Everything You Need to Know About ARTAS iX

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, Our award-winning surgeons are renowned for their mastery in the field of hair restoration. But they are also committed to staying at the cutting edge of technological innovation.

Perhaps the best example of our leadership when it comes to the use of advanced technology has been our pioneering work with the ARTAS system, which provides unmatched precision in hair transplantation. We do approximately 200 ARTAS cases a year and are NUMBER ONE in the Eastern United States in procedures performed.

Now, we continue this proud tradition with the introduction of the latest advancement in precision hair restoration: the ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System. Our own Dr. Paul Rose, MD recently gave a presentation at the South Beach Symposium in Miami about this technology and how it dramatically moves the needle on how natural- looking the results of hair transplant surgery can be. 

What is ARTAS iX?

ARTAS iX is the only hair restoration solution which utilizes machine-based vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to provide precise, minimally-invasive, repeatable harvesting and implantation functionality in one compact system. It is the first and only physician-assisted system that can dissect and assist in the harvesting of follicular units directly from the scalp, create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms, and implant the hair follicles into the designated sites.

The system is equipped with a 3D-camera stereoscopic vision system with improved 44-micron resolution and a 7-axis robot arm to deliver unmatched procedural analysis, precision, repeatability, and clinical workflow efficiency.

How is ARTAS iX Used in Hair Restoration Surgery?

When performing a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure with the ARTAS iX, the surgeon loads 25 harvested grafts at a time into rectangular cartridges. He or she will then insert the cartridges into the arm of the robot that implants the grafts directly into the scalp. 

A significant advantage of using cartridges, rather than a manual technique, is that the grafts are more delicately handled, reducing the risk of graft injury. When surgeons implant grafts manually, they typically grasp the follicles by the bulb, or just below the sebaceous glands, and then bring them into the incision risking considerable damage to the follicles while doing so. With ARTAS iX, grafts are held at the epidermal end and then gently placed into the cartridge. This eliminates unnecessary and avoidable injury to the growth of the transplanted hair by avoiding the lower and mid-portions of the follicles.

The hair restoration physician uses the ARTAS iX to digitally create a recipient site plan that communicates directly with the robot. The surgeon programs the specific size, distribution, density, direction, and angle of the sites for the follicular unit grafts. The ARTAS iX’s vision system identifies where the grafts will be placed and leads the robotic arm into position. Once the system automatically orients itself over the patient’s recipient area, implantation begins. The ARTAS iX can implant up to 500 grafts per hour, making it as efficient as it is precise.

Learn More About the ARTAS iX at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute. Call Today For Your Personalized Evaluation.

We are proud to offer our patients the benefits of ARTAS iX technology and are among the first clinics in the United States to do so. This is just the latest way that the Miami Hair & Skin Institute continues to lead the way in hair restoration. Our Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.