Many believe that SmartGraft is simply a better or maybe “smarter!” way to perform a hair transplant. SmartGraft from Vision Medical, Inc. is a breakthrough device that helps surgeons and their specialized teams perform FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplantation. Less invasive than traditional linear “strip” harvesting, Follicular Unit Extraction uses no scalpel, no stitches, no staples in the donor area–allowing for faster healing and less discomfort after transplantation.
Why Hair Transplantation?
A hair transplant is the only way to achieve lasting hair regrowth in areas of hair loss like receded hairline, thinning crown/vertex or other areas where hair follicles are severely depleted or gone. When hair loss occurs it can make you look older, less vital and less healthy. For many, these issues impact us socially and professionally too. Restoring your hair can dramatically improve self-image and self-confidence by helping you look on the outside as good as you feel on the inside. Hair regrowth in the transplant zone means that you will be looking good and feeling great about your hair in no time!
What is FUE Follicular Unit Extraction?
Hair transplantation is the redistribution of permanent, living and growing hair follicles from the “Donor” Area into a thinning or balding “Recipient” area of the scalp. FUE is a harvesting technique which is less invasive than traditional strip or linear harvesting which requires no scalpel or stitches in the Donor Area. Recovery from FUE procedures is more comfortable and less restrictive than with linear or strip harvesting. The vast majority of patients require absolutely NO strong pain medications during their recovery and can return to non-impact athletic physical activity in just several days.
What Makes SmartGraft Different?
SmartGraft is the fastest, most advanced hand-held device for minimally-invasive FUE Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant procedures, allowing for the individual harvesting of follicular unit grafts directly from the Donor Area of the scalp without leaving a linear scar or “zipper” appearance. Working just like a precise microsurgical extension of the human hand, SmartGraft’s ergonomic handpiece and storage system was designed to help separate, extract and store FUE grafts during hair transplantation. Fewer steps, less handling and transferring of grafts allows the FUE procedure to be accomplished at a faster speed. Shorter FUE procedure times means reduced risks of graft failure and poor growth quality, as well as enhanced patient comfort. SmartGraft also has a complete microprocessor controlled graft extraction and storage system which reduces the risk of damage to the fragile FUE grafts.
FUE Pioneer: Dr. Alan Bauman, MD, ABHRS
Dating back prior to 2002, Dr. Bauman was amongst a very small handful of surgeons worldwide who helped develop instruments for, as well as pioneer, research, teach and train doctors on the minimally-invasive techniques of FUE. Dr. Bauman was the very first board-certified hair transplant surgeon in North America to routinely use Neograft, a motorized hair transplant system for no-linear-scar hair follicle harvesting, starting in 2007. He was also one of the first physicians to use the FDA-approved ARTAS robotic-assisted FUE system. Since 2002, Dr. Bauman and his surgical team have transplanted more than 2,500,000 follicular units using the FUE technique–making Dr. Bauman one of the most experienced FUE surgeons in the world. FUE is the least invasive hair transplant procedure and leaves absolutely NO linear scar. It has less downtime and less discomfort than traditional “linear” or “strip-harvest” procedures.
SmartGraft at Bauman Medical in Florida
If you are seeking a hair transplant physician specialist in Florida, look no further than full-time ABHRS board certified Miami hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, IAHRS, FISHRS located in Boca Raton. While many of Dr. Bauman’s patients travel in from overseas and across the country from cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York and many locations, Dr. Bauman and his practice is based in Boca Raton Florida, between Miami and Palm Beach and north of Fort Lauderdale. Oftentimes, a SmartGraft consultation starts with just a question about hair loss and then leads to a more in-depth Virtual Consultation via phone, email, Skype or FaceTime video call.
What is the benefit of FUE with SmartGraft over other FUE devices?
The main benefit of SmartGraft over other FUE devices is that it reduces the trauma, manual handling and potential damage to the harvested FUE grafts. Once the SmartGraft separates the chosen hair follicles from the surrounding tissue, gentle suction removes the graft from the scalp. No additional manual human manipulation is required prior to implantation, unlike some other FUE devices. The SmartGraft system gently transfers each harvested hair follicle graft into a highly specialized storage system which maintains the ideal environment for graft preservation outside of the body.
No other FUE system on the market has a temperature-controlled, moisture controlled, air flow-protected, special storage solution container specifically designed for optimum graft preservation.
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Choose the Tool or the Surgeon?
Patients are cautioned not to choose the “tool” but to investigate, do their homework, due diligence and choose the doctor that is right for them based on a variety of factors. “Don’t choose the tool, choose the surgeon,” is a common adage in the field of hair transplantation. The final natural result of any hair transplant procedure is determined by the artistry of the surgeon who is determining the critical angle, orientation and position of each and every transplanted hair follicle. The best paintbrush in a non-artist’s hand does not determine the beauty of a painting. Yes, the technology is important if you want to avoid a linear scar and have less discomfort and a less restricted recovery. However, it is the surgeon that creates the final “look” of the result.
Are You a Candidate for FUE Hair Transplant Using SmartGraft?
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for an FUE hair transplantation procedure with SmartGraft is to get accurate advice from an experienced credentialed FUE hair transplant surgeon, like Dr. Alan J. Bauman. Dr. Bauman is a certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery or ABHRS, is a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery or FISHRS, and accepted member of the elite International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons or IAHRS. Dr. Bauman is one of the most experienced FUE hair transplant surgeons in the world and was recently voted “#1 Top Hair Restoration Surgeon” in North America by Aesthetic Everything.
If you or someone you know has hair loss or eyebrow or eyelash concerns, click to start either a long-distance phone consultation OR an in-person, in-office consultation with Dr. Bauman. You can also Ask Dr. Bauman a Question or simply call Bauman Medical Group toll-free 844-GET-HAIR or +1-561-394-0024
*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary