How Does the ARTAS Robot Work?June 4th, 2011
Q: How does the ARTAS™ robotic hair transplant system actually work? — J.N., Fort Lee, NJ
A: The ARTAS System for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) combines several features including an interactive, image-guided robotic arm, special imaging technologies, small skin punches of two different sizes, and a computer monitor. After the system is positioned over the patient’s donor area of the scalp, ARTAS is capable of identifying and isolating follicular units from the surrounding scalp.
After the robotic arm is aligned with the follicular unit, a sharp 1-mm punch is used to cut through the upper part of the skin (the epidermis and upper dermis).
Immediately following this, a duller, 1.3mm punch is used to separate the deeper part of the follicular unit from the remainder of the dermis and subcutaneous fat. Once separated by the robot, the follicular units are manually removed from the scalp and stored until they are implanted into the patient’s recipient area.
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Topic: Robotic FUE
Tags: ARTAS Robot for FUE, Dermis, Donor Area, Follicular Unit, Follicular Unit Extraction, Follicular Unit Harvesting, Image-guided Robotic System, Recipient Sites, Restoration Robotics, Robotics in FUE, Subcutaneous Fat Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on June 4th, 2011 at 5:17 pm
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