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Stitches and long, linear scars are the past of hair transplantation. Modern techniques and innovation have revolutionized the hair restoration industry, bringing our patients new options for a fuller head of hair. The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant system is one of the best examples of innovation improving hair transplantation results. This innovative system eliminates the long incisions, stitches, scars, and extended recovery of hair restoration while creating results that look natural and vibrant. 

Dr. Richard Chaffoo and Dr. Susan Stuart use their artistry and the latest technology including the fully robotic ARTAS hair transplant system to restore hairlines and confidence at California Hair MD. If you’re considering hair restoration in La Jolla, San Diego, Beverly Hills, or Newport Beach, or the surrounding areas, schedule a complimentary consultation and explore this transformative treatment option. Come visit us for a complimentary consultation. We are delighted to offer our patients the best possible results and a premium experience.

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What Are Robotic Hair Transplants?

The ARTAS system for hair restoration uses robotic technology to carefully select the healthiest hair follicles for hair transplantation. The system chooses and removes individual follicles without damaging the surrounding hair. The precision of a robotic system allows for smaller incisions, reduced trauma to the scalp and hair follicles, and higher quality grafts.

Robotic hair transplantation is the most advanced method for hair restoration, and in our opinion, the ARTAS system is the best available option for robotic hair transplants. ARTAS improves follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques to create long-lasting and natural-looking results with less downtime and scarring.

How Does Robotic Hair Restoration Work?

Hair loss is very common. It is estimated that 65% of American men will notice some degree of hair thinning by the age of 35. By the age of 50, nearly 85% of men will experience significant hair loss. Hair loss has many causes, from genetics to health and environmental causes, but the majority of male hair loss is caused by Androgenic Alopecia, or male pattern baldness.

Male hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As men age, this hormone increases and causes sensitized hairs to become thinner. Eventually, these hairs fall out and do not regrow.

Not all hairs on the head are sensitive to DHT; hairs at the sides and the back of the head are usually resistant to the effects of DHT. This resistance is the reason for the characteristic balding pattern that men typically experience. Robotic hair transplantation moves hair from the sides and back of the head to restore a natural-looking hairline. By removing only a small portion of the hair on the sides and back of the head, men can retain the appearance of a fuller head of hair.

The ARTAS robotic system for hair transplantation uses precision robotics and digital imaging to carefully select the healthiest hair follicles for transplantation. This system is highly accurate and ensures that hair at the donor site will remain thick by leaving the remaining hair follicles untouched.


Artas i-X-i is the only robotic surgical device in the world specifically designed for hair restoration. California Hair MD was the first practice to introduce this device to patients in Orange and San Diego counties. And, we are the only practice with this technology in the region. The device utilizes several stereoscopic cameras that scan the scalp to find the most ideal hair follicles to harvest using artificial intelligence (AI). The robot harvest follicles in a precise, reproducible, and consistent manner much more accurately and faster than other manual or semi-automatic devices. We are also one of the research and testing centers for the Artas robotic system aiding the company’s engineers in continually perfecting the device.

In addition, the Artas i-X-i is able to create recipient sites and implant follicles within much of the frontal area. It is able to visualize surrounding normal hair follicles to reduce any damage to them during the transplantation process. We continue to work with the research engineers to develop further applications of the Artas i-X-i for implantation into the more complex crown region.

Why Choose California Hair MD for Your ARTAS Hair Treatment?

California Hair, MD is the only hair restoration in the USA under the direction of a board-certified dermatologist and triple board-certified plastic surgeon. Because of this unique combination of expertise, our patients enjoy the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment for hair loss, ensuring natural-looking results without linear scarring. 

Patients will experience the most advanced care from our highly trained and experienced staff. Our team has an advanced understanding of the artistry involved in recreating a natural hairline, so you can rest assured knowing the most precise extraction and placement techniques will be applied during your procedure. After hair loss treatment, our patients report a thicker hairline and renewed self-confidence!

How Can I Prepare for ARTAS Hair Restoration?

If you’re interested in hair transplantation with ARTAS, the first step is to learn more about the procedure at a complimentary complimentary consultation. Reach out to California Hair MD to explore your options and determine if you’re a good candidate.

Once your procedure is scheduled, you can prepare for hair transplantation by transitioning your hair to a short style. The advanced robotic system we use for this procedure requires donor hair is no longer than 1 mm in length. Patients typically find they are more comfortable with their new, short hair if the transition happens gradually. We recommend that patients undergo a series of preparatory haircuts leading up to their procedure. Slowly transitioning to a shorter style makes the change less noticeable to friends and family as you prepare for your hair transplantation. After the procedure, hair will grow normally, and you can return to your favorite style with a thicker and fuller hairline. 

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Learn More About ARTAS Hair Transplants at California Hair MD

Precision robotics combines with modern hair restoration technology in the ARTAS system for hair transplantation. Dr. Chaffoo and California Hair MD are delighted to bring patients this innovative option for hair transplantation.  With locations in Beverly Hills, San Diego, La Jolla, and Newport Beach, we are conveniently located and ready to serve men and women throughout Southern California. Contact us to schedule your first visit and consultation.

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Where Can I Find ARTAS Hair Transplant Near Me?

California Hair MD serves patients throughout Southern California and, if you’re able to travel, throughout the world. Our state-of-the-art hair restoration practice is one of the only hair restoration clinics created by a board-certified dermatologist and triple board-certified plastic surgeon. With medical expertise in both the skin and aesthetics, we are uniquely poised to create a healthy head of hair that looks great. Visit one of our office locations in La Jolla, San Diego, Beverly Hills, or Newport Beach or contact us to learn more.

How Much Does ARTAS Hair Restoration Cost in Beverly Hills?

The cost of your hair restoration treatment will depend on the number of grafts needed and the area(s) which need hair restoration. To ensure each patient receives accurate pricing information for their desired aesthetic results, we provide pricing information at our consultation. Contact us to schedule a meeting with Dr. Chaffoo to explore your options.

Why Should I Choose ARTAS for My Hair Restoration Treatments in La Jolla?

ARTAS robotic hair transplants use the best available technology in hair restoration to improve both experience and outcomes during the transplantation process. The ARTAS system minimizes damage to the hair, scalp, and grafts to ensure that transplanted hairs are primed for a successful transfer, minimizing loss and creating a more consistent result. The ARTAS system also eliminates the need for a visible linear scar, allowing patients to choose their hairstyle and length after hair transplantation. ARTAS is the most advanced FUE hair transplantation option available and creates beautiful, natural-looking results that our patients love.

How Much Downtime Will I Need After ARTAS Hair Transplantation?

Unlike many other methods for hair transplantation, ARTAS robotic hair transplants are minimally invasive and do not require surgery. Patients can return to most daily activities as soon as they feel ready, often within 24-48 hours after the procedure. There are few activity restrictions during the recovery process. ARTAS allows patients to return to work and other activities quickly with minimal downtime.

Am I a Good Candidate for ARTAS Hair Restoration?

If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning, you may be a good candidate for hair transplantation with ARTAS. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chaffoo to explore your options. At California Hair MD, we specialize in hair restoration and offer many of the most advanced techniques in hair restoration including NeoGraft® and other advanced hair restoration devices currently available. If ARTAS isn’t the right option for you, our team can recommend other treatment options to help you restore your hair.