The ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration Procedure

The ARTAS® System enhances manual surgical performance in three key areas where robotics are proven to extend human capability. For the very latest technology in hair restoration, Dr. Bishara is now using 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.

About the ARTAS® Robotic Procedure:

  • Skin tensioner is placed on the trimmed donor area to keep the area taut
  • High resolution visualization identifies follicular units on the surface of the patient’s skin and targets them for harvesting
  • Image-guided robotic arm maneuvers and deploys the two-needle system, compensating for patient movement
  • Inner needle scores the skin, then the dissecting punch separates the follicular unit from the remaining tissue
  • Gentle suction lifts the dissected graft partially out of the scalp, so technicians can remove using forceps
  • Grafts are manually transplanted in the desired scalp areas

A Better Patient Experience

Nearly 35 million American men are candidates for hair restoration, but only a small fraction choose the procedure. Uncertainty about the procedure results and the long recovery times may be too high a hurdle for many patients. Candidates are demanding a minimally invasive technique that provides consistent, safe results.
With the minimally invasive ARTAS® Robotic System, Dr. Bishara can build patient confidence with reproducible, natural-looking outcomes with fast recovery times. There are many patient benefits including:

  • Robotically precise and consistent
  • Reduced treatment times
  • Less discomfort
  • Faster healing and return to normal activities
  • Nearly undetectable donor area with no linear scar
Before and after pictures of some of our patients:



A Commitment to Clinical Excellence
The ARTAS® Robotic System is the product of nearly a decade of research and development by Restoration Robotics in collaboration with some of the most respected leaders in hair restoration medicine.  After rigorous testing in clinical trials, the ARTAS Robotic System received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration in 2011.  Restoration Robotics continues to partner with a growing number of hair restoration physicians, such as Dr. Bishara, to apply robotic technology to improve patient outcomes.
Please call our office for more information on this unique and effective robotic hair restoration procedure at (817) 473-2120 or click on one of the buttons below:

 

 

Male or female, we all take pride in our hair. It is probably the second most sexually appealing segment of the human anatomy. So what happens when our hair starts falling out? While balding can happen to both men and women, it usually affects males more than females. Up to 50 percent of men suffer from this debilitating disease and this can cause low self-esteem and loss of quality of life. People with severe hair loss, or those that do not respond to more conservative treatments, may require surgery to restore hair loss and promote new hair growth.
Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is usually caused by the dihydrotesterone (DHT) hormone. DHT is commonly synthesised in the adrenal glands, testes, prostate and, of course, the hair follicles. Androgenic alopecia causes hair follicles to be extremely sensitive to the DHT hormone and thus, the hair follicles begin to shrink, resulting in an abnormal production of hair. While androgenic alopecia accounts for over 90 percent of male pattern baldness, other causes can include, stress, traction alopecia (in people who aggressively pull their hair back to form ponytails or cornrows), trichotillo- mania (compulsive pulling of hair), chemotherapy and more.

There have been many treatments claiming to help or even cure male and female pattern bald- ness. While some of them might actually work, some of them don’t. Dr. Mark Bishara is highly experienced in performing all hair restoration procedures, and will help you determine which one is right for you in order to achieve the best possible results. The only treatment that guarantees hair regrowth are hair transplants. There are two types of hair transplant methods. The first is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) which requires long, thin donor strips of hair not effected by DHT to be transplanted to areas of the scalp that are balding. This procedure is not only lengthy and tedious, it is also extremely painful, requires a decent amount of downtime and leaves a long scar at the back of the scalp.
The other harvesting method is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), this method is much safer and also involves minimal scarring, invisible to the naked eye. How this method works is by extracting individual follicular units and transplanting them to the balding areas. Although the FUE method is preferred, this manual process still means lengthy procedure time. Dr. Bishara is proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive hair restoration procedures, including FUT and FUE methods. Combined with his extensive experience and advanced skills, these procedures are often highly effective. The best treatment option for each patient depends on the location and extent of hair loss.
For the very latest technology in hair restoration, Dr. Bishara is now using the ARTAS System., which Neoasia Sdn Bhd has introduced– a fully robotic system that has the capability to replicate the FUE method with unmatched precision and rapid speed. We spoke to Dr. Mark Bishara, cosmetic surgeon from Texas and Dr. Ko, the first doctor to offer the ARTAS Robotic System in South East Asia.
 
