A highly acclaimed hair restoration surgeon, Dr Liet N Le provides the revolutionary SmartGraft® procedure from his practice here at Radiant Dermatology & Aesthetics. Patients choose Dr Le to restore their hair due to his perfectionist nature and expertise in producing fantastic results.
While traditionally hair restoration procedures required major surgery and left a large and visible linear scar across the back of the patient’s head, SmartGraft® has drastically improved this entire process. The SmartGraft® procedure is minimally invasive, and requires no scalpel, no stitches, and very little discomfort. Patients normally return to work in a day or two after the procedure, and even the most active patients can quickly resume their normal activities. Regardless of your age or gender, SmartGraft® is a smart option if you are looking for a permanent solution to hair loss that offers natural results.
Getting started with SmartGraft® is simple. The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with us. During the consultation, we will examine your medical history and perform a scalp evaluation. Carefully analyzing these elements and all other aspects of your hair loss will allow us to determine if you are a good candidate for the SmartGraft® hair transplant procedure. We will only recommend SmartGraft® if we are confident that it will produce the results necessary to meet or exceed your expectations. If it is determined that you are a good candidate, we will then proceed by explaining in detail all aspects of the procedure, the number of grafts needed, and the corresponding costs. If you are not a good SmartGraft® candidate, we will recommend a more appropriate hair restoration solution for you.
The SmartGraft® procedure begins by shaving and numbing the donor area at the back of the head. If your hair is long enough, the donor area can be hidden after the procedure. While the donor area is anesthetized, Dr Le will use the SmartGraft® device to gently remove the hair grafts. SmartGraft® allows us to immediately collect, sort, count and store each graft in a sterile controlled environment prior to implantation. This promotes graft survival and improves the grafts ability to regrow. After this step, the implantation site is numbed and Dr Le will very carefully and precisely create tiny openings no larger than a prinprick for the grafts to be implanted in a way that creates the best and most natural-looking results. The average SmartGraft® hair transplant procedure takes five to six hours.
After resting for a brief period following the procedure, we will provide after procedure care instructions and then you are ready to go home. All patients are advised to make arrangements for someone to drive them home safely, but this is required if a sedative is used during the procedure. Most patients can return to all normal activities within a few short days. Evidence of the transplant normally goes undetected by others until months later when they notice your fuller, natural looking head of hair. Your newly transplanted hair will grow naturally in several phases. During the first several weeks your hair will take root and then begin to shed. This is normal. You will then see new hair in about 3 months, followed by noticeable improvement in 6 months and full growth at 12 to 14 months. See our results!