Today, hair loss is an aesthetic problem faced by many individuals. Hair loss can occur for various reasons, such as aging, genetic factors, hormonal changes or environmental influences. Hair loss can affect self-confidence and negatively affect a person’s overall quality of life. For this reason, hair restoration methods are gaining more and more popularity. One of them, robotic hair transplantation, is an innovation that has attracted great interest in the field of medicine and aesthetic surgery in recent years.
What is Robotic Hair Transplantation?
Robotic hair transplantation is a hair restoration method using state-of-the-art robotic systems. This method aims to achieve more precise, fast and accurate results compared to traditional hair transplantation techniques. Robotic hair transplantation is based on the principle of first collecting healthy hair follicles in areas where hair loss is intense and then transplanting them to balding areas. This process is performed by specially designed robotic devices.
How is Robotic Hair Transplantation Procedure Applied?
Robotic hair transplantation is a state-of-the-art treatment method developed against the problem of hair loss. This method was developed based on the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplantation technique. Robotic hair surgery is based on the principle of removing healthy hair follicles in the donor area by robots and then placing these follicles into manually opened channels.
The 3D Robotic Hair Transplant system that guides and controls this process includes a specialized drilling mechanism, computer-controlled mechanical arms and imaging capabilities. The process stages are as follows:
- Photography and Analysis: In the first stage, the area with hair loss problem is scanned with 3D imaging technology. These images are computerized and analyzed. In this way, the hair loss areas and the donor area are examined in detail.
- Donor Site Identification: 3D images are used to assess the suitability of the donor site. The density of the donor area, hair follicles and hair growth angles are analyzed to determine the most suitable areas for hair follicle collection. The robotic system also calculates the number required for root addition.
- Robot Positioning: The robotic system is positioned using data on the donor area and transplantation site. It is directed to the designated areas to collect hair follicles. When collecting hair follicles, the robot pays attention to their angles and direction of origin.
- Collection of Hair Roots: The robotic system selects and collects the healthiest hair follicles with the help of optical readers. At this stage, an error-free collection process is performed by taking into account the angles and exit directions of the hair follicles under the skin. The collected hair follicles are preserved in special solutions.
- Opening of Channels: The balding areas in the transplantation area are anesthetized and sterilized under local anesthesia. The robotic system opens the channels required for hair transplantation with the determined microchannel opening method. The angles and exit directions of these channels are carefully adjusted.
- Transplantation of Hair Roots: The collected healthy hair follicles are transplanted one by one and carefully by the doctor into the opened channels. The transplantation of hair follicles is carried out in accordance with their natural exit angles and directions. This stage is performed in synchronization with the plastic surgeon’s dexterity and mastery of technology.
Robotic hair transplantation can take approximately 6-7 hours. After the procedure, the person can return to their daily life immediately. Robotic hair transplantation, as a technological advancement in the field of hair restoration, has the potential to offer permanent and natural results to people who want to treat hair loss.