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West LA Hair offers the most advanced methods in the field of hair restoration. With Dr. Melamed’s years of experience and expertise in hair restoration and the technological advancements of the ARTAS iX, he is able to deliver lasting, natural-looking results to patients.

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Why Choose ARTAS iX?

The ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System is the world’s most advanced and intelligent hair transplant device that works side-by-side with Dr. Melamed to deliver natural-looking results that last.

Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Thanks to the advanced AI technology of the ARTAS iX, Dr. Melamed is able to design custom hairlines for any patient using the best follicles. The AI will constantly analyze, monitor, and track each hair follicle’s characteristics to select the best options for transplantation. This AI also allows ARTAS to harvest hair follicles in a random pattern to maintain the donor area’s natural look.

Robotic Precision

The seven-axis robot arm of the ARTAS iX enables Dr. Melamed to harvest and implant follicles with robotic accuracy. The precision of ARTAS helps to protect not only the donor follicles but also the follicles around the donor and implantation site.

Minimal Downtime

The ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration procedure uses the minimally-invasive follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplant method. Thanks to this method, patients can return to their regular routines within a few days of the procedure and often only experience minor soreness—no sutures, no staples, and no linear scar common with other hair transplant procedures.

Permanent, Natural-Looking Results

The best part of ARTAS iX and Dr. Melamed’s hair restoration procedure are the results! Implanted hair follicles grow like natural hair follicles and are resistant to the biological causes of hair loss. This means that you can experience the joy and confidence of a full head of hair without worry.


What’s the Difference Between FUT and FUE Hair Transplants?

When it comes to hair transplant methods, there are two that are prominently used by surgeons: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Excision (FUE). Both are viable options that can deliver hair restoration results but with a few key differences.

Harvesting Methods

FUT is also known as the strip method because of the way donor follicles are harvested. This method involves a surgeon removing a strip of skin from the back of a patient’s head and then separating the hair follicles from the skin for implantation. FUE, on the other hand, removes each follicle individually from the scalp, carefully considering which follicles are optimal for implants.


Due to the way that follicles are harvested, there is a difference in how the scalp heals. When using the FUT method, the removal of a strip of skin will leave a permanent scar where the graft was removed. Because the ARTAS iX FUE method individually extracts follicles from the scalp, there is no linear scarring in patients.

Recovery Time

Both procedures will require some amount of recovery time, though that amount will differ based on which method is used. Due to the FUT method’s invasive nature, the recovery time is longer than the FUE method. Where the FUT method requires stitches and weeks of recovery time, the patients who receive FUE transplants are typically able to return to regular routine within a few days.

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At West LA Hair, Dr. Melamed offers the most advanced hair restoration methods to those suffering from hair loss. By combining his surgical and non-surgical hair restoration expertise with the ARTAS iX, Dr. Melamed delivers proven and natural-looking results to his patients. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Melamed today to see if you are a candidate for the ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration procedure.

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