The Robotic Hair Transplant system comprises of a mobile robotic arm attached to the combined patient resting chair and computerized machine. The arm is equipped with imagery guided extraction and hair graft site creation capabilities, along with a computer user interface. The mechanisms involved in extraction comprise of a dual punch arrangement, one within the other with the internal one being the sharp punch and the exterior sleeve being a more dull punch for follicle extraction.
In the process of extraction, the inner mechanism punches through the upper layers of the dermis to reach the roots of the hair embedded just beneath the skin. With gentle suction, the inner punch holds the hair follicle stabilizing the skin tissue while providing feedback to the computer that monitors slight movements of the patient’s head to prevent any damage while the outer punch does its work. The exterior rotating sleeve of the external punch then follows through and extracts the follicular unit expertly from the neighboring sub-dermal tissue.
The technique employed here reduces any chances of injury to the grafts themselves as well as the surrounding tissue. The whole process shows up on a screen constantly supervised by the physician with complete color codes for different types of hair and grafts. With the controls in the hand of the surgeon and the automated machine doing its work, microscopic precision is optimized for best results.