Smartgraft Hair Transplant Specialist

Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center

Dermatologists located in Los Gatos, CA

If male-pattern baldness is one of the first things that springs to mind when you think of hair loss, you’re not alone. Although a relatively high percentage of men do experience balding as they age, hair loss can affect both genders at any age. At Kalia Dermatology and Laser Center in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Hayes Gladstone offers SmartGraft® hair transplant treatments to help patients from the San Francisco Bay area restore lost hair safely and effectively.

Smartgraft Hair Transplant Q & A

What causes hair loss?

The average person normally sheds about 50 to 100 hairs each day. This natural process doesn’t usually cause any noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is perpetually growing in, replacing what’s been lost. When the cycle of growth and shedding is disrupted, or when hair follicles are destroyed and replaced with scar tissue, hair loss occurs.   

Genetic predisposition (family history) is by far the most common cause of hair loss. Hormonal changes, medical conditions, stress, and certain medications can also give rise to the condition. Male-pattern baldness, which is heavily influenced by heredity and usually involves a bald spot or a receding hairline, can begin as early as puberty. Female-pattern baldness is generally seen as thinning hair.

What is SmartGraft?

Developed by a team of physicians, medical scientists, and engineers, the SmartGraft hair transplant device is the most advanced, minimally invasive hair restoration treatment for both men and women. The procedure — performed under local anesthetic — involves gently extracting individual micro hair grafts from the back of your head, and then implanting them into your balding or hairless areas. Once transplanted the hair will grow naturally, becoming thicker and healthier. The SmartGraft hair restoration procedure is safer and more efficient than other leading hair transplant options, and can be done in less time, while delivering natural, long lasting results.

Why should I choose SmartGraft?

SmartGraft is an excellent option for men and women who are searching for a lasting solution to hair loss. Because it uses a combination of precision physician craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology — rather than a scalpel — the procedure can be completed with more precision and in less time than other hair restoration methods. There are good reasons to choose SmartGraft.

Minimally invasive
As a minimally invasive procedure there is virtually no discomfort. Because it doesn’t involve a scalpel or stitches, you won’t have a visible linear scar.


Fast recovery
After the procedure, you’ll be able to get back to your normal routine in just one or two days, looking and feeling completely normal.


Amazing results
You’ll be re-growing your own natural hair, with long lasting results. You’ll be able to wear any hair style, short or long.   


Advanced technology
The SmartGraft devices gently removes, counts, sorts, separates, and moistens the grafts, protecting them before implantation by placing them in an environmentally-controlled holding canister until implantation.

Which doctors are qualified to do a SmartGraft procedure?

Many doctors are doing hair transplants, but many of them are not board certified in dermatology. Dermatology is the only ABMS certification that focuses on hair, skin and nails. Kalia Dermatology and Laser Center has a doctor with the qualifications to perform hair transplants. Aside from having the relevant board certifications, he has a resume that you can trust:

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-Trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Former President and Board Member of the San Francisco Dermatology Society
  • Former President of the Pacific Dermatology Association
  • Former Chief of the Division of Dermatologic Surgery at Stanford University 

He has also lectured worldwide on cosmetic and reconstructive techniques.

Please click here to view our patient's Before & After photos for the Smartgraft Hair Transplant procedure!

*Individual Results May Vary