How to Prepare For Your ARTAS Procedure

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The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System is a remarkable achievement in hair restoration. It’s the most advanced and proven solution for the treatment of hair loss and thinning. While the procedure itself is quick and simple, you’ll need to prepare for it well in advance if you want to get the best results. Follow these tips to ensure that your ARTAS procedure goes off without a hitch:

Schedule a Consultation With Your Hair Restoration Specialist

In preparation for your ARTAS procedure, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with your doctor. During this visit, your doctor will go over the procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have.
Before your consultation, we recommend that you: Make a list of any medications you are taking, including supplements such as vitamins; Note any allergies or sensitivities to medications or other treatments; Write down questions you have about the procedure so they can answer all of them during your consultation.
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Don't Take Blood Thinners Before Your ARTAS Procedure

It’s important to be aware of the risks of taking blood thinners before your ARTAS procedure. These medications can increase bleeding. So, if you take aspirin, ibuprofen, or another type of blood thinner, it is recommended that you stop taking these medications at least two weeks before your surgery.

Avoid Sun Exposure Prior to Procedure

You should try to avoid sun exposure before your procedure. This means staying indoors and avoiding activities that put you at risk of getting a sunburn, such as going to the beach or tanning beds. If you can’t avoid being outside for 48 hours before your ARTAS procedure, make sure that you wear sunscreen and protective clothing.

Before your ARTAS Procedure, Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

Alcohol can affect blood clotting and increase bleeding risks during and after surgery. On the other hand, smoking leads to reduced oxygen levels in the blood. This makes the hair tissues less able to use the oxygen they need and that can endanger the operation. Consuming alcohol and smoking also impact the healing process. They contain a variety of chemicals that will be released into your system and can delay healing. This is why you need to stop consuming such substances for a week before the ARTAS procedure.
Instead, follow a healthy diet. Your body needs nutrients to heal and repair, so eating healthy balanced meals will help you recover faster.

It is Very Important to Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water the day before and on the day of your procedure will reduce your risk for complications. The day before your ARTAS treatment, drink at least 2 liters of fluid (about 8 cups). On the morning of your procedure, you may need to drink even more to help ensure that you’re fully hydrated.
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Schedule a Transitional Haircut

It’s best to have your donor site in the back of your head no more than one millimeter long. Many people prefer to schedule transitional haircuts. So, you can shorten your hair to about three millimeters one month before your ARTAS procedure. Then, shorten it again just a few days before having the surgery so that others won’t notice a difference! Also, make sure that you use a prescription shampoo. These shampoos are designed specifically to cleanse your scalp and hair without drying it out or causing irritation.

Reduce Pre-procedure Anxiety by Preparing For Your ARTAS Procedure in Advance

The more prepared you are, the less anxious you will be. The following suggestions may help: Review the instructions provided by your doctor or medical team; Ask questions if there’s something that isn’t clear to you and write down the answers; Schedule time off work so that you don’t have anything important on your mind while recovering from your procedure, and relax before the big day arrives.


ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration is FDA approved and is the most advanced hair restoration system on the market. It is a great option for anyone who suffers from hair loss and wants permanent natural-looking results. This procedure is safe and effective but it’s important to prepare for it in advance so that you can get the most benefit out of your treatment. Hopefully, this article will help you to prepare for your ARTAS procedure. If there are any questions that we didn’t answer or if you’d like more information about our ARTAS services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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