New York Spine & Sport offers new procedure for hair restoration

SmartGraft device takes less time, yields better results compared with other methods.

May 9, 2017 – Bronx, NY – According to the American Association of Dermatology, 80 million men and women in the U.S. are struggling with hair loss, typically due to male pattern baldness, hormone imbalances, and lifestyle issues such as stress. Board-certified pain specialist Dr. Sireen Gopal now offers SmartGraft at New York Spine & Sport, offering patients more hair transplant options, better results, in less time, with faster recovery.

“SmartGraft is revolutionizing minimally invasive hair restoration treatments for both men and women and has significantly improved on previous Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technologies and techniques,” says Dr. Sireen Gopal.

According to Dr. Gopal, FUE is quickly becoming the “gold standard” treatment 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. Using only local anesthetic, hair grafts are removed one by one from the donor area (typically the back of the head) using a small tool, so recovery is very fast. In 24 to 48 hours all the micro-incisions are healed and there are no stitches to be removed. Most patients can go back to work the next day and can resume normal physical activities in just a few days.

But even with technological advancements, the FUE procedure has been fundamentally slow, and the harvested grafts have to wait for hours prior to being implanted in the thinning areas, which decreases their rate of survival.

“We make it a priority to offer the most advanced medical techniques for all of our procedures, and the new SmartGraft is the safest and most efficient way to perform an FUE,” says Dr. Gopal. The unique SmartGraft hand piece harvests grafts more efficiently, and, using programmable suction, the device gently removes, separates and counts the grafts, and stores them in a temperature-controlled sterile solution for a better survival rate and healthier, more natural-looking results.”

“Now, I can harvest a patient’s grafts 30% faster and provide better outcomes,” said Dr. Gopal. “The SmartGraft procedure works for both men and women, on the eyebrows and facial hair as well as the scalp. If needed, I can use the SmartGraft to harvest hair from other areas of the body and plant them in the thinning areas of the scalp, providing a thicker, fuller head of hair.”

For more information or to request a personal consultation, contact New York Spine & Sport at 718-794-0600 or www.nyspineandsport.com.

About New York Spine & Sport

New York Spine & Sport Rehabiliatation Medicine PC is dedicated in bringing patients to their optimal level on function through a multi-disciplinary approach of providing individualized management options. Focus is on quality and outcome of patient care with emphais on communication with the patient and the patient’s referring provider to facilitate continuation of care in the patient’s home community.