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How Artas Robotic Hair Transplants Compare With NeoGraft Hair Transplants

In recent years, a new technology has emerged in the world of medical hair transplants: Robotic Hair Transplants. How are these different from what we might call “regular” hair transplants, such as NeoGraft? Below we will discuss how each technology works, and the pros and cons for each of them.

NeoGraft: A Technician Harvests the Hair

NeoGraft is a hair transplant system based on Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. To extract individual follicles of hair, a NeoGraft Master Technician uses a wand under pneumatic pressure to pull out the hair follicles. These follicles are picked from the back of the head, the area that is typically not affected by male pattern baldness. The harvested follicles are later implanted in the balding areas.

To determine which follicles of hair to extract, the technician uses his knowledge and experience. Some technicians or doctors are new in the hair transplant field and have yet to build up their skill. A good NeoGraft Master Tech may have decades of experience in the field, allowing him or her to efficiently extract a large number of follicles.

When harvesting hair, the trick is picking the right follicles – those that have the best chance of “taking” to the new location – and to not damage them during extraction. The rate of damaged hair follicles that don’t “survive” a transplant is also called the transection rate. Well-trained and experienced NeoGraft Master Technicians achieve a very low transection rate.

Artas: A Robot Harvests the Hair

Artas Robotic Hair Transplants use a machine to extract the follicles of hair. Just like with NeoGraft, the goal is to extract the follicles in a pattern that least affects the donor area and ensures a low transection rate. For instance, you don’t want to extract all the follicles in a small area right next to each other. You want to leave the donor area as much intact as you can and not create a new problem where there wasn’t one before.

The Artas robot does all of this based on a machine algorithm to determine which follicles to extract. It has a robotic arm that is guided by detailed video-imaging, and the process is overseen by a physician or technician who monitors the computer screen.

Artas vs NeoGraft: Which is Better?

First off, it is important to know that Artas vs NeoGraft only differs in the way the hair is harvested. In both cases, a technician later manually implants or transplants the hair in the balding areas. Both Artas and NeoGraft are minimally-invasive, and a local anesthetic ensures there is no discomfort during the procedure. Discomfort after the procedure is only mild, and your recovery time is not affected – in both cases, the puncture marks from extraction and implantation heal in a week to ten days.

Why would you choose Artas vs NeoGraft?  Proponents of Artas will say that a robot is more precise and less error-prone than a human. But the data on this is inconclusive. While Artas robotic hair transplants generally achieve a low transection rate, a skillful Neograft technician can achieve an even lower transaction rate. It all depends on his or her training and experience. Hair extraction is as much art form as precision, and a machine can rarely beat a gifted artist in his craft.

Whichever way you look at it, good knowledge of hair is key, especially if it is gained over decades of experience. Remember that the technician is also the one implanting your hair, which requires unique aesthetic skill. Creating a new hairline where there was none before is especially tricky – you don’t want it to look fake or not appropriate for your age. You could argue that the NeoGraft technician who has done this for years is better equipped to get you results that look great and are not detectable. Some physicians using Artas may be relatively new to the field. They may not have offered hair transplants in the past until the Artas Robotic hair transplant technology offered them an easy way in – it may be easier and require less training to monitor a computer rather than manually extract hair.

Choosing Your Artas or NeoGraft Provider

Whether you prefer Artas or NeoGraft, it is important to choose a provider who has long experience with hair transplantation. How long have they practiced hair transplants? What are their results? Do they have their own patients’ before and after pictures, or are they supplied by the manufacturer?

The number one concern most patients have when choosing a hair restoration provider is whether the results will look good and professional. Both Artas and traditional Follicular Unit Extraction like NeoGraft can have great results in the hands of the right technician or doctor.

For more information, contact the Nashville Hair Doctor.

 

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Warmer weather and sunnier days mean summer is on the way. For many people, this time of year offers the perfect chance to get outside and hit the beach, but for millions of Americans, summer can be a challenge. If you suffer from thinning hair or baldness, then you know that keeping your head covered is essential to preventing sunburn. You might also be self-conscious about your thinner crown. Fortunately, there are better ways to protect your scalp, and we don’t just mean with a hat and sunblock. At Nashville Hair Doctor and Memphis Hair Doctor, we’ve got you covered – literally – with NeoGraft hair transplants.

Why am I losing my hair?

The American Hair Loss Association cites several reasons for thinning hair or baldness. The most common among men is male pattern baldness, a condition that accounts for about 95 percent of hair loss cases. Reactions to medication, certain diseases and extreme stress are other culprits. It’s a common misconception that men are the only hair loss sufferers, but about 40 percent of people with alopecia, the medical term for unusual or extreme hair loss, are women. Hormones play a role in hair loss. Too often, doctors also misdiagnose hair loss, missing the underlying cause and making the problem worse.

