SmartGraft, a minimally invasive hair restoration treatment for both men and women, is now available in San Antonio through Constance M. Barone, MD, FACS.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and past chief of plastic surgery at the University of Texas San Antonio, Barone prides herself on offering her patients the most innovative medical and aesthetic care.

SmartGraft marks a revolution in hair restoration for both men and women. There is no scalpel incision, virtually no pain, no stitches, and no linear scar.

Studies show that about 50 million Americans, including as many as 21 million women, suffer from hair loss. Hair loss can lead to low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Traditional hair transplant procedures, called strip harvesting, require surgeons to cut a large portion of the scalp from the back of the head. This causes pain, a large scar, and requires 6 to 8 weeks’ recovery time. SmartGraft has none of the downtime and scars associated with a traditional hair transplant. Most patients can resume work and normal physical activities within a day or two.

“I‘ve been practicing plastic surgery for more than 20 years and have performed hair transplantation over the years using strip graft harvest and rotation flaps,” says Barone. “This machine revolutionizes ease of hair harvest and protection of the graft. In short, this is definitely not your daddy’s hair transplant technique.”

SmartGraft uses state-of-the-art Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technologies and techniques. During the procedure, using only local anesthesia, individual grafts are gently removed one by one from the donor area using an advanced (smart) handpiece.

“This is a minimally invasive procedure and leaves no linear donor scar using a new suction-assisted, minimum penetration technique, which is virtually painless,” Barone shares. “This suction technology allows the hair follicles to be gently suctioned into environmentally controlled holding canisters in a completely closed system, which prevents grafts from drying out. The lack of desiccation, the reduced treatment times and the reduced graft trauma all translates into better graft survival.”

Continues Barone, “This technology puts it above the technology of NeoGraft and the difficult, bulky robotic systems that are available. For all of the above reasons, this system has well-thought-out technology, which yields excellent results. Men and women both have a new solution for hair restoration, which is minimally invasive, offers fast recovery, and yields amazing results.”

[Source: Kelz PR]