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Hair-Loss Treatment Uses Robot

Hair-harvesting robotic arm helps implant follicles

Artistry of hair

He also warns that a natural-looking hair transplant still depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon, not just technology or equipment.

"It's like saying that the quality of a portrait is all in the paint. The artistry of the surgeon is never going to be replaced by a machine," he says.

Spencer Kobren, founder of the American Hair Loss Association, also points out that the robotic arm has only limited potential for women with thinning hair.

"Women's hair thins all over the scalp, including the back and sides, so this [probably] isn't for them," he says.

Bottom line, the hair robot "is not a one-size-fits-all, magic potion," Kobren says. "It's just an advanced tool. Doctors may want people to believe that anyone can benefit from new technology, but it's not always true."

Candy Sagon writes about health and nutrition for the Bulletin.

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