Hair transplants are one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Millions of people around the world experience balding and hair loss on a daily basis. To combat this, there are two main types of hair transplants – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). The latter is more common, however, FUE has its advantages.

What Is FUE?

Follicular Unit Extraction is a type of hair transplant where individual hair follicles are removed from the back/sides of the head and planted in grafts in balding areas. Unlike traditional methods like strip harvesting, FUE is non-surgical and causes minimal discomfort.

What Is NeoGraft Hair Restoration?

NeoGraft Hair Restoration is a modern technique that uses machine operated instruments to perform an FUE procedure. It is minimally invasive and requires no staples or stitches. It also offers natural looking results compared to the strip method. NeoGraft is better than traditional FUE techniques as it is faster and more accurate.

Am I the Right Candidate?

For hair transplants, any patient in good health and with sufficient donor hair is a suitable candidate. The more donor hair present, the better the results of the procedure will be. Patients need to remember that although the procedure can restore natural looking hair, it will not result in large amounts of hair growth.

This means that FUE is more suitable for patients who are willing to maintain a short haircut and those looking to hide scars from previous procedures. Athletes and other professionals that want to keep their hair short, can opt for this procedure. It is important to discuss expected results with your doctor before the procedure.

How Does NeoGraft Work?

NeoGraft’s Automated System is operated by an experienced professional. The machine gives doctors the convenience of removing multiple follicles at a time without causing any damage. It uses a motorized punch that gently rotates around individual grafts to ensure that the follicles are removed smoothly without any twisting or pulling, providing patients with minimal pain during the procedure.

The grafts are re-implanted in balding areas carefully. The procedure takes around 8 hours per sitting and patients can expect to recover within a few days. There are barely any complications and minimal bleeding.

Results

Once the implantation has been successful, the grafts shed within weeks. Eventually new hair starts to grow in their place. It will take about 3-4 months. Ideally, final results are seen after 10 months of the procedure. Over 90% of the implanted follicles are successful, while around 10% do not grow out. Natural looking hair is one of the key benefits of the procedure and the results are quite satisfactory.

While the implanted areas will show a good amount of hair, patients have to note that hair loss cannot be prevented. Many patients will require multiple sessions and recurring regular visits to maintain their hair. Doctors will usually indicate how many sessions are required after performing tests to indicate balding patterns and the pace of hair loss.

Contact Our Office

If you want to restore your hair, it may be time to consider a NeoGraft Hair Restoration treatment. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Heresh Yalamanchili, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, to begin your hair restoration journey.