Hair loss, unfortunately, causes sadness and lack of confidence in many people. Although there is a problem seen in every generation, we are really lucky that there are many aesthetic or cosmetic solutions to this problem today. With the increase in the number of people seeking solutions in the field of plastic surgery, there is a significant increase in the number of experienced doctors and clinics.
Hair transplantation techniques used for hair loss problems are continuously improving. Experts who are constantly working to find the most painless, shortest, easiest and natural application are developing new techniques. With the new techniques they have developed, they make many people feel excited and more hopeful. In this article, we will take a look at the most up-to-date and technological one of these techniques: Robotic Hair Transplant. We will review the details, advantages, and cost of this latest technology which has been increasing its success and popularity.
- 1 How Robotic Hair Transplant Works?
- 2 Are You Eligible For Robotic Hair Transplant?
- 3 When It Recovers Totally?
- 4 Comparing Robotic Hair Transplant With Other Hair Transplant Techniques
- 5 3D Technology
- 6 How Much Does Robotic Hair Transplant Cost?
How Robotic Hair Transplant Works?
Robotic Hair Transplant technique was found in the USA in 2010. It is still in development since the day it was found. It is the newest technique for many countries including Turkey. Because of its practicability and accuracy, we assume that it will become one of the most-preferred techniques in the near future.
Before the procedure, the surgeon takes photos of the head of the patient from different angles and transfers them to the computer to create a 3D view. With this view, the surgeon can determine hair quantity, quality, regional necessities, follicle directions, and angles. Thanks to this preliminary preparation, all the steps of the process become clear. After this preparation, the entire application may easily complete with a single session lasting 7-8 hours.
In Robotic Hair Transplant system, the robot collects grafts with the least mistake. The aim of the robot is to gather the strongest hair follicles in the best quality. When the robot is operating, the operator on the computer can control it when necessary. When the operator doesn’t control it manually, the robot automatically detects the hair grafts that it will take. An important advantage of the Robotic Hair Transplant hair is that it does not damage the existing healthy hair while collecting the grafts.
The robot completes another task during the Robotic Hair Transplant procedure. This task is channel opening. Everyone has a different hair direction and a density that hair should be planted. The robot reads the hair roots through the optical reader and opens the channel without damaging the existing ones.
Patients generally become very happy after seeing their results. Because in this particular technique, it is applying special hair designs according to the hair loss density and hair types.
Are You Eligible For Robotic Hair Transplant?
Robotic Hair Transplant is suitable for both men and women. The best phase of hair loss for this operation is the front hair loss with the width of a hand.
When It Recovers Totally?
Patients can continue his/her life routine just one day after the operation. They should follow the post-application appointments carefully. Their surgeons will advise some applications for following after the operation. For example, the ice bags to apply, medicines to take and shampoos and creams to use. The average total recovery time of this technique is approximately 10 days.
Comparing Robotic Hair Transplant With Other Hair Transplant Techniques
When we compare the Robotic Hair Transplant with the other techniques such as FUT, FUE, and DHI, we can easily say that there are many advantages of this latest technique.
First of all, the hair transplant robot minimizes the potential errors of the manual applications. Because of the robotic system, computer-based movements, optical reader and 3D hair design process, Robotic Hair Transplant works perfectly. It can be more successful than the traditional hair transplant techniques such as FUE, FUT, DHI, which are performed manually by the surgeons.
Although there are many well-experienced surgeons performing the other techniques, everyone aware that we, as human beings, cannot perform as faultless as a computer.
The second advantage of this technique is also about the being faultless, actually. The hair transplant robot doesn’t damage the stem cells and existing healthy hair while collecting and planting the grafts.
3D visual preparation is another advantage of Robotic Hair Transplant. The doctor can examine the head structure and level of hair loss before the operation with this technology.
In the other hair transplant techniques, there could be extra sessions to complete the transplantation. And it takes some extra time to wait to see the results. But the Robotic Hair Transplant is much faster than the other techniques. Because the robot can gather many grafts thanks to its special structure.
Lastly, there is a considerable difference between the recovery times of Robotic Hair Transplant technique and the other ones. Robotic Hair Transplant recovery period lasts 10 days totally. Post-operation complications such as swelling of the eyes or forehead are not reported in this technique because during channel opening, the robot doesn’t apply serum under the skin.
One particular disadvantage could be the newness of the Robotic Hair Transplant. Because of its newness, there are not too many surgeons can work as a robotic system operator yet.
How Much Does Robotic Hair Transplant Cost?
Although the Robotic Hair Transplant is a brand-new technique starting to use in Turkey, there are many good clinics. The cost of this technique is naturally a bit more expensive than the other techniques of FUT, FUE, and DHI. If you are a bit closer to choose this application, you may adjust your budget according to the cost between € 1,500- € 2,500.