Change is the law of life. And those who look only to
the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
— John F. Kennedy
Introduces the “state-of-the-art” solution for hair loss…
the first minimally invasive FDA approved
automated hair transplant system.
At Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, we pride ourselves on offering the latest in medical procedures. For patients suffering from thinning hair, we offer NeoGraft, a “state-of-the-art” solution for hair loss. NeoGraft is an automated hair transplant system that is the first minimally invasive procedure that obtained FDA approval. The procedure provides patients with a more natural appearance once completed. Furthermore, NeoGraft does not require any cutting, incisions, sutures or staples. As a result, there is no linear scarring, the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, and the recovery time is much faster than more invasive procedures.
Dr. Brian V. Heil has 15 years of experience in hair transplantation with over 1,500 hair transplantation procedures. Dr. Heil was also voted by his peers to be recognized as a Castle Connolly America Top Doctor. Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is recognized as a “NeoGraft Center of Excellence” – a recognition given to just a few very accomplished and experienced hair transplantation surgeons in the country, and the only one in Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Heil has hand-selected a hair restoration surgical team with decades of transplant experience. As a result, patients can be assured that the team will pay specific attention to aesthetics and have a refined understanding of natural hair-growth patterns. We provide NeoGraft LTS hair growth light therapy provided free with all NeoGraft procedures. Unlike many other offices, Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology offers weekday and Saturday consultations, and procedure appointments are available upon request.
If you’ve suffered from baldness or thinning hair, consider the benefits of hair restoration, conveniently located at the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Brian V. Heil, MD, FACS. A full, healthy head of hair makes a world of difference in not only how you look and feel about yourself, but in how you’re ultimately perceived by those around you. Unfortunately, for both men and women, daily struggles with hair loss become more difficult as time goes on, and the results are more difficult to hide with creative hairstyles and new hairstyling products.
At Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, our team of highly-trained and dedicated clinicians are committed to helping you put an end to these struggles. Our goal is to help you regain your confidence by looking younger than you have in years. Through the use of safe, effective, hair restoration surgery, our skilled medical clinicians can help patients of all ages regrow beautiful, natural hair, designed to last a lifetime.
If you’re tired of fighting a losing battle against hair loss, Pittsburgh hair restoration might just be the solution that turns your life around in no time. At the office of Dr. Brian Heil, we rely on a revolutionary and innovative procedure called NeoGraft. NeoGraft is a process that leaves no scars and features minimal patient recovery time. Through this procedure, patients can achieve the look they want, while enduring fewer side effects and paying less for related medical bills. Call us today to learn more, or to schedule your consultation, and see how easy it is to get the gorgeous hair you’ve always wanted!
Premier Plastic Surgery is proud to bring to the practice the first minimally invasive FDA approved automated hair transplant system, NeoGraft hair restoration. This revolutionary hair transplant system avoids large visible incisions and minimal imperceptible scarring. Our board certified team is entirely devoted to giving you the treatment you need to feel and look your best.
NeoGraft hair transplant is not your ordinary hair restoration procedure. It is the least invasive procedure of its kind with no sutures, scalpel incisions, or linear scars. This means that your recovery time will be minimal – usually taking only a single day. Additionally, if you choose NeoGraft, we can restore large areas in a single session, which greatly reduces the need for any additional procedures that might have been required in the future.
There are over 100,000 hair restoration surgeries a year in the United States.
The most common way to restore hair is for the surgeon to take hair follicles from the back of the head and replant them in balding areas. Usually, in one to two sessions, the restoration process is complete, with an average number of 1,700 grafts. That may seem like a lot, but consider that a single square centimeter typically harbors 100 grafts in the normal scalp! Strip grafting (the harvest of skin containing grafts) leads to a scar, which can sometimes be bothersome with short hair.
One way to avoid this scar is to have your procedure performed with a NeoGraft machine, which harvests follicles individually and obviates the need for strip grafting.
NeoGraft™ is a revolutionary hair transplantation system that allows the surgeon to perform the most advanced and clinically proven hair transplantation called FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). FUE relies on the skill of the surgeon to be precise. With the added use of the NeoGraft, the surgeon can provide consistent and exact placement of hair follicles using technology that operates under pneumatic pressure, with precision automated control. What that means for you is that your hair transplant procedure can be performed to a greater level of safety and efficacy with the best in accuracy and precision. NeoGraft can provide you with an entirely natural appearance with less pain and downtime.
“F.U.E.” or “Follicular-Unit Extraction” is an advanced, minimally-invasive hair transplant method which allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the donor area without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar.
It is well-accepted that FUE transplants can heal faster and more comfortably than linear-harvest techniques using a scalpel and requiring stitches. With FUE, once healing is complete, the patient has the option of wearing a very short haircut without the worry of a tell-tale linear scar. Without the need for stitches, downtime is shorter with fewer activity restrictions post-operatively.
The highly ergonomic mechanical NeoGraft device works as a natural extension of the surgeons’ hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. NeoGraft™ patients now reach their goal with less time in the procedure room or fewer FUE procedures altogether.
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.
The fee structure for FUE hair transplant procedures reflects the more detailed and intricate nature of those procedures compared to those performed with a linear harvest.
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 the scalp or by small individual graft extractions.
Yes because FUE/NeoGraft is a minimally-invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.
No, but it helps. If your donor’s 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. For maximum yield, however, a buzz cut is recommended in the donor area.
Candidates for hair restoration are those individuals with hair loss that have sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the frontal balding areas. The best candidates are men and women with only frontal or partial hair loss and with adequate donor hair. Call us at 724.933.1800 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Heil. He will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.
Hair loss does not stop after transplantation. If you’re balding continues with age, you may need continued maintenance and further sessions. Progressive hair loss or the desire for greater density may require more transplants. An estimate of balding of balding pattern and the number of procedures needed will be discussed during the consultation with Dr. Heil.
The science behind grafting is quite simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair in the back of the head that naturally continues to grow. The follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Once the normal hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding – this is normal and an important part of the new growth process. After shedding the new growth will begin in 3-4 months and your hair will continue to grow normally. More importantly, your results will look healthy and natural.
Dr. Heil has assembled a team with exceptional experience.
Along with his well-known staff, he brings in technicians from around the country that have more experience with Neograft then anyone else. Pittsburgh Neograft gives you the best of both worlds; a well experienced plastic surgical team and a well-seasoned Neograft team. This assures that you will receive the highest level of care that Dr. Heil demands and provides for his patients. A good team serves to enhance the result of your Pittsburgh hair restoration!
Request a private consultation at one of our Pittsburgh NeoGraft locations. Appointments are available on weekdays as well as Saturday. Your one-hour consultation can be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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