Regardless of gender, hair loss can be emotionally and physically devastating. If you’re a sufferer, then you might be looking for ways to regain a fuller, thicker mane. While it may not always be possible to achieve luscious, beach-ready waves, our teams at Nashville Hair Doctor and Memphis Hair Doctor can help you cover up that bald spot and enjoy a beautiful head of hair again.

What are my options to restore my hair?

At our two Hair Doctor locations in Nashville and Memphis, we specialize in helping our clients suffering from thinning hair or baldness get ready for beach season with NeoGraft hair transplants. After a hair transplant has restored your hair, there’s no need to hide your head with hats and scarves, or to hide from the sun altogether. These transplants are so minimally invasive that you’ll hardly have any downtime, meaning you can hit the ocean in no time. Other benefits include:

  • No scarring to the transfer skin because each follicle is transplanted individually
  • Seamless hair growth, which means no one will be able to tell that you’ve had work done

NeoGraft was developed in Europe, and it’s been around long enough for us to be using fourth generation technology. Unlike traditional strip therapy, grafting transfers follicles from other places to give your hair a fuller, more natural look. Over time, your hair will regrow more naturally as well. There’s no scarring, stitches or staples to worry about.

Your individual NeoGraft treatment plan will depend on your needs, goals and budget. We’ll meet with you to discuss your options, and we’ll evaluate your head and hair thoroughly to determine if NeoGraft will work for you. We work with men and women who have been devastated by hair loss, thinning hair or baldness.

Let us help you throw your hat to the wind this summer! We invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Greetings to all men and couch potatoes!

We’re already into the second month of the year, and the Super Bowl, also known as Super Bowl LI, is almost upon us. While I was thinking about this year’s teams and who might win it all, I let my thoughts wander to watching football, sitting on the couch, and growing new hair.

Grow new hair?

Well yes, bear with me while I explain. It’s a known fact that men can’t multi-task worth an ounce. You’d know what I mean if you saw my husband when he receives a phone call at our house. Off to the sofa, feet up, and talk for however long it takes. Whereas my kitchen comes out sparkly-clean when any of my relatives call: wipe counters, sweep floors, and unload the dishwasher, all with phone tucked firmly into my neck. If it’s a particularly long conversation, the refrigerator might even receive a complete clean-out.

There is a reason so many men get the job of grilling meat. It’s a single-minded task, standing there holding a beer and looking at the meat, your only job making sure it’s turned before charring too much. Never mind setting the table, preparing the salad, slicing bread, telling the kids to watch their hands: all this is done by a woman who can multitask while you, the man, put all of your mind to the steaks in front of you.

In their hearts I’m sure men would love to accomplish one job while doing another. It would allow them to complete their honey-do lists so much faster. They might even – God forbid – accomplish the impossible and get all malfunctioning light bulbs in the house exchanged. Yeah right, never going to happen.

But what if I told you that while you recline on your sofa or armchair this Sunday, your feet up on the coffee table, remote in one hand and beer in the other plus bowl of chips nearby, you could at the same time accomplish another important task?

This is where the hair comes in. If you struggle with a receding hairline or a spreading bald spot, even though on the inside you feel as young as ever, you might have pondered whether a hair transplant is for you. Consider this: Growing back your own natural hair requires nothing of you at all, just the passage of time. What could be better than kicking back and turning on the TV so that you can grow new hair while you watch your favorite sports channel?

Male patient after hair transplant immediately post-op and 14 days post-op

Donor area immediately after NeoGraft hair transplant (left) and 14 days after procedure (right). Most patients are back to work the next day.

All you have to do is pick up the phone – while sitting on your couch, if you’re so inclined – and call the Hair Doctor to make a consultation appointment. It costs absolutely nothing to let us help explore the possibilities of growing your hair, one follicle at a time, with our minimally-invasive NeoGraft method. During such a consultation we’ll get a good idea of the ideal number of follicles needed for a successful transplant, and we’ll be able to quote you a price. You’re under no obligation to come back and have your procedure if your consultation doesn’t convince you.

But if you do, you’re in for some guilt- binge-watching for weeks and months to come, while you accomplish the important job of growing a full head of hair.

And who knows, you might become such a good multi-tasker that you can grow new hair and shoot darts with a blowgun at a target across the room. What more would you want from life?

Living room scene with boys watching TV and shooting darts
cardboard box displaying a target with darts in it

Hello, 2016! It’s just about time to talk about New Year’s Resolutions.

