How NeoGraft Can Reverse Hair Loss
In Pittsburgh, hair transplant surgery can help restore the hairline and reverse hair loss. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are several ways to achieve this result. Ideal candidates for this type of surgery are those who have healthy hair growth in some areas of the scalp. Follicles from these areas can then be grafted, using a variety of methods, to thinning and balding areas to encourage continual growth.
In the past, grafting was done by removing a strip of the scalp where healthy hair is currently growing. This invasive surgery has now been replaced by newer technology that uses punch grafts, mini-grafts, or micro-grafts. One of these new technologies is the NeoGraft FUE system. It is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a punch graft technique. While punch sizes vary, the average graft is a small one-millimeter punch. Each follicular unit containing one to four follicles is manually removed and grafted to a different area of the scalp. This method requires no anesthetic, no sedations, and has dramatically less surgical risk than previously used methods. There are also no scars and no recovery time is needed.
While this advanced technique is superior to its predecessors, it hasn’t been widely adopted as a hair transplant option. Because follicular units are removed and grafted one at a time, it can be extremely time consuming and expensive for the average patient. Many doctors are also not interested in taking more time than is necessary for the procedure when the easier, more invasive strip method generally yields the same results. To continue to improve its technology, NeoGraft has developed an automated system that reduces overall cost of the procedure and saves time. The automated FUE system takes about the same time as a strip transplant. This “no touch” method also reduces follicular unit trauma and yields better results.
For more information on safe and effective hair restoration, Pittsburgh men and women should speak to a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has extensive experience in the procedure. They can help you review your options to decide which technology will provide you with the best possible results for your hair and work within your budget.