Male pattern baldness affects close to 50 percent of the male population in the U.S. It is caused by factors like genetics, thyroid disease or nutritional deficiencies. Until recently, it was one of the most challenging cosmetic issues in men to remedy without the use of extensive surgery or combining treatment with hair pieces or wigs. Today, however, men who have male pattern baldness can restore their full heads of hair through medical advancements like SmartGraft® hair restoration, provided with expertise at our center in Winnipeg. Learn what this procedure is and how it can be an easy, fast and safe way to regain your appearance.
What is SmartGraft® Hair Restoration?
SmartGraft® hair restoration is a cosmetic procedure that restores most or all of a man’s natural hair growth. It is minimally invasive and performed primarily on an outpatient basis right here in our office.
SmartGraft® utilizes technology like a closed refrigeration system and pneumatic extraction tools in a process known as Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE. The FUE process itself does not involve extensive cutting and is designed to minimize discomfort.
The entire SmartGraft® hair restoration procedure takes around four hours, during which you will be lightly sedated with IV medication. Depending on the amount of hair being transplanted, you may also receive a local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort.
Once the procedure is finished, you may remain under a brief observation in a recovery room until you are stable. You can then go home to recuperate at home.
This process involves minimal downtime and gives you back a full head of hair. You may be advised to take between two and five days off from work to recover fully from the treatment. You likewise may need multiple procedures to achieve the desired thickness of your hair.
How is SmartGraft® Hair Restoration Performed?
The SmartGraft® process begins with our doctor administering the proper about of local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Our expert will then remove individual follicles of hair from the back of your scalp. Those follicles will be transplanted onto the top and sides of your head.
Because each follicle must be transplanted individually, the process can take at least four hours. After the procedure if finished, your scalp may be bandaged to accelerate healing and protect from infection. You can typically be discharged and return home about one to two hours after the operation.
Both men and women can benefit from the revolutionary SmartGraft® hair restoration procedure. At Visage Cosmetic Clinic, we can help you find out if SmartGraft® is right for you. Contact our office in Winnipeg to schedule your consultation!