All About ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration

January 31, 2024

Hair loss affects over 80  million Americans. At SkinDC, we understand that this cosmetic condition can embarrass you and harm your confidence. Fortunately, you have science-backed, effective options available, including hair restoration. We want to tell you all about ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration, an innovative hair transplant procedure we’re thrilled to offer to qualified patients in Arlington, Virginia.

What Is ARTAS?

Discovering ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration at SkinDC is like uncovering a hidden gem in the world of hair loss solutions. This advanced technology is a leap forward in hair transplant procedures, offering a blend of precision, efficiency, and comfort.

ARTAS is a state-of-the-art robotic system that transforms the way hair transplants are performed. Thanks to the system’s sophisticated artificial/aesthetic intelligence (AI), ARTAS has unparalleled accuracy in analyzing your hair’s natural growth patterns, ensuring that each follicle harvested is healthy and transplanted with the utmost care. This meticulous process results in a fuller, natural, and seamless look.

One of the standout features of ARTAS is its minimally invasive approach. Gone are the days of noticeable scars and lengthy recovery times. ARTAS ensures a swift and comfortable experience, with results that integrate flawlessly with your existing hair. 

ARTAS Vs. NeoGraft 

NeoGraft is another fantastic hair restoration procedure we offer at SkinDC. Like ARTAS, NeoGraft extracts hair follicles from a donor site without noticeable scarring or lengthy recovery time, but how the two systems conduct this process is different. To help you understand how ARTAS works, let’s compare it to NeoGraft.

  • Robotic vs. Handheld Precision: The most notable difference lies in their application. ARTAS utilizes a robotic system for follicle extraction, ensuring consistent precision and reducing human error. NeoGraft, in contrast, relies on a handheld device operated by a skilled technician. Where NeoGraft offers more manual control, ARTAS leads in delivering consistent results with its automated technology.
  • AI-Driven Analysis with ARTAS: ARTAS stands out with its integration of AI, which analyzes your scalp and hair characteristics to optimize the transplant process. The high-speed analysis of the ARTAS system allows for a highly customized approach, tailoring the procedure to your unique hair growth patterns. NeoGraft, while still effective, doesn’t have this level of AI-driven scalp analysis.
  • Procedure Experience: ARTAS’s robotic system can reduce the duration of the transplant session compared to NeoGraft. This efficiency minimizes scalp trauma, potentially leading to quicker recovery times.

The Ideal ARTAS Hair Transplant Candidate

Identifying the right candidate for ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration is critical to achieving the best results. At SkinDC, we look for specific criteria to be certain our clients are well-suited for this advanced procedure.

  • Medical Management: Before starting the ARTAS hair transplant process, we require all of our patients to first try other avenues of hair revival. Our hair loss specialist will guide you through different treatments, including but not limited to medications and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. In short, an ideal candidate will have exhausted the other options available to them before proceeding with a hair transplant. Not only could this help save you money (you might not even need ARTAS to solve your hair loss problems!), it also helps ensure gorgeous, long-lasting results if you continue with ARTAS.
  • Sufficient Hair Density in Donor Areas: Ideal candidates have a good amount of healthy hair growth in the donor areas, typically at the back and sides of the head. This is crucial as ARTAS relies on these areas to harvest hair follicles for transplantation.
  • Realistic Expectations: Understanding what ARTAS can and cannot do is vital. While it offers remarkable improvements in hair fullness and appearance, candidates should have realistic expectations about the outcome based on their hair loss patterns and hairline.
  • General Health Considerations: Good overall health is essential for any surgical procedure, including ARTAS. Candidates should be free from conditions that might affect healing or hair growth to ensure the best possible results.
  • Hair Loss Type: ARTAS is most effective for certain types of hair loss, such as male and female pattern baldness. It’s less suited for hair loss due to medication, stress, or medical conditions.
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What To Expect

Embarking on the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration journey at SkinDC is an exciting step towards reclaiming your hair. Here’s what you can expect from this advanced procedure:

  • Initial Consultation: After completing all other treatment methods, our experts will review your health background and reexamine your hair loss to determine if ARTAS is the best fit for you. 
  • The Procedure Day: On the day of the procedure, the ARTAS robot, guided by our skilled team, will meticulously harvest hair follicles from the donor area. This process is precise and minimally invasive, ensuring comfort throughout. The harvested follicles are then strategically transplanted to the thinning areas.
  • Post-Procedure Care: After the procedure, you’ll receive comprehensive care instructions. Recovery is typically swift, with many patients returning to normal activities within a few days. You might experience some redness, swelling, and a sensation that feels like a mild sunburn in the treated areas.
  • Seeing Results: Patience is key! Initial hair growth can be seen in about three months, with more significant results visible after six months, and full results should be visible after one year. We must stress that everybody is different, and this time frame may vary. 

At SkinDC, we ensure you’re well-informed and comfortable at every step. We’re not just your doctor; we’re your support team!

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ARTAS Hair Transplant Before and After


Is ARTAS painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the ARTAS procedure. We use local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, making the process relatively painless. Post-procedure, any discomfort is typically slight and short-lived.

How long does the ARTAS procedure take?

The duration of the ARTAS procedure varies depending on the extent of the treatment area. Generally, it can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. Our team at SkinDC will provide you with a more precise timeline during your consultation.

Are the results of ARTAS permanent?

The results of ARTAS hair restoration are long-lasting. The transplanted hair follicles are genetically programmed to continue growing. However, it’s important to note that ARTAS doesn’t prevent new hair loss, so some patients may opt for future treatments.

How much does an ARTAS hair transplant cost?

The cost of an ARTAS hair transplant can vary based on individual needs and the extent of the treatment area. We understand that each patient’s situation is unique, and we tailor our treatments to meet those individual needs and budgets. For this reason, it’s challenging to provide a specific price without a personal consultation. Having said that, you can feel confident that SkinDC is committed to offering affordable care. 

Note: Hair restoration procedures, including ARTAS, are generally not covered by insurance unless the hair loss is a result of a medical condition. 

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Regrow Your Confidence With ARTAS At SkinDC! 

Your fuller, natural-looking hair is within reach with ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration at SkinDC. Schedule your consultation with one of our exceptional board-certified dermatologists today!