According to Dr. Bishara, the ARTAS Robotic System utilises a robotic arm and sophisticated digital imaging to harvest follicular units. It has the amazing capacity to target each hair follicle in random fashion to ensure donor areas retain their natural appearance. The individual hairs are then implanted into the affected area, resulting in natural looking hair re-growth. Dr. Bishara says, “The ARTASTM Robotic System is the most sophisticated automated device in the medical field today.” Dr. Ko adamantly concurs and believes this machine is just so “clever”. Dr. Ko says that be- fore this system was installed in his clinic, he only used the FUT method which was very tedious and would take many hours off his busy schedule. Now with the ARTAS Robotic System, patients suffering from androgenic alopecia can have a full head of hair in just two hours.

Unlike the FUT method which requires patients to run the risk of going through general anaesthesia, the ARTAS Robotic System procedure only requires a local anaesthetic. Not only will patients suffer minimal to zero pain, they can also head back to their daily activities after one or two days. According to Dr. Ko, the procedure is non-invasive and guarantees 100 percent hair regrowth! Along with said benefits, the ARTASTM Robotic System also provides tremendous cost saving. Dr. Ko believes we are very lucky to be the first in South East Asia to have access to this state-of-the-art system. Already installed in America, London and Japan, this system is American FDA approved and is able to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Men and women who are balding most definitely experience depressed self-esteem and confidence. With the ARTASTM Robotic System, they need not wear ill-fitting wigs any longer. With the ARTASTM Robotic System, they can get a full tuft of hair with a blink of an eye.
Dr. Bishara will take the time to evaluate each patient, discuss his/her individual goals and together develop a personalized treatment plan using one of his many successful hair loss treatment options.  Please contact us for more information: (817) 473-2120

 
 

 

By age 50, about 50% of American men—and a substantial number of women—are affected by hair loss, much of which is hereditary. Patients with severe hair loss may require surgery to restore hair loss and promote new hair growth. Hair Transplantation is designed to produce effective results with minimal downtime and no damage to surrounding hair follicles. Dr. Bishara is highly experienced in performing all of these procedures, and will help you determine which one is right for you in order to achieve the best possible results.Surgical Treatments

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

FUT is a method of hair restoration surgery in which hair is transplanted only as natural, individual follicular units. This ensures that patients will achieve the most natural results and also allows Dr. Bishara to transplant the maximum amount of hair into a small area. These follicular units consist of up to four individual hairs in each follicle. Hair growth typically begins about three months after the FUT procedure.

Total Crown Renewal® (Frechet Triple Flap)

Total Crown Renewal® is the only procedure that effectively treats the entire top and back of the scalp by redistributing 12,000-15,000 hairs over the balding area. This creates a natural appearance even when treating large areas of baldness on the front, top and crown of the head.
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Patients usually experience little to no discomfort during this procedure, and can return to their regular activities after three days.


Temporal Peaks Restoration

Temporal Peaks Restoration restores a natural and youthful hairline by recreating the temporal peaks, the areas at the front of the head that are common sites of hair loss. Restoration of hair in this area includes transplantation with proper placement to recreate a natural hairline and restore the patient’s original appearance.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair restoration procedure that moves the patient’s own hair graft by graft to maximize the likelihood of regrowth after it has been transplanted in the balding area. This procedure involves moving the entire follicle with special micro-instruments in order to prevent damage and maintain the health of the hair for optimum results. FUE offers many benefits over traditional hair transplant procedures, including: minimal scarring and discomfort and a quick return to work.
More hair restoration information, including Propecia information, is available in our office. Please contact us at 817.473.2120 to schedule an appointment.

