1. Hair loss can affect both women and men, and can be due to aging, genetics, and trauma.
  2. Single follicle hair grafts look very natural and leave no visible scar.
  3. Affordable, permanent improvement can be achieved in a single session under local anesthesia in the office setting.

Hair Loss Treatments

Real Patient Story

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.

Hair Restoration Case 1

Left: Patient before treatment. Right: Patient one day post treatment. Hair regrowth takes several months. The procedure is a bit new to us we will post interval pictures as they become available to us.

To view more hair restoration before and after photos, click here.

How do you decide how many grafts and where the grafts are placed?

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.

Do vitamins and Rogaine really help?

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.

Tell me about the procedure for women. Do you have to have your head shaved for this?

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.

What is the down time like with SmartGrafting? Can I go back to work right away?

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.

What does it look like in the short term? I know the process takes about a year for full results. What about at one month? Can you see a difference?

Hair Restoration Case 2

Left: 68-year-old before SmartGraft hair transplant. Right: One-month post treatment. New hairs are still short, but density is improved and will continue to appear thicker over time.

Schedule Your Consultation

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 info@drdianeduncan.com.

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Diane Duncan, M.D., FACS

Award-winning plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Diane Duncan, MD, FACS has been recognized both regionally and globally for over 30 years. Read More