Extreme or gradual hair loss can be stressful for those who experience it for a variety of reasons. For some individuals, losing their hair represents an important sign they’re getting older and that their youth is slipping through their hands. Other people are more concerned about the way they actually look to the rest of the world, and therefore sometimes feel a great deal of anxiety surrounding the issue. But, due to the advances in technology today, NeoGraft hair restoration treatment can offer very satisfying and natural-looking results for countless people.
Individuals who have these kinds of hair issues often seek various procedures and treatments, some of which include hair follicle transplants that often result in poor results. NeoGraft is a much more effective option in dealing with thinning hair and baldness. Currently, more than 6,000 people have undergone NeoGraft hair transplants using cutting-edge techniques with amazing results.
What is NeoGraft Hair Restoration?
NeoGraft refers to the latest innovative approach in hair restoration technology. It uses the gold standard method of FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), together with a highly automated proven system, to offer exceptional hair restoration results. FUE is considered the most advanced hair restoration technology that’s currently available today. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that offers dramatic and incredible results for men and women.
During the procedure, each hair follicle is individually removed from the donor area of the patient and one-by-one they’re transplanted to fill in thinning or bald areas without the need for scalpels or an excessive number of stitches. Also, it’s the only hair replacement harvesting system that’s approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
The technically-advanced NeoGraft approach automates the FUE process meaning that both accuracy and speed of the transplant is increased. No longer is each meticulous and painstaking step performed manually by hand. Therefore, the time spent on performing the procedure is greatly reduced compared to other more conventional hair transplant techniques. NeoGraft makes hair restoration more effective and efficient for every patient.
Benefits of Having a NeoGraft
- Minimal discomfort
- No staples, sutures, or scalpels required
- No linear scars
- Quick healing and minimal recovery time
- Low risk for damage to blood vessels or excessive bleeding
- Compared to conventional hair transplant procedures, overall surgical time is short
- Ideal for people who want a shorter hair style
- Greater number of hair follicles are transplanted
- Perfect procedure for active individuals due to minimal restrictions following treatment
NeoGraft efficiently automates the FUE process. Hair follicles are first harvested and then integrated into the scalp, each one individually, using a high-tech automated method. The doctor targets the donor hair follicles from key areas on the scalp with dense hair growth in order to ensure the best possible chance of projected hair growth in these thinning, bald areas.
The harvesting aspect of the treatment typically calls for patients to remain lying face down for a number of hours. The doctor will numb the patient’s scalp with a local anesthetic and then proceed to eliminate the targeted hair follicle groups with the NeoGraft device. Afterwards, patients can then sit up for the rest of the treatment. Once the doctor creates a series of tiny incisions in the area of the frontal scalp, the next step is to place the donor hair follicles in these target areas for transplant.
Once the patient’s hair grafts are placed in their proper position, the scalp is thoroughly rinsed and a dressing is applied for protection. The doctor will go over all follow-up and home care instructions with the patient. Overall, NeoGraft treatment requires minimal attention since there aren’t any incisions to attend to or stitches to dissolve or be removed.
Who is a Good Candidate for NeoGraft?
Anyone with mild to moderate hair loss and has a good amount of donor hair on the back of their scalp can benefit from the NeoGraft technique. It especially provides outstanding results for men who want to wear their hair very short following the transplant. Another benefit from using the NeoGraft method is the minimal activity restrictions, which is ideal for physically active people or athletes.
Other candidates for NeoGraft include people who have previously undergone linear hair harvests. NeoGraft is able to effectively camouflage unsightly scars from past hair transplants as well. Botched, pre-existing, poor hair transplants can be substantially improved with excellent results using NeoGraft.
The best candidates for NeoGraft should be in general good health, fully understand how the procedure works, and have realistic expectations of the results. Patients with extra thick donor hair should anticipate even better results. However, NeoGraft isn’t just limited to harvesting hair from the head. The method can offer amazing results for hair replacement from other areas on the body as well, including the arms, legs, and chest.
How long will the procedure last?
Based on the specific number of hair grafts that need to be performed, the procedure can take anywhere from 3-8 hours total.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Compared to other more traditional hair restoration methods, NeoGraft has a relatively short recovery time and also fewer complications related to the procedure itself. Patients should expect a bit of redness and minor swelling that can last between 4-7 days. During the first 24 hours, a small amount of drainage may be experienced, but is usually very minimal. Also, there’s little to no discomfort following NeoGraft. Taking a shower and shampooing hair is usually fine following NeoGraft, but requires an extra degree of gentleness for the first two weeks. Patients can comfortably return to work in about a week or less in most cases.
Once the patient’s hair follicles are successfully incorporated into the desired target location of the scalp, they’ll remain there for a couple of weeks. After approximately 3-4 weeks later, the transplanted hair will eventually fall out, which gives way for new hair to grow. Over the next 3-4 months, patients gradually begin to notice their new hair growth overalls.
What are the potential risks involved?
Risks that were once common in traditional hair restoration techniques, including bleeding, scarring, extensive recovery time, and other post-op complications, are dramatically decreased using NeoGraft. In fact, the risks commonly associated with NeoGraft are very minimal and pale in comparison to the various potential issues that are linked to more invasive hair restoration techniques.
How soon can I return to work?
Some patients do not care if other people know about their procedure, while others do not want anyone to know. However, after about nine months following the procedure everyone will readily notice how much more hair the patient has overall. But, for those patients who want to keep their procedure private, it’s recommended that no work or social interaction take place for about 10-14 days. This amount of time should allow for the patient to return to normal in terms of looks. However, if the patient doesn’t mind a few strange looks, then they can easily return to their normal lifestyle and work just 2-3 days following the procedure. In any case, it will take about nine months later to see the full results of surgery.
When individuals decide to get a hair replacement, they generally want the results to quickly show, but also want to know that they’re permanent. For anyone choosing a NeoGraft hair transplant, they can anticipate a future with a full head of hair. The first step is to create a specific treatment plan with your doctor in order to ensure your chances of success.