Robotic hair loss restoration surgery. The good. The bad. The ugly.

In recent years, robotics has come to the fore as an indispensible device for certain kinds of surgery. You’ll find robotics used in heart surgery, knee surgery and many other kinds of orthoscopic surgeries.

In 2005, robotics entered into hair loss restoration surgeries. The NeoGraft device is basically a motorized punch that removes follicular units at the donor area of the back of the head and then sucks them into a storage container for later transplant. If you do some checking, you’ll find that a dedicated hair restoration surgeon is unlikely to use the NeoGraft device.

Sadly, the trend has been for family physicians, orthopaedists, spa owners and even obstetricians to purchase these devices and then have a visiting NeoGraft “technician” perform the hair loss restoration. The doctor is present (in the building) and has signed off on the procedure. But, in the end, he is not a dedicated hair restoration surgeon and the technician does the work.

Hair restoration surgery is a high stakes game. A good hair restoration surgeon can give you a great hairline, with a great style and look that you will be pleased with. Anyone you choose for hair loss restoration surgery should be a qualified hair restoration surgeon with years of experience dedicated solely to hair restoration surgery. You’ll find hair loss restoration surgeons who may use robotic systems (such as Artas or NeoGraft), but it is their skill and artistry that will have the greatest effect on the final result, not robotics.