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Hereditary male pattern baldness causes more than 95% of hair loss in men. People with this condition lose hair at the top and front of their head because these hairs become sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Healthy hair follicles on the back and sides of the head are DHT-resistant. If you are losing hair in this pattern, then ARTAS may be the right choice for you.

The procedure typically lasts between four to eight hours. You will be seated comfortably and will receive a local anesthetic. During surgery, ARTAS uses digital imaging to select the strongest hair for harvesting. It will transplant healthy hair grafts from the back and sides of the head (i.e., your donor area) to balding areas with robotic precision. These grafts develop their own blood supply at their implantation site, so your natural hair will grow in to form a full, healthy head of hair.

The day of your procedure, your hair should be 1 mm in length. This allows the ARTAS system to determine the best placement for each follicular unit.

You can return home immediately after this minimally-invasive surgery, which involves no stitches and no staples. Most patients report little discomfort and soon return to their daily activities.

Three months after the procedure, you will start to notice new hairs. After approximately six months, you will enjoy a much fuller head of hair. You will see the treatment’s final results after a full year.

The ARTAS iX will not overharvest your hair, as older surgical methods did. Your donor areas will be indistinguishable from your normal hair in 7 to 10 days. Your final head of hair after ARTAS hair transplantation surgery will also look completely natural, unlike hair “plugs.” Additionally, scarring is minimal, so you can confidently wear your hair in any style or length.


It's you. Refreshed.
Refined. Natural.