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March 08, 2019

An Insider's Knowledge Of Hair Transplant Technology

Today, hair transplants are becoming increasingly popular amongst both women and men, especially due to the multitude of choices that are now readily available. For example, women now have access to some of the most advanced female hair transplants Turkey has to offer, or they can opt for less-invasive PRP therapy for a natural option for promoting hair growth.

There are some new methods that have grown in popularity, which are proving to be an excellent choice for those looking to overcome hair loss with more precise and natural -looking results. Let’s have a closer look at what they are in-depth, below.

What Is Direct Hair Implantation?

The DHI technique for hair transplants makes use of a tool called the Choi Implanter Pen. This tool is used to precisely remove hair follicles one-by-one and then implants them into the thinning or balding areas across the scalp. This particular technique only requires incisions of around 1mm, made by the implanter pen itself, which ultimately reduces strain on the scalp and any of the follicles that are transplanted.

Efficiency is the leading factor of this particular tool, though it can take longer to perform the procedure. The tool only needs a single surgeon to both extract and implant the follicles, but this can take longer as a result.

What Is Involved In A Direct Hair Implantation?

Direct hair implantation doesn’t involve shaving the head, as the hair follicles are simply removed from the donor area and implanted into the area that needs improved density. The donor area is typically found on the back of the head, which is less prone to hair loss. The hairs are extracted using a ‘punch’ technique, which harvests the grafts into the pen. The same technique is then used to re-implant the hair at a 45-degree angle.

When the hair follicle is extracted from the donor area, there are only about 1-2 minutes when the hair is outside the body, to ensure that there is no damage to the follicle. This is key as this ensures that the follicle has a higher chance of taking to the scalp and growing as expected.

What Is Robotic Hair Restoration?

This is another innovative technique for those suffering from hair loss. With staples and stitches being non-existent, the physicians utilise state-of-the-art robotic technology to add precision to the procedure and decrease the risk of human error. Any existing hair is left undamaged and due to the seamless nature of the technique, results don’t include any scarring. The natural-looking results and short recovery times have contributed to the popularity of this procedure.

How Does Robotic Hair Restoration Work?

The stereoscopic vision system in the robot uses artificial intelligence to decide which hair follicles are most suitable for harvesting. Once the specific hair follicles have been selected, it is harvested with the utmost precision in order to ensure that the donor area appears as natural as possible. Compared to hand-held techniques, robotic hair restoration is completed at a much faster rate.

Under the supervision of a physician, a customised hairline is made, which avoids damaging healthy hair by creating an optimal site distribution for harvested hair follicles. Following from this, the hair is then transplanted into the thinning area, either manually or robotically. After about six months, thicker, healthier hair will start to grow as normal.

As you can see, direct hair implantation and robotic hair restoration come with several benefits, making it understandable as to why they have grown in popularity in recent years. Surgeons and physicians are becoming increasingly well equipped and knowledgeable about the procedures, so they always produce excellent results due to this. With technology improving all the time and with procedures becoming more advanced, hair loss can become a problem of the past and healthy hair can be the future for many people.

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