SmartGraft hair restorations incorporate several automated technologies into a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant, including a closed refrigeration system as well as a pneumatic extraction tool. These automated technologies are used in conjunction with one another, thereby ensuring that the individual follicular units are never subjected to conditions that would have an adverse effect on their potential viability for transplantation into the recipient site. These automated technologies are indeed effective in protecting the individual follicular units as they are removed from the donor site and subsequently transplanted into the recipient site, but the total number of follicular units that can be transplanted during a single session is still limited to a range between 1,000 and 1,500.
SmartGraft, which is a type of Follicular Unit Extraction, is a surgical procedure that, like Follicular Unit Extractions (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplants (FUT), is considered a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed while the patient is under a local anesthetic. SmartGraft procedures, like all other types of Follicular Unit Extraction procedures, require very little downtime and allow patients to return to normal activity levels within a day or two of the procedure’s completion. If necessary, SmartGraft sessions can be conducted on consecutive days in order to meet the specific hair restoration needs of the patient.