Hair are one of the most important parts of the human body. Healthy and voluminous hair enhance the personality and make the person look young and confident. However, the changed lifestyle, too much workload that leads to stress and everyday pollution contribute to making the hair dull. Hair fall and baldness are the common problems with which people had to deal with.
Hair restoration surgery has the potential to overcome most of the issues related to hairs. With the medical advancements and the use of technology-led machines, Robotic hair transplant has made a remarkable place. In Robotic hair transplant, hair experts use cameras and robotic arms to perform follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure.
Robotic Hair Transplant is a highly effective hair restoration technique. Although it is highly advanced and futuristic, there are certain myths associated with it. It keeps people in a dilemma whether or not to go for the Robotic Hair Transplant.
Let us find out whether this advanced technique is better than manual hair transplant.
Myth 1: Robotic Hair Transplant is reliable
Fact: Robotic in these days of surgeries has not proved reliable because of which world over hair transplant surgeries are done by skilled doctors. The time may come when we will depend upon these trained machines to accomplish our tasks but in hair transplant, the ARTAS machine was only used for hair graft extraction which is a step in the total hair transplant procedure. In the field of hair transplantation, minimally invasive techniques are gaining more popularity. The introduction of procedures like FUE has made it possible.
Robotic machine due to lengthy graft targetting process failed to help hair transplant doctors in rapid extraction of the grafts which doctors do at a high place with handheld extracting machine. Therefore, it is only a skilled hair transplant surgeon with profound experience and deep insight about the procedure can give reliable results.
Myth 2: Robotic Hair Transplant is qualitative
Fact: No matter how advanced Robotic hair transplant may sound, there are a few limitations associated with it. In general, for hair restoration surgeries, Neograft device and ARTAS robots are used. The major limitations of these two devices are:
Neograft device: It is a hand-held device which harvests the follicles through suction. Although it assists the surgeon manifolds, the suction dehydrates the follicles and damages the tissue. It, in turn, impacts hair growth.
ARTAS robot- It makes large incisions which leads to scars on the back of the head. It results in a delay in healing. The chances of cyst formation are also high with the ARTAS robot.
Some other reasons which point the effectiveness of manual hair transplant over robotic hair transplant are-
- Robotic Hair Transplant utilizes bigger gauge needle
To harvest the follicle, Robotic hair transplant uses bigger gauge needle which may result in bigger wounds and scars. Moreover, the chances of the damage of neighbouring hair follicles increase as well. Other than these, a bigger needle will harvest a bigger sized graft, which may make the hair look artificial.
- The verdict could go wrong.
Algorithms like angles, directions, density, and quality are the basis of Robotic Hair Transplant. Unlike a proficient hair surgeon, it cannot make instant judgments. Also, if the operator is not experienced, harvesting of the graft may go wrong and damage the follicles. Therefore, it is essential to get operated only under a skilled and experienced operator.
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Although Robotic hair transplant seems effective and contemporary as it is based on highly advanced technology, an experienced hair transplant surgeon can perform the hair restoration surgery with utmost perfection. Coming with some major limitations, it is better to opt for manual procedures rather than robotic.