Frequently Asked Questions

How does hair transplantation with the ARTAS® System work?

Under the control of Dr. Hébert, the ARTAS System utilizes its robotic arm and sophisticated digital imaging to harvest follicular units. It continuously re-calculates hair position, angle, and other parameters to track each follicular unit to achieve optimal harvest results. The ARTAS technology targets follicular units in a random fashion to ensure the donor areas retain their natural appearance. The individual follicular units are stored until they are implanted into the scalp resulting in natural-looking hair re-growth.

When will my new hair start to grow?

Transplanted hair grows naturally in long phases. The implanted hair takes time to develop its own blood supply, as with any hair transplant procedure. New hair is not usually seen until about three months after the transplant, and will continue to come in over the course of a full year. At approximately six months, the patient will enjoy a noticeable improvement and after a full year, the patient will see final results.

How will my hair look after the ARTAS Procedure?

Surgical hair transplantation provides extremely natural looking results. Most patients experience minimal scarring in the donor area. After the procedure, patients are able to wear their hair any length or style with confidence.

How are the ARTAS procedure results different than
the old “Hair Plugs” people used to get?

Old fashioned “hair plugs” included the harvesting of large patches of hair follicles that resulted in an awkward and unnatural appearance once implanted. The ARTAS System uses its computer-assisted robotic arm and digital mapping to pinpoint individual follicular units from the donor area for dissection. This process provides Dr. Hébert more control and precision in designing a natural looking hair growth pattern. Because the ARTAS System enables unmatched precision and accuracy, doctors are able to extract healthy robust grafts for optimal growth.

Are ARTAS Procedure hair transplant results permanent?

The ARTAS Procedure transplants permanent hair, typically from the back of the head, to thinning areas of the scalp. As this hair is not susceptible to conditions that cause male pattern baldness, transplanted hair can last a lifetime.

How long does the ARTAS Procedure take?

The ARTAS Procedure usually takes from four to eight hours as determined by Dr. Hébert to achieve the patient’s hair restoration goals. The patient is seated during the process, and Dr. Hébert and his team is there to maximize the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure.

How long will the healing time take?

Recovery time with the ARTAS Procedure is less than with most surgical cosmetic procedures. Healing time is short, and the patient can usually go back to regular daily activities after a day or two. We will schedule a follow up visit a few days after the procedure to examine the scalp and to teach the patient how to take care of the newly implanted hair follicles. It takes approximately three days for the transplanted hair to “take” and for growth cells to be transferred from the follicles to the scalp. Once healed, the implanted hairs will form a scab that can be gently rubbed off after a few days, after which the scalp’s appearance returns to “normal.”

Will people know I have had a hair restoration procedure?

With the ARTAS Procedure, any scarring is minimal and virtually undetectable. Transplanted hair grows in gradually, over a period of a year, reducing the chance that people will notice the procedure.

Does the ARTAS hair transplant procedure hurt?

The ARTAS Procedure, an outpatient procedure is performed in the Clinic and requires only a local anesthetic. Once the scalp is numb, the patient feels no pain. Some patients can experience minor discomfort and swelling post-procedure, which subsides in one to three days.

Will there be visible scarring in the Donor area?

Because the ARTAS Procedure harvests individual follicular units from within the existing hair, there is minimal scarring in the donor area. Patients are able to wear their hair at almost any length or style with confidence.

Do I have to cut my hair before treatment?

Trimming the patient’s hair in the donor area allows the ARTAS System to accurately visualize, track and harvest each follicular unit for transplantation. Dr. Hébert is also able to harvest hair from a larger area of the scalp. Patients then receive more follicular units per procedure. For smaller procedures, patients can choose to trim only the harvest area that is needed to achieve the desired results. Once the individual follicular units are extracted, hair grows back at a normal rate.

What is the cost of the ARTAS hair transplantation procedure?

Treatment costs depend on the number of grafts required:

Number of Grafts
Costs
Up to 500
$5,000
501 to 1000
$5,000 – $8,500
1001 to 1500
$8,500 – $11,250
1501 to 2000
$11,250 – $12,000

 

The cost of a consultation is $100 +tax. A 10% deposit is required to book a surgery. Financing is available with Medicard.com