This 23-year-old had hair loss beginning at age 14. At 23, his receding hairline was a source of self-consciousness. He tried many topical formulations including the injection of PRP, which he felt did nothing but was extremely painful. Medications including Rogaine did not seem to help much. He opted for a SmartGraft® treatment, which extracts a number of tiny single hair grafts from the back of the head and then transfers these small grafts into the bare spots, usually front and center, as well as the occipital area or crown of the head.
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We offer a free Skype consultation with our lead technician, Adrienne. She has been doing the procedure for many years and has a wealth of knowledge about the optimum number of grafts and location of placement. For men, the number can range from 700-2000, depending on the need, the budget, and willingness to have more than one treatment session.
Yes, they do. We also offer a scalp pre-treatment with topical growth factors that hurts far less and is more effective than PRP. Red LED light treatment also enhances graft take. We do recommend that patients take Proscar (Rogaine) orally 1mg/ day, and we provide vitamin supplements that optimize hair retention as well.
There is a section in the back of the head that is clipped, in order for the grafts to be harvested. This is cleverly designed so that longer hair can be placed over the donor area to cover the short spot. Hair is left intact at the base of the hairline as well.
We recommend that you take it easy for a couple of days afterward, in order to ensure that no grafts are lost. When you return to work, you may want to wear a ball cap or OR nurse type hat on the top of your head to protect the treated area. At 3-4 weeks, you probably won’t need the hat anymore. Light activity can be resumed within 48 hours, and full activity at 4 weeks.
Dr. Duncan’s artistic style results in dramatic, yet natural improvements. She works with each individual patient to create a personalized treatment plan based on his or her unique situation and desired goals. We would love to speak with you about achieving the best version of yourself. Call Plastic Surgical Associates in Fort Collins today at 970.493.7445 or click the button below to request a consultation. You can also email us any inquiries at [email protected].Contact Our Office