According to the American Hair Loss Association, about 85% of men experience some degree of balding by the age of 50. And while some choose to embrace the bald look, many men prefer the way they look with a full head of hair.
For many people, the first signs of thinning feel like the beginning of the end. But the truth is that several hair restoration methods can help stimulate hair growth, including topical ointments, oral supplements, and medications.
Sometimes, more complex treatments are necessary. Surgical intervention with follicular unit transplantation (FUT) was once the best option for people struggling with hair loss. But that changed with the development of NeoGraft.
Keep reading to learn all about this cutting-edge, minimally invasive hair restoration technique.
What Is NeoGraft?
NeoGraft is a minimally invasive, semiautomated method of hair transplantation that uses follicular unit excision (FUE). During treatment, a handheld wand-like device extracts healthy hair follicles from one part of your head and transplants them to the areas that are thinning or balding.
The NeoGraft device employs a very precise form of pneumatic pressure to swiftly and smoothly extract hair follicles in small groupings. The device then makes very tiny incisions and transplants the hairs into the balding areas of the scalp.
FUT vs. FUE
During traditional follicular unit transplantation, an entire strip of skin is removed from your scalp. Then, the individual hair follicles are carefully extracted, and additional incisions are made to transplant the hair follicles to their new location on your scalp.
Follicular unit excision with NeoGraft does not require these larger incisions. It has proven to be a much quicker, simpler, and more comfortable procedure than traditional manual hair transplants
5 Benefits of NeoGraft Hair Transplants at Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics
Many people consider NeoGraft treatments to be transformative, but the benefits of NeoGraft go beyond pure aesthetics. Read on to learn five of the benefits that make NeoGraft the best option for hair restoration in Exton, PA.
1. Treatment Is Always Customized
At Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, hair transplant treatment is always customized. We never take a cookie-cutter approach because we know everyone’s preferences and features are unique.
2. Natural-Looking Results
Many people avoid hair transplants altogether because they’re worried the results will look obviously fake — like a bad toupee. Luckily, this isn’t something you have to worry about with NeoGraft hair transplants from Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.
The advanced NeoGraft technology — along with our doctors’ incredible skill and craftsmanship — means that you can expect natural-looking results no matter how you choose to style your hair.
3. No Scarring
Unlike FUE with NeoGraft, the donor area for traditional FUT will generally leave a mark. Because a strip of hair is removed from the scalp, this area is often visible long after the procedure is completed.
Since NeoGraft hair transplants use gentle pneumatic pressure to extract hair, no linear incisions are ever made. As a result, no marks will be left at the donor hair site.
4. Quicker Recovery Time
Hair restoration using FUT can take several weeks to heal. During that time, you have to take extra precautions and care for a delicate wound.
Since NeoGraft doesn’t use any scalpels, stitches, or staples, the recovery process is much quicker and simpler. Most people are able to resume their normal daily activities within a few days of treatment.
5. NeoGraft Is Suitable for Men and Women
Hair loss is not exclusive to men. Many women also feel the effects of genetic hair loss as they age. Women most often notice their hair thinning around their part, but thinning along the hairline is also common.
At Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are proud to help provide men and women with a permanent solution to hair loss.
When Can You Expect to See Results from NeoGraft?
NeoGraft hair restoration can help men and women achieve a fuller, healthier head of hair within 12 to 18 months.
Many assume that they’ll be able to see the full results of a NeoGraft procedure immediately. Although you will be able to get an idea of what your hair will look like, the grafted hair will shed within a few weeks of treatment. This is a normal part of the healing process and not a cause for concern.
The transplanted follicles are still in place just below the surface of your scalp. You can expect to see new hair growth within a few months after the grafted hair sheds. After that, the results will continue to improve with time.
It’s important to remember that different bodies work at different speeds. Just because someone had a full head of hair eight months after treatment does not mean you will, and that’s okay. You shouldn’t judge your progress against anyone else’s.
Who Is NeoGraft Not Right For?
NeoGraft is ideal for people in overall good health with mild to moderate hair loss. We generally do not recommend NeoGraft to candidates who have the following conditions:
- Do not have a sufficient amount of donor hair
- Are under 25 years old
- Have a history of blood clots
- Have high blood pressure
- Have unmanaged diabetes
- Have hair loss caused by medication
The first step of your hair restoration journey is a consultation with one of our world-renowned plastic surgeons. This will ensure you are a good candidate for NeoGraft and allow us to answer any lingering questions you still have about the procedure.
Ready to Explore NeoGraft?
Reach out to our friendly team of experts at Legacy Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics today to schedule your hair restoration consultation.