Will Automation Replace the Human Touch in Hair Transplants?


In past times, there wasn’t any long lasting hair loss treatment. And hair transplants were not introduced till the beginning of 21st century. But there were still many hair loss treatments available.

Outdated Hair Loss Treatments:

·         Home Remedies:

Earlier traditional techniques like home remedies provided results that looked un-natural and were also not aesthetically pleasing.

·         Medications:

Medications are also an old treatment to cure hair loss. Many people who were victims and suffering from hair loss used to consume medications including allopathic and homeopathic medications. But they were stuck in using these and the better results stopped as the dose stopped.

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Some more Old-fashioned Hair Loss Treatments:

Following were some elder dated hair loss treatments which people use to treat their hair loss problem:

  • Hair loss shampoos
  • Hair regrowth vitamins
  • Hair tonics, sprays, and gels

All above-mentioned hair loss treatments were temporary and unable to show long lasting, natural and realistic results in short span of time.But in the advancement of hair loss treatments, hair transplants were introduced. There are many hair transplant techniques done manually. But automated devices are the result of continued evolution in the hair transplant techniques.

With the development of the automated devices, a question arises that:

Will Automation Replace the Human Touch in Hair Transplants?


Will the Human Touch soon be a thing of the Past when it comes to Hair Restoration?

Hair Transplants:

Hair transplant procedures follow the concept known as “donor dominance”. Hair won’t stop growing even if the hair follicles are extracted from its original spot and implanted to another area of the scalp.

FUE vs. FUT Hair Transplant:

Well, the original concept of hair transplantation remains the same. But with the development of follicular unit grafting (FUE), the results become more and more natural and realistic.

Instead of the whole strip extraction and implantation, hair follicles are extracted and implanted individually in the scalp. FUE hair transplant technique eliminates the need of strip extraction.

Because due to the strip extraction, a fine-line scar on the back or sides of the head is left. Which definitely looks awkward and un-natural. So extraction of the hair follicles in the FUE hair transplant doesn’t leave scars on the donor areas.

Small punches are used in FUE hair transplant that’s why the scars during the extraction of hair follicles are also small and tiny.

Ways of Harvesting Grafts:

Before the invention of automated devices, the surgeon used to extract hair follicles from the donor areas and then implanted them to the recipient regions of the scalp. Whole hair transplant procedure was performed manually.

But now the surgeons don’t prefer manual hair transplant procedure. Because it consumes a lot of time. A motorized method of extraction and implantation is mostly preferred now. Due to which a motorized hair transplant device is introduced i.e. robotic hair transplant.

Robotic Hair Transplant:

The process involves a tool, a motorized extraction method still requires a surgeon supervision.

·         Surgeon involves in the Robotic Hair Transplant:

As the surgeon is using the drill and deciding which hair follicle should be extracted from the donor areas, how much pressure should be implied for the implantation and at what angle hair follicles should be implanted at the recipient regions.

The robotic hair transplant is no doubt quicker as compared to the manual hair transplant procedure.

·         Surgeon isn’t involved in the Robotic Hair Transplant:

Automated device may require a surgeon’s supervision/ human guide. Or it can be completely robotic that means it picks the hair follicles from the donor areas, chooses the locations and angle at the recipient regions and also decides that how much pressure is needed to extract and to implant hair follicles.

Human vs. Automation:

It may be too early to say:

Will Automation Replace the Human Touch in Hair Transplants or not?

No doubt, automatized devices can perform hair transplants quicker than manual hair transplants. But in some ways, the automated devices can’t be faster or accurate than a pair of skilled and well-qualified surgeons.

The art of hair transplantation doesn’t lie in the extraction of hair follicles but actually, it lies in the implantation of extracted hair follicles to the recipient regions. So for this reason, surgeons are still required to supervise the automated device.

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Professional Help:

So if you are experiencing hair thinning, hair loss, baldness or high hairline. Then instead of wasting your time so that your hair loss reaches to an extreme stage.

It’s always a good decision to seek professional advice. So that you will be able to know the actual factor behind your hair loss. And then to permanently treat it in time before it’s too late.

Appointment with the Trichologist at the Hair Transplant Centre:

For that arrange an appointment with the trichologist at Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic for the evaluation of your hair loss treatment options.

After examining your scalp, he may recommend you to get a most advanced hair transplant which has less downtime i.e. Robotic hair transplant in Dubai from Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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