Robotic hair transplant in Delhi / India ?
Author :- Dr Akhilesh Jangid
There are many hair transplant companies who are advertising Robotic hair transplant in delhi and India . These companies give you higher packages on the name of robot. Infact few of them have human like robot image in their advertisements also . Everywhere a machine called Neograft / SAFER is projected as robot . The real fact is that there is only one robot in this world which can do only few steps of hair transplant without human help. This robot is from company ARTAS. Today we will understand how ARTAS is different from Neograft / Safer . How hair transplant companies in india are fooling you on the name of robotic hair transplant. Before we proceed here we have to understand the basics of Hair transplant . So is it a reality ?
To understand this Let’s preview steps of FUE hair transplant . For details visit our FUE hair transplant page .
- Cutting of all hair to 1 mm size in donor area
- Punching or scoring of grafts – Direction and angle from scalp skin is important
- Extraction – after scoring / Punching the grafts are removed
- The slit (hole) making in bald area to implant hair
- The hair implantation into slits
There is only one company at present in world which have succeed to give you robotic experience in extraction of grafts . Their device is called ARTAS . Punching and extraction of grafts is most important and skillful work in Hair transplant done by FUE . ARTAS is a image guided machine which can do this without human help.
The Picture above – Is Hair transplant By ARTAS . Doctor stays away from patient and This robot do the punching instead of doctor . This Robot costs more than 4 lakh dollars ( More Than 2 crore Rupees ) . This robot has image guided system to do punching himself with any human help .
The above picture shows hair transplant by Neograft or SAFER . As you can see doctor has to do punching in neograft . It has no image guided system to help doctor . If doctor is not expert , neograft cannot improve his results . This machine is just a normal micromotor + suction device. They are fooling people on name of robot . In robotic hair transplant Machine do it himself and no doctor or assitants touches the patient head as It has image guided systems to do it automatically for you .
The following table will show the reality .
|Step||Neograft / SAFER||ARTAS||Normal method|
|1. Punching or Scoring of grafts||Done by human with help of micromotor . No image guided system in this machine so transection of grafts depends on doctors experience||Image guided System to calculate exact angle of hair to the scalp skin||Done by human with help of micromotor . No image guided system in this machine so transection of grafts depends on doctors experience|
|2. Extraction of grafts||Manual but vacuum assisted||Manual. Vacuum system was abolished from this machine as it caused dryness of grafts and survival rate decreased dramatically||Manual|
|3. Slit making||Manual||Pre-defined modes to do slitting in desired density||Manual|
|4. Implantation of hair||Manual but Loading in needle and positive air pressure to implant the grafts. Can cause drying of grafts and least survival rates||Manual (Done by human )||Manual (Done by human )|
|5. Cost of device||7 lakh – 25 lakh||More than 2 crore||Less than 5 lakhs|
|6. Advantage||Company tried to replace doctors work by automation but hair transplant companies tried to replace doctors with technicians and called this ROBOTIC HAIR TRANSPLANT||Image guided scoring||Certainly good doctor is better than neograft and ARTAS|
|7. Disadvantage||Vacuum assisted extraction can cause drying of grafts – less graft survival||Too much costly. Graft Transection rate of 8 % is more than good doctors.||Good doctor cannot be replaced by ARTAS or neograft . but definitely machines are helpful for doctor who begin their career and have about 40 – 50 % transection rates|
|8. Availability in India||Easily available – frequently advertised as robotic hair transplant to sell packages higher||Not available in india as per authors knowledge||Available everywhere|
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