Robotic Hair Transplant
Robotic hair restoration is also a variation of the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique. In this case, however, a robot has been designed to punch the hair out. Essentially, the person is placed in a machine. The robot calculates the correct angle at which the donor’s hair emerges from the skin. The small punch is then advanced with the robot arm to punch the follicular unit out. With the correct angle tabulated, transection rate should be ideally very low. Once the punch has been made, a person, behind the machine, gently removes the graft from the scalp. The robotic arm and rotating punch is used for extraction only and does not implant the removed graft.
The benefits of robotic hair transplant are:
- Speed of harvest
- Low graft transection rate
The drawbacks are:
- Need to shave the donor area
- Cost (cost of the machine plus a per graft charge)
Disclaimer: This page is for educational purposes. Dr. Bitner does not facilitate robotic hair restoration.