Innovation in the treatment of alopecia

Written by: Dr. Eduardo Núñez Orduña
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos

inovation hair treatment

The Artas ™ robot allows precise perform a hair transplant in patients with alopecia automated. The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery and has this innovative system.The second generation of this robot, improves the extraction, optimizes the results of grafted hair growth and offers a comfortable experience for the patient.

89% of men and 16% of Spanish women are more prone to develop androgenetic alopecia. This type of pathology occurs when the follicle that houses every hair shrinks over time, resulting in a shorter and finer hair until eventually a new hair does not occur.

Recently it has created a totally pioneering and innovative, next-generation robotic system the robot Artas ™. This new method allows to treat alopecia quickly and accurately, while reducing the time of surgery and recovery, eliminating unnecessary invasive procedures that were carried out with the old methods of work and minimizing scarring sequelae. Controlled by the robot system does not replace the surgeon, but optimizes the accuracy during the process.


Developments in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia

Worldwide about 300,000 hair transplants are performed annually, of which about 5,000 are held in Spain. The most common indication for this treatment, is androgenetic alopecia or hereditary.

Hair transplant is the only sure solution for recovering hair. So far the manual technique was the only way transplant, a much slower method the robotic Artas ™ and underperformed. The effectiveness of this treatment is due to a "smart" and minimally invasive imaging compound and precision robotics procedure.

Artas ™ is the result of investigations of American design engineers came robot manufacturing lines of vehicles in series. His advances allow preview of the final result, a faster withdrawals of follicular units in the area to apply the exclusive selection of bulbs with two or more follicles and making precise incisions in the area alopécica. This "antibaldness" robot and automation represents hair transplants.

Choosing a good expert, with robotic technology provides a better experience for the patient and reliable results, with 92% survival estimated transplanted follicular units, compared with 70 to 80% of the manual technique.


The advantages of capillary implant Artas ™

The hair implant Artas ™ is based on excess transplanting follicular units from areas where there is a tendency to fall, as the neck or temples, to deficit areas hair. It is an outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthesia and four to eight hours.

The Artas ™ system scans and scan a donor area of the scalp to identify and define the density of follicular units. At the discretion of the attending physician is selectively extracted over this. The needle system is maneuvering to carve small fragments containing a follicular unit. With a gentle aspiration the graft dissected so that the surgeon can remove rises.

Thus the technique of modern hair implant is used, the method FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), assisted by the robotic system Artas ™. The main advantage of this technique is to extract the follicular units from the donor area in a single session, more accurately, with minimal aggression, ie without stitches; and therefore without significant scarring sequelae.

Furthermore, the system can extract Artas ™ greater number of units per hour and follicular optimum conditions for grafting. A skilled surgeon can remove about 250 FUs when, however, the robot is able to obtain 1,000 in the same time. Thus, in one session can be transplanted up to 4000 follicular units (10,000 hairs). Its intelligent robotic process using 3D imaging allows micron accuracy, reduce the treatment time from 12 to 6 hours, faster and more natural results without scars in the donor area recovery.

Robot with the Artas ™ reduces the time spent on the extraction, which is vital to hair follicles are in the best biological disposition to successfully conclude subsequent graft. With Artas ™ 92% of the follicles are fixed forever, natural and undetectable way.

Finally, the procedure involves less discomfort Artas ™ and faster postoperative recovery. While the other method discomfort in the treated area is perpetuated between 6 and 9 months, now 3 or 4 days.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Eduardo Núñez Orduña
Plastic surgery

Renowned specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Nunez Orduña has a degree in medicine from the University of Valladolid. Complete residency in plastic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive Juan Jinx at the CHU La Coruna. Throughout his career he has won several titles of specialization as the Master in Cosmetic Medicine and Aging or the International Master's degree in reconstructive Microsurgery, both from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has made ​​several stays at national and international level, including highlights stay in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Tokyo, Japan, under the guidance of Professor Isao Khosima and the "Division of reconstructive microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial hospital, Taipei (Taiwan) "under the tutelage of Dr. Fu-Chan Wei. Author and speaker at numerous conferences nationally and internationally, in addition to many courses students. He currently combines his activity as a public health practitioner in Rio Hortega Hospital with the direction of the medical team of the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital of Valladolid Campo Grande.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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