You are not alone
Hair loss is a major cause of appearance anxiety for many men, and it’s extremely common. If you are losing your hair, you are definitely not alone. By the age of 35, about two-thirds of American men will have measurable hair loss and by the age of 50, 85 percent will have visibly thinning hair to some degree. In extreme cases, complete baldness can occur even before that age. Surgical options are unattractive to many and medicinal options won’t work for everyone. Now there’s NeoGraft, a completely safe and natural-looking FUE hair transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure that works for both men and women.
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FUE hair transplants vs Traditional Methods
You may have been turned off to the idea of surgical hair transplantation, as it leaves a horizontal scar at the back of the scalp (see video on our main page). Of course, there’s also the somewhat nauseating idea of having a large area of your scalp cut off with a surgeon’s scalpel and transplanted piecemeal to other areas of your head, leaving even more scars.
Hair plugs are also an unattractive option for many men. The final appearance of plugs has often been described as ‘doll hair’. The plugs do indeed resemble the small circles of hair which are characteristic of the fake hair on plastic dolls. It’s kind of like sticking a sign on your head that you’ve had a hair transplant. For many, this is no more attractive an option than losing their hair in the first place. In addition, the donor area from which the plugs are extracted may experience significant scarring in some patients.
NeoGraft FUE hair transplants leave no scars, the results look completely natural, and a scalpel won’t come anywhere near your scalp. Even if you keep your hair cropped close, no one will know you've had a transplant.
The NeoGraft Hair Restoration Process
With NeoGraft, individual follicles are removed from areas of the head where the hair is thickest and transplanted one-by-one to the areas where hair has been lost. While it might sound like individually transplanting thousands of hairs would take forever, in the hands of a skilled doctor or clinician, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the procedure can be completed.
The NeoGraft machine, developed by Venus Concept, makes the procedure quick and completely safe. It also takes the guesswork out of the implantation procedure by tracking the number of follicles transplanted from and to each area.
As another major benefit, both the procedure and recovery time are much quicker with FUE hair transplants over traditional hair transplantation methods. While this will vary from patient to patient, depending largely upon the number of follicles that need to be transplanted, a NeoGraft procedure can take as little as five hours.
NeoGraft will work for almost everyone, and the procedure is equally effective for both men and women. However, some people may not be candidates, or due to genetics or the underlying reason for hair loss, should not expect much improvement.
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What To Expect During the Procedure
The procedure itself is done in two steps. First, we harvest hair follicles from the area at the back of your scalp between your ears. This area is most resistant to male pattern baldness, and the area of the head from which hairs are the last to go.
The Many Benefits of NeoGraft
The NeoGraft Process
During the harvesting procedure, you’ll need to lay face down for between two and four hours. A local anesthetic will be applied to the harvest target area, also called the ‘donor site’. The area also needs to be shaved so only the roots will be extracted. We then use NeoGraft’s state-of-the-art FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction device to remove the required number of hairs. This treatment is so comfortable and pain-free that some patients even fall asleep.
After extraction, we both get to take a short break. Go the bathroom, get something to eat or drink, or check your voicemail.
For this second part of the procedure, you’ll be sitting upright. Once again, the areas to receive the transplanted hairs called the ‘recipient site’, will be anesthetized so there’ll be no pain during implantation.
We’ll have pre-determined your desired hairline and implantation pattern previous to this step so your resulting restored hair will look very natural. You’ll be free to listen to music, watch a movie and talk with those around you. Just relax and enjoy the knowledge that you’ll soon have a much fuller head of hair.
After the procedure, a sterile dressing will be applied to protect the area from possible infection, but you’ll only need this dressing for a short time.
Unlike with traditional transplant procedures which may require up to a week before you’ll be able to return to work, many patients are able to resume their normal routine within two or three days. If it takes a little longer for you, don’t be concerned. Everyone will respond differently and heal at a different rate. Expect little to no discomfort. You can even shower and wash your hair, but you should take care to be gentle with the treated areas.
The donor area will look natural again within a week to 10 days for most patients. It takes only this long for the remaining hair in that area to grow over the areas where follicles were removed. If you don’t want anyone to know you’ve had the procedure, it is recommended that you book a couple of weeks off work. This will be enough time for most people to regain a natural appearance. Once again, though, physical recovery is very quick, so if you don’t mind a few strange looks you can book the procedure for a Friday and safely return to work on Monday.
The new hair follicles will remain in place for a couple of weeks following the procedure, then begin to fall out. Not to worry as this is completely normal and to be expected. The transplant procedure is traumatic to the tissues, but the follicle isn’t dead, just starting a new growth phase. New hair shafts should begin to appear within 3 to 4 months and your new head of hair should look completely natural by 8 to 10 months.
What Are the Potential Risks?
Most of the risks associated with traditional transplant procedures, including bleeding, scarring, extensive recovery time, and post-op infections or complications are dramatically lessened with NeoGraft. Most patients experience no issues whatsoever and the vast majority of patients report being ‘satisfied’ to ‘extremely happy’ with the final result.