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Cosmetic Surgeons Of Aivee Institute Bring ARTAS The First Robotic Hair Transplant System

Hair Transplant Procedure in Philippines


The doctors at Aivee Institute in the Philippines launch a new method for scarless hair restoration.

Male pattern baldness is a form of androgenic alopecia or hair loss that occurs due to hair follicle miniaturization (thinning of hair), which is a common problem especially for men which account 70% while it is 40% in women. In men, their hairline recedes at the temple while women have thinning hair over the top of their scalp. Although its aetiology remains unknown, it is believed that both environmental and genetic factors play a role.

According to the Foundation for Hair Restoration, it is genetics, age (the older you are, the more likely you are prone to hair loss) and presence of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone linked to hair loss that causes pattern baldness.  Although the introduction of hair transplantation is an innovation in itself, patients dread the unnatural and invasive technique that required stitching and weeks of recovery. After the recovery period, patients worry and have to live with a “linear scar” that generates hair style limitations.

According to Medical Director Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo of the Aivee Institute, some exciting innovations are on the horizon in the field of hair restoration, such as ARTAS, the first robotic hair transplant system. ARTAS is the first in the Philippines, provides natural-looking and permanent hair transplant results leaving out the scar and agonizing pain traditional hair transplants usually bring.

Located in Manila, Philippines, The Aivee Teo M.D. Anti-Aging Institute or the Aivee Institute is a first class centre for Advanced Dermatology, Hair Restoration, Cosmetic Surgery, and Aesthetic Stem Cell Therapy using the latest in “cutting edge technology and premiere patient service.”

"Our practice prides itself on offering the best and innovative technology when it comes to aesthetic surgery," says Dr. Z. Teo, CEO of the Aivee Institute. "As aesthetic specialists, we make sure we bring the best in our patients thru each of the four pillars of aesthetics which is the skin, body, hair, and wellness. In each pillar, we provide new technology and cosmetic specialists for our patients ensuring the new procedures suit their needs, and they are proven effective and safe.”

Minimally InvasiveHair Transplantation at Aivee Clinic, Philippines

“Our patients are our number one priority when we bring something like ARTAS,” chided Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo, Medical Director and better half of Dr. Z. Teo, founders of the Aivee Institute. “When it comes to hair transplant, the first thing that my patients say is that they don’t want to have a scar,” she reiterates. “I think ARTAS is the answer to their concern.”

The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant offers a scarless and feasible solution to thinning and balding as it gives patients a fuller and younger-looking hair while eliminating the disadvantages associated with traditional transplant techniques. What’s unique and exciting about ARTAS is that it is an outpatient and minimally invasive procedure that transplants a patient’s own hair without scars or stitches, making recovery faster and lesser pain experienced by patients.

“Although ARTAS is a type of robotic surgery, the transplant it performs is physician guided,” reaffirms Dr. Jose Crisanto III, a hair restoration and transplant surgeon at the Aivee Institute. “ARTAS helps in maintaining the speed and accuracy versus the traditional method of harvesting and transplanting hair,” Dr. Crisanto quips.

“Since it is less invasive, the patient is awake during the entire procedure while ARTAS works by first identifying the patient’s optimal hairs to transplant,” says Dr. Crisanto. Next, the hair is harvested selectively with robotic precision, then the transplant surgeon can start transplanting hair into the patient’s balding areas. Then, we have to wait for hair growth in about six months” Dr. Crisanto reiterates.

“Through the launching of this new procedure, people can have more options –less painful and scar free options to hair transplantation,” quips Dr. Aivee Teo. “This is also possible for women who have thinning hair.”

Mr. Pramod Goel, CEO and Founder of PlacidWay Medical Tourism

"The introduction of ARTAS is a great innovation in the field of hair transplantation," says Mr. Pramod Goel, CEO of PlacidWay. "Now international patients can have other options besides the strip method and follicular unit extraction (FUE). In this day and age, we strive to be more relevant by how we look and carry ourselves. And in business transactions, image or branding plays an integral aspect especially in marketing and sales” Mr. Goel discloses. "It is exciting that procedures and treatments are innovative in the sense that it puts the patient’s experience and comfort in mind aside from the aesthetic or psychological value it will bring. Mr. Goel said. 

Patients all over the world who are interested in this type of hair transplant method can truly benefit, because ARTAS was “designed with the patient in mind.”

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Painless and scarless hair transplant is now within reach at the Aivee Institute, Metro Manila, Philippines! For more information about PlacidWay and the Aivee Institute, please do not hesitate to contact us!


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by: Patricia Perez

2015-04-29 / Updated on: 2021-01-08

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