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ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant

 

Hair Restoration using the ARTAS Robotic System

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration system is the only robot in the world that can assist in hair transplants. It harvests hair in the same principle as the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method. However the ARTAS system has many clear advantages. To know more about the advantages of the ARTAS click here. 

During an ARTAS hair transplant procedure, grafts are taken from a donor site, typically the back of the head, and implanting them into areas that need hair, also called the recipient site.  

Hair loss can affect men and women. Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is a common condition affecting many men. A similar pattern can be seen in some women as well. 

The Norwood scale is the most common way to classify hair loss in men. It helps to describe the pattern and guides treatment as well. 

 

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 Duration – 4 – 8 Hours

 Hospital stay – Daycase

 Costs – from £4000

 Return to work – 1 week

Procedure Location – Birmingham

Consultation Location – London, Birmingham, Manchester, Beirut, Doha

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I stop my hair loss?

There are 7 steps to slow the progression of hair loss:

  1. Seek an expert opinion from a plastic surgeon that specialises in hair loss. Dr Souéid can see you in one of 5 locations. 
  2. Some investigations such as scalp and blood might be needed.
  3. Multivitamins specifically designed for hair loss help give the hair the nutrients it needs. Dr Souéid recommends Viviscal Professional. To order online click here. 
  4. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injects growth factors straight into the scalp, stimulating weak follicles. 
  5. Mesotherapy into the scalp can deliver nutrients straight into the scalp. 
  6. Regaine, that contains minoxidil, helps hair loss progression. It can be used by men and women. It is available as foam or cream and can be ordered here.
  7. Oral tablets Medications such as finasteride or propecia can also reduce the rate of hair loss. These treatments would need to be continued or the rate of hair loss will return to normal. This drug can be used by men, and some women if they meet certain criteria. 

What can I do to regain my hair?

When it comes to hair loss, prevention is better than cure, as once hair has been lost then the measures described above are not likely to significantly regrow the hair. This is where the ARTAS hair restoration system can help. The donor sites, such as the back of the head, have hair follicles that do not tend to be lost because of the way they are genetically made. When they are implanted into the recipient areas of hair loss they will maintain their permanent nature, because hair has memory. This means that the transplanted hairs should remain although the natural hair in the area may continue to be lost unless treated with the above measures.

How is a hair transplant performed?

There are a number methods for hair transplants.  The traditional strip technique or FUT involves surgically removing a strip of hair from the back of the head. This strip is then sliced under a microscope into fine individual follicular units, hence the name follicular unit transfer FUT.  This method leaves a long permanent scar along the back of the head. The FUE or follicular unit extraction technique is now a more modern way of extracting hair. It involves taking the individual follicular unit grafts from the back of the head rather than taking a strip. This can be done manually by a surgeon or robotically.  The Robotic ARTAS hair restoration system is the state of the art method of performing hair transplants. 

Why should I have my hair transplant harvested using the ARTAS Robotic System?

The ARTAS system is the only real robot that can do hair restoration. In addition Dr Souéid is one of a small handful of plastic surgeons that is fully trained in the use of the ARTAS system worldwide. He is a co-founder of the exclusive Skin and Follicle clinics. Compared to manual FUE methods, the ARTAS system, developed in Silicon Valley USA, provides accuracy and precision during the harvesting process, which is reproducible. It has a HD Stereoscopic Vision System that can monitor parameters for each follicular unit 60 times per second. Compare that to the human eye that can process only 10 images per second. In addition the ARTAS system has Artificial Intelligence algorithms to determine characteristics of hair and follicles including angles of growth, thickness of hair, hair type and hair density. The human eye only provides subjective guessing.  

What else can the ARTAS do apart from hair harvesting?

The ARTAS system can also make the recipient sites for the hair in the scalp. The advantage of that is that while it is doing so it is also protecting the existing hair follicles. This is impossible with a human eye. The result is that there is no damage to the existing follicles and so there is no net loss of follicles as a result. 

Does the ARTAS system implant the hair too then?

Your hair transplant is still finished by hand using our expert team of senior hair technicians. Our team are trained in the ARTAS system and all they do is implant the hair in the scalp.  

Women with hair loss, can what are the solutions?

Women hair loss can be just as distressing as men hair loss. The causes can be different though and usually a more thorough work up is needed. This includes blood investigations to exclude causes like thyroid problems, anaemia, vitamin D deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. If a cause is identified then treatment can be recommended. Sometimes no cause is found. PRP and Viviscal Professional combination works well for women. Hair transplant is possible, however a careful consultation is needed, as results in women can be unpredictable

Do you do eyebrow transplants?

Yes we do. We are also one of very few clinics that will use the ARTAS system for the purpose of eyebrow transplantation giving more predictable results. The procedure is done under local anaesthetic and takes only half a day. 

Does a hair transplant hurt?

Surprisingly hair transplants are not very painful afterwards. You might need something you might take for a bad headache, not more. The procedure itself is done under local anaesthetic as well, so that takes care of any discomfort during the procedure. 

When will my hair start growing?

You might notice that the transplanted hair falls off initially and then grows again at around 4 months. The final result will not be until 12 to 18 months after the procedure.

Can you help with finance?

Our clinic, Skin and Follicle, can help you with the finance of your treatment. We offer 0% interest over 6 months. 

Can I pay by Digital Currency?

Yes you can. We accept digital currencies. If you want to pay using digital currency like Bitcoin please contact us for a quote. 

Can you help me with booking my travel and stay?

Our office can help you will all your needs, from booking your travel to booking your hotel. We can also arrange your airport transports. 

I am travelling in for my operation, how long will I have to stay?

You need to come the night before to rest before your procedure. You should stay for the night after as well to allow for rest and to have the wound inspected the second day. After that there will be no dressings. You can then travel, but make sure you walk on the plane and stay hydrated. Have someone travel with you if possible. 

What aftercare products will I need?

You will be provided with a shampoo and spray for your hair. Make sure you use them as instructed. You might want to upgrade to our Premiere BioGro Pack, that contains a Avéne Thermal Spray, IS Clinical Post Recovery Kit that contains a copper wound healing mist spray and a SPF, and 6 months of Viviscal Professional and a neck pillow.