The robot is set to transform the effectiveness and success rate of transplants according to the Hollywood surgeon who is introducing the machine to Europe.
Like many men going a little thin on top, Patrick Shaw, aged 38, has been watching his hair recede and is concerned about the onset of balding.
As a staff member of Ziering Medical, Mr Shaw is being allowed to become the first in Britain to try out the new robot.
US surgeon Craig Ziering, who is behind the idea, says the machines are combining the artistry of the surgeon with the mechanical consistency and efficiency of the robot.
“We’re able to harvest successfully without damaging the grafts, probably at an increased rate of 50 percent compared to the hand method,” Dr Craig said.
“With the robot we’re able to get excellent grafts therefore the natural results is what the patient gets and that’s what the patient wants.”