Robotic hair transplant is the most advanced technique of all in the hair transplantation field. Hair transplantation has a long history regarding the history of modern medicine. Treating humanity in modern way has been ongoing for few decades. Altogether, the history of hair transplant is going back around 170 years to 1850s. Since then, the most popular implementation of it was the FUE technique, which has been started to operate around 2000s. Besides, there are clinics that are experts in the field of FUE technique.
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Hair of Istanbul is one of them. They employ the experts in the field and seek the best service to those who want to have hair transplantation.
As hair transplantation evolves in time, let’s take a look at the most advanced technique of all: Robotic Transplant.
What is Robotic Hair Transplant?
It is basically automatization of FUE technique. While this process is conducted by a doctor, the same steps are taken under the same conditions but by a robot. There are surely advantages and disadvantages to this. For example, its ability to map out the donor area and pick the most suitable grafts to transfer to the recipient area, is a noteworthy feature. Moreover, there will be still touch of human hand afterwards. Doctor will make small alterations to give more natural look on the hair. It is a way of bringing humankind and technology together.
How Much Would It Cost to Me?
It surely depends on the country and the patient. However, there is a range of price on internet. For example, a clinic that use ARTAS for robotic hair transplantation, would cost its patients around $8000. Prices goes down, here in Turkey to approximately $4500.
How Does It Work? Is it Going to Hurt?
After we all see the scene on the movie of Final Destination 5, most of us have second thoughts on going under something technological. That’s a fair thought. However, the process of FUE technique is followed exactly the same during the robotic transplantation. Besides, the robotic arm will be able to see the grafts better than human eye and while it maps out the pattern, it will understand where to punch dermally and extract which one of them.
It is said by experts that transplantation can take up to 8 hours regarding what the patient requires. They can be minimal breaks at any time and the patient can see a movie, listen to music, chat with the stuff throughout the process.
A complete healing is expected in 2 days and there might be slight swelling and redness in that time.
What About the Positive Sides and It’s Drawbacks?
Since the world goes towards a huge technologic village, hair transplant has its own way in this, too. As all the technologization of other fields, there are some advantages and disadvantages to this.
While artificial intelligence takes place, it requires less human effort. The touch that a human make is more valuable and critical in this sense. Regarding the automatization of the devices, it can offer us more stable performance. For example, taking care of the healthy hair during the transplantation is important while transferring it. In order to achieve that, the slightest grafts gains importance. By Artificial Intelligence and mapping system, robotic hair transplantation obtains an advantage in this.
The enhanced graft selection ability provides us faster healing period and less scarring, either.
With all these advantages, there are some points to deal with, as well. Due to inexperience in the using of this technology, robotic hair transplant is only available for a specific type of patients. It is required to have straight and dark hair to undergo such treatment. Moreover, every pattern of baldness is not suitable to cure via this way. It is expected to see some hair source as needed. Another point is that, a success rate of an experienced doctor is up to 97%, whereas it only 90% for the robotic hair transplant.