View Full Version : Anybody Here Done Both Strip Method & ARTAS?

11-02-2015, 02:35 PM
Just wondering if anybody in this forum done the regular strip method HT and also the new ARTAS? and if so, what was your experience and the difference, good & bad?

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
11-03-2015, 06:35 AM
We have done many procedures with artas on prior strip patients. We do not do strips, but the variable to consider is how big the visible scar is and how much scarring is under the skin that you can not see. The scar affects the ability to fue harvest a large number of good grafts so we keep those case sizes smaller. Also, remember the hair cut needed may expose the strip scar.

11-03-2015, 10:53 AM
Thank you Dr for your reply. Can you harvest on the sides and along the top instead of just in the back with the ARTAS machine? I would rather have a larger number of graphs than doing a smaller number with more procedures...,

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
11-03-2015, 10:55 AM
The amount of grafts harvested can be increased in many ways but the variable is the details of the scar. I think getting an in person evaluation would be the best first step. Consider talking to 2-3 IAHRS ARTAS doctors in person before moving forward.