In the past, hair loss was dreadful, even a daily nightmare for many. With every waking day, one’s confidence became dimmer and dimmer. But slowly, researchers made strides and came up with hair loss technology to put back a smile on affected people.
Hair loss was no longer a self-confidence death sentence but a treatable condition. What about today? With the evolution of tech and AI, new hair transplant technology makes treatment much more efficient.
The Beginning of Hair Loss Technology
Hair loss technology can be traced back to when the first successful hair transplant was done. It was from this moment that scientists started improving hair restoration procedures and techniques. Irrespective of the technique, the concept remains the same. And that is, how does a hair transplant work? The process involves taking hair follicles from a part of your head (mostly back or side) and transplanting them to the bald area. Two popular hair transplant techniques are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The latter is, however, the most preferred.
Artificial Intelligence In Hair Treatments
Whether you go for the FUE or FUT technique, two things are bound to happen. There will be a team of specialists involved in the extraction of the hair follicles, which will result in a longer session of the procedure.
So imagine if a robot or a machine could come in and do the extraction? Well, don’t get fixed on that image, because it is a reality. The future of AI as we know it is here with us. Instead of a surgeon extracting your hair follicles one by one, there’s a robot that can do that at a higher speed and accuracy. All that is needed is for the doctor to know how to use the robot, and voila! You have a close to perfect hair transplant treatment.
How Does The ARTAS Robotic System Work?
The ARTAS iX, robotic hair loss technology, can work in two ways. The doctor can create a digital copy of the recipient’s head in the system and let the robot carry out an automated transplant. Or, the doctor can guide the robotic arm to where hair follicles need to be transplanted.
Benefits Of AI In Hair Treatment
AI for hair restoration comes with loads of benefits that make the treatment much more efficient. Take, for instance, the ARTAS iX robot. Its precision and accuracy are pretty commendable. The robot uses an image-guided system to scan the scalp and decide the optimal hair follicles to extract. Its intelligent algorithm also makes it pull thousands of hair per hour, saving on time. All these results in a hair transplant procedure that is efficient, and clients won’t have to worry about scarring of the scalp or overharvesting of hair follicles.
Hair Loss Technology Will Get Bigger and Better
Hair loss technology is something that we can all look forward to improving in the future. From the FUT technique that requires a doctor to remove a strip of tissue to an AI robot that harvests optimal hair follicles only, the progress has been nothing but phenomenal. With approximately 1.2 billion men experiencing hair loss in one form or another, the solutions and treatments to hair loss are in high demand, and thus we can expect more.