smartgraft machine

SmartGraft, is the first and only device with a “closed harvesting system” that is revolutionizing the way physicians perform minimally invasive hair restoration. The SmartGraft device allows physicians to gently, and precisely, harvest, collect and store donor grafts more efficiently and safer than any other technology available today. By automating the procedure process and eliminating many unnecessary manual steps, the time that it requires Dr. Elhorr to complete this minimally invasive procedure is less than half the time of other harvesting techniques and devices. By eliminating the multiple use of forceps during harvesting and collection, we reduce the risk of damaging the follicles giving them the best chance of optimum regrowth. The grafts are remain more pristine and robust prior to transplantation.

Choosing to have hair restoration is a very personal decision, and one of the best ways to determine if hair restoration surgery is right for you, is to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Ali Elhorr.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Elhorr will discuss all aspects of your hair restoration procedure with you. He will answer all of your questions, as well as review financing options so that your procedure is as affordable as possible.


Hair replacement surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed on men and women who have significant hair loss, thinning hair, or bald spots where hair no longer grows. The procedure can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence through hair replacement techniques that use your existing hair.

DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is a natural metabolite of the human body and the main reason for hair loss in both male and female pattern baldness. In male pattern baldness hair typically grows only in a horseshoe shape around the head. Female pattern baldness is characterized by diffuse thinning of the hair on the entire scalp, although some women have hair loss that mimics male pattern baldness.

Am I candidate for hair replacement surgery/hair transplantation?

All hair replacement techniques use your existing hair (from “donor sites”) for transplantation techniques.

Hair transplantation for male pattern baldness depends upon the concept of “donor dominance” of hair follicles. That is, hair taken from the head below the top of the ears are genetically programmed to never fall out. Those hairs can be transplanted to the frontal hairline, never to be lost due to further balding.

Most women have female pattern baldness, and do not have donor sites usable for transplantation.  If the thinning pieces of hair and accompanying follicles are removed from one area and transplanted they will not be stable enough to grow.

Due to the diffuse affect DHT has on female hair, a very small percentage of women are good candidates for hair transplant. This small group includes:

Women who have suffered hair loss due to mechanical or traction alopecia (non-hormonal)

Women who have had previous cosmetic or plastic surgery and are concerned about hair loss around the incision sites

Women who have a distinct pattern of baldness, similar to that of male pattern baldness (hairline recession, vertex thinning on the crown or top of the scalp and a donor area that is not affected by androgenetic alopecia)

Women who suffer hair loss due to trauma, including burn victims, scarring from accidents and chemical burns

Women with alopecia marginalis, a condition that looks very similar to traction alopecia.

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a hair replacement surgery is through a consultation with MI Body Contour Surgical Center.

How do I prepare for hair replacement surgery/hair transplantation?

Preparing for hair replacement surgery at MI Body Contour Surgical Center includes discussing a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle with your physician, including:

Why you want the procedure, your expectations and desired outcome

Your medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments

Your use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Your surgeon may also:

Evaluate your general health and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors

Take photos of your hair loss for your medical record

Discuss your hair replacement surgery options

Discuss likely expected outcomes of hair replacement surgery and risks or potential complications.

For more information on minimally invasive hair restoration, non-surgical option, and to begin your transformation today, please call or email us today to schedule your initial consultation.