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SmartGraft Hair Restoration in Southern California

La Jolla | Newport Beach | San Diego | Beverly Hills

Modern hair restoration meets smart technology with SmartGraft. This hair restoration procedure restores a full head of hair and a natural-looking hairline in a less invasive procedure. SmartGraft’s closed harvesting system and innovative follicle storage improve outcomes increasing survivability.

The SmartGraft system is an innovative example of the modern hair restoration options available at California Hair MD. We are dedicated to bringing our patients the latest hair restoration technologies. Our board-certified dermatologist and triple board-certified plastic surgeon work together to offer patients the latest scientific advancements in medical and surgical hair restoration. Our unique, boutique practice is delighted to offer SmartGraft and other advanced hair restoration treatments like NeoGraft® and ARTAS®.

Learn more about the many excellent benefits of SmartGraft hair restoration treatments by contacting us online today! With locations in La Jolla, Newport Beach, San Diego, and Beverly Hills, California Hair MD proudly serves patients from Southern California and around the nation.

Before and after hair restoration | California Hair MD | San Diego, CA
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What Is SmartGraft?

SmartGraft is a hair restoration procedure that encourages the growth of thick, healthy hair with less downtime than many traditional hair restoration procedures. SmartGraft uses advanced technology to efficiently and precisely harvest and prepare hair follicles for transplantation. It features a closed storage system that holds hair in optimal conditions

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Superspecialists in Hair Restoration

A Comprehensive Approach to Hair Restoration

Plastic surgery “Superspecialists” concentrate their practices on a particular area or region of the body due to their interest, talent, and referral network. Only a select few board-certified plastic surgeons in the USA are Superspecialists in hair restoration surgery. As hair restoration Superspecialists, Dr.  Richard Chaffoo and Dr. Susan Stuart contribute to the development of the field in practice, research, public speaking, physician education, new product development, and research into creating a new method of hair restoration. Find out why partnering with a Superspecialist is the best way to achieve your desired hair restoration results!

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The Benefits of SmartGraft in Beverly Hills

SmartGraft offers patients many advantages. If Dr. Chaffoo and Dr. Stuart determine this hair restoration system is the best option for you, you can enjoy:

From extraction to transfer, the closed harvesting system protects each hair follicle to minimize damage and improve survivability. Follicles are removed and divided using a rotating cannula and programmable suction and stored moist at their ideal temperature in a specialized canister.

Unlike some hair restoration methods, SmartGraft can be used to address both male and female hair loss patterns.

Hair restoration can be a time-consuming process, but with SmartGraft, procedure times are significantly lower than with some traditional hair transplantation methods.

Transplant hair from any area of the body. If patients lack sufficient hair to achieve their desired fullness on the head, SmartGraft can be used to transfer hair from the face, back, chest, and body.

SmartGraft offers an impressive 92-98% survivability rate.

SmartGraft’s revolutionary harvesting system extracts individual hair follicles using a specialized cannula. This extraction method is less invasive than the linear strip method and does not create a long scar across the back of the head.

SmartGraft’s innovative extraction system increases the survivability of your grafts for a thicker, fuller result.

SmartGraft is more comfortable and less invasive than many traditional hair transplantation methods. We use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure and you can watch television or listen to music during the treatment.

General anesthesia isn’t necessary for a SmartGraft procedure. Because we use local anesthesia, you’ll remain awake throughout the treatment process.

SmartGraft’s advanced technology counts each graft as it is extracted with utmost precision.

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SmartGraft vs. Traditional Hair Restoration Methods

For many years, the strip method for hair transplantation was one of the most frequently used surgical techniques. During a strip method hair restoration, a long strip of scalp is removed from the back of the head. This hair-bearing skin is divided into individual hair follicles that are transplanted into areas experiencing hair loss.

While the strip method allows for quick harvesting of many individual hair grafts, it leaves a long, linear scar at the back of the head. This method is very invasive and requires significant downtime for recovery.

SmartGraft improves the hair restoration process over the traditional strip method. It is less invasive and can be performed using local anesthesia, rather than general anesthesia. Since each hair follicle is individually removed using a rotating cannula and suction, there is no linear scar.

Before and after hair restoration side view | California Hair MD | San Diego, CA
Before and after hair restoration | California Hair MD | San Diego, CA

Why Should I Choose California Hair MD for My SmartGraft FUE Hair Restoration Procedure?

California Hair MD is one of the premier hair restoration practices in the U.S. Our boutique treatment facility is the only hair restoration practice created by a dermatologist and plastic surgeon. Our unique treatment approach enables us to bring patients the latest medical and surgical approaches for addressing hair thinning and loss.

Our practice is built upon patient trust. Many of our patients are referred to us by past patients and local medical professionals. Your trust is important to us, and we work diligently to ensure that each patient has a positive experience with us.

When you come to California Hair MD, you’ll have access to the latest treatments in hair restoration. Our surgeon Dr. Chaffoo is familiar with all the best techniques for surgical hair restoration, including FUE, NeoGraft, ARTAS, and more. He’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your hair loss and restores a full head of hair.

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Before and after hair restoration | California Hair MD | San Diego, CA
Before and after hair restoration | California Hair MD | San Diego, CA

Learn More About SmartGraft in Beverly Hills and San Diego at California Hair MD

Modern hair restoration methods offer better results with less downtime than traditional hair transplantation options like the strip method. Visit California Hair MD to explore your options for advanced hair restoration, including SmartGraft, NeoGraft, and ARTAS robotic hair transplantation. We look forward to meeting you soon! Be sure to review SmartGraft before and after photos in our gallery.

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FAQS: SmartGraft Hair Restoration La Jolla

The cost of SmartGraft depends on the number of grafts needed. We’ll provide a quote for your procedure during your consultation appointment.

If you’re experiencing hair thinning or loss, you may be a good candidate for SmartGraft. Schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment goals with our team and to discover the best hair restoration options for your situation.

SmartGraft does not create a linear scar. After your treatment, you can wear your hair in any style you prefer, including short styles.

You will not need to buzz your hair for the SmartGraft procedure. Small areas of hair will need to be cut to prepare for your procedure, but you will not need to buzz cut the entire head. SmartGraft is popular with women as it does not require a full head shave.

Most patients have no visible scarring after SmartGraft.

SmartGraft can be used with any hair type or color. We even perform this procedure using hair from the cheeks, chest, and back when patients lack sufficient hair on the head.

Both procedures utilize the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method and reduce linear scarring. However, SmartGraft® is highly automated and allows for removing, separating, and storing grafts with a single, hand-held device. NeoGraft® requires more manual operation and may take slightly longer to perform. Our experts will evaluate you and help you determine which of these options (or another method) is most suitable for your needs.