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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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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!

Recently, Restoration Robotics launched  ARTAS Hair Studio.  This state of the art product allows the patient and surgeon plan and produce a simulation of a possible outcome.  Although this product has some limitations to the realistic look of the transplanted hair, it does allow for a formal interaction between the surgeon and the patient that spawns more thought into the over- all operative goal and leads to increased numbers of hairs being transplanted.


The most common cause of dissatisfaction of hair transplant patients in my practice and in patients that come to me from other practices is that they didn’t get the thickness that they wanted.  The ARTAS Hair Studio allows the patient to “Test Drive” their appearance and modify the operative plan under the guidance of the surgeon.  It becomes the surgeon’s ethical and responsible role to provide guidance on safe and age appropriate hairline design, donor capacity, and realistic expectations on social and physiologic downtime.  The ARTAS Hair Studio becomes paramount providing a sneak preview to esthetic results that vary with amount of hair.
Put together with a well informed consult discussing preventative hairless measures backed by randomized double-blinded placebo controlled trials, the ARTAS Hair Studio is quickly becoming the standard of care in hair restoration planning and patient education.
ARTAS Hair Studio also integrates directly with the robot and becomes the operative plan for the patient ensuring that the patient is receiving exactly what he is intending to recieve.
For a consultation please call 817-473-2120 or email [email protected]  Skype and other internet-based consultations are available.
Mark A Bishara M.D., P.A. and Paragon Hair Clinics care for patients world-wide.
Dr. Mak A Bishara, M.D. P.A. performs robotic follicular unit graft selection for residents living around Mansfield, Southlake, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, and surrounding the DFW area in North Texas.

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Robotic Hair Transplant Pioneer Introduces Automated Graft Selection

Dr. Robert M. Bernstein, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University and founder of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, introduced robotic follicular unit graft selection using the ARTAS® Robotic System at the 2015 ARTAS User Group Meeting in Newport Coast, CA. By automatically selecting follicular units with two or more hairs, the robot can harvest the number of donor hairs needed to achieve the greatest cosmetic benefit in the transplant while creating the least amount of wounding to the scalp.
 


Dr. Bishara’s office locations in Mansfield and Southlake, TX have also added this important step in the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure, a step that until now needed to be performed by hand. The goal of the new function is for the robot to automatically obtain the maximum number of donor hairs with the least amount of wounding and the greatest cosmetic benefit for the patient.  Dr. Bishara is the only doctor in Texas that offers Graft Site Selection.
How Does it Work?
Using robotic graft selection, the hair restoration surgeon programs the ARTAS robot to harvest follicular units which contain two or more hairs by selectively skipping over the 1-hair units. Using its advanced optical guidance system, the robot orients itself to the scalp by way of special markings on a tensioner, a plastic frame-like device that is positioned on the donor area. The software then rapidly analyzes each graft and selects the appropriate ones for extraction. It then dissects these follicular units from the surrounding scalp tissue.
The Importance of Graft Selection in FUE
In FUE hair transplant procedures, the surgeon wants to harvest as much donor hair as possible while leaving the fewest number of wounds. To minimize the number of wounds, you would want to extract only the units that contain the largest amount of hair. However, smaller grafts of 1-hair are typically needed to create a natural-looking hairline and temples. By selecting and extracting larger grafts first, and then extracting smaller ones only as needed, surgeons can both minimize wounding and harvest an adequate number of follicular units of varying size so as to enhance the cosmetic benefit of the procedure. Smaller grafts can be generated by dividing the larger grafts without increasing the donor wounding.
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