Robots are the future and for a good reason. Advancements in robotics have allowed us to take technologies to new heights to deliver a degree of speed, precision and enhanced performance that remains unmatched by our human counterparts.
In the medical sphere, robots are becoming more commonplace and are breaking boundaries in assisting surgeons with complex procedures that require skill and technique that typically can take up to several hours. In one such area, hair restoration, the minimally invasive ARTAS Robotic System is proving far superior to more traditional methods like the strip method and NeoGraft. Offering a faster recovery time with consistent, safe results, ARTAS is proving to be the most effective option in addressing hair loss for the 50 million American men who are candidates for the procedure.
Developed by Restoration Robots, this advanced technology, which is now available at Iorio Plastic Surgery and is one of only 101 devices available worldwide, is changing the way surgeons approach hair transplants.
How so? With over a decade of research and development by robotics experts and leading hair restoration physicians, the ARTAS system is proven to assist with the delicate and difficult process of performing hair grafts. Under complete supervision by a surgeon, the system can execute the repetitive and precise surgical movements that are necessary in a procedure from start to finish to deliver unparalleled patient outcomes.
So how does it stack up to other technologies like NeoGraft? To put it in perspective, the average patient requires 1,500 – 2,000 individual grafts to restore a receding hairline or baldness, which can take several hours and be extremely wearying on human hands.
With the NeoGraft system, a hand-held device is used to harvest hair follicles from the donor site and transfer them to the area where more hair is desired. However, there is much room for human error. The sharp edge dissection used to punch out hairs by hand may damage a healthy graft, so it is no longer usable. Additionally, the suctioning used to extract and transport the grafts into a storage vial may cause them to dry out so that they are no longer viable either. Finally, the entire procedure depends on human eye-hand coordination thus there is a high degree of human fatigue that will ultimately affect the quality of the results. This is not the case with physician-assisted robotic hair restoration. The robot doesn’t fatigue and sees the grafts 6 times better than the human eye which further ensures better graft take.
When it comes to the use of PRP for hair restoration, the body’s own rich store of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained through a blood draw and spun in a centrifuge. The PRP is then injected into areas of the scalp suffering from hair loss to stimulate hair regrowth. Although PRP has been shown to help retain hairs and prevent further hair loss, its ability to increase the density of hair is somewhat limited.
The ARTAS system uses a completely different approach. Pairing state-of-the-art image-guidance and intelligent algorithms, it can identify and select the best hair for harvesting with the appropriate angle of approach to ensure consistently healthy, intact grafts. And with the ability to perform up to 1,000 grafts per hour – with greater speed and precision than is possible with surgeon’s hands – the ARTAS system can deliver results unmatched by its competitors.
The system also eliminates error and uneven site distribution that can result from manual fatigue. In other words, patients can expect a uniformly harvested donor area that when once healed, will make it virtually impossible to tell where the hairs came from. Lastly, with minimal scarring, patients can confidently wear their hair in any style, long or short without any signs that they had a surgical procedure.
If you are amongst the millions of American males affected by hair loss, consider the ARTAS system, the first and only robotic hair transplant system that can safely and effectively restore your confidence and your hair so that it looks and feels as natural as possible. Contact Iorio Hair Restoration of New Jersey for your consultation with Dr. Louis Iorio at (732) 780-9191.