ARTAS vs. Manually Operated Systems

The ARTAS® System vs. Manual Tools

Hair transplants require precise, tedious, monotonous movements thousands of times for a single procedure.


Motorized Handheld Tools

Manually Handheld Tools


ARTAS Robotic System

ARTAS® Robotic System

Manual Hair Transplant Systems

Motorized handheld tool

Manual handheld tool

ARTAS Hair Studio® Technology

ARTAS Hair Studio

3D photograph-based simulation of your potential results. During your consultation, your physician will work to design your aesthetic plan and illustrate different options with your direct input.

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Donor Area Analysis

High Resolution Donor Area Analysis

Intelligent algorithms identify and select the optimal hairs for harvesting

  • Targeted graft selection
  • Uniformly harvested donor area
Physician with Loupes

NONE. No automated safeguards to track previous dissection sites. Hair direction, angle, spacing and depth must be estimated visually by the operator.

Harvesting Method

ARTAS Robotic Hair Harvesting

Image guided robotic alignment for precise graft dissection unmatched by human manual techniques:

  • Graft quality remains consistent throughout the procedure
  • The thousandth graft is the same quality as the first, as human fatigue is not a factor
  • The ARTAS Robotic System monitors and updates parameters of each follicular unit 60 times per second
NeoGraft Motorized Handheld Hair Harvesting Tool

Motorized handheld harvesting tool.*
All harvesting is performed by punching out hairs by hand one at a time.

Manual Handheld Hair Havesting Tool

Inconsistent and Variable Manual Results

  • Using a manual handheld punch is extremely demanding, fatiguing and tiring. It is difficult and requires a high level of eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity
  • Typically a clinician manually punches out thousands of grafts by hand
  • Detailed analysis of graft characteristics is extremely difficult with the human eye

User Interface

ARTAS Hair Harvesting User Interface

High resolution digital imaging provides unparalleled visual detail of the donor area

  • Exceptional control of parameters such as spacing between harvests, graft dissection depth and hair angles to yield robust and viable grafts

NONE. The handheld technique depends entirely on human eye-hand coordination. Risks include human error and a high degree of human fatigue.

Punch Type

Patent Blunt Dissection Technique designed to produce minimal scarring and viable grafts.

Uses sharp punch result in a greater risk of damage and transection (cutting a healthy graft rendering it unusable).

Suction / Vacuum

Utilizes suction and vacuum only during dissection process. The graft elevates above the scalp for ease of forceps extraction.

Utilizes continuous suction / vacuum to extract and transport the graft into a storage vial. This may cause the graft to dry out and cause desiccation**


Digital Mapping

Digital Mapping Real-time 3D analysis that provides accurate mapping and calculations of critical hair follicle characteristics necessary for successful graft dissection.

NONE. Information is limited to what can be interpreted by a clinician wearing magnification glasses.

Recipient Site Making

ARTAS Robotic Recipient Site Making

Recipient site making using intelligent algorithms

  • Creates the ideal hair pattern for the optimal outcome
  • Avoids damaging pre-existing, healthy hairs
  • Delivers the ARTAS Hair Studio® treatment design to the robot for implementation under physician supervision
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Handheld / Manual Recipient Site Making

A surgical blade is typically used manually by a clinician. Manual results may be inconsistent.

  • A handheld scalpel blade or modified razor blade is used to create hundreds to thousands of recipient sites
  • Relies on the human eye and magnification glasses
  • Difficult to avoid damaging pre-existing healthy hairs
  • Using a blade is extremely demanding, fatiguing and tiring. It is difficult and requires a high level of eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity
  • Repetitive manual tasks lose consistency and quality over time

Are you willing to risk your outcome?
Choose ARTAS – Accept No Substitutes.

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