How does the ARTAS Robotic Procedure work?

The ARTAS Robotic Procedure is a minimally invasive hair restoration solution that leverages digital imaging and precision robotics to harvest healthy grafts for transplantation. Unlike the earlier methods of hair restoration, there is no need for the surgical removal of a band of tissue from the back and sides of the head, no linear scar left after surgery and no need for stitches or staples to close the wound. The benefit is a quick recovery time and the ability to return to normal activities and work sooner.

Should I cut my hair before treatment?

Yes. Trimming your hair in the donor area allows the ARTAS Robotic System to accurately visualize, track and harvest each grouping of hairs. You will receive instructions on having your hair cut shorter in preparation for your ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant.

How will my hair look after the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant?

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant provides extremely natural looking results. After the procedure, you are able to wear your hair any length or style with confidence.

How is the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant different than “Hair Plugs”?

Old fashioned “hair plugs” included the harvesting of large patches of hair that resulted in an awkward and unnatural appearance once implanted. In the ARTAS Robotic Procedure, hairs are harvested in their natural groupings and then transplanted individually by your physician. Individual transplantation provides you with the look you desire, including a great looking hairline and a fuller head of hair.

Are ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant results permanent?

Yes. The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant uses your own permanent growing hair, typically from the back of your head, and your physician then implants this hair to the thinning areas of your scalp. As this hair is not susceptible to the conditions that cause male pattern baldness, transplanted hair will last a lifetime.

How long does it take to recover and heal?

Recovery time with the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant is less than with most surgical cosmetic procedures. As there is no surgical incision or stitches required with the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant, healing time is short, and you can usually go back to your daily activities after a day or two. Some doctors schedule a follow up visit the morning after the procedure to examine your scalp and to teach you how to take care of your newly implanted hair.

When will my new hair start to grow?

Transplanted hair grows naturally in phases. New hairs are seen about three months after the procedure, and will continue to increase over the course of a full year. At approximately six months, you will enjoy a noticeable improvement and after a full year, you will see final results.

Will people know I have had a hair transplant procedure?

With the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant, any scarring is minimal and is nearly undetectable. Your new hair grows in gradually, reducing the chance that people will notice the procedure. Your friends and family will comment that you look better, but the results from your hair transplant are subtle and natural.

Does the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant procedure hurt?

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant, an outpatient procedure performed in the doctor’s office, requires only a local anesthetic. The patient feels virtually no pain. Some patients can experience minor discomfort and swelling post-procedure, which subsides in one to three days.

Will there be visible scarring in the donor area?

Because the ARTAS Robotic System selectively harvests individual hair groupings rather than removing a large area of scalp requiring sutures, there is minimal scarring in the donor area. Hair can be worn fashionably short, or in longer styles, whatever you prefer. You’re not limited by having to cover scarring from strip surgery.

What is the price of the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant?

Treatment costs will be determined during your consultation with your doctor and depend on the amount of new hair that you desire. Discuss the procedure pricing with your doctor, as some doctors may offer payment options.

How long does the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant procedure take?

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant usually takes from four to eight hours as determined by your doctor to achieve your hair restoration goals. You are comfortably seated during the process, and the doctor and staff are there with you to maximize your comfort throughout the procedure.
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An estimated 397,048 surgical hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2014 (a 28% increase from 2012)

  • In the United States, 112,409 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Canada, 5,488 hair restoration procedures were performed o In Mexico/Central & South America, 28,456 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Europe, 46,849 hair restoration procedures were performed o In Asia, 143,239 hair restoration procedures were performed o In Australia, 3,724 hair restoration procedures were performed o In the Middle East, 56,883 hair restoration procedures were performed

Estimated Surgical Hair Restoration Worldwide Market Size
Based on the estimated number of 397,048 hair restoration procedures performed in 2014, multiplied by the average fee* charged to patients for a procedure, the estimated worldwide market for hair restoration was calculated as follows (expressed here in various currencies).
This is a 28% increase since 2012.
• $ 2,472,332,531 USD (U.S. Dollars)
• $ 3,243,082,197 AUD (Australian Dollars)
• R$ 7,769,181,361 BRL (Brazil Real)
• $ 3,077,386,471 CAD (Canadian Dollars)
• € 2,225,840,977 EUR (European Euros)
• $ 19,166,832,114 HKD (Hong Kong Dollars)
• 158,528,434,200 INR (Indian Rupees)
• ¥ 310,606,552,827 JPY (Japanese Yen)
• ₩ 2,779,470,400,966 KRW (Korean Won)
• $ 38,837,130,025 MXN (Mexican Peso)
• SR 9,271,617,840 SAR (Saudi Riyal)
*The “average fee” charged for a procedure reported by survey participants and used in this calculation represents the overall average fee charged to all patients treated. Since the cost of procedures performed on individual patients may vary depending on the number of grafts and several other factors, the “average fee” as it related to this survey did not represent what all patients would expect to pay for a procedure, and should not be construed as a typical price for a hair restoration procedure.
Extrapolated Number of Hair Restoration Surgical & Non-Surgical Patients Worldwide
The extrapolated worldwide number of hair restoration patients treated in 2014 was approximately 1,055,480 (358,109 surgical patients and 697,372 non-surgical patients) – a 9% increase from 2012

