The ARTAS Procedure vs. Strip Surgery

The ARTAS® Procedure vs. Strip Surgery


State of the Art –
Minimally Invasive ARTAS® Robotic Procedure


Older Technique –
Invasive Strip Surgery



Each hair is targeted individually with robotic precision. No stitches are needed.

ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant

A strip of scalp is removed from the back of the head. Stitches are used to close the wound.

Strip Surgery Hair Transplant


Tylenol® (Acetaminophen) if needed immediately post-procedure

Many patients require prescription pain medication immediately following the procedure.

Post-op long term side effects may include possible nerve injury in the donor area followed by abnormal traction or healing of the nerve*

Side effects often include:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Scalp tightness
  • Lingering pain

Donor Area Appearance

Retains a natural appearance

No Linear Scar with ARTAS

Post ARTAS Procedure

Leaves a visible linear scar

Linear Scar with Strip Surgery

Post Strip Surgery

Hair Style

Freedom to wear your hair the way you like it

May require longer hair styles to cover and conceal scarring


Back to work and normal activities, like exercise, in a few days. Most patients sleep comfortably without pain in the donor area immediately post-procedure.

Up to several weeks of restricted activity. Patients usually have difficulty sleeping on the sutured surgical area for several weeks.


Higher price

Lower price

    * Unger, W; Shapiro, R. (2004). Postoperative Phase. In Hair Transplantation (4th ed., p. 572). New York: M. Dekker.

Watch Video of an Actual ARTAS Procedure

ARTAS Procedure Video

Watch Video of an Actual Strip Surgery

Strip Surgery Video

Physicians Discuss Their Patients’ Experience with ARTAS

Patients' ARTAS Experience Video

“Living through a horrible strip surgery at a very young age, I greatly appreciate the advanced technology of the ARTAS procedure. The robotic procedure gave me back my confidence and youth.”

Luke – Actual Patient