Using artificial intelligence technology, the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System claims to be able to precisely harvest and implant hair to areas with hair loss quicker than traditional methods with minimal physician input. I take a look and see how it works in action.
Hair loss and thinning can affect both genders, it is estimated that more than 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss and up tp 95% of men will experience thinning of the hair due to male pattern baldness.
There may also be a number of medical causes of hair loss and thinning and this must always be investigated by your local doctor as such conditions require treatment before embarking on any hair restoration programs.
Hair restoration is only successful if the patient has existing hair as the graft needs to be taken from here. It is useful for those who have localised hair loss, which could have arisen from cancer treatment or age.
MANUAL HAIR RESTORATION
Traditionally, hair restoration is performed manually by a team of highly trained physicians. It involves extracting a follicle from the skin (which contains hair), from a donor site on the patients’ scalp. These follicles are then assessed to check for viability and manually re-implanted into the area of concern. The whole process can take anything from 8 hours to 14 hours.
The ARTAS robotic device uses AI technology to map the scalp and has a set of pre programmed options for typical baldness patterns, this can also be individualise accordingly. The extraction of the hair follicles is performed by the robot and roughly takes around 2.5 hours. The harvest is inspected to assess viability by the team and if a certain graft has more than one hair, this can be split for implantation. Re-implantation of the hair also takes around 2.5 hours. The technology in the device ensures that the areas that have been harvested do not have an uneven appearance or patchy outcome, the same is also true for re-implantation.
I hope you have found this video useful and as always if you have any questions or comments please drop me a line below.
Take care and stay healthy 😘
Dr Nora 💉
Warning: Any procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
3% of Australians suffer from excess sweating (known as hyperhidrosis). That means sweating through your clothes with no apparent reason. This can be distressing and uncomfortable and may affect the armpits, hands, feet or face.
It’s important that if you do suffer from this, you seek the opinion of a medical practitioner to confirm the diagnosis as it may sometimes be related to an underlying medical condition.
Options for treatment include, psychological therapies, over the counter rollers or sprays and prescribed medication or surgery as a last resort.
Antiwrinkle injections have also been found to be effective in treating hyperhidrosis of the under arm area. They work by stopping the sympathetic nerves from stimulating the sweat glands.
You can expect treatment to last from 6-9 months meaning you can have a comfortable summer break. 🌞
For more information or advice please pop by and see me in clinic .
Take care and stay healthy
Dr Nora 💉
Warning: any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.