Latest FUE hair transplant technology

The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic is now offering the latest FUE hair transplant technology, SmartGraft, to our hair restoration patients. SmartGraft is the newest automated harvesting technology available for FUE hair transplants. It assists in creating the most minimally invasive and natural-looking hair transplants.

At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we specialize in all forms of hair restoration, including the top hair restoration treatments, FUE hair transplants, and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. To make sure that we are always at the top of the hair restoration field, we have added the SmartGraft FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant system to our already state-of-the-art hair restoration treatments for men and women who are experiencing any level of hair loss. The SmartGraft FUE technology is able to automate what is already a minimally invasive procedure, which makes it faster and more efficient for the patient and the hair transplant team at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic.

“SmartGraft allows us the ability to harvest follicles in a much faster way while also adding a level of accuracy that is higher than ever before,” says Dr. Torgerson, our hair transplant specialist at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic. “The SmartGraft technology allows us to harvest individual follicles without having to make any noticeable incisions. And it does not leave a linear scar along the back of the head like the ones you would see following an FUT/strip-method hair transplant procedure.”

“We have decided to offer our hair restoration patients the option of using the SmartGraft technology for their hair transplant for a few reasons,” says Dr. Torgerson. “It’s a really simplified procedure that is not only easier for myself to perform, but also my very experienced team, and we are already seeing some really amazing results from our patients that we have used it for. Our patients are also loving the fact that they aren’t left with a noticeable scar, making it a great solution for men and women who prefer to wear their hair short. And I also love that my patients are able to go back to work the next day if they want to, and they can also resume normal physical activities within a week.”

SmartGraft Technology

Natural Hairline

By using the technologically advanced SmartGraft hand-piece, it is possible to harvest and gather follicular grafts from the donor area, located at the back of the head, where the thickest hair grows, and the follicles are not damaged by the DHT hormone that causes the most common type of hair loss, androgenic alopecia (more commonly known as male/female pattern baldness).

The SmartGraft device collects, counts, sorts, and safely stores each individual follicular graft in less time and with more accuracy than other comparable FUE methods that are also being used. The patient’s end result is a natural hairline without any unpleasant scarring, pain, and discomfort or the long-term recovery that is associated with traditional FUT (follicular unit transplantation)/strip-method hair transplants. Previous follicular unit extraction or FUE methods, including the automated robot technology, require the follicular unit grafts to be removed by hand one at a time. That is obviously a long and tedious process that is now unnecessary.

The advanced SmartGraft FUE system also allows us the ability of extracting hair from most parts of the body because the incision is less than 1 mm and therefore leaves no visible scarring. The procedure is great too for restoring natural hair growth to not only the balding areas of the scalp, but to the face as well.

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SmartGraft hair transplant process

If you have any level of hair loss, it is a pretty safe bet to assume that you have done some level of research on possible hair restoration treatments. At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we believe that it is very important to understand exactly how the SmartGraft FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure works as well as the benefits. It is also vital that you understand how to prepare for a hair transplant and what to expect during your recovery.

The initial stage starts with a consultation with Dr. Torgerson. It is important to get to know more about your previous medical history and also perform an in-person hair loss assessment before outlining a personal hair restoration plan. Dr. Torgerson will explain the procedure to you in detail during that appointment. The number of grafts that are needed for an effective and natural-looking result specific to your needs will also be decided during this visit.

Pre-op instructions are provided to all of our patients before a procedure. Patients are asked to arrive at 7:45 a.m. on the day of the hair transplant surgery. It is a good idea to wear a button-down shirt and comfortable pants that day. The shirt that you are wearing will be replaced with a surgical gown for the procedure, but you will have to put the shirt back on after the procedure, and we don’t want a T-shirt to be pulled over the newly transplanted grafts and potentially rub them out. The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic will also provide you with lunch on the day of your procedure.


The day of a SmartGraft procedure

Upon your arrival, you will be asked to change into a surgical gown and then escorted to a clinic room where Dr. Torgerson will design your new hairline and review each step of your procedure once again before getting your approval and moving forward. Pre-op pictures are also taken at this point. In most cases, a mild sedative and painkiller are given to help you relax. Because of this medication and the duration of the surgery, it is mandatory that you make prior arrangements for a friend or family member to pick you up after the procedure and safely transport you home.

The donor area where the hair will be harvested from is prepped, and a local anaesthetic is used to “freeze” the area. Once your scalp is completely numb, the SmartGraft device is used to gently remove the grafts from this donor site. The SmartGraft technology allows the grafts to immediately be collected, sorted, counted, and stored in a sterile, temperature-controlled, and hydrated environment prior to being transplanted. This makes the survival of the grafts much higher while improving their stability for the best results.

Once we have collected all the grafts, the recipient site is prepped and local anaesthetic is injected. Sites are then carefully and strategically created where the grafts are to be transplanted. This stage of the hair transplant is very important because the angle, depth, and placement of each follicular graft will ultimately determine how natural-looking the final result will be.

The most common SmartGraft FUE hair transplant procedures can take 10 to 12 hours from start to finish. This, of course, will depend on how many grafts are necessary to achieve the desired result. A follow-up will be scheduled for 10 days post-op, but most patients will be able to go back to work within the first week and resume full activity, including exercise, after only one week. In most cases, after 7 to 10 days, any evidence of a hair transplant is undetectable by anyone until months later when they start to notice your fuller, natural-looking head of hair.

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