Robotic Hair Restoration — Benefits

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen | Category: Hair Transplant

Tech­nol­ogy in hair restora­tion is always chang­ing. And, lately, inno­va­tions in hair trans­plant surgery have been improv­ing for the bet­ter, for both patients and prac­tices. The days of plugs are long behind us, and instead are being replaced by refined and advanced fol­lic­u­lar unit trans­plan­ta­tion. The lat­est is robotic hair restora­tion — where a robot per­forms the pro­ce­dure, facil­i­tated by the doc­tor and at least one tech­ni­cian.  Restora­tion Robot­ics™ is an image-guided sys­tem that removes the hair grafts and implants them as well. It can per­form a fol­lic­u­lar unit extrac­tion pro­ce­dure, for exam­ple, in five hours — ver­sus the man­ual trans­plant that can take any­where from eight to ten hours.

What is so inno­v­a­tive about Restora­tion Robot­ics in hair trans­plant surgery — its abil­ity to use the imag­ing sys­tem to guide the robot arm to the fol­lic­u­lar grafts one at a time. Once these grafts are extracted, they are imme­di­ately placed in a vial until trans­planted — so the grafts are kept moist and ideal for transplantation.

Restora­tion Robot­ics have sev­eral great pros for the patient:

  • A min­i­mal wound size that results in lit­tle to no scarring
  • Min­i­mally less inva­sive that results in faster healing
  • Speed and efficency

The down­side to the robot is only cer­tain col­ors and tex­tures of hair are ideal can­di­dates for Restora­tion Robot­ics. Since it is still a rel­a­tively new device, the sys­tem can only be used on dark brown or black, straight hair.

With robots becom­ing the newest tech­no­log­i­cal wave in med­ical prac­tice, it’s easy to won­der if robots might one day replace doc­tors in surgery alto­gether. But that’s not likely — a robot can­not reas­sure a patient of the pro­ce­dure, make the patient feel com­fort­able and in a safe envi­ron­ment nor can a robot ask a patient what they are hop­ing to achieve out of their hair trans­plant surgery and deliver their desired hair­line.


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