1. WHAT IS HAIR RESTORATION & TRANSPLANT?

Hair loss is something that afflicts both men and women, causing loss of confidence and self-esteem. SmartGraftⓇ is an FUE form of hair restoration that actually takes hair from the back of the scalp and transplants it to the top, or to whichever area on the head that is experiencing thinning hair.

Are you interested in SmartGraftⓇ for hair restoration? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and find out how this minimally invasive hair transplant procedure can benefit you!

man with nice hair in winnipeg

2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focuses primarily on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

Because the hair transplanted is your own hair, and because surgeon pays special attention to where your natural hairline should be if it has receded, SmartGraftⓇ produces completely natural-looking results. Scars from SmartGraftⓇ are almost invisible due to their microscopic size and the fact that they are eventually covered by the surrounding hair that was not chosen for transplant.

3. HOW DOES IT WORK?

Have you ever noticed that people who have lost almost all of the hair on their head still have a little bit left on the back and sides? This is because those hair follicles are resistant to thinning. The top of the head is where most people first begin to lose hair, and so the more resilient hair follicles are taken from the back of the scale and transplanted to the top. Remarkably, once these follicles are transplanted they remain just as resilient as ever, which means SmartGraftⓇ is a potentially permanent solution to hair loss. Hair can also be taken from the chest, back, and face for better results. 

3. HOW DOES IT WORK?

Have you ever noticed that people who have lost almost all of the hair on their head still have a little bit left on the back and sides? This is because those hair follicles are resistant to thinning. The top of the head is where most people first begin to lose hair, and so the more resilient hair follicles are taken from the back of the scale and transplanted to the top. Remarkably, once these follicles are transplanted they remain just as resilient as ever, which means SmartGraftⓇ is a potentially permanent solution to hair loss. Hair can also be taken from the chest, back, and face for better results. 

Because the hair transplanted is your own hair, and because surgeon pays special attention to where your natural hairline should be if it has receded, SmartGraftⓇ produces completely natural-looking results. Scars from SmartGraftⓇ are almost invisible due to their microscopic size and the fact that they are eventually covered by the surrounding hair that was not chosen for transplant.

4. AM I A CANDIDATE?

If you are a man or a woman seeking a quick, safe, and permanent solution to hair loss, SmartGraftⓇ could be the procedure that’s right for you. SmartGraftⓇ can also act as scar camouflage for those who have had a previous strip procedure.

smart graft fue hair transplant before and after

5. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR SURGICAL HAIR TRANSPLANT IN WINNIPEG?

Hair that has recently been transplanted grows naturally in several phases.

Three months: you will begin to notice new hairs.
Six months: you will witness noticeable improvement.
12-14 months: full growth will occur.


SmartGraftⓇ is a quick and relatively painless procedure (with the help of local anesthetic) that is beneficial for both men and women. There are very few activity restrictions after the procedure, with most patients being able to receive SmartGraftⓇ and then immediately return to work that day.

6. CHOOSING A HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGEON IN WINNIPEG

Dr. Esmail is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in Canada. Hair transplant is surgery, and Visage is currently the only practice in Winnipeg where the transplant is lead by an actual Surgeon. When choosing who will perform your hair restoration and transplant procedure, make sure you do your research and ask for credentials as well as ask to see images of their past results.