Robots to the Rescue of your Hair
- Posted on: Jan 15 2021
In January’s first blog, we talked about that thinning hair of yours and a method for restoring real hair growth called follicular unit extraction (FUE). We also described the downside of the process: that it takes hours and hours, that it involves endlessly repetitive manual labor by the doctor, that this creates many follicles that won’t survive transplantation, and other issues.
And we told you how Dr. Lipton has a way to improve on FUE by adding the latest robotic and AI technology to the process. It’s called the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplantation System. So, in this second blog of the New Year, let’s get into. The details of this cool system.
How does robotic hair restoration work?
The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System process starts with the ARTAS® Hair Studio. The system software uses photographs of your head to create a 3D simulation that is then used by Dr. Lipton to plan out your hair restoration. Together the two of you design your personalized hair pattern. He’ll use the system software to show you different options that detail various graft counts and hair distribution. The ARTAS® system software algorithms create a natural site distribution that identifies and protects any existing healthy hair and then plots the transplant sites.
Once he has created your restoration plan, he moves on to harvesting the healthy hairs from the back of your head. The ARTAS® system uses advanced digital imaging to analyze and track each hair. This ensures the donor area will look natural after the hairs have been removed. The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, under the guidance of Dr. Lipton, then gets to work. It identifies and selects the best hairs for harvesting and then the robotic arm does the actual harvesting. This ensures consistency and the highest quality of removed donor hair follicles. The digital mapping in the system provides precise control, far above any manual FUE techniques.
Once all the hairs are harvested, the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System holds them and keeps them protected. Next, the system creates a natural site distribution pattern on the transplant area. It looks for any remaining healthy hairs and identifies them, so they are not damaged. Then the software algorithms plot out the pattern of transplantation.
Now the robotic arm gets to work transplanting the individual follicles according to the exact specifications set by the algorithms. Dr. Lipton dictates hair direction and other variables to ensure the transplanted hair growth patterns will look natural. Unlike a doctor harvesting and transplanting thousands of individual follicles, the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System robot arm does not get tired. It is completely consistent, and it does not make errors. This ensures the highest number of transplanted hairs will successfully start growing hair where there was none.
That ends the process. In about six months, your transplanted follicles will start growing new hair — natural-looking, permanent hair.
Interested in addressing your thinning hair for 2021? Call Dr. Lipton at (972) 420-0023 and set up a consultation for hair restoration with our ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System.
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