As the blogger for this site I am fortunate because I get to see technology from different occupations and there growth. Several years ago I dabbled in the 3D printing hardware and am still learning about this. But I never saw this one coming the idea of using 3D printers to create hair replacement units that are custom fit to the owner.
Hair printed in using this technology is one-of-kind sculpted and patterned based on scans of each individual’s scalp. It is bringing the science and a little of the arts together so that hair can be adapted to the scalp, and lifestyle of the client.
While the article that I am reviewing and suggesting you read to see where the technology in prosthetics is going this is not widely available in the market place today but, it is not to far in the future either.
Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories is an established leader in the field of scientific research into hair and scalp disorders, and the development of effective treatments. Since opening our first private clinic over forty years ago, we have treated over a million clients from all over the world.
What makes 3-D printing better than any previous construction method for hair prosthetics? Precision. The unique challenge of hair loss is that, even though it happens on a huge scale, it strikes everyone differently. Every man, woman and child has a unique scalp shape, a unique pattern of hair loss or thinning and unique hair characteristics. No matter how flexible they got, no mass-produced replacement solutions could meet the unique needs of every individual. No individual wearer could be completely sure that a pre-made solution would fit him or her perfectly, but 3-D printing solves all these problems in one fell swoop, and it eliminates the need for uncomfortable materials and attachment methods.