By Constance M. Barone, MD, FACS
I recently performed single follicle hair transplantation using the SmartGraft machine and let me tell you this is a fantastic machine. I have been practicing plastic surgery for more than 20 years and have performed hair transplantation over the years using strip graft harvest and rotation flaps. This machine revolutionizes ease of hair harvest and protection of the graft. In short, this is definitely not your daddys hair transplant technique.
This is a minimally invasive procedure and leaves no linear donor scar using new suction assisted, minimum penetration technique which is virtually painless. 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.
This machine revolutionizes ease of hair harvest and protection of the graft. In short, this is definitely not your daddys hair transplant technique.
The hand piece is balanced, lightweight and has a built-in illumination, as well as being coupled to suction. The machines screen is touchscreen control, user-friendly with information feedback and allows for user presets. All of the disposables are low in cost which translates to lower cost to the patient. The company technicians are excellent and readily available for procedures.
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. So men and women both have a new solution for hair restoration which is minimally invasive, fast recovery and yields amazing results.
Dr. Constance Barone does not have any financial association with SmartGraft.
Constance M. Barone, MD, FACS
Past Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas San Antonio
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
9502 Huebner Road building 2 unit 202
San Antonio, Texas 78240
Telephone (210) 614-0400