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 surgery or stitches involved.

A surgeon removes a strip from the back of your head and then stitches up the wound.

Pain Management

A pain-free procedure. Tylenol (Acetaminophen) if needed immediately post-procedure

Most patients require prescription pain medication immediately following the procedure.

Long-term side effects may include nerve injury in the donor area, followed by abnormal traction or healing of the nerve.*


Retains a natural appearance

Leaves a visible linear scar

Post ARTAS® Procedure

Post Strip Surgery


You have the complete freedom to choose any length or hair style you want.

May require longer hair styles to cover and conceal scarring.


Most can resume normal activities — such as work and exercise — in a few days. Most patients sleep comfortably and without any pain.

Up to several weeks of restricted activity. Because of pain in the sutured area of the head, patients usually have difficulty sleeping for several weeks.

Side Effects


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

An Actual ARTAS® Procedure


An Actual Strip Surgery


Patient tells his experience with ARTAS® System


Individual results may vary