

Don’t Be Alarmed If Your Hair Falls Out

It is what happens after this initial recovery period that often leaves patients wondering if something went horribly wrong. But it is perfectly normal for transplanted hairs to “fall out” in the first few weeks after surgery. After your surgery, the transplanted follicles go into a dormant period causing your hair to fall out. The follicles, however, don’t go anywhere and will begin growing new hair. Since hair grows slowly – only about one centimeter per month – you may not see your new, improved head of hair until three to four months after your surgery.

Even then, your new hair hasn’t reached its full potential. Your hair will continue to get stronger and thicker, and while initial growth may be patchy in some spots, it will even out soon. By eight to 10 months, your hair follicles will reach maturity, and by a year or so after your surgery, you will have the results that you so patiently waited for (though it may be closer to 18 months for some folks).

To paraphrase Tom Petty, the waiting may be the hardest part after your FUE surgery. But once your transplanted hair fully grows in, the results are permanent and will last the rest of your life. 

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

You don’t need to wait to do something about your hair loss. You can take the first step today by scheduling an appointment at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Can a Hair Transplant Be Reversed?

FAQ: Will I Get Full Coverage From a Hair Transplant?

When you decide to undergo hair transplant surgery, you want to go into the procedure with appropriate and reasonable expectations. Every patient is different and comes to the hair restoration journey with their own unique hair loss issues and goals. But all hair transplant patients want to see balding or thinning areas of their scalp replaced by full, robust, youthful-looking hair. That is why one of the most common questions patients ask us at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute is whether they will get full coverage from a hair transplant. 

That question should actually be two questions: 

  • Can a hair transplant provide full coverage?
  • Will my hair transplant give me full coverage? 

The answer to the first question is yes. Hair transplant surgery using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure pioneered by our surgeons can provide full coverage, eliminating bald spots and filling in areas of thinning hair. You can see before and after pictures of our patients to get a sense of what we can accomplish with our cutting-edge techniques and technology. The FUE procedures we perform seamlessly interweave computer-guided extraction with our surgeons’ precision in transplanting follicles to the donor area. 

Sufficient Donor Hair Needed

The answer to the second question is more complicated. The success of any hair transplant depends a great deal on whether the patient has sufficient donor hair that can be transplanted into the targeted areas of the scalp. 

The donor area is found on the back and sides of the scalp where permanent hair growth remains unaffected by male pattern baldness. Since this hair is permanently growing, it makes it ideal for transplantation as it will continue to grow in its new home.

In an FUE transplant, the surgeon takes hair follicles from these donor areas and transplants them to the treatment area, where they will continue to grow. Both male and female hair replacement candidates need healthy hair growth in the donor area at the back of the head for hair transplant surgery to offer the possibility of full coverage. 

You won’t know whether or not you have sufficient donor hair or can get full coverage from a hair transplant procedure until and unless you meet with an experienced hair transplant surgeon who can provide you with a personalized evaluation. 

That is why we invite you to reach out to us at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today. Our Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive your personalized hair loss consultation and evaluation,  contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

FUE Hair Transplant Scarring Explained

FUE Hair Transplant Scarring Explained

You can minimize their visibility, you can hide them, you can speed their healing, but you can’t avoid them entirely. As with any surgery, some scarring is an inevitable consequence of hair transplant surgery. While the Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) hair transplant technique is not nearly as invasive as other surgical procedures and is light years better in terms of scarring than older hair transplant methods, it does involve incisions in the scalp for the extraction of donor’s hair. Whenever the skin experiences such as trauma, scarring of some form will almost always be present.

In this post, we explain what you need to know about FUE hair transplant scarring; why it happens, the factors that determine the extent of post-procedure scars, and the steps you can take after your surgery to minimize scarring and move the healing process along. 

Why Is There Scarring? 

During an FUE transplant, we remove follicular units from the scalp one at a time using a one-millimeter punch device. This stands in contrast to the strip harvesting of groups of follicles which leave behind a more linear – and more apparent – scar. With FUE, small scars occur in a dot-like and scattered pattern that makes them virtually undetectable after healing and regrowth. The minimal scarring means that patients can wear their hair quite short (but not completely shaven) without any visible evidence that they have had hair transplant surgery.

How Much Scarring Will There Be?

