The market for hair replacement is growing dynamically. More than 80 million patients suffer from thinning hair or male/female-pattern baldness. Fortunately, the most minimally invasive hair transplant technique in the market, NeoGraft, makes it possible for patients to achieve natural and lasting results.
NeoGraft is the latest automated hair-transplant system and makes it possible to harvest the hair follicles through a Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant. This procedure dramatically improves the speed and accuracy over the existing manual-extraction instruments. It is minimally invasive, and it is a viable option for both men and women.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
If you would like a hairstyle that is short on the sides or in the back of the scalp, or if you want very little activity restriction (athletes) after the transplantation procedure, then you are a good candidate for Follicular Unit Extraction. The NeoGraft system can also be used to camouflage scars in patients who have had linear harvests before. It can be used for body hair transplants as well.
If you are thinking about going for a NeoGraft transplant, then you need to be in good health. The hair loss should not be excessive, and there must be enough donor hair on the back of your scalp to transplant into the areas affected by male/female-pattern balding. If you have a lot of donor hair, good hair density, and a full scalp, you can expect more natural results.
You also need to have reasonable goals. Although the procedure can restore your hair density to a great extent, you cannot expect the kind of hair you had when you were in your twenties. Your facial plastic surgeon will be able to assess the amount of coverage you need to get the appearance you want.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
The NeoGraft system uses pneumatic pressure to pull out the hair grafts. There is no twisting or pulling, which would potentially cause damage to the graft. The grafts can also be implanted much faster. This ensures that they stay robust, imparting a more natural-looking hairline.
How Soon Can You See the Results?
The technique used in the procedure is fairly simple. The follicular tissues in the back of your head that hold the transplanted hair grow in cycles. Once the follicles have been grafted into the balding area, they will stay in place for a couple of weeks before they start shedding – this is a normal and very important part of the growth process.
Once they finish shedding, you will begin to see new growth in a few months; around this time, your hair will start to grow naturally. The best part about this procedure is that it is completely healthy and the results look perfectly natural.
How Long Will It Last?
You need to bear in mind that the transplantation procedure does not put an end to the hair loss. Some people need continuous maintenance, especially if the balding pattern continues with age. If you want to achieve more hair density, then you might need more transplants. You can get an estimate of your balding pattern and the total number of procedures you need to undergo from your facial plastic surgeon.
Speak to a Board-Certified Medical Professional
For more information regarding NeoGraft hair restoration, contact Dr. Anthony Bared and arrange a consultation. Dr. Bared is a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon with a great deal of experience.