Preparation for the procedure and its course
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.