What Is Neograft Hair Transplantation?

Neograft is a new hair transplantation device which facilitates individual hair follicle harvesting, dramatically improving the accuracy and the speed over previously used "strip" hair transplant techniques.  
Dr. Clarence Wiley has performed procedures for men and women alike, and is the only doctor in the area who specializes in meeting the unique needs of African American men and women with hair loss.  Neograft hair transplant and hair restoration can be your answer for the treatment of thinning hair, balding hair in female or male patterned hair loss.
How is NeoGraft Different?
Watch the animated video here to learn more about the difference between NeoGraft and the "old syle" hair replacement stripping method:

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.  

What Do Patients Have To Say About Neograft Hair Restoration?

Here's What Others Have To Say About The NeoGraft Experience:
"I am 49 years old and get sick to my stomach every morning as I try harder and harder to cover up my thinning areas on my head. No matter how many times my wife tells me I am handsome and she loves me, she knows, for me, it is so much more than that. I just can't explain it completely. It just bothers me to no-end. I wish it didn't. But it does. So in doing my homework and talking to many consultant friends, I knew I did not want a big scar that looked like a smile on the back of my head and thus I would have to keep my hair at a longer length - I want to keep my hair short - if possible. I was advised to look into the NeoGraft FUE system. It was exactly the answer for me and I am thrilled. The procedure was so darn easy to tolerate. Recovery was a breeze."
--- Dan R.
"Male pattern baldness runs in my family. My father and two older brothers all lost their hair at a very early age. At 48, I thought I had beaten the odds and was going to have a decent head of hair for the rest of my life. As all men do in the morning when shaving, I noticed my hair on top getting a little thinner every month when at the age of 50 I too had lost about 50% of my hair up top. It really didn’t bother me until I was forced into searching for a new job and finding out that my thinning hair may not help me with my search efforts. So as I researched my thinning hair options, I was not too pleased to hear about the surgery where they cut a strip of scalp from the back of the head. That’s when I heard about NeoGraft, a simple procedure where they take small grafts from the back of the head and place them where you need them. This was much more appealing to me. The procedure was painless and I was able to resume my normal activities the next day. Other than some minor swelling a few days after the procedure, I felt no discomfort."
--- Winston R.
"Wow! That is how I would have to describe the NeoGraft procedure. After I left the office I did not have to take any pain medication, and aside from wanting to itch the graft area, the procedure did not affect my daily life in the least. I am 44 years old and was balding in the crown area and have already had friends comment on the difference and it has only been 4 weeks!"
--- Michael C.