Hair transplant is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in young males. Typically they come requesting for a cure of their fast receding hairline. While there are many non-surgical remedies available, there is none to prevent the inevitable Male Pattern Baldness, also known as Androgenetic alopecia.
Classically they are treated by hair transplant. The conventional technique of hair transplantation is by "Strip method", whereby a strip of hair bearing skin is removed from the back of patient's head and individual hair grafts dissected from it. These micro-hair grafts are then transplanted into the balding frontal scalp of the patient. This leaves a long scar in the back of head with its potential problems like scar hypertrophy, stretching of scar and numbness of back of head due to inevitable division of nerve fibres.
In the modern era all surgical specialities are moving towards lesser invasive surgery. Typical examples are shift from open to Lap Cholecystectomy, Cataract surgery being done by Phaco emulsification and use of Endoscopes and Ultrasound (ESWL) for removal of renal stones. Similarly Robotic Hair Transplant is a new minimally invasive technique being offered now. This facility is available in Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali. Apart from being minimally invasive, leaving a negligible scar at the donor area, it has several other advantages over conventional "Strip method" which are as follows:
- Micro hair grafts are harvested by 'no touch' technique, so not a single hair follicle is damaged or lost, which are extremely precious in a balding patient.
- Much larger number of grafts can be harvested within a short period of time by automated Robotic SAFER machine, therefore much better result is possible.
- Multiple sessions are possible in those patients who have major hair loss, which is difficult in 'strip technique' because of tightening of skin of back after removal of strip of skin.