  • In the United States, 244,207 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Canada, 21,028 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Mexico/Central & South America, 120,767 hair restoration
  • patients were treated
  • In Europe, 100,530 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Asia, 427,709 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Australia, 15,867 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In the Middle East, 125,372 hair restoration patients were treated

By Age and Gender

  • In 2014, 84.7% of all hair restoration surgical patients worldwide were male
  • In 2014, 15.3% of all hair restoration surgical patients worldwide were female
  • Since 2006, the proportion of female surgical hair restoration patients worldwide increased 11%
  • In 2014, 59.9% of all non-surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were male
  • In 2014, 40.1% of all non-surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were female
  • In 2014, more than half of both male and female surgical patients worldwide fell between the ages of 30 to 49 years old, 58.6% and 54.7% respectively

Trends by Country
Of the estimated 397,048 hair restoration procedures performed worldwide in 2014:

  • Mexico/Central & South America experienced the biggest increase in the number of procedures, with 28,456 procedures performed in 2014 (an 82% increase from 2012)
  • Since 2006, the number of hair restoration procedures around the world jumped 76 percent by 2014
  • From 2006 to 2014, the Middle East saw the largest increase (363%) in the number of procedures
  • From 2006 to 2014, Mexico/Central & South America experienced the second largest increase (167%) in the number of procedures

Trends by Recipient Area
From 2012 to 2014, hair restoration procedures performed on non-scalp areas jumped in every category worldwide.
Facial (moustache/beard) procedures increased 196% o Chest procedures increased 170%
Eyelash procedures increased 90%
Pubic procedures increased 62%
Eyebrow procedures increased 52%
 

  • Asia conducted the largest amount of eyelash (1,256), eyebrow (7,515), facial hair restorations (4,199), chest (491) and pubic (706) hair restoration procedures.
  • The largest increase in facial hair restoration procedures from 2012 to 2014 occurred in Mexico/Central & South America (814%), followed by Europe (297%).
  • When members were asked which of the following non-scalp hair restoration procedure sites males and females were most interested in discussing, the majority of members reported women were most interested in discussing eyebrow procedures (92.2%). Men were most interested in discussing facial (63.8%) or eyebrow (31.5%) procedures.

Notice: Please refer to the full report of the 2015 ISHRS Practice Census, located at:
https://www.ishrs.org/statistics-research.htm.
The objective of the survey was to gather reliable statistics with regard to the volume of hair restoration procedures performed, patient demographics, surgical techniques, treatments used, and other practice dynamics. The margin of error for the sample is plus or minus 4.9 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.
 
The ISHRS commissioned Relevant Research, Inc. of Chicago, IL, USA, to help develop the survey instrument, collect the data, analyze the findings, and prepare the summary report. Relevant Research, Inc. is an independent survey research company specializing in surveys and statistical programs for professional societies and trade associations. All data collected from ISHRS members was kept completely confidential by Relevant Research, Inc.
The 2015 ISHRS Practice Census is published by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is a compilation of information provided solely by participating physicians. The information published in this survey was developed from actual historical information and does not include any projected information. Neither Relevant Research, Inc. nor ISHRS has verified the accuracy, completeness or suitability of any information provided here, and ISHRS does not recommend, encourage, or endorse any particular use of the information reported in this survey. ISHRS makes no warranty, guarantee or representation whatsoever and assumes no liability or responsibility in connection with the use or misuse of this survey.

 

Body Hair Transplantation is essentially taking hair from other areas of the body rather than the most common, the back or sides of the head, and then planting those hairs to the balding area. The other donor areas that hair follicles can be taken from includes: beard, chest, shoulders, stomach, arms and legs. Below are 6 Frequently asked questions concerning Body Hair Transplantation.

 

Typical Candidate

In cases where the head hair has depleted or the type of hair needed to transplant is different than the type of hair on the head.

Color

If someone wants a beard transplantation from their blonde head hair to their patchy red beard, the blonde hair color is not going to change to red once the hairs are transplanted to the beard. However, the mixing of these colors and those alike could potentially create a strawberry blonde look. If mixing different colors of hair is the only option available, the patient has the option to dye the hair all over once it’s completely healed because it is normal hair by then and can be treated that way.

Length

Hair length will grow as it did in the donor site. So if you’re using hair from other parts of the body besides the head you are committing to having shorter hair. Beard and hair from the head are hairs that for most never stop growing at a certain length or amount of time. Hair on the chest, legs and arms essentially stop growing at a certain length usually around 3 to 6 cm.

Texture

Hair texture will keep the same texture as it had before it was transplanted to another area. For instance if one was wanting eyebrow restoration, the typical donor site would be arm or leg hair. Arm or leg hair would be used in eyebrow transplantation because this hair is finer and the growth isn’t going to be long.

