SmartGraft vs. NeoGraft for Hair Transplantation

SmartGraft vs. NeoGraft | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

SmartGraft vs. NeoGraft for Hair Transplantation

Suffering from hair loss, but wary of hair transplantation? Don’t worry—Dr. Sudeep Roy at RefinedMD offers the latest in hair transplantation, including SmartGraft and NeoGraft. Gone are the days of invasive hair transplant procedures that required shaving the entire head, intensive surgery, and weeks of recovery. Today’s hair transplants are minimally invasive while providing gorgeous results.

The Hairy Situation

Both SmartGraft and NeoGraft use a process called follicular unit extraction (FUE). Although both procedures use FUE and minimize linear scars, there are some differences between the two. SmartGraft is largely automated, which lets Dr. Roy remove, separate, and store hair grafts with a handheld device. NeoGraft involves a more manual approach. It can take a little longer to perform since it is not automated, but offers the benefit of the “human touch.”

Ultimately, your hair and goals will play a big role in deciding between SmartGraft and NeoGraft. SmartGraft is usually recommended for those treating a large area because it can save time. NeoGraft is usually better for those treating small areas and who prefer the attention to detail that comes from a manual touch.

Whichever procedure is best for you, it’s important that you’re healthy enough for anesthesia. No scalp conditions, such as an infection, can be present the day of the procedure. Patients can expect a little swelling and some minor discomfort a few days after the procedure, but over the counter medication is usually enough to stay comfortable. Scarring is very minimal with both procedures, but if you look closely you’ll see incisions at the donor site (this will get covered up as hair regrows).

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Keep in mind that results aren’t immediate, but you will start to see fuller hair in 2 – 3 months after treatment. In a few months, full results will be revealed and they are permanent. FUE is unique because it transplants hair follicle by follicle instead of in large sections. However, because of this approach it can take a few months for the natural hair cycle to be revealed and for your new, lush hairline to appear. If you’d like to learn more about FUE and your options, schedule a complimentary consultation with RefinedMD today.