A balding and thinning hairline zaps self-confidence and often sends people on a frustrating search for solutions. Unfortunately, there are very few options to effectively fill the hairline and balding areas. Traditional hair transplants are invasive and some patients do not want to go under the knife or do not wish to be left with a linear scar. Fortunately NeoGraft now offers a more appealing solution. The NeoGraft is an innovative procedure that is not like the traditional hair transplants of the past. This minimally invasive technique will give you natural results, with little signs of any cosmetic enhancement. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this new and advanced procedure.
What is NeoGraft?
NeoGraft is a new, minimally invasive hair transplant technique that provides natural results for both men and women. This innovative procedure utilizes new methods to rejuvenate your hairline and give you a more youthful, thicker hairline and to fill bald areas. NeoGraft utilizes Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, to fill balding and thinning areas of the scalp. When the hairline is thickened, patients faces often appear more proportionate and years younger. The results are natural and discrete.
How Does NeoGraft Work?
What makes NeoGraft such a sought-after procedure, is the innovative method that is used to transplant the hair. NeoGraft works by extracting hair from the donor area of the head. This refers to a part of the scalp found on the back of the head that inherently resists testosterone. That makes the hair stronger, less likely to fall out, or become thin. The hair is then transplanted to the balding and thinning areas.
When the hairs are extracted, they are taken in their naturally occurring groups of one or four hairs. All the grafts are similar in size, both in diameter and length. This helps to increase the rate that the hair will take. These grafts are harvested separately and pneumatically. This allows the follicles to be removed without any pulling or twisting. The recipient sites are meticulously made by your surgeon. These are chosen with a precise eye to create a natural hairline that will compliment your unique facial shape and features.
Once the sites are properly prepared, the hair will be transplanted to the balding and thinning areas. This is done using NeoGraft’s innovative “no touch” implantation follicle method. To create a natural and youthful hairline each follicle is placed with an artistic and precise eye.
What is FUE?
NeoGraft utilizes innovative technology, including Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE. This minimally invasive hair transplant technique allows for hair follicles to be extracted from the donor site individually, without having to harvest a linear strip. During a traditional hair transplant, hair follicles are harvested from a strip of skin from the donor site. This often leaves behind noticeable scarring on the back of the scalp.
Am I Good Candidate?
The best way to decide if you are a good candidate is to talk to your doctor and have a consultation. But there are some variables that make some patients better candidates than others. Patients should be in good health and have realistic goals. Although NeoGraft does provide great results, it is unlikely that your hair will return to the same fullness of your youth. It is also essential for the donor area to have a sufficient amount of hair so that it can be transplanted to the balding and thinning areas. Usually the thicker the hair in the donor area, the fuller the final results.
NeoGraft is a great option for both men and women who are looking for an alternative to a traditional hair transplant. It can even be performed on patients who have had a linear hair transplant in the past. Patients that want the choice to wear their hair short in the back or on the side of the scalp may be great candidates for this treatment. Also, patients that are looking for the least amount of recovery time and minimum amount of activity limitations would benefit from NeoGraft over other hair transplant procedures.
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
Following your NeoGraft procedure, you will be able to see your new hairline for the first week. Due to your new follicles following your natural hair cycle, the results will appear gradually. During the first week after your procedure it is normal for the donor area to appear irritated, red, and swollen. These side effects usually diminish after the first week. After the first two weeks, your transplanted hair may begin to fall out. Although this may seem concerning, this is completely normal as your hair is going through your natural hair growth cycle. New and healthy hair is able to grow when hair sheds. NeoGraft allows your hair to grow naturally and discreetly, without any obvious signs of cosmetic enhancement. Once your hair has grown you can experiment with many different styles without any limitations.
What is Recovery Like?
Due to the gentle FUE technique that NeoGraft uses to extract and transplant the hair follicles, there is no incisions or down time. Unlike traditional hair transplants, there is no need for a lengthy recovery to heal and there is very little signs of cosmetic surgery. Many patients are able to return to work the day following their procedure. For optimal results, it is important to follow your doctor’s post op instructions to ensure healthy hair growth.
How Long Do Results Lasts?
Although NeoGraft fills the balding and thinning areas, unfortunately it does not solve hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by many variables, including genetics, age, hormones, stress, etc. As these natural conditions continue, some patients will require additional treatments, specifically if their balding pattern continues as they age. Your balding pattern can be discussed during your consultation. The doctor can access if you may need more sessions in the future.
How Does FUE Differ from Linear Harvesting?
Hair transplants that use the linear harvesting technique is a much more invasive procedure. Linear harvesting requires a lot of healing, causes scarring, and may have more risks and complications. These include infection and bleeding. During linear harvesting patients are put under anesthesia, which can add more possibilities of problems. Since the FUE method does not involve sutures or staples, there is minimal to no discomfort.
Do you want to restore your hairline? NeoGraft can help you get back your fuller and thicker hairline. Call our office and schedule a consultation.