What Is Neograft Hair Transplantation?
What You Should Know About NeoGraft…
Who is a good candidate for FUE using NeoGraft™?
Patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE with NeoGraft™. FUE can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior linear harvests, as well as for body hair transplants.
What is the best way to lower a receding hairline?
For both men and women, hair transplantation is the best way to lower a receding hairline. The hairline is a highly visible area so therefore care must be taken when designing an appropriate shape, including the temples and temporal point areas, so the end result looks natural both from far away and close up. Male hairlines are different than female. Everyone has a unique shape that “fits” aesthetically to form the frame of their face. Keep in mind that ARTISTRY–the size, angle, orientation and position of each transplanted hair follicle graft–is critical for a 100% naturally looking result.
When it comes to hair transplantation, the less invasive NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair follicle harvesting technique avoids a linear scar in the donor area and heals more comfortably and quickly, but the key ingredient is a experienced, hair transplant specialist with an “aesthetic eye.”
What are the major cost differences between FUE and linear-harvest hair transplant procedures?
The fee structure for FUE hair transplant procedures reflect the more detailed and intricate nature of those procedures compared to those performed with a linear harvest strip method but in most cases is very similar in pricing.
Are the final transplanted ‘results’ any different with FUE/NeoGraft™ than those achieved with linear harvesting?
Results are similar. FUE procedures, by default, yield grafts that contain mainly one, two, three, or four follicles called “follicular units.” Linear harvests, which are then microscopically dissected by a team into grafts of one, two or three follicles, would also yield similar ‘follicular-unit’ grafts. Provided that in each case the grafts are implanted with care, artistry and precision into the recipient area, the final transplanted results with FUE would be similar, if not identical, to those accomplished with a linear harvest. The difference is not in the area of hair growth, but how the donor area is harvested either by a strip of scalp or by small individual graft extractions.
Does Neograft "FUE" Work For Male and Female Genetic Patterned Baldness?
Why should the new hair grow when the old hair didn't? Because your hair follicles don't have memory. The genetic patterns associated with male and female hair loss, thinning and balding are usually isolated to a certain region of the head - generally on the very top, or around the face. Moving follicles from a more dense area of the head, to the balding section does not effect the genetic markers which ordered the hair to initially grow. Although the hair follicle has been surgically moved to a new place on the head, the genetic marker does not change.
How Does NeoGraft™ Restoration Work?
The NeoGraft™ uses a tiny surgical punch to extract follicular units from the scalp. Equipped with a multiple-angle extraction tool, the NeoGraft™ is a minimally-invasive technique that applies suction to automatically remove hair grafts from the donor area. Once extracted and collected, the hair grafts are carefully separated by size, and are then ready to be transplanted into the bald or thinning areas on the scalp. During the NeoGraft™ extraction, our patients are often comfortably listening to music or talking with our hair loss surgeon and his professional staff. They are able to sit or stand up, eat and drink, and use the restroom during the process. During the graft planting portion of the transplant, patients can enjoy music or watch a movie. At the completion of the procedure, their hair is washed and they are discharged to home.
Do I have to get a total 'buzz cut' and how do I know if I am a good candidate?
No, if your donor hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE/NeoGraft can be done by shaving small areas which can be covered by your other, existing hair. The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for hair transplant using FUE/NeoGraft is a one-on-one consultation with your Dr. Wiley. We offer a FREE, no obligation consultation so that you can get your questions answered. We'll be happy to give you a cost estimate on your procedure and help you secure a payment plan if you wish.