Hair loss can be difficult to bear for both men and women, and previous grafting options yielded inconsistent results. Jeff Angobaldo, MD, and Kristen A. Aliano Messina, MD, of Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas, offers SmartGraftⓇ FUE technology, an option that takes hair restoration to the next level. If you’re frustrated by thinning hair and looking for solutions, schedule a consultation today to learn more. Online booking is one option, or can always call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.
Many factors can contribute to hair loss in both men and women, but the end result is often a loss of confidence. Genetics plays a big role in determining whether your hair thins as you age, and for some men and women, the process begins years before middle age approaches.
Certain diseases and medications can cause a portion of your hair to fall out and not grow back. In some cases, you might know about this risk in advance, but it’s possible to experience hair loss unexpectedly, even with commonly prescribed birth control pills and other medications.
For some, frequent tension on hair follicles from hats or tight hairstyles can lead to hair loss over time. Even repetitive actions like tugging or pulling on your hair can eventually cause hair loss.
SmartGraft FUE (follicular unit extraction) represents the very latest in hair restoration technology. The system uses your own hair and requires just one office visit. Best of all, the results are permanent, making this approach a great return on investment.
During your consultation, you receive a scalp assessment and learn the optimal number of hair grafts to create a fuller and more natural-looking distribution of hair. You also learn how to care for your implants in the days and weeks following your graft.
On the day of your procedure, you receive a local anesthetic to numb your scalp. If you’re anxious about the process you may be able to take a sedative to help you relax during your visit.
Once your scalp is numb your practitioner shaves a small area of your scalp from which the hair is harvested. Depending on the length of your hair this area may be completely concealed as it grows back in.
The harvested hairs are stored in a sterile environment that increases their chances of survival once transplanted. Next, the transplant site is cleaned and prepped before the extracted hairs are implanted into tiny openings the size of a pinhole.
Once in their transplanted position, your relocated hairs begin new growth in cycles, just like the rest of your hair. You might notice an immediate improvement in hair thickness in the treated area, but it can take a full year for the final results to become apparent.
You should be able to return to work the following day. There is no linear scarring, and you can wash and brush your hair normally within days.
If you’re ready to take action against ongoing hair loss, schedule a consultation today using the simple online tool or by calling the office to check availability.
-Smart Graft System: hair restorations. this is the newest technology, does not leave a scar and also the technology is called FUE (taking individual hair follicles and split and implant them)