Drilling in the hair transplant is now performed by the Artas robot, who until then in Brazil performed the FUE technique for extraction of the individual follicular units precisely, minimally invasive, without leaving scars and pain in the postoperative, received this week an upgrade in the device Of the clinic of Dr. João Carlos Pereira (JC Pereira Robotic Hair Transplant) in São José do Rio Preto. The perforations in the bald area, which were previously performed manually by the surgeon through thin blades, can now be made by the Artas Robot, which uses sophisticated software for visualizing the scalp in 3D. It’s not a simulation, it’s a work tool! How It Works First the surgeon takes photographs of the patient’s head using software that uses a program to drill holes with the robot in the bald area, where the grafts are later implanted.
With this system the doctor can specify the angle of hair elevation, hair direction, local depth, average density and the total number of incisions of each region that will receive the hair follicles. Capillary strand spacing can be easily modified to create density variations on different parts of the scalp while the computer maintains the bald areas for implantation of the preselected grafts. As with the first stage of surgery, which is the extraction of the follicular unit from the donor area, the second step is also done with local anesthesia, and the robot’s pillow is tilted so that the bald region can be perforated.
During drilling, the robot automatically uses its image-guided technology to avoid reaching hairs on the spot. The robot creates holes at a minimum hair diameter distance and this will do so along the areas programmed for the implant. Using intelligent algorithms, the Artas Robotic System analyzes the angles and pre-existing hair directions on the scalp and coincides with these parameters to achieve an aesthetic result similar to that of the existing hair when it comes to procedure. With this important feature, the new distribution of the locations can be made to complement the distribution of all existing hair. The robot then also automates the second stage of hair transplantation, which was previously repetitive and prone to professional fatigue. The Artas System performs this function with greater precision and speed, being able to create up to 2,000 reception places per hour for implantation of grafts in the bald area. “We are closer to performing the automated hair transplant,” says the hair surgeon, Dr. João Carlos Pereira.