DermSurgery offers new procedure for hair restoration using Automated Follicular Unit Extraction Device
DermSurgery Associates, we offer hair restoration for men and women across Greater Houston, TX who are suffering from hair loss and are looking for a natural looking solution to restore their hair’s volume and appearance. Board-certified Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Zhang now offers hair transplants for men and women using the SmartGraft technology at the DermSurgery location in Southwest Houston. This procedure offers patients great results, in less time, with a faster recovery.
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant?
At DermSurgery Associates, we offer micro-grafting with follicular unit extraction (FUE), where we take groups of hair follicles from the back of the scalp and transplant them to areas of the scalp or eyebrows where hair is needed most. This procedure is usually used on larger balding areas of the scalp and for thinning hair to fill in sections where hair has been lost.
The FUE hair transplant procedure is preferred by patients over the traditional “strip method” because it does not require invasive surgery. There’s no scalpel incision, virtually no pain, no stitches, and no linear scar. Local anesthetic is used and hair grafts are removed one by one from the donor area (typically the back of the head). In 24 to 48 hours all the micro-incisions are healed and there are no stitches involved. Patients can go back to work the next day and resume normal activities just a few days after the procedure.
The FUE procedure works for both men and women, on the eyebrows and facial hair as well as the scalp.
Who is a good candidate for FUE using SmartGraft?
Patients who are frustrated by their hair loss and are not getting the results they want from other treatments are good candidates for FUE. Patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE. FUE can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior “strip” procedures and for surgical scars.
Will I achieve natural results?
Yes! Prior to the procedure, Dr. Zhang will plan a natural appearing hairline that is appropriate for you. During the FUE procedure, grafts that contain mainly one, two, three, or four follicles called “follicular units.” are removed from the back of the scalp and are implanted with care and precision into the recipient area. Best results will be seen 6-12 months after the procedure.
Is FUE/SmartGraft suitable for both men and women?
Yes. FUE/SmartGraft is a minimally-invasive procedure and is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.
Do I have to shave my head to have a FUE/SmartGraft procedure?
No, if your hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE/SmartGraft can be done by shaving small areas which can be covered by your other, existing hair.
Am I a good candidate for a procedure using FUE/SmartGraft?
The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for hair transplant using FUE/ SmartGraft is a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lisa Zhang.
For more information or to request a personal consultation, contact us at (713) 988-8442.