Why Robotic Hair Transplant is an Exciting New Option for Male Pattern Baldness
One of the major problems with Follicular Unit Extraction, is that takes an awfully long time for a doctor or technician who is operating a manual device to identify and determine what are the best and most likely candidates for harvesting hair from the donor region. Let’s back up a second. When you’re opting for a Follicular Unit Extraction surgery, it’s because none of the other possible treatments have worked out for you. That’s because in terms of male pattern baldness, hair just won’t grow on the top of your head anymore. That does not, however, prevent hair from growing on the sides of your head, or your face. That hair will continue to grow no matter what.
The idea behind follicular unit extraction, is that the hair from areas that will continue to grow hair are surgically removed and then transplanted into areas that are no longer growing hair. There are a couple of pitfalls to this procedure. The first is that the process of extracting the follicles is tedious, time consuming, and not especially pleasant. The second is that the follicles that are extracted may not survive the extraction process.
With the introduction of a device like ARTAS, the process has been made much easier, is more efficient, and most importantly, more likely to be successful. Robotic Hair Transplant surgery takes some of the guesswork and human error of the process of restoring an individual’s hair and, and not only does it make the process more effective, it also makes the process more efficient.
“It’s impossible for a doctor to guarantee any kind of results, even with robotic hair transplant surgery,” says one Palo Alto doctor, “but we’re seeing much better results with the ARTAS machine than we were before. Another factor is that it’s less time consuming for the patient to have using robotic FUE as opposed to the manual FUE. While neither procedure generally hurts, since a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area, it’s not exactly pleasant to sit in one place for 5 hours while a doctor extracts hair from your head. That’s where the ARTAS system is a major upgrade.”
“That being said,” he continued. “There are some limitations to the ARTAS procedure. Since the robotic ‘eye’ requires there to be a stark contrast between the color of the skin and the color of the hair, those with blonde or gray hair may not be candidates for the procedure, and so neither would those with darker skin, unfortunately.”
Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.
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