Hair transplantation procedures have come a long way since your grandfather’s days. From hair plugs to the strip technique, the history of hair restoration treatments has left a negative impression on our minds of what is possible with hair transplantation, with linear scarring, significant downtime, and often less than ideal results being the outcomes of treatments past. Recent advancements with the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique have helped to accelerate both demand and supply. But even more, the hair restoration market is moving rapidly into the high-tech arena today with the significant advancement of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in the medical aesthetics field. Ushered in by the ARTAS system, the power of robotics and AI technology in achieving natural-looking, effective results with no linear scarring and fast recovery are well proven and worth exploring.
Approximately 1.2 billion men are experiencing some form of hair loss around the globe and 29 million of these men are actively seeking hair loss solutions in the United States alone. If you’re in that camp, you’re far from alone, but where are they looking for solutions? As it turns out, about 9.7 million of them are looking at the ARTAS iX™ procedure. Advanced robotics and AI technology coupled with natural-looking results is a combination that can further personalize and optimize the treatment—and that’s piquing their interest.
ARTAS iX™ is a proprietary, patented, and FDA-cleared robotic hair restoration system that almost looks futuristic to the tech lovers—you can hear some of their stories here—but the benefits of the system go well beyond its aesthetics. It allows patients to customize their new hairline, experience little to no discomfort during the procedure with significantly less downtime and achieve natural-looking results with precision. Featuring an advanced multi-camera stereoscopic vision system and a seven-axis robotic arm, ARTAS iX™ delivers unmatched intelligence and precision alongside compelling results.
Advanced technological features, including robotics and AI technology, make the ARTAS iX™ system an impressive FUE option, offering precision, speed, and results. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant method that removes individual hair follicles from your donor area (usually the back of the head) without a scalpel incision, and then implants them where you need more hair coverage. This avoids the need to extract a strip of scalp from the back of the head (no stitches or staples), which is required by the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) method. The ARTAS iX™ eliminates many of these worries.
The unique ARTAS iX™ harvesting system uses image-guided robotics to precisely and efficiently select optimal donor hair follicles thousands of times per session using intelligent algorithms that can be intuitively controlled by your treatment provider as needed. With each additional procedure, the device learns new patterns for optimal outcomes with the guidance of your treatment provider. After scanning your scalp and analyzing your hair’s growth patterns, the device then intelligently selects and harvests your hair follicles for transplantation with the help of a dexterous seven-axis robotic arm that offers ease of movement, monitored pressure for your improved comfort, and a safer treatment overall.
The ARTAS iX™ system’s AI technology records patterns and adjustments made to continuously learn and streamline treatments. The system’s field of vision, in particular, is capable of monitoring the position and orientation of hairs at a speed of 60 times per second, while recognizing and identifying key features and adjusting for patient movement. With its robotics and AI technology, the system is able to extract follicles at a rate of about a thousand per hour, making it much more efficient, accurate, and repeatable. Finally, simultaneous recipient site-making and implantation protects your existing hair follicles and speeds up the procedure, for optimal efficiency and outcomes. With the help of the ARTAS iX™ robotic hair transplantation system and its machine learning capabilities, your treatment provider is able to do what they do best—and better.
As mentioned, with the help of AI technology, the ARTAS iX™ system intelligently analyzes and extracts individual and optimal grafts from the donor area, eliminating the risk of linear scarring or overharvesting. The system then analyzes your hair’s natural growth patterns to implant donor follicles to match the angle and density that matches your hair’s natural growth. This ensures the most genuine-looking appearance in both the donor site and the implantation area. Of course, your treatment provider has the ultimate control to select customized implantation patterns to achieve your ideal outcome.
In all, the ARTAS iX™ robotic hair restoration system offers five key benefits for males experiencing hair loss, whether it’s a result of male pattern baldness, stress, or a multitude of other reasons:
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