How to Prepare for ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant Surgery

Artas Robotic Hair

Losing and regrowing hair is normal in life. However, some individuals in Chicago, IL may experience more significant hair loss because of stress, genetics, or hormonal changes. No matter your age or the reasons behind your hair loss, our team at Aesthetic Scalp can provide you hair rejuvenation. To preserve the integrity of your scalp, our team offers a hair transplant surgery known as follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant system. Our patients say that not only is it more accurate, but also more comfortable than other treatments. Dr. Anil Shah and Dr. Sameea Chughtai can evaluate patients to determine if they’re candidates for this hair transplant.

Who needs FUE?

FUE with ARTAS technology can be used on both men and women of different hair types and ages throughout Chicago, IL. This helps patients in a more advanced stage of baldness or those who want to improve how their hairline looks by adding depth to thinning areas. Healing time for this is quick. To learn if you’re a good candidate for this hair restoration treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shah or Dr. Chughtai at Aesthetic Scalp. Once your assessment is complete, they will customize a treatment plan that meets your goals.

How to prepare for ARTAS robotic FUE hair transplant

During your appointment, our team can discuss how to best prepare for your hair transplant. Some steps for hair transplant preparation include:

  1. Schedule a transitional haircut that is no longer than one millimeter in length in the back of the scalp.

  2. Use a prescription shampoo.

  3. Stop taking vitamins or blood thinners for at least two weeks prior – they can affect your results.

  4. Don’t smoke for a week prior to and after your hair transplant, as it can affect healing.

  5. Don’t consume alcohol for three days before your procedure since it can affect healing.

Ultimately, Dr. Shah or Dr. Chughtai can review what you need to do before your FUE procedure for the best results.

What is ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant?

During your hair transplant, the process of extracting hair follicles is done individually until enough hair has been acquired for your procedure. At our Chicago, IL office, we use ARTAS robotic technology to increase the precision and efficiency of your hair restoration treatment. This is the only hair restoration robot in the world. We also combine each FUE procedure with a regenerative technique, such as PRP therapy, to encourage long-term hair growth.

The entire procedure takes about a full working day, so we encourage you to eat a full breakfast, but a lunch menu is provided to you around midday. We also advise you to dress comfortably since the treatment takes a full day to complete. However, the exact duration of your procedure depends on the amount of hair being extracted and reinstated. We use a local anesthetic on the treated area to keep you comfortable. The specific approach used during your treatment will depend mostly on the amount of hair loss you have, where your hair thinning is, and your hair type.


Since FUE is minimally invasive, no stitches are necessary. You will experience little or mild discomfort. Most of our patients return to their normal routines after a couple of days. We will give you specific aftercare instructions that will help you as you recover. It is important to follow these tips while you heal to make sure you experience the smoothest recovery and the best post-treatment hair growth. You may notice some scabbing after your treatment, but they will flake off naturally after several days. Two weeks after your treatment, new hair follicles will enter a resting phase that will last for around a month. After that, your hair will fall out to make room for your new, natural hair.

Learn more about ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant near me

You don't have to live with hair loss, regardless of your age, gender, or ethnicity any longer. At Aesthetic Scalp, our compassionate team of hair restoration experts works with you one-on-one to develop a fully customized treatment plan that helps restore the look of your hairline and the fullness of your scalp. To learn more about this treatment, schedule your consultation with Dr. Anil Shah or Dr. Sameea Chughtai at our Chicago, IL office to receive the best hair restoration care available.