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What is a Robotic Hair Transplant?

In the United States, surgical hair restoration solutions began in the 1950s. Now, in the year 2020, the industry has transformed tremendously with the help of technological advancements. Using high-tech options that provide varying degrees of automation are helping to make hair loss a thing of the past. The medical industry continues to transform and bring efficient, safe, and effective methods that allow surgeons to enjoy more precision and quality.

Robotic hair replacement technology is bringing state-of-the-art techniques to hair loss solutions. With the collaboration of a skilled hair transplant clinician, the technology used during a Robotic Hair Transplant is able to yield consistent and effective results for the patient.

The presence of a trained and skilled clinician remains critical, regardless of the tech used during a transplant, as there are still requirements for manual processes to obtain the standard level of care required for a procedure. The robotic procedures themselves are core components of a modern FUE.

What is a Robotic Hair Transplant?

A Robotic Hair Transplant is a concept utilizing the most recent technological developments to address issues associated with imprecise transection and the time a graft from the donor site spends outside the body. Robotics provides precision that is often difficult to achieve with human skill alone. Humans make mistakes and the quality of the work can sometimes decrease as time passes during surgery, which can take several hours to complete. By using robotics, clinicians are able to be more precise and have more consistent quality of work from beginning to end.

Another factor is that the skills of a clinician vary according to their experience, level of continued training, the resources they have available, and the quality level of the clinic in which they practice. All of these variant factors impact the care a patient can expect from their hair restoration surgery experience.

Nonetheless, regardless of using robotic hair replacement technology, an experienced surgeon is required to oversee all the details of the work. The skill level of the surgeon still makes a big difference since he/she is the person guiding the technology. Robotic hair transplantation still requires manual intervention.

The robotic hair transplant procedure is also streamlined due to the processes inherent in the use of automated technology, particularly as it relates to harvesting the grafts from the donor site due to the enhanced accuracy, decreased trauma, and increased likelihood of follicular unit viability.

Each patient is unique and may require a different approach, there is no cookie-cutter formula to follow. A good physician will take the time to extensively assess the patient’s situation during the initial consultation. 

Pros of Robotic Hair Transplant

  • Compared to traditional manual surgery performed by a doctor, robotics are the most advanced solutions that currently exist in the industry today. 
  • You still have the experience, artistry, and expertise of a human clinicians combined with robotic technology. The great thing about using robotics is that it is only an extension of the skills of your clinician. Thus, it is especially important that you choose a team you are confident with as they should still remain fully involved in your procedure..
  • There is a decrease in trauma, faster transfer of grafts to a healthy solution, improved graft viability, more precise pulling of grafts, and less bleeding.

Cons of Robotic Hair Transplant

  • Most cons relate directly to use of a fully automated robot, which MAXIM does not recommend due to significant shortcomings in the intelligence of the platform. It may misread grafts by color and angle, causing a higher transection rate than other robotic equipment.
  • Information about different machines is often biased and produced by the manufacturer. Input from a clinical team is important in deciding which tools are best for you..

A NeoGraft Hair Transplant is a specific type of automated procedure that makes use of pneumatic pressure, which results in grafts that are less likely to be damaged during removal. The pneumatic pressure tool is used by the hair transplant clinician to harvest follicular units from the donor site in a fashion that greatly reduces the likelihood of the damage that can be caused by unintentional foundational manipulation caused by pressure, twisting, and pulling.

NeoGraft and the ATERA Hair Transplants are a form of FUE transplant in which individual follicles are removed in a manner that does not leave a linear scar and does not require the use of sutures. Given these factors — along with the reduced recovery time — FUE Transplants are often favored by patients who prefer a shorter hairstyle or who wish to return to athletic activity in relatively short order. Just like manual FUE or FUT, the results of a NeoGraft or ATERA Hair Transplant will become apparent about six months after the completion of the initial procedure. Both automated processes have their benefits and are similar by nature. 

The primary difference is that the ATERA utilizes a lighter hand piece which provides better control to the clinician. The ATERA also provides a saline irrigation system that results in better graft viability, as it uses saline as a lubricant for suctioning the graft into a vat of saline, which is also a healthier environment to sustain viability once a graft is excised from the body.

How to Find The Ideal Hair Replacement Treatment Center

Finding a quality hair transplant center or surgeon is the first step towards having your new full set of hair. You’ll want to do your due diligence and become familiar with your needs and the methods available. The more you know about robotic hair restoration and what it may take to achieve the results you’re looking for, the better your discussion will be with the surgeon during your initial consultation.

Contact our center to inquire more information about how we can assist you to achieve the set of hair you are seeking. You can also submit the contact form on this page to request your complimentary hair loss treatment consultation by phone, Skype, or with a MAXIM hair transplant physician or surgeon near you.

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You can certainly email your pics to MAXIM Robotic Hair Restoration to see if you are a good candidate for an ultra-natural MAXIM hair transplant OR to receive an estimate for your surgery including the approximate number of grafts that would be required to give you a great result.

What is a robotic hair transplant? Is this technology ready for use on patients?

A robotic hair transplant is a procedure that is designed to reduce the amount of time of the procedure for the patient while also limiting the amount of time each graft spends outside of the body. A robotic hair transplant therefore includes advanced technology that reduces the amount of time necessary for healing while making the implantation process simpler.

While the idea of a robotic hair transplant holds a great deal of promise, it is still more advantageous to have a skilled doctor manually transplant hair from the donor area to the recipient site. The best way to ensure this is to utilize the assistance of a hair transplant surgeon who has a great deal of experience with regard to successful surgical hair restoration and hair loss treatment.

What Is a Strip Hair Transplant?

Clients benefit from the fact that a Strip Hair Transplant (also known as Follicular Unit Transplant, or FUT) is able to yield the kind of density that results in extensive and natural-looking coverage. The FUT procedure begins with a surgeon harvesting hair follicles from a donor area typically located on the back or sides of the patient’s head. Once removed from the donor site, the hair follicle grafts are prepared for transplantation by the surgeon and are then artfully placed in the predetermined recipient areas in a manner consistent with a natural hairline.

Using the FUT technique, a surgeon is able to transplant up to 3,000 grafts from the donor site. With one to three follicles on each graft, this technique often yields between 3,000 and 5,000 transplanted follicles during a single session. Like most hair transplant procedures, a Strip Hair Transplant is performed while the patient is under local anesthesia and typically requires about four hours from beginning to end. Of course, the time required to complete the procedure will depend upon the number of grafts being transplanted, and it is important to note that it is indeed possible to undergo multiple sessions of this technique to achieve a denser head of hair.

Due to the fact that donor tissue is taken from the back or side of the head in the form of a strip (hence the name), this procedure does leave the patient with a horizontal scar. The donor site is selected based on a number of factors, one of which is based on ensuring that the resulting scar is easily covered by the patient’s existing hair and will therefore not be visible following the completion of the procedure. A follow-up visit usually takes place one week after the initial session to remove the sutures, and results can be expected within a six-month timeframe.

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