“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
Introducing the “state-of-the-art” solution for hair loss… the first minimally-invasive FDA-approved automated hair transplant system.
Nothing even comes close
At Premier Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on offering the latest in medical procedures to patients in Western Pennsylvania. For those suffering from thinning hair, we offer the NeoGraft™ treatment, a “state-of-the-art” solution for hair loss. NeoGraft™ is an automated hair transplant system that is the first minimally-invasive hair regrowth procedure to obtain FDA approval. This method provides patients with a more natural appearance. 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 is also 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 free NeoGraft™ LTS hair growth light therapy with all NeoGraft™ procedures. Additionally, unlike many other offices, Premier Plastic Surgery offers weekday and Saturday consultations, and procedure appointments are available upon request.
HAIR RESTORATION FOR MEN & WOMEN
If you’ve suffered from baldness or thinning hair, consider the benefits of hair restoration that is conveniently offered 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. Thin areas may become impossible to hide with creative hairstyles and new hairstyling products.
Premier Plastic Surgery’s team of highly-trained and dedicated clinicians is committed to helping you put an end to these struggles. Our goal is to help you regain your confidence and look 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.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE
If you’re tired of fighting a losing battle against hair loss, professional hair restoration might just be the solution that quickly turns your life around. 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 offer the first minimally-invasive FDA-approved automated hair transplant system, NeoGraft™, for hair restoration. This revolutionary hair regrowth treatment avoids large visible incisions and leaves only minimal, imperceptible scarring. Our board-certified team is entirely devoted to giving you the treatment you need to both look and feel your best.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NeoGraft™ is not your ordinary hair restoration surgery. It is the least invasive procedure of its kind with no sutures, scalpel incisions, or linear scars. Your recovery time will be minimal – usually taking only a single day. Additionally, if you choose NeoGraft™ treatment, we can restore large areas in a single session, which significantly reduces the need for any additional procedures that might have been required previously.
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. The restoration process is usually complete in one to two sessions, 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!
What is NeoGraft™?
NeoGraft™ is a revolutionary hair transplantation system that allows the surgeon to perform the most advanced and clinically-proven hair regrowth surgery: FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). FUE relies on the skill and precision of the surgeon. With NeoGraft™, the surgeon can provide consistent and exact placement of hair follicles using technology that operates under pneumatic pressure, with precision automated control. That means that your hair transplant procedure can be performed to a higher level of safety and efficacy. It will feature the best in accuracy and precision. A NeoGraft™ treatment can provide you with an entirely natural appearance with less pain and downtime.
What is an “FUE” hair transplant?
“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.
What are the main benefits of FUE over linear harvesting?
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 and comes with fewer activity restrictions after the procedure.
What are some benefits of the NeoGraft™ treatment over manual FUE techniques?
The highly ergonomic mechanical NeoGraft™ device works as a natural extension of the surgeon’s hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. NeoGraft™ patients now reach their goals with less time in the procedure room and fewer FUE procedures altogether.
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 are the major cost differences between FUE and linear-harvest hair transplant procedures?
The fee structure for FUE hair transplant procedures reflects the more detailed and intricate nature of those procedures compared to the clunkier methods of linear harvest.
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 the scalp or by small individual graft extractions.
Is FUE/NeoGraft™ suitable for both men and women?
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.
Do I have to get a total ‘buzz cut’ to have an FUE/NeoGraft™ procedure?
No, but it helps. If your donor hair is sufficiently long, then harvesting with FUE/NeoGraft™ can be performed by shaving small areas that will be covered by your existing hair. For the best yield, however, a buzz cut we recommend a buzz cut in the donor area.
How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for NeoGraft™?
Candidates for this method of hair restoration are those individuals who are dealing with hair loss yet 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 724-264-3608 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Heil. He will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.
How long will the hair last?
Hair loss does not stop after transplantation. If your balding continues as you age, you may need ongoing maintenance and additional sessions. Progressive hair loss or a preference for greater density may lead to later transplants. An estimate of the balding pattern and the number of procedures needed will be discussed during the consultation with Dr. Heil.
How soon will I see results?
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, and 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 essential 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.
MEET OUR TEAM
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™ than anyone else. A Neograft™ treatment at one of our locations near Pittsburgh will give you the best of both worlds: an experienced plastic surgery team and a well-seasoned Neograft™ team. You will receive the highest level of care and the best possible results from your hair restoration!
REQUEST A CONSULTATION
If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, call us to learn more about NeoGraft™ treatment.
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.