First in Austin And Central Texas! Revolutionary New SmartgraftTM Hair Transplant Device
New SmartGraftTM Device Improves Hair Restoration and Hair Transplant Results!
SmartGraft, a new medical device now available in the U.S., can dramatically improve hair transplant surgery for both male and female patients. Dr. Jennifer Walden is the first medical practice in Austin and South Central Texas to offer SmartGraft to patients.
What is SmartGraft?
SmartGraft is the name of an advanced surgical technology that assists trained surgeons performing minimally invasive hair restoration surgery (FUE).
SmartGraft is an innovative device designed to enhance the physician’s speed and efficiency increasing graft viability while reducing transection rates. The device also counts and separates the grafts by the number of follicles, and protects them in a sterile controlled environment until they are ready to be implanted.
Candidates for Hair Restoration with SmartGraft
Hair Loss in Men and Women
Over 50 million men suffer from hair loss, 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by age 35 and 65% by age 60. For many men, hair loss is inevitable. It is a hereditary condition that increases with age. These genes may be passed from either the maternal or paternal side.
Approximately 30 million women suffer from hair loss, 40% of women have noticeable hair loss by age 40. The reasons for hair loss in women often have to do with heredity. Other reasons include hormonal changes, stress, illness, and poor nutrition.
Smartgraft Hair Restoration Before & After
Benefits of Smartgraft
The key benefits of FUE surgery performed with SmartGraft are:
- Least invasive procedure for hair transplantation, patients feel little to no discomfort
- No linear scar or numbness where the donor hair is harvested
- No stitches or staples
- Shorter, more comfortable recovery
- Very short haircuts are possible after surgery
- Less activity restrictions after surgery, patients can typically go back to work the next day
- Transplants roughly twice as many hair grafts as manually performed FUE surgery
- Cuts the cost of manual FUE treatment by as much as half and in some cases reduces the need for additional surgeries.
Until now, FUE-type hair transplants were labor-intensive and time consuming, which meant that patients had to undergo long multiple surgeries to get the desired effect. Now that a more efficient automated device is available, doctors can double the number of grafts transplanted per session or shorten procedure times, saving patients both time and money.
How Is the SmartGraft treatment Performed?
The surgeon using the SmartGraft hand piece, gently extracts individual micro hair grafts from the back of your head. The grafts are immediately collected, counted, sorted and held in a sterile controlled environment. These grafts are then implanted into the balding area to regrow thick, healthy, natural hair. Platelet rich plasma, drawn from your own blood by venipuncture and concentrated by centrifuge, may also be used to speed healing of the micrografts after Dr. Walden injects it as well as uses it topically on the surface of the scalp.
Why Choose a Surgeon Using SmartGraft?
There are several older technologies currently available to hair restoration surgeons including automated devices, and even a robot however, they are still fundamentally slow. The SmartGraft technology was designed to provide better visualization for the physician, extract, sort and count the grafts automatically and eliminate a lot of the time consuming physical manipulation of the instrumentation and the grafts themselves.
This revolutionary new technology can reduce harvesting time by 1/3 rd of the other existing technologies. The time savings allows the surgeon to perform larger cases in less time. The follicles can be re-implanted sooner which increases the viability the new grafts.
Results of SmartGraft Hair Restoration
How Long Does the SmartGraftTM Procedure Take
Is SmartGraftTM Hair transplant Painful?
How Long After My SmartGraft Treatment Will My Hair Grow?
Newly transplanted hair grows naturally in several phases. New hairs are seen in about three months after the procedure and will continue to grow. At about six months you will see a noticeable improvement with full growth at 12 to 14 months.