At SpaMedica, the cost of an ARTAS hair transplant typically starts at $6,000.
Generally, it takes approximately 3-4 days to recover from an ARTAS hair transplant.
The length of the procedure depends on the breadth of the cosmetic work. However, on average, an ARTAS hair transplant takes approximately 4-8 hours to perform.
The ARTAS hair transplant is more than just a robot-assisted procedure that restores hair; it is the future of cosmetic surgery. Indeed, gone are the days when cosmetic surgeons removed a strip of skin from the back of a patient’s head, carefully extracting and harvesting healthy hair follicles.
During an ARTAS hair transplant, an advanced robotic device extracts and harvests healthy hair follicles before implanting them on a designated area. As a result, the procedure reduces recovery time, produces lasting results, minimizes scar trauma, and eliminates the risk of human error. Best of all, the scars from the procedure will not be noticeable to most people – even at shorter hair settings.
In truth, once you are an adult, there is no particular age restriction for an ARTAS hair transplant, and there is no specific trait that defines a “good” candidate. Fundamentally, good candidates are patients who are experiencing balding and hair thinning. These patients should have a healthy set of hair in their donor site, typically the “preferred zone” at the back of the scalp, since the hair follicles will be extracted from that region and implanted onto the designated area.
Good Candidates for ARTAS have
Male and/or Female Pattern Hair Loss
The hair is thinning and falling out creating more visible areas of scalp
Proper Physical Health
Good health and a lack of serious medical conditions are vital for a proper recovery following an ARTAS hair transplant.
As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good candidates have realistic expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the surgery. Despite the high success rate with our hair transplant procedure and ARTAS hair transplant machine, the procedure does not guarantee a full set of hair.
The procedure causes significantly less discomfort than regular strip grafting. Not only will patients not have to go through the pain of a surgical incision on their scalp, but they will also benefit from a faster recovery time.
At most, patients can expect tiny white dots in the region where the hair follicles were extracted, that are hard to see with the naked eye (they are less than 0.9mm each) . These small transplant dots will not be visible to most people and will not be seen even at low hair settings.
An ARTAS hair transplant is precise and does not require hair specialists to extract the follicles. By reducing the risk of human error and the limitations of fatigue, an ARTAS hair transplant can lead to a faster procedural time and increased efficiency!
The robotic device involved in the ARTAS hair transplant calculates precisely where to extract the hair follicles, leaving no uneven spots.
Like all procedures, an ARTAS hair transplant comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland, the former head surgeon of SpaMedica, has been performing ARTAS hair transplants since the robot came out 5 years ago and, after this many surgeries, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Mulholland has not seen most of the risks listed below, these hair transplant risks have been reported:
Adverse Effects of Anesthesia
It is possible that some patients experience adverse effects to the anesthesia involved in the surgery. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Bell will review your medical history to determine the best sedation for your condition.
Possible Healing Complications
The ARTAS hair transplant can sometimes result in damage to certain hair follicles. Fortunately, Dr. Bell and his team take all the very best precautions to avoid this outcome.
Taught by the incomparable Dr. Mulholland, the skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons at SpaMedica combine technical proficiency and unparalleled precision with an individualized approach that puts the patient first. By using advanced plastic surgery techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, the SpaMedica team is capable of producing incredible results while also reducing the risk of complications.
Dr. Mulholland is an authority on FUE hair transplant and restoration with ARTAS. Dr. Mulholland was the first physician in North America to use and master the science of automated FUE back in 1999, and was the first ARTAS robotic hair transplant system in Canada. In fact, his SpaMedica hair specialist team have performed over one million hair grafts!
After 25 years as Canada’s most recognized Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Mulholland retired from active Plastic Surgery Practice in May, 2021. He will continue working with the two companies he co-founded: In Mode MD Electrosurgical and Boomerang FX practice management software, and continue to teach the science of practice management through his BoomerangFX book, webinars series. In 2022, Dr. Mulholland moved to London, England, to expand the InMode technology and BoomerangFX Software message internationally.
There are 2 types of automated FUE, The ARTAS and NeoGraft. The Neograft is an automated, rotary punch operated by SpaMedica’s experienced FUE technician (each with 20 years experience). The ARTAS is a robotic rotary punch, operated by the same SpaMedica FUE technicians.
SpaMedica deploys low level lasers, the injection of growth factors and topical nutrient shampoos and serums as a non-surgical option to ARTAS and NeoGraft FUE hair transplantation.
At SpaMedica, an ARTAS hair transplant is performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation. Prior to your surgery, the SpaMedica Hair Transplantation team will determine the best type of anesthesia and hair restoration strategy to use based on your goals, concerns, previous medical history, as well as your current prescriptions.
After the local anesthesia administration, the hair technicians set the angle and depth for the robot to follow during the initial harvest. Once this is completed, the computerized tracking system allows the robotic device to harvest the hair follicles accurately. The harvested follicular unit grafts are then expertly placed, by hand, one at a time.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team will review your medications and medical history. Before the surgery, the doctor will carefully examine the hair follicles on the back of your scalp. During the examination, doctors will determine if the follicles are healthy and viable for the site they will be implanted in.
Following your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team in Toronto will recommend a comprehensive postoperative care regime. This regime will include instructions about the importance of avoiding strenuous physical activity and minimizing direct exposure to the sun on your scalp.
Please note that it can take up to a year for your hair growth to occur after your FUE transplantation. Indeed, your results will depend on how many follicles were grafted during the surgery.
One-Three Days After Surgery: The head wrap covering the site is removed, and the patient must gently wash their head, as advised by their doctor.
One Week After Surgery: The patient may return to work.
10 Days After Surgery: The patient no longer has any scabs at the site of their transplant.
1 Month After Surgery: Hair growth begins for a significant chunk of the transplanted hair grafts.
3-4 Months After Surgery: The patient experiences visible hair density enhancements.
12-14 Months After Surgery: The final density and aesthetic appearance of the hair can be seen. Patients should expect vibrant and fuller hair after a year of receiving the ARTAS hair transplant procedure.
An ARTAS hair transplant is not painful. As patients will not require a surgical incision on their scalp, there is significantly less discomfort involved in the ARTAS hair transplant.
The robotic device involved in an ARTAS hair transplant is able to perform the procedure on hair that is dark, blonde, grey, and very curly. Please note that people with white hair must dye their hair prior to the procedure, so that the device can properly visualize the hair follicles.