 

Many reasons contribute to hair loss including genetics and ones lifestyle. Regardless what the reason may be, hair loss is a condition that can impact one’s confidence and outlook on life. A more common occurrence amongst men, many opt for a clean shave upon the first signs of balding or resort to the classic “back-comb” technique.
Now, thanks to advancement in technology, there are other possibilities for hair restoration. Restoration Robotic, Inc together with NeoAsia (M) Sdn Bhd introduced the latest technology in hair restoration at its finest with short recovery time and prominent permanent results called ARTASTM System. It is the first and only advanced Robotic technology which is FDA-approved using computer assisted image guided system for follicular unit extraction (FUE) for natural and consistent results.  For the very latest technology in hair restoration, Dr. Bishara is now using the ARTAS System in both his Mansfield and Southlake locations.
“When men reach a certain age, male pattern baldness becomes more visible due to genetic sensitivity. Now with ARTAS™ System, they can get the procedures done within hours, without having to undergo long hours of surgery. The procedure is convenient and patients will regain confidence when they see consistent results within six months. I am certain that ARTAS™ System with the robotic technology will appeal to many Malaysians as they don’t have to undergo major surgery and it’s almost a painless procedure” said Dr. Mark A Bishara, M.D.

Old fashioned “hair plugs” results in unnatural-looking hair once implanted. However, with the ARTASTM system, a robotic arm which is controlled digitally, identifies the area on the head that is suitable to be dissected.  It then extracts the hair follicles from there; hence resulting in more natural-looking hair. The ARTAS™ System with its Robotic technology also delivers their patients with a speedy and precise result when they undergo the treatment.
Please contact our office to find out more about ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant:  (817) 473-2120

Before and After Pictures of the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant:

 
 




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Typical pattern baldness is something both men and women struggle with and we have our parents and ancestors to thank for it. Your hormones and what’s in your DNA cause baldness. Enzymes in our body react with hormones and cause the follicles in the scalp to shrink and stop growing new hair. Hair on the sides and back of the head isn’t vulnerable to pattern baldness and will typically grow for the duration of a persons life. We use these areas “donor areas” to extract from and move to the top of the head or balding areas “recipient site”. There are two different methods in which donor hair can be harvested: Follicular Unit Transfer (strip harvesting) and Follicular Unit Extraction.

In strip harvesting we take a strip of the scalp from the donor area and then suture the area back together. The strip of scalp is then cut into small pieces of hair follicles that have one to four hairs per graft. Holes are then placed in the recipient area and the grafts are placed in the holes in a natural but random pattern. The patient will be left with almost no visible scar on the back of the head and is typically hard to see once the surrounding hair grows out and conceals it.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a procedure that uses a punch method to extract the hairs from the donor area. The head is first shaven and a local anesthetic is used to numb the head. The FUE surrounds the hair follicle and punches the follicle loose so it can be easily extracted from the head. The small holes left behind start to heal immediately and continue to disappear over the next few days. Tiny holes are then placed in the recipient area using a microscope and the hair follicles are planted.

The scalp takes about 3 to 5 days to heal and you should not attempt to resume normal activities for 48 hours to prevent the transplanted hair from falling out. The majority of the hair shafts in the follicle will fall out, don’t be alarmed. After a few months new hair will begin to grow from the relocated follicles. It takes about two days for the transplanted hair to settle permanently into the recipient sites. Small scabs will develop were the grafts were inserted so do not pick them or it will cause the hair follicle to dislodge. The scabs will fall off within 10-14 days. Re-growth is expected to occur within 3 months. It can take up to 6 to 10 months to see full regrowth.

Hair transplant is a major component of hair restoration. With the supporting medical management using 5% minoxidil (Rogaine) and finesteride (Propecia), 97% of androgenetic hair loss can be stopped and regrowth of hair can be seen in the large majority of these patients. Stop by for a free consultation or visit us via internet consult to see if you are a potential candidate for hair restoration or a hair transplant procedure.

 

This information is brought to you courtesy of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Mansfield and Southlake, TX

 

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