If you are a man or woman who has experienced hair loss and are looking for way to restore your hair’s volume and appearance, consider hair restoration with SmartGraft®. At Dr. Camille Cash’s Houston plastic surgery practice, we perform hair transplants using SmartGraft to achieve natural-looking results that restore hair’s fullness with less downtime than traditional hair restoration procedures.
How Does SmartGraft Work?
The SmartGraft hair transplant system works by first injecting a local anesthetic into the scalp, then extracting individual hair grafts from the donor site, typically the back of the head, and transplanting the grafts to areas where it is needed most, like the top of the scalp. Using follicular unit extraction (FUE) to extract the hair grafts, SmartGraft ensures there is less trauma to the hair follicle, which results in improved outcomes with natural-looking growth patterns.
FUE can be used to transplant hair to larger areas of the scalp where hair has been lost or is thinning to help achieve greater fullness. This method is preferred over the traditional “strip method” of hair transplantation because the results are much more natural-looking, without the telltale scar of a strip transplant, and there’s no need for invasive surgery with a long recovery time.
SmartGraft hair transplants use micro-incisions that heal on their own without stitches to extract donor follicles and transfer them to the areas where hair is needed most.
This procedure is usually used on larger balding areas of the scalp and for thinning hair to fill in sections where hair has been lost.
The FUE hair transplant procedure is preferred by patients over the traditional “strip method” because it does not require invasive surgery. There’s no scalpel incision, virtually no pain, no stitches, and no linear scar. Local anesthetic is used and hair grafts are removed one by one from the donor area (typically the back of the head). In a few days all the micro-incisions are healed. Patients can go back to work the next day and resume normal activities just a few days after the procedure.
What is the Consultation Like?
Dr. Cash will meet with you to discuss your medical history and perform an assessment of your scalp to determine the best strategy for hair transplantation. She will design a custom treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible outcome with natural-looking results.
When Will I See Results?
You can expect to see immediate results after the hair is transplanted. Within the first few weeks, the hair will start to grow and fall out. Within 3 months, the transplanted hair will start to regrow in its new location. You can expect to see noticeable improvements within 6 months. Between 9 and 12 months, your hair will have fully regrown, and you will experience your best results.
Dr. Cash invites you to request a consultation for SmartGraft using her online form or by calling
(713) 571-0600 for a personal, private appointment to discuss your hair transplant options in Houston, Texas.