Smartgraft FAQ's

Am I a 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 Contours & Cosmetics 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.