ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration for Afrocentric Hair
Everyone deserves the best!
The ARTAS robotic procedure is FDA cleared for Caucasian males with dark
straight hair. While there are many Caucasian males with dark straight
hair who could benefit from robotic restoration, there are many more men
and women with all types of hair who need restoration and do not want
to settle for inferior hair transplant methods. Just because the robot
is cleared for this particular subset of the human population, does not
preclude us from using it off-label to treat many more individuals. Since
the landmark studies were performed on Caucasian males with dark straight
hair, all of the evidence submitted to the FDA was for this subgroup,
therefore, the clearance was given to treat this same population. However,
we at the Robotic Hair Restoration Center have mastered using this amazing
technology on men and women of all hair types.
Afrocentric hair (African and Caribbean ancestry) is thick and very curly,
and under the skin often bends creating a challenge for hair restoration
doctors who are not experienced with harvesting this type of hair. Fortunately,
Dr. Rome and his team have many years of expertise with Afrocentric restoration
and have learned to adapt techniques of robotic hair restoration to be
very successful. No doubt these cases are more of a challenge, but we
enjoy a good challenge and we take our time with them, often staging the
larger cases (doing them in 2 sittings vs just one). In addition, placement,
especially hairline placement, is crucial for individuals with Afrocentric
hair since the hair is often worn short and the hairline is maintained
straighter than the Caucasian hairline. In addition, temporal (side) recession
is often less tolerated than it is in Caucasians, so this must be addressed
appropriately. Finally, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation is
more common, so special precautions must be taken - for example, we routinely
mix a bit of liquid steroid in our numbing solution to dampen the strong
healing response responsible for scarring.
Do not be discouraged if other practices say Robotic Hair Restoration is
not an option for you because of your hair type. They just may not have
experience using this technology for you. We have treated men and women
with every hair type imaginable with our robotic system with great success.
Call us today at 310-975-7094 for a complimentary consult with Dr. Rome
to learn more!