Deciding to have a hair transplant procedure is an important, life-changing decision. Understanding the details of the ARTAS® Robotic Procedure will help you determine if it is right for you. You will need to know what to expect before, during and after the procedure, as well as when you can expect to see results.
The ARTAS Robotic Procedure was designed with you in mind. Developed with leading hair transplant physicians and researchers, this state-of-the-art technology was created to eliminate the guesswork and fatigue associated with manual handheld methods, along with the scarring, complications and downtime of existing invasive surgical techniques. Unlike older transplant methods, no stitches are required, rendering your procedure nearly undetectable. You can now expect natural-looking results without the side effects and recovery times resulting from older techniques. Overcome the negative stigma associated with traditional hair transplants and reap the benefits of this revolutionary, physician-controlled technology.
During the initial stage, hair is selectively harvested with robotic precision providing consistent graft dissection. Advanced robotics provide speed and harvesting accuracy unavailable with manual handheld techniques.
The ARTAS System uses Recipient Site Making to implement your treatment design which is carefully created with the ARTAS Hair Studio Technology. Using the process of robotic Recipient Site Making, the ARTAS System protects your existing, healthy hair. Survival and growth rates of the transplanted hair depends entirely on the meticulous creation of these robotic recipient sites.

How Will You Look?

The ARTAS Hair Studio® Technology is a 3D photograph based simulation of your potential procedure results. During your consultation, your clinician will work to design your personalized cosmetic hair pattern and illustrate different options, showing you various graft counts and hair distribution, with your direct input. The same ARTAS Hair Studio Technology is used to create your robotic Recipient Site Making treatment design which is then transferred to the ARTAS Robotic System for implementation.

Day of the Procedure

Most ARTAS Robotic Procedures start in the morning and end in the afternoon. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a loose-fitting hat to wear home after your procedure.

During the Procedure

During the ARTAS Robotic Procedure, you will be seated and the physician and clinical team will do everything they can to ensure your comfort. A local anesthetic will be used while you remain awake and alert during the procedure. Most patients describe their experience as virtually pain-free.
The physician-assisted ARTAS® Robotic System will use advanced algorithms to select the best hairs for harvesting, while preserving the natural look of your donor area. Your aesthetic design from ARTAS Hair Studio is delivered to the robot for Recipient Site Making. Your hair is then transplanted into thinning areas.
There will be time for breaks during the procedure, so you should expect to have a pleasant experience throughout the process.

After the Procedure

You will be able to return home immediately after the procedure. Your clinician will instruct you on how to care for your newly transplanted hair. Most people will sleep comfortably without pain immediately post-procedure and will return to their regular activities in a few days.

Your New Hair Growth

Follow your clinician’s instructions on how to shampoo and care for your hair. Your newly transplanted hair, like the rest of your hair, grows steadily over time. After a few months, you will begin to see new hair growth. Around six months, you will start to notice significant growth. Your hair will continue to grow in the treated areas over time. You will be able to take care of your newly transplanted, permanent hair as you normally would.
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(Before and After Pictures of one of our patients)

For the right patient, exhibiting the right hair and scalp characteristics, hair transplant surgery can be a life changing cosmetic procedure. However, not every hair loss sufferer is a good candidate for surgical hair restoration. It’s important to fully understand the criteria that makes a good hair transplant candidate in order to make a better informed decision when considering surgical hair restoration.

The best way to find out if you are a candidate for a hair restoration procedure is to go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon specializing in hair restoration. The answer will depend on the cause of your hair loss, your age, the stability of your donor supply, how extensive you hair loss is, your expectations and a number of other important factors that will be taken into account.
For the right candidate hair restoration surgery can significantly improve your appearance and general sense well being.  You must have realistic expectations before undergoing a hair transplant procedure.
Here are some general types of patients that are great candidates for hair transplants:
The best candidates for hair restoration surgery are:

  • Men who have been losing their hair due to Male Pattern Baldness for more than five years or who have progressed to a Norwood class 3 or above.
  • Men with realistic expectations and who understand that their hair loss might continue to progress even if they are taking prescription medication to stop the progression.
  • Men who have been balding for many years and who’s pattern has stabilized and are interested in just adding some hair to provide a more youthful appearance.
  • Men and women who have lost hair due to trauma or burns
  • Men and women who have lost hair due to other cosmetic procedures such as face-lifts.

Some women are candidates for hair restoration surgery. They are:

  • Women who have suffered hair loss due to mechanical or traction alopecia (non-hormonal).
  • Women who have had previous cosmetic or plastic surgery and are concerned about hair loss around the incision sites.
  • Women who have a distinct pattern of baldness, similar to that of male pattern baldness. This includes hairline recession, vertex thinning (on the crown or top of the scalp), and a donor area that is not affected by androgenetic alopecia.
  • Women who suffer hair loss due to trauma, including burn victims, scarring from accidents, and chemical burns.
  • Women with alopecia marginalis, a condition that looks very similar to traction alopecia.

