If you’re looking to restore your hair, now there’s another new technology out there to add to your current choices.
Robotic Hair Transplant The sophisticated process uses state-of-the-art technology such as computer assistance to harvest hair follicles and a semi robotic arm to remove and replace the follicular units more accurately. However, a human touch is also required because each person’s hairline is unique, so the doctor’s skill and artistic execution are essential to achieve a more natural look. The hi-tech procedure makes the process more accurate and also speeds it up. The other advantages are that it is the least invasive of its kind, meaning there are no scalpel incisions, sutures or linear scars, making it a surgery with less pain and the fastest recovery time
How’s a hair transplant performed?
Before the Robotic hair transplant recently got an FDA approval, a traditional hair
transplant was done. In a hair transplant, follicle units or groups of one or four hairs from one part of the body are removed under local anesthesia with tiny punches of between 0.6mm and 1.25mm in diameter made or by take out the whole strip from the back and stitches them back up.These follicles are then reinserted back into the scalp in the thinning or bald area using a micro blade. This procedure can dense back thinning areas with as many as 40 to 60 follicular unit grafts per square centimeter.
How’s the new technology, Robotic hair transplant, any better?
When performing a follicle unit extraction, which is the type of transplant I explained
above, removing units of hair has always proved to be the toughest part of this method. It could take several hours or even multiple sessions to punch out the tiny follicle units needed for a natural looking hair transplant. The machine can help speed up the process in a more accurate manner. Another problem is that it’s very difficult to correctly place the follicular unit graft in the recipient area to give a natural appearance. The robot changes that. It has an arm that is able to insert the follicular unit onto a scalp more accurately using better quality of hair. This gives us doctors a better quality of hair to work with, result in a more natural growth of implant unit.
However how the transplant will ultimately look still depends on your doctor’s expertise. The other advantages of this new technology are that it is the least invasive of its kind, meaning there are no scalpel incisions, sutures or linear scars, making it a surgery with less pain and the fastest recovery time. You can go back to work the very next day. Also, since no scars are involved, you do not need to worry about the tightening and pain on the scar area.