SmartGraft™ Hair Restoration Technology in El Paso

For both men and women, hair loss or balding can dramatically change one’s appearance and have an effect on self-esteem, confidence and overall quality of life. The quest to restore thinning hair leads many people to a variety of treatments that just don’t work for them, from creams to massages to oral medications. If you’ve tried solutions like these without any luck, you might be a good candidate for a hair restoration surgery. At the Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centers of El Paso, we offer a unique minimally invasive hair restoration procedure called SmartGraft™ — a revolutionary new technology that delivers great results with fewer risks than traditional hair graft surgeries.

What Causes Hair Loss in Men and Women?

There are a number of causes of hair loss in both men and women. For men, one of the biggest causes is a genetic condition called male pattern baldness. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, more than 50% of all men over the age of 50 are affected by male pattern baldness to some extent. Male pattern baldness is most often associated with a family history of baldness, usually passed down from your mother’s side of the family. Put simply, this condition causes the hair’s growth cycle to weaken and the hair follicles to shrink, resulting in overall less hair production as well as a shorter and finer texture to any hair that does grow.

Women can experience the same kind of problem in a condition called female pattern hair loss, though it is much less common in women than in men. Female pattern hair loss appears mostly among women over the age of 40, but can still affect women of all ages. For both men and women, factors including hormonal changes and medical conditions can also contribute to hair loss, as can certain medications.

What is SmartGraft™?

SmartGraft™ is a smarter option for both men and women searching for a permanent solution to hair loss. SmartGraft™’s revolutionary technology delivers better results in less time than any other currently available method, and it’s offered exclusively at Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso!

SmartGraft™ is a type of hair transplantation called a follicular unit extraction, or FUE, transplant. This new class of hair transplants uses a precision method to harvest clusters of hair from your scalp, minimizing recovery time and eliminating scarring. Traditional hair grafts use a method called follicular unit transplantation, or FUT, that removes a strip of skin and hair before harvesting follicle clusters. This approach requires sutures to seal the area where the strip was removed, resulting in a lengthier recovery while the sutures heal as well as a scar that is visible if hair is worn short.

By contrast, FUE options like SmartGraft™ involve a special tool that creates small holes around individual hair follicle units and uses suction to extract them. The tiny punctures heal quickly without the need for stitches. Once healed, they blend in with the other hair and skin of your scalp so they are not visible even with very short haircuts.

What Makes SmartGraft™ Different?

SmartGraft™ is the newest innovation in hair transplant procedures, FUE and FUT alike. There are significant advancements with SmartGraft™ when compared to similar devices, but most importantly, SmartGraft™ introduces the first and only “closed harvesting system.”

Benefits of the SmartGraft™ closed harvesting system:

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Increases Patient Safety

Minimizes the effects of the grafts being exposed to the elements, taking an extra step for your safety while reducing total procedure time.

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Revolutionary

Revolutionizes the way we can perform minimally invasive hair restoration procedures.

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Fast, Easy & Less Risky

Faster and less risky, a combination that benefits both patient and surgeon.

Why SmartGraft™?

Minimal Recovery Time

SmartGraft™ offers faster healing time with virtually no discomfort or interruption of lifestyle.

Advanced Harvesting

This technology means less time in a doctor’s chair — in and out in less than a day!

Not Gender Specific

SmartGraft™ is ideal for both men and women of all hair types.

Natural Hair Growth

Hair grows naturally and complete regrowth is evident in 9 months to a year.

More Transplant Options

Solve permanent hair loss in area of the body beyond the scalp, including the chest, legs, facial hair and eyebrows.

Natural Looking Results

SmartGraft™ gives your surgeon total control over extraction and insertion, incorporating the most critical component of hair transplantation — the human artistry required for proper, natural-looking facial framing.

SmartGraft™ Frequently Asked Questions

Is the SmartGraft™ procedure painful?

Nope! It’s a one-day, in-office, outpatient procedure — not a complicated surgery. All we need to use is a local anesthetic, and you will be able to return home comfortably the same day as your treatment.

How long does a SmartGraft™ treatment take?

You should plan on taking a full day for your procedure, but your timing will depend on how many grafts you are receiving. Your time in treatment can range from four to eight hours or more.

What is the recovery period like?

This procedure heals quickly and is not painful. You will not need prescription pain medications or special wound care. Patients can return to work in a couple of days — usually as soon as they feel comfortable with their appearance — with very few activity restrictions after the procedure.

What kind of results can I expect?

Your new hair grafts will grow in the areas that are thinning, creating a fuller head of hair all around your head. Since it’s your real hair, it looks completely natural, restoring a more youthful appearance. Your surgeon will work with you to plan the placement of your hair grafts, filling in key areas to frame your face for an optimally flattering look.

Will I need to repeat my SmartGraft™ treatment?

The procedure is safe enough to repeat and you can choose to have more hair grafts transplanted at a later date. While not all patients need more than one treatment to achieve the results you want, some may need more than one treatment, depending on the severity of hair loss. Most patients approach this as a one-time procedure and are completely satisfied with their results.

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