SmartGraft at Defiage Med Spa
Noticing your hair thinning, a receding hairline, or balding spots setting in? You’re not alone. Millions of men and women have fallen for the false promises of topical creams and medications– only to be left with a number of side effects and no improvements to show for it. You’ve considered traditional hair transplant surgery, but that requires extensive downtime– only to leave an unnatural result. If you’re ready to put down the hat and see the fuller hair of your youth, you’ve come to the right place!
SmartGraft at Defiage Med Spa in Houston is a cutting-edge solution for hair loss that has been making waves in the aesthetic industry. Its ability to provide natural results in single office procedure with minimal downtime has proven itself to be unrivaled by any other method of hair restoration. We are proud to offer SmartGraft as our premier solution to hair loss so our patients can look and feel their best– at any age.
If you are experiencing hair loss and are looking for the best way to restore your hair and confidence, SmartGraft is here to change your life!
Advantages of SmartGraft
SmartGraft at Defiage Med Spa in Houston is among the most advanced hair restoration systems available today, delivering impressive, natural-looking results without the hassle of other hair transplant procedures. There are several advantages of SmartGraft over traditional hair restoration methods that patients benefit from.
Being a minimally invasive procedure, this does not require any incisions or stitches. There is less trauma to the scalp during graft extraction and transplantation, reducing the risk of scarring and infection.
Because SmartGraft is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery is short, with much faster healing than traditional hair restoration methods. Patients can typically return to their normal activities within a few days.
This procedure is designed to provide natural-looking results that are virtually indistinguishable from natural hair. The hair transplant device allows us to extract the grafts during hair transplantation with precision, ensuring that the new hair grows in the same direction and at the same angle as the surrounding hair.
No Linear Scar
Unlike other hair restoration methods that leave a linear scar on the scalp, SmartGraft uses micro grafts, leaving only tiny, circular scars that are virtually invisible. This means that patients can wear their hair short or long without worrying about visible scarring.
The entire process can be completed in a single session, which typically takes between 4 to 8 hours depending on the extent of the hair loss. The shorter procedure time minimizes the risk of poor growth quality.
This can be used to restore hair loss in a variety of areas, including the hairline, crown, and eyebrows. This makes it a versatile solution for patients with different types and degrees of hair loss.
How does SmartGraft work?
SmartGraft is a revolutionary hair restoration system that uses advanced technology to harvest hair follicles from the donor site and implant them in the balding area. The SmartGraft device allows the surgeon to visualize and extract individual hair follicles with precision. This minimizes the trauma to the donor area, reduces the risk of scarring, and ensures a natural appearance.
The harvested hair follicles are then implanted into the balding areas using the implantation device. This device harvests the individual hair follicles and stores them in a safe environment, preserving the health for transplantation. The follicles are then carefully placed, ensuring that they are properly aligned and positioned for optimal growth.
SmartGraft vs Traditional procedures
SmartGraft is a form of follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant, using state-of-the-art technology to provide a minimally invasive hair restoration technique that differs from the inferior follicular unit transplantation (FUT).
Here are some of the key differences between SmartGraft FUE and FUT hair restoration procedures.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) with SmartGraft
This hair restoration procedure involves harvesting individual hair follicles or small groups of up to 4, for precise transplantation into areas of the scalp experiencing balding or thinning. By carefully placing each follicular unit graft with its original grouping, SmartGraft achieves a natural-looking hairline, and greater control during the implantation of micro hair grafts.
Compared to invasive procedures, SmartGraft is the least invasive hair transplant procedure and offers minimal scarring and discomfort with no incisions needed. You can enjoy amazing results in a comfortable procedure with a quick recovery time.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
FUT hair grafts, sometimes called strip harvesting, strip method, or the traditional strip harvest, involve the removal of a strip of skin tissue to extract follicles of hair for transplantation. This technique leaves linear scarring on the back of the head where the strips of hair were harvested. This will be visible, especially if you prefer shorter hairstyles.
Although FUT can be effective, the recovery time can be longer, and patients may experience increased pain and swelling at the incision site, with a noticeable scar.
Which is better?
SmartGraft FUE is a popular and unrivaled hair transplantation procedure because it offers all the advantages of FUE and combines them with the latest technology to make the process more efficient, accurate, and comfortable for patients.
