Balding in men and women
Although we tend to associate baldness more with men, balding affects women as well. In the past, hair restoration treatments produced an unnatural look, and left the patient with a long, horizontal scar at the back of the head. This older approach to hair restoration did not produce the kind of results that made patients happy. With SmartGraft, Dr. Robert Whitfield offers his patients a scar-free hair restoration procedure that actually works.
SmartGraft for hair restoration
Our SmartGraft in Austin is a new hair restoration technology that is faster, more comfortable and more effective than earlier techniques. Previously, a strip of hair and scalp was removed from the back of the head, the follicles surgically extracted, and then transplanted into balding or thinning areas. This required major surgery and a painful recovery, as well as leaving a scar that was visible with shorter hairstyles.
What is FUE hair restoration with SmartGraft?
SmartGraft utilizes a process called “FUE hair restoration” in which only one to four hair follicles are harvested at a time. The donor site is at the back of the head, where the follicles are not programmed for balding. These hair follicles are transplanted into balding or thinning areas.
What are the benefits of SmartGraft?
With SmartGraft, you can expect superior results. This technique of advanced hair transplant in Austin offers the following benefits:
- Faster procedure
- Ideal for both men and women
- Natural-looking results
- Shorter recovery time
- Can be used for hair loss in specific areas such as brows, facial hair
- No visible scaring
- Easy, one time, in-office procedure
- Little to no downtime
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss is typically the result of genetics, but other factors can lead to excessive shedding and balding:
Why choose Dr. Robert Whitfield for hair restoration in Austin?
An excellent hair restoration treatment should leave you with an improved look, thicker hair, and should appear completely natural – not the row upon row of “plugs” associated with traditional hair transplant treatments. You deserve to feel confident in your appearance, and Dr. Whitfield uses an advanced system, SmartGraft, that produces a much more natural look, in far less time and with a shorter recovery – the perfect answer to your hair loss problem.
Why am I losing my hair?
Hair loss is indiscriminate and can happen to men and women of any age and any race. The most common cause is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. This typically creeps up gradually and follows a standard trajectory over time. For men, it first manifests in a receding hairline while for women, it appears as thinning hair. The age at which it begins and how fast it progresses will depend upon your heredity.
What is the recovery time from SmartGraft hair restoration?
SmartGraft is an in-office procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. It takes several hours and though your scalp will feel sensitive for a few days, your recovery time is short. For the best results in SmartGraft Austin has to offer, patients are instructed on washing their hair within just a few days, using a cup of water and baby shampoo.