Preparation for the procedure and its course
What is Artas iX hair transplantation?
The robot’s operation is based on an artificial intelligence algorithm. The Artas iX system collects the best quality hair follicles under supervision of a qualified doctor. It is possible thanks to digital imaging: the system constantly calculates the exact position of the hair, its angle and other parameters of each unit to obtain the optimal result.
Is the hair transplantation safe?
Yes. The robot with Artas iX technology is based on an artificial intelligence algorithm. It does not only collect the best quality hair unit, but also implants it. This system helps the doctor to perform hundreds of precise, complicated and repetitive movements. In this way, there is a great chance to get rid of so-called human error.
What are the crucial advantages of the Artas iX method?
Currently, this is the best method when it comes to hair transplantation. It allows to collect perfect hair units, significantly increasing the graft survival. After the procedure, the hair in the donor area – in the place where the transplant material was collected from, grows back quickly and mixes with other surrounding hair, creating a natural and satisfying effect.
What are the effects of the Artas iX transplant?
Artas iX hair transplantation provides an exceptionally natural and long-lasting effect. In the majority cases, scars are minimal. Robot Artes iX enables effective hair transplantation without damaging the patient’s remaining hair.
How to prepare for Artas iX procedure?
Artas iX hair transplantation does not require any special preparations. Your doctor will inform you about some individual treatment guidelines if they are necessary. The patient may be asked to trim the hair in the place where the transplant material will be collected. It will allow the Artas iX robot to visualize, track and collect hair units accurately.
Which part of the head is the most suitable to take the hair for transplantation?
When it comes to pattern hair lose there is a process of so-called miniaturization of hair follicles under the influence of male hormones. This process only affects the hair in the frontal and parietal parts of the head. The hair for transplantation is taken from the occipital part which is resistant to the effects of male hormones.
How is the collected hair prepared for hair transplantation?
The hair units are sorted according to the amount of hair shafts. There are single, double, triple or even quadruple hair shafts. Why is this so important? To achieve a natural transplant effect, the appropriate hair units should be transplanted to selected locations. For example: in the frontal part of the head, in the first line the doctors transplant single shaft hair units, while in next ones, those with double and triple shafts.
How long does the Artas iX procedure take?
The Artas iX hair transplantation procedure usually takes from four to eight hours, depending on the needs and arrangements of the doctor. The procedure is performed in a prone position, the doctor and staff are always present to provide comfort and support to the patient.
Is the procedure painful?
Artas iX hair transplantation requires only local anaesthesia. When the scalp is already anaesthetized, the patient does not feel any pain. If the anaesthesia weakens during the procedure, the doctor adds anaesthesia so that the patient feels comfortable throughout the procedure. In addition, there may be swelling in the treated areas after hair transplantation. However, these conditions disappear within one to three days after surgery.
Is the hair transplantation procedure permanent?
Artas iX hair transplantation is usually a permanent procedure, unless the patient suffers from a very large baldness area, then another procedure can be performed after several months.
How long does the recovery period after procedure take?
Convalescence after Artas iX hair transplantation is much shorter in comparison to other surgical procedures. It is all because the Artas iX procedure does not require a linear incision so the healing time is short and the patient can usually return to his/her daily duties within one or two days after the procedure.
Artas iX hair transplantation: when should be the follow-up appointment?
The day after the hair transplantation, a follow-up appointment is recommended. During the appointment the doctor examines the skin, but also tells the patient how to care about the transplanted hair follicles. The graft taking lasts about three days. After that, the skin heals and a scab forms which can be gently wiped off after a few days.
When will be the effects of the Artas iX treatment visible?
Hair transplanted using the Artas iX method grows naturally, in the so-called phases. Transplanted hair needs time to develop its own blood supply. New hair is usually visible about three months after the transplantation and appears successively throughout the year. The satisfactory results can be seen within six months after the procedure and after a whole year the final effect of hair transplantation will be visible.
Are scars left after the Artas iX procedure?
Artas iX collects each hair unit separately (instead of removing a large area of the skin), so it does not create a linear scar as it happens in case of the “strip” method. As an outcome, Artas iX hair transplantation leaves minimal marks that are virtually undetectable when they are completely healed.