Overall, SmartGraft is the superior choice due to its minimally invasive nature, precision, efficiency, natural-looking results, and versatility.
How long does SmartGraft take?
The entire process can be completed in a single session, which typically takes between 4 to 8 hours depending on the extent of the hair loss. SmartGraft is an efficient and effective way to restore hair loss in less time.
In the regular hair growth cycle, the roots of your hair will anchor in the first few weeks, followed by shedding. After three months, new healthy hair will become visible, and within six months, there will be a noticeable improvement in hair growth. Full growth will be achieved at around 12 to 14 months.
You will be greeted with a full head of hair that appears natural; with virtually no sign you’ve had a procedure done.
SmartGraft is an efficient and effective way to restore hair loss. The entire process can be completed in a single session, which typically takes between 4 to 8 hours depending on the extent of the hair loss. Patients can expect to see results within 3 to 6 months after the procedure, with full results visible after 12 to 14 months.
Is SmartGraft right for me?
SmartGraft is an ideal solution for patients who are experiencing hair loss and are looking for a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way to restore their hair. It is suitable for both men and women of all ages and can be used to restore hair loss caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, age, and hormonal changes.
At Defiage Med Spa, we offer a comprehensive hair restoration consultation to determine if SmartGraft is the right solution for you. During the consultation, we will evaluate your hair loss, discuss your goals and expectations, and recommend the best course of action.
When is hair restoration needed?
There are many reasons to opt for a hair restoration procedure. SmartGraft enhances your appearance and boosts restores your confidence that has been stolen by ongoing hair loss and balding spots. Commonly this is used to fight the effects of male or female pattern hair loss, for a youthful look.
Hair restoration can also be used to address medical conditions, such as alopecia areata, or to repair hair loss resulting from burns or surgery.
Downtime and recovery
The healing process with the SmartGraft hair restoration device carries a short downtime and recovery period. Patients can typically return to their normal activities within a few days after the procedure.
The scalp may be tender or sensitive for several days following the procedure, however, you will be able to wash your hair and resume within a few days.
Following the aftercare instructions provided ensures proper healing and minimizes any potential risks. In some cases, you may be advised to avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for a short period of time after the procedure.
Side effects and safety
There is minimal risk with proper aftercare! Rare complications such as bleeding, infection, and scarring are possible but not common.
If you have had previous surgeries or infections on your scalp, discuss this with your treatment provider as you may experience some discomfort during the healing period.
SmartGraft hair restoration is an FDA-approved hair transplant method that uses the latest technology to restore hair loss in a minimally invasive and safe way.
Frequently asked questions
We are here to help you in your journey to a fuller head of hair! Contact us or schedule your consultation, and we will answer all your questions and concerns.
Are SmartGraft results permanent?
Yes, SmartGraft is a permanent solution to hair loss, however, this will not stop further balding in untreated areas. We also offer natural hair restoration injections to strengthen and maintain your hair growth.
Is SmartGraft suitable for both men and women?
Yes. Because this is a minimally invasive procedure, it is an ideal choice for both men and women looking to a beautiful and full head of hair.
Why should I consider SmartGraft?
- Ideal for both men and women
- Allows for greater control to ensure the hair is placed in the most natural-looking way
- Can harvest grafts from other areas, including body hair such as chest, back and face, for better results in some cases
Am I a good candidate for a procedure using SmartGraft?
SmartGraft is especially beneficial for those who like to wear short haircuts and want the least amount of restriction and downtime post-procedure.
Can I undergo SmartGraft after a prior transplant?
Yes. Undergoing this treatment can even camouflage prior scars from other procedures. Be sure to let us know of your history of scalp surgery and we will tailor your treatment.
When will my hair start to grow?
After a hair transplant, the newly transplanted hair undergoes natural growth phases. Typically, patients can expect to see new hairs begin to grow in approximately three months.
As time progresses, there will be a noticeable improvement in the hair’s appearance at around six months. Full growth is typically achieved between 12 to 14 months post-procedure.
Do I have to get a buzz cut to have a SmartGraft procedure?
No! We can shave small areas of the head for harvest, and if your hair is long enough, these areas will be covered.
Does SmartGraft work on all hair types?
SmartGraft works on all hair textures, curly, wavy, straight, and on any color. We will specify any unique requirements you may have during your consultation.