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The ARTAS Site Making technology

ARTAS Site Making

Robotically-assisted hair graft reimplantation with ARTAS

The ARTAS Site Making procedure is especially suited for the implantation of hair grafts extracted via the “hair strip technique”, more commonly called FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant).

The FUT or “hair strip technique” is a procedure that has been around for a long time but it remains the best option for most women and for patients with afro or frizzy hair. Indeed, the latter have a curled shape below the scalp and cannot efficiently be extracted via the FUE (manual Follicular Unit Extraction) as transsection rates are very high.

The hair strip from the donor area is dissected into individual follicular units ready to be reimplanted in the recipient area. For women, implantation is generally done with a Choï implanter and for men, the implantation is assisted by the ARTAS Site Making technology : the robot optimises the density and the implantation angle in the donor area and avoids human error due to repeated movements. The Site Making option isn’t used for women much as the recipient area must be totally shaven.

Advantages of the ARTAS Site Making technology

ARTAS Site Making allows for :

  • a detailed mapping of the recipient area and its exiting hair, through scanning of the scalp by the ARTAS robot
  • a speed of execution that human hands can’t compete with : 1,000 recipient holes are made in only 30 minutes.
  • an average follicular unit density of 40 FUs per square centimeter
  • the preservation of existing hair thanks to a cutting edge algorythm.

The FUT or hair strip technique usually allows for the extraction of 1,500 to 2,000 grafts, depending on the strip’s size and the patient’s requirements.

The Workflow

How the Artas robot is programmed for a Site Making procedure

Site Making

A video of the Artas robot performing a Site Making procedure

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