Aren’t you a tiny bit excited to start on a clean slate with a brand-new year stretching in front of  you?

You might have already put up all the Christmas lights, changed a few light bulbs over the holidays, and generally gotten a head start with your to-do list. Perhaps you’ve even made a few – gulp! – New Year’s Resolutions.

But if you’re like me, the one thing you’ll probably procrastinate about till kingdom come is to think about having any kind of “procedure” done. The word alone is enough to send shivers up your spine. It evokes bland waiting rooms with dog-eared magazines you’d never open unless it was a dire emergency (i.e. your phone battery dying just as you’ve been told to take a seat and wait for your “procedure”), being told unpleasant truths about the need to eat more vegetables, and a general waste of time you’d much rather spend with your feet up watching Monday Night Football.

To overcome all that, any “procedure” would have to be well worth it. It would have to be amazing. It would have to be like the mother of all Nachos Supreme sitting in front of you, dripping cheese, with the Super Bowl about to kick off.

What if I told you about such a procedure, one that is worthy of making your New Year’s Resolutions list and one that makes it totally worth having, even though it’s the last thing you really want to do?

If you listen to our customers, our NeoGraft hair restoration procedure is the best thing they’ve ever done. It’s easy, it’s fast, and it produces amazing results. For some, it has proven life-changing.

Listen to what David Reed, a Nashville radio commentator has to say about his NeoGraft hair transplant from the Hair Doctor in Nashville:

David had actually had a previous hair transplant and wasn’t happy with it. In his words, his experience at the Hair Doctor “was light years beyond the procedure I’d had in the past. It was simpler, it was quicker, it was better, there was very little recovery time, there were no stitches. This, to me, is the only way to go.”

Not to be outdone, Eric Hasseltine, Memphis radio announcer and “Voice of the Grizzlies,” has the following to say about his hair restoration by Hair Doctor of Memphis:

If like Eric or David you experience thinning hair, a receding hairline, or bald spots, you may have started thinking about hair restoration, but any kind of “procedure” may have scared you off. And plenty of scary stories abound if you look into the matter. You might have heard of the “strip method,” whereby a patch of your hair is transplanted from the back of your head to the top but can leave behind an unsightly linear scar. As you can imagine, relocating a piece of your scalp in this fashion is not the most enjoyable way to spend your day.

NeoGraft hair restoration is in an entirely different league from that. Using the advanced technology of the NeoGraft machine, our technician is able to extract individual follicles of your hair from areas with plenty of growth and artfully transplant them to the recipient area. It is so minimally-invasive that it can be performed with just a local anesthetic, and most of our patients are back to work or their regular activities the very next day. Find out why NeoGraft is the clear winner in NeoGraft vs Strip Method, or check our Neograft Hair Transplant page for more detailed information.

If you find yourself doing this in front of your mirror far too often,

Man examining his receding hair in the mirror while making New Year's Resolutions

Do you find yourself checking out your thinning hairline every morning? Then make growing your hair with NeoGraft your new resolution for 2016!

then it might be time to put “NeoGraft” procedure on your list of New Year’s Resolutions. If not now, then when?

Call Hair Doctor of Nashville or Memphis to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you get started on the road to a full head of hair!

Are you frustrated with hair loss? Balding? a receding hairline? Don’t suffer any longer: At the Hair Doctor, we make it our business to help you achieve a fuller head of hair in the easiest, least-invasive way possible. Our experienced technician performs minimally-invasive hair transplants to those who are interested in hair restoration in Nashville.

Prescription medicines and hair foams do not permanently stop hair loss. Men and women for years have tried over the counter balding “fixes” but only get temporary relief. A hair restoration procedure like NeoGraft is a long-term solution for hair loss that works – just ask the hundreds of patients who enjoy a full head of natural hair after visiting Nashville Hair Doctor.

A hair restoration procedure is the best time investment you can make. It can improve your self-image, your self esteem and your confidence. A good hair doctor will restore your hair without anybody noticing. The best hair doctor will give you a full head of natural looking hair that you can wear short or long or however you please. NeoGraft is one of the most advanced hair restoration procedures on the market today that achieves a natural look without any unsightly scars and with minimal downtime.

If you experience

  • Balding
  • A receding hair line
  • Thinning hair
  • Bald patches
  • Low confidence due to early or premature hair loss
  • Lack of self-esteem due to thinning hair

then it’s time you meet with the specialists at Nashville Hair Doctor, the best in hair restoration in Nashville. Contact us today to book a consultation so you can find out more about how to reverse your hair loss and permanently grow new hair!