When you research procedures on hair restoration, it is imperative you understand exactly how the latest technique in hair restoration works. It’s called Smartgraft. This article explains how the Smartgraft procedure works, how to plan for the procedure ahead of time, what to expect, and when you’ll see results.

First, you must set up an initial consultation with a trained hair restoration doctor who has experience on the Smartgraft machine. This doctor will delve into your medical history and then conduct an evaluation of your scalp before laying out a strategy. Then, the doctor will explain the procedure in more detail and will decide the number of grafts needed for an effective and natural-looking result suited to your goals.

smartgraft hair restoration womenYou will then get instructions on how to prepare for the day of the Smartgraft procedure. Usually, most doctors start the procedure in the morning. You should wear comfortable clothes and bring some music and earphones to keep from getting bored. You’ll also be wearing a surgical gown and you’ll probably be provided with lunch although you may be able to bring your own snacks.



SmartGraftHarvesterOnce you arrive, you’ll be taken to a private room where the procedure will be conducted. As soon as you are seated in a comfortable position, your doctor will outline each step of the procedure one more time so he could get your approval before starting.

Most of the time, a mild sedative will be given so you can relax and take it easy. Of course, you will first need to consult with your doctor and make sure you have transportation to take you home. Then, an assistant will shave a small area on the back of your head. No, you don’t have to get a buzzcut. It all will depend on certain factors of your hair like length.

The particular area  where you plan to have the hair implanted will be prepared and then a local anesthetic will be applied. While this is being done, the doctor will use the Smartgraft machine to slowly remove the grafts from the donor area. Smartgraft allows the physician to instantly collect, organize, count, and store each single graft in a 100% sterile environment before they are implanted. This helps the grafts survive and greatly improves their likelihood to get better results.

smartgraft hair restorationAt this point, the physician will very gently and strategically create small, tiny openings for the grafts to be implanted. This is an essential part of the procedure and everything from angle, placement, and density of each single graft would determining how natural the results will look. This is where the doctor’s expertise (and his artistry) come into play full force.



The entire Smartgraft procedure from start-to-finish would take about 5-6 hours (it depends on the number of grafts and other factors). After the completion, you will probably have a brief rest period and then go home. You should wear loose comfortable fitting clothes when you go home.

Your doctor will give you detailed info on what to expect in the upcoming weeks and how to take care of your newly-transplanted hair. Most physicians recommend that you shampoo the day after the procedure using a “cup wash” method.

Most patients can return to work the following day and continue all previous activities, including fitness and sports, within a few days. In most cases, evidence of the transplant goes undetected by others until months later when they notice your fuller, natural looking head of hair.



Newly transplanted hair grows naturally in several phases. During the first several weeks your hair will take root and then begin to shed. This is perfectly normal. You will see new hair in about three months, followed by a noticeable improvement in six months and full growth at 12 to 14 months. Once your new hair has grown in, you will be able to care for it just like when you had it the first time!