In the past decade, the number of patients electing for hair restoration procedures has skyrocketed. The total market size for hair restoration surgery has increased 28% from $1.9 billion in 2012 to $2.5 billion in 2014.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 50 million American men and 30 million American women are experiencing hair loss. This experience can truly effect the quality of life for many individuals — including a significant loss of self-esteem. As more and more of them have turned to hair replacement, the technology has continued to improve. This procedure that once caused skepticism is now helping to truly improve lives for hair loss patients.
Manual graft replacement, or strip harvesting, has been the hair replacement treatment of choice for many years now. Its tested, efficient results has helped the treatment maintain relative popularity over the years.
However, the process, which is completed by dermatological surgeons and other trained professionals, often raises issues for patients. They are concerned about the anesthetics used, possible discomfort, the pace of the process and the fact that it might leave a notable scar.
Low-level laser therapy for hair restoration seems to sidestep many of these problems since the process uses “cold” lasers deemed safe by the FDA, and used clinically for over a generation from the time the process was created in Europe. This non-medical procedure uses non-toxic components, remains basically painless, and often provides a nice complement to other hair restoration efforts.
Low-level laser therapy bolsters patients’ hair restoration efforts by increasing blood flow to the scalp and catalyzing photobiostimulation. This can result in dozens more hairs per inch and a gradual follicle growth over time. For those who want instant results, however, low-level laser therapy alone might not be enough.
The Follicular Unit Extraction process of hair restoration overcomes a lot of the drawbacks of both low-level laser therapy and strip harvesting. FUE is a hair-by-hair transplantation process that uses the patient’s own hair. With FUE, individual follicles are removed instead of a whole strip, and this can be done manually or using robotic, punch technology.
One of the chief benefits that patients remark on is the painlessness of the procedure. At the same time, the process of follicular unit extraction provides more immediate results…all without the need for stitches, scars or a long recovery period.
SmartGraft’s hair restoration approach uses punch graft FUE technology to avoid some of the nascent issues that have plagued the procedure.
SmartGraft’s FUE method uses a lightweight hand-piece that punches just 0.8mm – 1.25mm into the scalp. Simple, touchscreen technology allows you to easily adjust the punch rotation speed, vacuum level and graft count.
Plus, SmartGraft can do nearly twice the amount of grafts as the strip harvesting method in just over half the time. Whereas strip harvesting takes 10 hours or longer to pull and install 1,200 grafts, SmartGraft can safely do 2,000 grafts in approximately seven hours.
One of the most impressive aspects of the SmartGraft machine is the completely closed, environmentally-controlled harvesting platform that eliminates the need to manually moisten or empty grafts. This leads to increased graft preservation and viability, and higher levels of safety and efficacy.
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