Robots Have Been FDA Approved to Aid Male Hair Transplants

ARTAS hair transplant SystemNormally done by hand, the removal process deals with around 1,000-2,000 follicles being removed before the relocation can even begin.

One hair transplant specialist who has used the aid of the ARTAS robot is Dr James Slusher; he commented, “We’re taking a punch – that’s a millimetre in diameter – and it has to be dead set over the follicle.

When you have good skills this is not a problem, but when you are doing it one or two thousand times, you can miss some.


This is where the robot comes in. It’s very precise, very accurate and it does not fatigue.”

A doctor then continues the procedure by hand; the machine cannot safely replace the follicles into the crown, so the procedure will still be part completed by a human, who will also oversee the process from beginning to end.

Once completed, the patient will start to see the results from about 10 days in, once the hair has had chance to begin growing again.

From then on, it will be normal, growing hair and the donator patch will fill in too.

FUE Hair Clinics, leading hair transplant specialists, have commented on this news: “This mechanical aid will prove to be a great aid, as well as hopefully speeding the process up!

As Dr Slusher has commented, even the most talented of surgeons will begin to fatigue several thousand hair follicles in, as the technique is so precise and virtually microscopic. Especially as those follicles then need reinserting into their new destination.

“As it is still in its very early stages, no one can say for definite what the outcome will be. However, if all goes well it seems to be a very positive step in the right direction for hair transplanting.

It is also helping to increase awareness amongst younger generations, who can benefit just as much as – if not more than – the older generations; the sooner people come for help the more follicles there will be to salvage!”

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