How much hair can be restored with the ARTAS hair transplant procedure?
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How much hair can be restored with an ARTAS procedure?
Certainly, the ARTAS system can extract as many hair follicles as any hand held FUE device (eg: NeoGraft), but the important difference with the ARTAS system is that it is *not* handheld. It's controlled by a surgeon, not performed by a technician. Under the guidance and control of a surgeon, the robot performs a special two-stage extraction of each individual follicle is done with micron precision robotically, instead of by a human hand, with all the inherent variability associated with human motion and hand control.
What all this means is that the ARTAS robot is more accurate than the human hand could possibly be, and results in higher quality grafts. Higher quality grafts means more of the follicles grow, which means maximum density and thickness of hair restoration or hair transplant results.
An ARTAS hair transplant procedure can restore as much hair as a manual FUE procedure.
That said, the goal of any hair transplant procedure is not to transplant as many hair follicles as possible but do to it with as little wastage (damage to follicles) as possible and to achieve the best possible cosmetic result given your degree of hair loss and the number of hair follicles available in your donor area.
While there is no difference between robotic and manual FUE in terms of the number of follicles that each procedure can extract, robotic FUE does have the following advantages over manual FUE:
- During the follicular unit extraction (or harvesting) phase of a hair transplant, there is less chance of damaging follicular units using a robot vs. a hand held device (e.g., Neograft), because the robot is more accurate. This means more grafts survive after transplant.
- Robotic graft harvesting times are shorter than manual, e.g., while on average if a physician could manually extract 300 grafts per hour, the same physician could robotically extract over twice that. This means a shorter procedure time for the patient and a shorter time his grafts are outside the body where they risk injury and lack of oxygen.
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How much can be harvested with ARTAS?
Bernardino Arocha, MD
How much hair can be restored by Artas
It depends on the defect/donor ratio
As much as your donor hair allows
ARTAS procedure is just a method of harvesting the grafts.
The ARTAS itself does not "restore" hairs.
How much hair can be restored is dependent on your donor hair density and how much donor hair you have available.
ARTAS is a tool for harvesting hair using the FUE method. Thus, in general, you can harvest as much hair using ARTAS as you can with any method of FUE harvesting.
Are there limits to the number of hairs/grafts that the ARTAS can do?
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