Hair loss negatively affects over 50 million men in the US and over 30 million women. Thinning hair takes a toll on your self-esteem. There is a safe, permanent, non-invasive solution to hair loss. Dr. Mata aka Dr. Scottsdale® is excited to offer an effective and discreet solution to thinning hair and baldness: SmartGraft™. This innovative technology requires no scalpel, no sutures, very minimal downtime, and is performed in our office in Scottsdale, AZ.
SmartGraft™ is the newest generation of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) devices to address balding and thinning hair. Comparatively, SmartGraft™ is far superior to similar technology such as NeoGraft®, because it was designed to overcome problematic issues of other devices that could negatively affect treatment results. This hair loss treatment extracts a greater yield of viable grafts, increasing the success rate of the transplant.
SmartGraft™ streamlines efficiency by automatically counting, sorting, chilling, and moistening follicles as they are harvested, preserving their vitality. This hair loss device is equipped with a closed harvesting system, reducing air exposure to the harvested grafts and keeps them at the optimal temperature. Other technology, such as NeoGraft®, does not provide this safeguard. When follicles are harvested with NeoGraft®, they are placed in a petri dish, exposed to damaging air, and ideal temperature cannot be maintained.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) the process of harvesting healthy viable hair follicles from a dense donor site and redistributing live hair follicles into the thinning or balding area. This process requires no cutting and evidence of the procedure can generally be fully concealed. Hair will begin to grow at a normal pace allowing for changes to be gradual rather than sudden.
First, the donor site will be prepped and numbed with a local anesthetic. Then Dr. Carlos Mata will position the SmartGraft™ and begin gently harvesting grafts from the donor site. The contained cooling and moisturizing of the grafts promote graft survival and improves the ability for the new hair to grow. After the determined amount of grafts has been collected, Dr. Carlos Mata will create tiny openings for the grafts to be implanted. The process may take four to five hours, depending on the number of grafts for your desired result.
If needed a mild pain medication can be provided, but generally not necessary. Patients typically return to work within 24 hours and can resume normal physical activity within a few days; so it is easy to regain a healthy head of hair even with a busy lifestyle.