NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplant System & Artas Robotic Hair Transplantation – Austin & Houston, TX


In many cases patients believe that a NeoGraft hair transplant is a surgical technique when it is only a mechanized devices for performing FUE hair transplants. Simply put, follicular unit extraction involves removing tiny follicular bundles from the back of the scalp with a tiny .7-1.0mm circular punch. The incision is typically so small that there is no visible scar after the wound heals.

According to the company – NeoGraft is the first and only FDA cleared follicular unit harvesting and implantation system. The NeoGraft Hair Transplant System delivers automation of the FUE technique. Originally developed in Europe, NeoGraft is combination electrical hand engine the powers a hollow circular punch and then sucks the hair graft into a container where the grafts are gathered and then implanted. Although the company has developed a device to also insert that grafts it is rarely used.

The Neograft device allows the hair transplant surgeon to harvest more grafts in a single session than other FUE instruments.*  In experienced hands like Dr. McGrath the NeoGraft machine is very precise, unfortunately in some practices that are not dedicated to hair restoration the medical technician instead of the surgeon performs many of the surgical aspects. It is important that if you consider FUE hair Transplant that you ask during your consultation who extracts all the grafts during your procedure.*

*Individual results may vary.

*Individual results may vary.


Artas was launched in 2011 as the first robotic hair transplant system. The system is sophisticated, utilizing computer assistance to harvest hair follicles during the actual process of hair replacement. ARTAS incorporates a number of elements in its operation, including an image-guided robotic arm and special imaging technologies that co-ordinate together for the purpose of implementing the “follicular unit extraction (FUE)” technique upon the recipient of the system. The system is very expensive – approximately $200,000, cost more for physicians to use and to date has shown no superiority in hair graft quality from those of experienced hair surgeons using hand operated mechanized FUE devices.