If you go out for a gourmet meal, whether the food exceeds expectations or is tasteless and underwhelming is largely in the hands of the chef, who will use their training, education, artistry, and talent to craft a delicious feast for you. Even the finest ingredients won’t mean much if the chef is subpar. Same with hair transplant surgery. 

The most crucial factor in minimizing or avoiding visible scarring is the identity of the surgeon performing the procedure. You need to do your homework and make sure that the doctor you choose for this important crossroads in your life has the skill, technique, and experience to perform an FUE transplant with the care and attention to detail needed to prevent scarring. Precision is the key to a successful FUE procedure, and the key to precision is experience and the skillful use of the most advanced technology available. 

The Miami Hair & Skin Institute’s Dr. Paul Rose was one of the pioneers of the FUE technique and has restored the hair, appearance, and confidence of thousands of patients over the past 15 years. Our approach uses the image-guided robotics of the ARTAS system, which provides unmatched precision in hair transplantation and further minimizes post-surgery scarring.  

Healing Scars After Hair Transplant Surgery

Though scarring should be minimal and heal quickly, you’ll want to be gentle with your scalp and hair after surgery to keep it that way. You’ll be able to return to work and engage in your regular activities in a matter of days, but for the first few nights, try to sleep with your head elevated. Wait a few days before shampooing as you usually would, but don’t be too vigorous when doing so.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Restoration Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, worries about scarring shouldn’t stand in your way. We invite you to schedule a personalized hair loss and restoration evaluation at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute. Our Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally renowned hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

2019 Treatments for Hair Loss in Men

How to Achieve a Natural-Looking Hairline

For many people who are in the early stages of hair loss, a diminishing and receding hairline is the first and most noticeable sign that there is an issue. A desire to restore that hairline to its youthful glory is often what motivates individuals to explore the possibility of hair transplant surgery. 

Indeed, the hair transplant surgeries we perform at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute deliver great results as our world-renowned surgeons use their artistry and skill along with the most advanced technology to create natural-looking hairlines that will stand the test of time. Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose have crafted hairlines that have improved the appearance and self-confidence of thousands of patients.

To achieve this objective, they leverage their comprehensive understanding of what makes a surgically restored hairline look completely organic and not the result of a transplant. When planning each patient’s unique and individual hairline restoration, the factors that they consider in order to obtain the natural-looking hairline the patient wants include:

  • The right frame. Your hairline and your hair, in general, provide framing for your face. Just as a beautiful work of art can be diminished if it is in a substandard frame, so too can the appearance of your face if the hairline is not restored correctly. If the hairline is restored too low on the forehead, it can be just as diminishing to appearance as a hairline which has receded. Your surgeon should find the right level when positioning your new hairline so that it creates a natural, unobtrusive and complementary frame for the shape and features of your face.
  • The right balance. Your new hairline will be with you for years and decades to come. You want it to appear as natural-looking and age-appropriate 20 years from now as it will 20 weeks from now. That entails vision and foresight on the part of your surgeon who will take into consideration factors like your hair type, your natural hairline curvature, and the insertion angle and quantity of follicles they will be transplanting. If your transplanted hairline is too symmetrical or rounded, it will appear unnatural, especially as you grow older. 
  • Plan ahead. A receding hairline is usually a part of pattern baldness, which means other areas of the scalp are either thinning now or likely will in the future. If you want to leave open the possibility of addressing these balding areas at a later date, you need to make sure that you have healthy follicles available for transplant. Your surgeon should consider that when harvesting donor follicles for your hairline restoration, leaving behind a healthy amount for any future procedures.

Schedule Your Miami Hairline Restoration Evaluation Today

If you are ready to take action and restore your receding hairline, please schedule a personally tailored hairline evaluation at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute. Our doctors are widely-recognized specialists in creating natural hairlines, leaving thousands of patients with improved appearance and self-confidence.

To receive a personalized hairline evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

FAQ: Can I Color My Hair After an FUE Hair Transplant

FAQ: Can I Color My Hair After an FUE Hair Transplant

One of the many advantages of the Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) hair transplant technique – developed and implemented by Dr. Paul Rose of the Miami Hair and Skin Institute – is that healing tends to be faster and involves fewer post-operative limitations than other hair transplant methods. 

But it is important to remember that hair transplant surgery is, in fact, surgery. As with any surgery, there will be some things you can’t or shouldn’t do in the days and weeks after your procedure as your body recovers and heals. With hair transplant surgery, you should be able to return to work within a day and resume most day-to-day activities in a week to 10 days. But when it comes to how you treat your newly transplanted hair follicles, caution, care, and patience are key to ensuring optimal results.