Structure

Body hair can change its structure. In some cases the hairs would become longer and straighter which is adapting to normal hair on the head. In others, the hairs wouldn’t change from their original structure.

Scaring

FUE otherwise known as Follicular Unit Extraction using ARTAS is a procedure that extracts the hair follicles with one-millimeter punches. The tiny size of each extraction makes scaring almost out of the question, in most cases leaving only little white dots if anything at all.

Please give us a call at 817-473-1220 – email: [email protected] – or reach us via Skype today!


Beard hair or facial hair is often time desired in people who lack the ability to grow facial hair.  This can be a for a several reasons.  Religious reasons, social status and self esteem all contribute to why men seek out a fuller-thicker beard!

Beard Shapes and Sizes

Beard Anatomy

7 Regions: Cheek Beard, Mustache, Forebeard, Side Beard, Jaw Beard, Under Beard and Neck Hair

Usually, when I am transplanting the beard, I will use advanced harvest techniques at 3000 RPM with a 19G punch using the FUE ARTAS robot and taking hair from back of the head.  If I am taking hair from under the angle of the mandible I like to use a 1.0MM or 0.9MM sharp punch.
Most patients will need around 32 weeks for the beard to become fully developed from the transplant procedure. It usually takes 2 beard transplants to get a desired result however we occasionally will perform up to 4 transplants to achieve the amount of thickening that patients will want.
Average Cost ranges from about $5000.  Average number of Hairs needed to transplant varies dramatically but it is very common to go over 4,000 total hairs over 2,200 to 2,500 grafts.
For a consultation appointment at one of our offices or for a Skype Online consultation please email [email protected]
Dr Mark A Bishara MD and Paragon Plastic Surgery and MedSpa and the Paragon Hair Clinics, LLC offer Beard and Facial Hair Transplants to patients both in North Texas from Dallas, Mansfield, Southlake, , Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, New Orleans, Tyler, Arlington, Washington D.C., Plano and Boston.

Beard Envy?

Beards are in! If you find yourself having beard envy, hair transplantation surgery may be the answer! An increasing number of men are embracing facial hair and beards as it is a global craze and seen as a sign of masculinity. According to DNA Info website, recent reports say the Beard Transplantation Procedure has increased six-fold in the past five years. It takes time to grow a beard and it can be a challenge for some men to even grow stubble, the Beard Transplantation Procedure can be the solution. Before one starts their facial hair journey it is important to be informed on the process, below are 8 Frequently Asked Questions. FreeImages.com/diego medrano.


 

 

8 Frequently Asked Questions

Typical Men Having The Procedure Done

Typical patients include men who have struggled since adolescence to grow a beard, men with facial scarring, those filling in a few gaps or the ones interested in doing a complete beard construction. No matter the situation the look men are going for is definitely to have a bit of facial hair.

Pain Level

Like any scalp hair transplant, the procedure is practically painless. Most of the time, it is conducted using the FUE hair transplant technique. At The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we are one of two in Texas that offer the ARTAS System. ARTAS is the first Hair Transplant Robot to improve the most challenging aspects of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). It offers numerous beneficial features, including an image-guided robotic arm, special imaging technologies, small dermal punches and a computer interface. The ARTAS System is capable of identifying and harvesting individual follicular units to implement the FUE technique.

Where The Donor Hair Comes From

The hair for beard transplants typically is taken from the back of the patients head and then planted through micro-incisions on the facial region desired. The hair from the back of the head most closely resembles the hair grown around the chin. In cases of those with a balding head, your surgeon may extract donor hair from body hair.

Procedure Duration

This transplant procedure takes about 2-7 hours to complete, depending on the area covered and the beard density you are looking for. Free images.com/Toni Mihailov.

 

 

 

Facial Hair After Procedure

Once transplanted, the beard hair takes root gradually. The transplanted hairs fall out after two weeks but the roots stay and begin to grow new hair within several months. Put your faith in science. Once it’s fully healed, the new facial hair can be treated just like real hair because that’s just what it is – real hair.

Shaving After Procedure

Do not shave the transplanted hair for the first couple weeks after the surgery. After this short phase, you can decide if you want more of a scuffy “just rolled out of bed look” or if you want to shave and have a silky smooth baby face. Free images.com/Paul Preacher.

 

 

 

Recovery Time

In most cases plan on having 2 to 3 days of social down time. So, pull out the video games, the Netflix binge schedule and last but not least the food and enjoy your down time while knowing soon enough you’ll have the facial hair you’ve always wanted.

Permanent Solution

A very important feature and benefit of any type of hair transplant is that it gives permanent results. You won’t have to worry about losing your new facial hair or having to be careful with your new hair after you’re totally healed from the transplant. Once the hair takes root it really is your very own facial hair!

Bring Pictures

Make it a fun experience! Patients are encouraged to bring in pictures of their favorite celebrities beard/facial hair that they are wanting to mirror. This gives the surgeon a great idea of what the patient envisions for himself.

Call 817-473-2120 or Email [email protected] to schedule a consultation with us today!