Peter Panagotacos, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist & Hair Transplant Specialist located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA
ARTAS® iX hair transplant is a follicular unit extraction (FUE) treatment using a precise robotic system to extract and place healthy follicles. Board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Peter Panagotacos, MD, was the first to launch the procedure in the Cow Hollow, San Francisco, California, area, where he provides the treatment to patients at Hair Doc. To schedule a consultation and find out if ARTAS hair transplant is right for you, request an appointment over the phone or book online today.
ARTAS Hair Transplant Q & A
What is ARTAS hair transplant?
ARTAS hair transplant is an option for hair restoration that uses the ARTAS iX robotic system to perform follicular unit extraction (FUE). During the treatment, the robotic system precisely extracts follicular units, which each contain 1-3 follicles, from an area on your scalp where there’s plenty of hair growth.
Using the system, Dr. Panagotacos can plan the transplantation with a simulated 3D model of your scalp. That allows him to plan the follicle removal as well as the transplantation areas, and you can choose how you want your hairline to look. The intense precision of ARTAS iX produces results that look natural in the donor area and the transplant area.
What are the benefits of ARTAS hair transplant?
ARTAS hair transplant offers considerable benefits over traditional FUE and other hair restoration procedures, like follicular unit transplantation (FUT). FUT requires the removal of a strip of skin and typically leaves behind a scar.
With ARTAS robotic hair transplantation at Hair Doc, you enjoy these benefits:
- No pain
- No stitches
- Intelligent algorithm for planning
- Fast recovery
- No scarring
- Natural-looking results
- Graft consistency
Of course, FUE with ARTAS is not the best option for everyone in need of hair loss treatments. During your consultation, Dr. Panagotacos considers the cause of your hair loss, how much healthy hair you have, your current health, and other factors. He makes personalized treatment recommendations and might recommend more than one strategy for the best possible result.
When do I see results from ARTAS hair transplant?
The results from your ARTAS hair transplant are permanent as long as you follow all of the aftercare instructions from Dr. Panagotacos. They include:
- Avoiding wetting your head for a few days
- Taking a few days off work
- Avoiding strenuous exercise for a week
- Avoiding brushing or combing the transplants for three weeks
- Using gentle shampoos and hair products on the transplants
If you have any discomfort during the recovery period, it should only last for a few days before subsiding. You can call Hair Doc about any questions or concerns as your scalp heals.
In as little as three months, you start to see new hair growth from the transplants in their new area. Substantial growth continues for about a year.
ARTAS hair transplant eliminates human error during FUE with its precise robotic system. Request an appointment over the phone or book a consultation online at Hair Doc today.