The ARTAS® Robotic System
Our experienced hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Robert Leonard, has been practicing in the field of hair restoration surgery for the last 30 years. To provide the best care and the latest treatment options for our patients, he and our other experienced hair restoration specialist, Dr. Matthew Lopresti, have added the ARTAS® Robotic System to our armamentarium of surgical services.
The ARTAS® Robotic System is the most sophisticated device available anywhere in the world to assist our doctors in harvesting grafts using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. The precision in harvesting follicular units with this state-of-the-art FUE device is achieved through a wide range of technological advances. These include using a pair of infrared cameras, accurate calculation of follicular unit numbers and density, and advanced specialized software that calculates the exact angle and depth of the follicular units. This all is controlled under the supervision of our extensively trained surgeons.
Offering the ARTAS® System to our patients provides them with a surgical technique that efficiently harvests follicular units in a fashion that does not leave a linear scar in the donor area. This allows patients to wear their hair very short in the donor area with virtually no noticeable evidence of having had a hair transplant procedure.
Dr. Leonard recently performed an FUE transplant using the ARTAS® System on former Boston Bruins player Lyndon Byers (LB) and on former NFL Fullback Chris Gronkowski. You can see their results in our Featured Patients Gallery.
We are excited to introduce this 21st century surgical device to the northern New England region and welcome those interested in learning more of the ARTAS® Robotic System. Contact us to schedule your free consultation.
Benefits of the ARTAS® Robotic Procedure
Now you can have a permanent and natural-looking solution for hair loss. And nobody needs to know you’ve had treatment.
You’ll have natural looking hair — your own hair — that you can wear in any style with confidence. Other benefits include:
- Quick recovery
- Permanent hair restoration results
- No scalpel, suture or staples
- No linear scar
- Increase in yield of hair grafts transplanted compared to manual FUE
- Decreased operating time vs. manual follicular extraction (FUE) procedure
What to Expect From the ARTAS® Robotic Procedure
We encourage you to wear comfortable clothing for your ARTAS® procedure, which will most likely take place in the morning. You will be seated for the duration of treatment, although you will be allowed to take breaks as needed, and our skilled team will make every effort to make your time with us as pleasant as possible. A local anesthetic will be administered, which allows you to remain awake and responsive while experiencing minimal pain. In fact, most patients report little or no discomfort. Dr. Robert Leonard or Dr. Matthew Lopresti will be supervising and managing the entire procedure.
The ARTAS® System uses a unique algorithm to select the best hairs for harvesting. This program is also designed to preserve the natural appearance of the donor area. Once harvested, the follicular units will be transplanted into designated locations based on your individual treatment plan. Once the surgery is complete, you can return home the same day, and Dr. Leonard or Dr. Lopresti will provide you with after-care instructions. These directions can include recommendations for sleeping, protecting your scalp from the sun, washing your hair, and applying or taking medication. In the event you experience any discomfort, over-the-counter pain relievers can be used. Most patients return to normal activity within a few days, although your experience may vary.
Your newly transplanted hair, like your natural hair, will begin to grow steadily with time. Generally, you should begin to see new hair growth after three to four months, with more significant hair growth after about six months, and final results at about 18 months. Since this is your own natural hair, you will be able to style it according to your preferences.
Interested to know more? Contact our office soon for more information or to schedule a consultation.