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What is Robotic Hair Transplant - Advantages & Disadvantages

Robotic hair transplant is the most advanced and latest approach to hair restoration. It combines a robotic system and a surgeon’s expertise to carry out hair transplants with the highest precision.

The procedure involves mapping the patient's scalp and identifying the donor area. The donor area is usually the back and sides of the head. The surgeon guides the robotic arm for hair follicles extraction. The procedure is minimally invasive.

The robotic system applies both advanced imaging and algorithms to identify and select the optimal hair follicles for extraction. After extraction of hair follicles, the surgeon makes small incisions in the recipient area followed by implantation.

The robotic hair transplant has increased the accuracy of graft harvesting. The major advantage is that in robotic hair transplant not only harvesting time is reduced but also minimal damage is caused to the hair follicles. The procedure takes place for 5-8 hours.

What Next After Robotic Hair Transplant Surgery?

A lotion is applied to the transplanted area. After 45-50 minutes, the scabs soften and the area is then washed with warm water and baby shampoo. Baby shampoo is preferred because it has no harsh chemicals.

During washing, gauze bandages are removed (due to soaking). Gentle washing motions are recommended and rubbing is strictly avoided. Small circular motions are ideal for hair washing after robotic hair transplant surgery. This strategy is used until all scabs have fallen off.

The scalp must not be rubbed during drying.

Ask your hair transplant surgeon regarding the frequency and duration of hair washing.

After surgery, the patient should sleep in the supine position, avoid taking blanked overhead and avoid face down sleep position.

One has to be careful about sleeping position due to the risk of dislodgement of grafts.

i.e. on your back with one or two pillows below your head.

What are the Advantages of Robotic Hair Transplantation?

  • Graft harvesting has both speed and accuracy.

  • Graft survival rates are the highest.

  • Exceptional precision level.

  • Harvesting of the best possible follicles from the back and sides of the scalp

  • Reduces intensive labor.

  • No risk of fatigue.

  • Maximal patient comfort.

  • Non-invasive and painless.

  • No risk of trauma.

Exceptional Advantages of Robotic Hair Transplant

  • No scar.

  • It is the best solution for professionals like athletes who want to resume activity as soon as possible following hair transplant surgery.

  • Patients with very tight scalps are preferred for robotic hair transplant as they are not indicated for strip procedures.

  • Extraction of hair follicles is automatic.

  • Accuracy is greatest.

  • Precision is higher.

  • No damage to hair follicles

What are the Disadvantages of Robotic Hair Transplant?

  • The procedure is expensive.

  • The procedure requires high expertise.

  • May be unsuitable for curly, very fine, and frizzy hair.

  • Robotic extraction is not suitable for very fine or frizzy hair.

What are the Lifestyle Changes After a Robotic Hair Transplant?

  • Avoid wearing close-neck T-shirts.

  • Avoid those types of clothing that is to be worn overhead.

  • Avoid wearing tight caps.

  • Avoid helmets for a few days.

  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables are highly recommended.

  • Take protein-rich food

  • Avoid driving soon after the hair transplant procedure.

  • While moving in and out of the car be cautious not to bump your head because you should prevent every possible trauma to the hair transplant site.

  • Start exercises 10 days after the procedure.

  • Avoid swimming for 8 weeks.

  • Avoid hair dye. Ask your hair transplant specialist for more information.

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking for a minimum of 3-4 weeks after surgery as it may interfere with the healing process and may compromise hair transplant outcomes.

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