- 9 January 2019
- Posted by: Drt Hair
- Category: DrT Hair Transplant
Recent developments in hair transplantation
Latest Hair Transplant Techniques
Robotic Hair Restoration
Robotic hair restoration machines to help with extraction of follicles in FUE have been developed in the last 7 years. Hair is selectively harvested with robotic precision with the goal of preserving the natural look of the donor place. The machine extracts and locates follicular units according to specifications programmed by the physician. A robotic system, introduced in 2011, is right for black-hair and brown-haired men. Those with fairer hair may need to dye it first in order for the robot to top visualize the hair follicles. The value of these transplants is yet to be verified. Early studies into the effectiveness of robotic surgery advise that transection rates tend to be higher than manual procedures.
Hair Tattooing or Scalp Micropigmentation
SMP is a relatively fresh non-invasive latest hair transplant technique for disguising baldness developed into the last 10 years. SMP involves having your scalp tattooed with little dots that resemble the look of stubble or a little “crew” cut. There is no scarring and it can also be used to protect transplant scars, or conceal little areas where hair is thinning to make it appear denser. It is a best choice for men who suffer from alopecia universalis, and have no natural donor hair for a hair transplant. SMP does not go through the skin as deeply as general tattooing and the colour can be matched to the previous skin tone and hair colour.
A Look Into The Future of Latest Hair Transplant Techniques
A hair transplant is an amazing distribution of accessible hair. Anyway, no new hair is produced. But what if surgeons could solve the issue of the restricted number of donor hair follicles? Researchers are presently trialling new substitute treatments:
New stem cells techniques contain retaining part of the donor hair follicle and helping its regeneration – producing 2 follicles from one and doubling the extent of the donor hair. The main disadvantages so far have been related to the standard of both of the resulting hair grafts.
Hair cloning involves fit follicle cells that are extracted from areas of the scalp where there is no baldness. These cells are multiplied by different culturing techniques and the newly generated cells are then injected back in the balding areas of the scalp where they would produce new hair. Anyway, the technique is still in the research phase and no hair transplant clinics are presently using it to my knowledge.