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In the Robotic Hair Transplant ARTAS system patient is prepared by being seated comfortably in the semi-prone position in a specially designed chair, the patient’s hair being cut down to about 1mm in length and a skin tensioner placed on the scalp.
The proprietary skin tensioner improves precision and control of the incision depth. It also has fiduciary markings that, when used in the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant procedure, allow the imaging system to track patient placement and movement.
The robotic arm is positioned overhead. The physician and only one staff member are required to perform this procedure. The imaging system constantly scans the patient’s scalp and identifies groups of one to three hairs or follicular units. It automatically targets follicular units for harvesting based on configurable input and extracts follicles in random and undetectable patterns at a frequency determined by the physician. Then the follicular units are presently implanted by hand by the surgeon and staff member after a small slit is made in the recipient areas.
Mark A Bishara, M.D., P.A. Medical Director
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