New Robotic Surgeon Can Restore Your Hair Loss
The ARTAS robot makes use of the camera located onboard along with the analysis software to scrutinize the high-resolution images of the patient’s scalp and then decides on which follicles to extract. The doctor monitors the whole process via a monitor screen that may or may not be located in the same room. Using a needle, the robot tears the skin followed by punching the follicle out with a hollow needle. Then the follicles are inserted manually into the bald areas for hair to grow.
This month, the company announced that their backers have thrown in a couple of million dollars more into the company totaling the complete investment at more than $70 million. The latest round of funding shall be executed for the second-generation robot creation and marketing.
The average time for a single procedure is about 6-10 hours. Now that is a long time for the patient to remain in the chair but it is still faster than the time it would take a doctor to do it. Surgeons who do this procedure without robotic help usually take off strips instead of individual follicles. Restoration Robots, on the other hand, claim to be less scarring and are capable of producing a more natural look. So all the people who lost all hair or loosing their hair will have a hope after all.