In modern hair transplant surgery, approximately 1,500 grafts, each containing 1 to 4 hair follicles, are transferred to the area of the head to be treated. These grafts are typically taken from the back of a patient's head. The strip of hair removed from the head is typically 9 - 12mm in width and 75mm or greater in length. Once the strip has been removed, the scar is closed up and remains invisible until further detailed examination is conducted.
Once the grafts have been produced, they are kept in Petri dishes, ready for the actual hair transplant procedure by a surgeon. The front hairline is typically constructed with the use of single-hair micro-grafts so that the direction of hair growth is maintained. Larger parts of the head however are covered with mini-grafts which usually consist of four hairs.
Across the globe, the Mantis Transplanter is being used for tasks that require low magnification viewing such as those involved in dental manufacture, dissection and sample handling. It is also being used for tasks involving detailed inspection and quality checking such as in the quality control process of specific engineered products.
The ergonomics of this device was specifically designed to allow optimal posture and high optical performance. Unlike a regular binocular microscope, this instrument, which boasts of 'eyepieceless technology', provides users with true stereo images between 2x and 10x magnification. This innovative technology makes it possible to work while wearing corrective eyewear such as contact lenses or spectacles.
This important feature will not only increase productivity of the user, but at the same time, enable operators of the Mantis Microscope to work for long periods with utmost comfort and effectiveness.