Please visit the website of Dr. Bishara, who specializes in Hair RestorationRobotic Hair Transplants and Plastic Surgery at or call our office at (817) 473-2120.

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(Antes y después de las imágenes de uno de nuestros pacientes)
Para el paciente adecuado, mostrando las características del cabello y del cuero cabelludo derecha, la cirugía de trasplante de cabello puede ser un cambio de vida procedimiento cosmético. Sin embargo, no todo paciente a la pérdida del cabello es un buen candidato para la restauración quirúrgica del cabello. Es importante comprender plenamente los criterios que hacen un buen candidato a trasplante de pelo con el fin de tomar una decisión mejor informada al considerar la restauración quirúrgica del cabello.
La mejor manera de averiguar si usted es un candidato para un procedimiento de restauración del cabello es ir a un dermatólogo o cirujano plástico que se especializa en la restauración del cabello. La respuesta dependerá de la causa de su pérdida de cabello, su edad, la estabilidad de su oferta de donantes, lo extenso que la pérdida del cabello es, de sus expectativas y una serie de otros factores importantes que se tendrán en cuenta.
Para la cirugía de restauración capilar candidato adecuado puede mejorar significativamente su apariencia y la sensación general de bienestar. Usted debe tener expectativas realistas antes de someterse a un procedimiento de trasplante de cabello.
Estos son algunos tipos generales de los pacientes que son grandes candidatos a trasplantes de cabello:
Los mejores candidatos para la cirugía de restauración del cabello son:
Los hombres que han ido perdiendo su cabello debido a la calvicie de patrón masculino durante más de cinco años o que han progresado a una clase Norwood 3 o superior.Los hombres con expectativas realistas y que entienden que su pérdida de cabello puede continuar progresando incluso si están tomando medicamentos de prescripción para detener la progresión.Los hombres que han sido quedando calvos por muchos años y que son modelo se ha estabilizado y está interesado en sólo añadir un poco de pelo para proporcionar un aspecto más juvenil.Los hombres y las mujeres que han perdido el pelo debido a un traumatismo o quemadurasLos hombres y las mujeres que han perdido el pelo debido a otros procedimientos estéticos, como liftings.Algunas mujeres son candidatos para la cirugía de restauración capilar.
Ellos son:
Las mujeres que han sufrido la pérdida de cabello debido a la alopecia de tracción mecánica o (no hormonal).Las mujeres que han tenido cirugía plástica o cosmética anterior y están preocupados por la pérdida de pelo alrededor de las incisiones.Las mujeres que tienen un patrón distinto de la calvicie, similar a la de la calvicie de patrón masculino. Esto incluye recesión línea del cabello, adelgazamiento vértice (en la corona o parte superior del cuero cabelludo), y una zona donante que no está afectada por la alopecia androgenética.Las mujeres que sufren de pérdida de cabello debido a un traumatismo, incluidas las víctimas de quemaduras, cicatrices de accidentes y quemaduras químicas.Las mujeres con alopecia marginalis, una condición que se ve muy similar a la alopecia por tracción.
Por favor, visite el sitio web del Dr. Bishara, que se especializa en la restauración del pelo, robóticos trasplantes de pelo y Cirugía Plástica en o llame a nuestra oficina al (817) 473-2120.

The older, traditional form of hair transplantation is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), or more commonly, “strip” surgery. In a “strip” surgery, the surgeon uses a scalpel to remove a large piece of scalp from the back of the head. This process requires stitches or staples to close the wound. The strip of scalp is given to a group of technicians who then manually dissect each individual follicular unit. These dissected follicular units are transplanted into the scalp by the surgical team. The recovery period for this procedure is significant, typically several weeks. In addition, patients may experience numbness, scalp tightness or lingering pain. More importantly, the risk of leaving a noticeable linear scar on the back of the head is unacceptable to many patients.

Donor Area Comparison

The “Strip” method:  a strip of scalp from your donor area is cut out with a scalpel, and the strip is completely removed from the head.  The donor area is pulled together and stitched close to the wound.  This method leaves a visible scar.
ARTAS Robotic method: the hair is removed individually by the robot and no cutting or stitches are needed.  The scalp retains the natural appearance with no linear scar.
Strip Method Post Procedure:                     ARTAS Method- 1 Week Post Procedure:

For the very latest technology in hair restoration, Dr. Bishara uses the ARTAS System. This interactive, computer assisted equipment employs image guidance to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting. ARTAS is the first hair transplant robot to improve the most challenging aspects of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). It received clearance from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for use in April 2011.  Please contact our office for more information at (817) 473-2120 or visit our website at
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