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.