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    Smile My experience- Artas Robotic Hair Transplant- Just did 3300 Grafts-April 2015

    It took me years to get convinced to do this procedure. It was the Artas no-strip technology that finally convinced me enough to look into this . Then I searched all relevant websites to find the right Doctor. I checked out Doctors in Chicago, New York, Texas, California...who were all famous and been multiple times on TV/Youtube, etc. However, I chose Dr. Gregory A. Turowski from Chicago. I had a positive feeling about him after checking out his website and speaking with him. His great credentials, knowledge and confidence was very impressive to me. He was also very confident of his team and that's why he is one of few doctors who can transplant over 3000 grafts in one day.
    It was also important to me that he was a real Surgeon Doctor-MD. I wanted to deal with some one well qualified and good reputation to hopefully have a better experience and outcome. This was my first ever hair transplant and although we have to wait for the outcome, but Dr. Turowski and his team treated me well and so far things have gone as he had explained it would. So, just did this 4 days ago and I am very satisfied so far.

    -This part is an Update-4.10.2015: I just updated and added more recent images: 1st pic is before, pictures 2nd through 4th are taken on 2nd day post surgery, next 3 pics taken on 5th day after surgery and finally last 4 pics are taken today which is 9th day post surgery. As you see on pics, it seems that is healing well. I have been taken regular showers since yesterday (low pressure water).

    -New Update-4.14.2015-Today is the 13th day post surgery. As pictures shows my scalp is healing pretty good. I still have some sore spots/numbness but getting better and better everyday. The updated pictures that I just added were taken today. I sent these pictures to Dr. Turowski and asked for his thought. He said "everything looks just like it should be or better. It is normal to have some sore spots..." I will update again in a few days.
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    Looking great! Can you upload any pictures of the donor area? I'd like to see what the back of the scalp look like after a 3000 graft procedure. Happy growing and please keep us posted on your progress.

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    Thank you for sharing with the community!
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    Hey man. Congrats on taking the plunge and getting the HT. The ARTAS really is a fascinating piece of technology and I hope you get the results you wanted. Keep us updated with photos so we can see your progress.

    I am a patient advocate for Dr. Parsa Mohebi in Los Angeles, CA. My opinions/comments are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Mohebi and his staff.

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    Thank you, I just updated and added more recent images: 1st pic is before, pictures 2nd through 4th are taken on 2nd day post surgery, next 3 pics taken on 5th day after surgery and finally last 4 pics are taken today which is 9th day post surgery. As you see on pics, it seems that is healing well. I have been taken regular showers since yesterday (low pressure water).

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    Thank you. I agree Artas is fascinating. I will post update as soon as I can. Please see the new images added. They are from 2nd, 5th and 9th day post surgery (today is 9th day)

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    Thanks for posting the donor pics. I have to say that after only 9 days your donor looks incredible, especially after having 3000 grafts removed. I’ve read that ARTAS extractions leave bigger scars but from what I can see your donor looks better than a lot of guys who post their results after having manual FUE. It’s possible that the holes right after surgery might just be a bit more stretched open and when they heal they contract, because you don’t even look like you have much visible scaring and your hair hasn’t even grown out yet. Very impressive and congratulations!

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    Thank you for your comment. I had done a lot of research not only to compare different procedures, but also compare doctors and their experience. I found out that Artas was the best technology to use, but also i found out that the Doctor running the Artas is as important. If the doctor you choose has not enough experience, you may not get the most benefit out of paying for Artas. There is an award given called "ARTAS Center of Clinical Excellence", my Doctor is one the ones getting it for I believe 2 years in a row. Just type on google "ARTAS Center of Clinical Excellence" and see what comes up. My doctor so far has been working well for me, and although not every doctor works for everyone, but at least I choose him for his credentials and proven experience/award using Artas.
    I agree, it is healing pretty good. I still have tender/sore spots and skin feels a bit numb but progress seem to be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hj Philadelphia View Post
    Thank you for your comment. I had done a lot of research not only to compare different procedures, but also compare doctors and their experience. I found out that Artas was the best technology to use, but also i found out that the Doctor running the Artas is as important. If the doctor you choose has not enough experience, you may not get the most benefit out of paying for Artas. There is an award given called "ARTAS Center of Clinical Excellence", my Doctor is one the ones getting it for I believe 2 years in a row. Just type on google "ARTAS Center of Clinical Excellence" and see what comes up. My doctor so far has been working well for me, and although not every doctor works for everyone, but at least I choose him for his credentials and proven experience/award using Artas.
    I agree, it is healing pretty good. I still have tender/sore spots and skin feels a bit numb but progress seem to be good.
    It great that you’re happy, and you should be, but with all due respect to Dr. Turowski’s skills, that award is probably not a real “award.” Companies basically just make up these types of “awards” to help market doctors who use their equipment. If these are the only credentials you see on a doctor’s website, this is usually a red flag, especially in the hair transplant industry.

    This is not to take anything from the reputation of your doctor, but those awards mean nothing. The important credentials that I can see that he has is that he’s board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and that he is certified by IAHRS. I was not able to find his IAHRS certification listed on his website, but I see that he is listed on the iahrs.org website, which is probably the single most important credential for any hair transplant surgeon. So however you made your choice it looks like you made a good one. Good luck and keep us posted.

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    With all due respect to other "awards" this Award actually means something. ARTAS center of excellence is only given by Restoration Robotics , a parent company of ARTAS to special places. This is the description from RR: Restoration Robotics has initiated a program to recognize and reward outstanding performance of the ARTAS Procedure. Because of your mastery of the ARTAS Procedure, we are designating your clinic as an "ARTAS Center of Clinical Excellence." As part of this recognition your clinic will receive:
    A plaque and a certificate indicating that you have achieved "ARTAS Center of Clinical Excellence"status
    A .jpg logo (attached) that can be used to post on your website and internet properties (e.g. Facebook, etc.)
    Your team of assistants will receive a pin and a certificate recognizing them as "ARTAS Specialists"
    The special designation will be noted on our ARTASHair.com consumer facing website
    In order to achieve this status, a center must be able to perform ARTAS Procedures with the following performance criteria: procedures of ≥ 2000 grafts, follicle transection rates of ≤ 10%, harvest yields of ≥85%, and harvest speeds of 700 grafts/hr.

    We congratulate you and your staff on this exemplary achievement and appreciate the contributions you have made to making the ARTAS Procedure a success.
    We have been on the forefront of the robotic technology and are one of the most experienced centers in the world having performed over 300 000 follicular unit transfer with ARTAS so far....

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