Difference Between a SmartGraft Hair Transplant and Hair Plugs

FUE, SmartGraft, and NeoGraft

Millions of men and women suffer from hair loss. Therefore, it is no surprise that hair restoration and the latest methods are a hot topic. Although hair transplant procedures have been around for many years, methods and techniques are constantly evolving. Many people are familiar with the term “hair plugs” when discussing hair transplants. However, in recent years, as techniques have dramatically changed, we tend to hear more about hair transplant .

Hair plugs were a popular hair restoration method in the 60s and 70s, but are generally considered outdated nowadays. During the procedure, a punch tool was used to harvest small pieces of tissue with around 20 healthy hairs each from the donor site of the patient’s scalp. The surgeon then removed small circular pieces of the scalp from the recipient area to create holes to transplant the healthy hairs. The plugs were transplanted into the holes and then typically stitched up, although sometimes they were also left to heal on their own.


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This type of procedure generally required many sessions to create a somewhat natural look with a healthy head of hair. However, due to the size of the holes, the results were often unnatural-looking and difficult to blend seamlessly due to the presence of awkward circular scars.

With modern advancements in the industry today, great strides have been made when it comes to hair transplant techniques. In particular, FUE (which stands for follicular unit extraction) has revolutionized the way surgeons now approach hair transplants. SmartGraft is a type of FUE method that is considered highly effective and delivers the most natural-looking results.

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The Advantages of FUE

People considering a SmartGraft hair transplant in Toronto may wonder how the procedure differs from hair plugs. To begin, during a SmartGraft procedure, a handheld device is used by the surgeon to extract healthy hair follicles, which are then transplanted into the recipient area of the scalp that is experiencing thinning or balding. Unlike with hair plugs, the process is minimally invasive with no scalpels, stitches, or sutures required. As a result, the healing process is much quicker and more comfortable. One of the biggest advantages of this type of technique over traditional hair transplants is that there is no scarring left behind, allowing patients the freedom to wear their hair as short as they like without feeling self-conscious of any scars.

Furthermore, at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, hair transplants are completed in a single clinic visit and deliver the most permanent and natural-looking results. Patients who undergo a SmartGraft hair transplant in Toronto at our clinic enjoy a 94% take rate following the procedure

If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of FUE and you are a candidate for the procedure, we invite you to book a private consultation at our clinic. Dr. Torgerson is a renowned head and neck specialist who has treated patients from diverse backgrounds with a variety of hair types and concerns. During a consultation, he will be able to better understand your goals and assess your case to recommend the best hair restoration treatment plan for you.

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