Dr. Sam Lam Utilizes ARTAS Hair Restoration System for FUE Hair Transplants in Dallas
July 17, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsBoard-certified Dallas hair restoration surgeon Dr. Sam Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S., founder of the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration in Dallas, Texas[/url], is now utilizing the revolutionary technology of the ARTASTM hair restoration system to perform follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplantation. This cutting-edge system is the first computer-assisted robotic technology that allows hair transplant surgeons to harvest hair follicles using minimally invasive techniques.
The ARTASTM system was developed by Restoration Robotics, Inc. and is the first technology of its kind. This innovative system is FDA cleared and allows for the extraction of hair follicles from the back of the head to be used in hair transplant procedures without the need for incisions. In addition to resulting in a procedure that causes less discomfort during the extraction of hair follicles, the ARTASTM system makes it more likely that healthy and strong follicular units will be selected, increasing the likelihood that hair follicles will successfully be transplanted.
Dr. Lam has long been at the forefront of the field of hair restoration, lecturing on his techniques and writing an international bestselling book on the topic, titled Hair Transplant 360. A key member of his hair transplant team, Emina Karamanovski, is equally skilled in the use of the ARTASTM system. Prior to joining the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration, Ms. Karamanovski was the national and international training director for Restoration Robotics and offers an unmatched level of experience and expertise with the ARTASTM system. The combination of Ms Karamanovski's experience with ARTASTM and Dr. Lam's exceptional hair restoration artistry provides a winning combination for patients of the Lam Institute.
"Hair restoration has always been a delicate combination of precision medical technique and creative artistry," explains Dr. Sam Lam. "Many of my patients seek me out due to the reputation I have developed for creating natural-looking, dense and aesthetically appealing hair restorations. Now with the addition of the ARTASTM hair restoration system, as well as the expertise of Emina as part of our staff, we can achieve even better results. The ARTASTM system allows us to track and dissect the healthiest hair follicles, and since the procedure is so minimally invasive, the harvested follicles result in more successful transplantation."
During the extraction portion of ARTASTM FUE hair transplants, the patient rests comfortably in an ergonomically designed chair and a skin tensioner is applied to the scalp. This stabilizes the patient's skin, allowing computer-imaging technology to identify and target the follicular units to extract. The follicular units are extracted with no incision necessary, using minimally invasive techniques. Once harvested, the follicular units then undergo final preparation before being expertly grafted by Dr. Lam and his staff to complete the FUE hair restoration.
"A successful hair restoration is certainly about achieving a natural looking hairline," says Dr. Lam. "But with the addition of the ARTASTM system for use during our follicular unit extraction procedures, we have now made it more comfortable for our patients to undergo the procedure while also making it more likely that the grafts that are harvested are strong and healthy, contributing to the likelihood that we will achieve denser and even more successful results."
About Dr. Sam Lam:
Dallas hair restoration surgeon Dr. Sam Lam, founder and director of the Lam Institute of Hair Restoration, is one of only approximately one hundred Diplomates of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He has written over 150 scientific articles and book chapters, has authored five major medical textbooks, including a bestseller on hair transplantation titled Hair Transplant 360, and lectures about his hair restoration techniques around the globe. Dr. Lam is also the national course director for the Hair Transplant Course, an annual educational event in St. Louis, Missouri, has been distinguished as "Surgeon of the Month" by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is a regular columnist for the Hair Transplant Forum International, the primary publication of the ISHRS. For additional information about Dr. Sam Lam and the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration, visit http://hairtx.com or call 972-3112-8188 or 1-888-866-3388.