This includes waiting a bit before coloring your transplanted hair. It’s not that you won’t be able to use gels, dyes, colors, straighteners, and similar treatments – you will – it’s just that you need to hold off a bit before you do so. 

That’s because your transplanted hair follicles will be more sensitive and prone to damage than your existing hair. The chemicals, bleach, and peroxide in most hair coloring treatments are particularly harsh, and if you use them on follicles which have yet to take hold and develop their own blood supply, you can be sending those follicles to an unfortunate and avoidable demise. 

That said, your transplanted hair will eventually become as strong and resilient as the rest of your follicles if it is allowed to recover and start growing in peace for a bit after surgery. Therefore, you should wait at least one month before considering coloring your hair or using styling gels and blow dryers. 

Of course, you should always follow the specific post-operative instructions your hair transplant surgeon gives you. If you have questions or concerns about resuming the use of hair coloring or any other styling products or techniques, don’t hesitate to ask your physician. They will want your hair transplant to be as successful as you do and will be happy to work with you after your surgery to make sure you take all the steps and precautions necessary to maximize your results.

Schedule an Appointment Today For Your Hair Loss Evaluation

If you want to learn more about the FUE hair transplant technique and post-operative care, or if you are ready to take the first step on your hair restoration journey, we invite you to contact us at the Miami Hair and Skin Institute. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

The ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System Upgrade in Detail

Everything You Need to Know About ARTAS iX

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, Our award-winning surgeons are renowned for their mastery in the field of hair restoration. But they are also committed to staying at the cutting edge of technological innovation.

Perhaps the best example of our leadership when it comes to the use of advanced technology has been our pioneering work with the ARTAS system, which provides unmatched precision in hair transplantation. We do approximately 200 ARTAS cases a year and are NUMBER ONE in the Eastern United States in procedures performed.

Now, we continue this proud tradition with the introduction of the latest advancement in precision hair restoration: the ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System. Our own Dr. Paul Rose, MD recently gave a presentation at the South Beach Symposium in Miami about this technology and how it dramatically moves the needle on how natural- looking the results of hair transplant surgery can be. 

What is ARTAS iX?

ARTAS iX is the only hair restoration solution which utilizes machine-based vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to provide precise, minimally-invasive, repeatable harvesting and implantation functionality in one compact system. It is the first and only physician-assisted system that can dissect and assist in the harvesting of follicular units directly from the scalp, create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms, and implant the hair follicles into the designated sites.

The system is equipped with a 3D-camera stereoscopic vision system with improved 44-micron resolution and a 7-axis robot arm to deliver unmatched procedural analysis, precision, repeatability, and clinical workflow efficiency.

How is ARTAS iX Used in Hair Restoration Surgery?

When performing a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure with the ARTAS iX, the surgeon loads 25 harvested grafts at a time into rectangular cartridges. He or she will then insert the cartridges into the arm of the robot that implants the grafts directly into the scalp. 

A significant advantage of using cartridges, rather than a manual technique, is that the grafts are more delicately handled, reducing the risk of graft injury. When surgeons implant grafts manually, they typically grasp the follicles by the bulb, or just below the sebaceous glands, and then bring them into the incision risking considerable damage to the follicles while doing so. With ARTAS iX, grafts are held at the epidermal end and then gently placed into the cartridge. This eliminates unnecessary and avoidable injury to the growth of the transplanted hair by avoiding the lower and mid-portions of the follicles.

The hair restoration physician uses the ARTAS iX to digitally create a recipient site plan that communicates directly with the robot. The surgeon programs the specific size, distribution, density, direction, and angle of the sites for the follicular unit grafts. The ARTAS iX’s vision system identifies where the grafts will be placed and leads the robotic arm into position. Once the system automatically orients itself over the patient’s recipient area, implantation begins. The ARTAS iX can implant up to 500 grafts per hour, making it as efficient as it is precise.

Learn More About the ARTAS iX at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute. Call Today For Your Personalized Evaluation.

We are proud to offer our patients the benefits of ARTAS iX technology and are among the first clinics in the United States to do so. This is just the latest way that the Miami Hair & Skin Institute continues to lead the way in hair restoration. Our Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

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