Hair transplant techniques have improved since the original attempts that created less-than-desirable results. Fortunately, now you can get natural-looking hair regrowth.
With today’s advanced technology, the NeoGraft® device, James W. Goodnight, MD, at Dr. Goodnight’s Center for Everlasting Beauty, located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, can create a fabulous-looking hair transplant in less time and with a faster recovery.
If you’re discouraged by thinning hair or balding, you owe it to yourself to learn about the benefits of a hair transplant with NeoGraft. Here’s what you need to know.
Standard hair transplant technique
Today’s most common hair transplant procedure is called follicular unit transplantation (FUT). During this process, plastic surgeons obtain healthy donor hairs by cutting out a strip of scalp across the back of your head.
Once the strip is removed, they stitch the edges of skin together. Unfortunately, that creates a long, permanent scar.
For the next step, they manually separate the individual hair follicles from the strip. Then they use a scalpel to make a small incision in your scalp and place one hair follicle into the incision. They repeat the process, manually making an incision for each follicle until all the harvested hairs are transplanted.
That process is less than efficient and provides mediocre results.
NeoGraft hair transplant system
The NeoGraft device performs a hair transplant procedure called follicular unit extraction (FUE). FUE differs from FUT in the way your donor hairs are harvested.
Many plastic surgeons perform FUEs manually without using the NeoGraft. During a typical FUE, they don’t cut a strip of hair. Instead, they carefully remove healthy donor hair, punching out one follicular unit at a time.
Harvesting individual follicles allows your plastic surgeon to artistically remove the hairs, ensuring you don’t end up with a balding patch or scar in the donor area.
After harvesting enough follicles for your transplant, your plastic surgeon starts the process of implanting each follicle into your balding or thinning areas. They use a scalpel to make a slit-like incision and insert one hair follicle into each incision.
Though the NeoGraft procedure follows the FUE technique of removing and implanting single hair follicles, the device automates your hair transplant. The advanced handpiece is designed to extract each follicle, gently suctioning it into a tube that safely collects many single follicles.
For the next step, we use the same automated device to smoothly insert each follicle into your scalp. The implantation process goes smoothly and without incisions.
Benefits of a NeoGraft hair transplant
The top four benefits of a NeoGraft hair transplant include:
No stitches or scarring
As we mentioned above, one of the greatest benefits of a NeoGraft transplant is that you don’t have scarring due to removing a strip of hair. Following your NeoGraft procedure, the hair in the donor and transplanted areas looks perfectly natural.
Since we don’t make any incisions, your scalp heals faster compared to a FUT or manual FUE. The donor and transplant areas feel tender after your NeoGraft procedure and you may have some scabbing, but both conditions improve within a week.
Carefully choosing where to place each follicle and ensuring they grow in the appropriate direction, creates new hair growth that looks like your original hair.
The implanted hair follicles rest for a short time before restarting their natural growth cycle. Your new hair becomes more noticeable with each passing week, and the full results appear in 9-12 months after your NeoGraft hair transplant.
Works for men and women
Men and women can both inherit a type of hair loss called androgenetic alopecia, and most people with this condition are good candidates for a NeoGraft transplant. However, men and women experience androgenetic alopecia differently.
Male-pattern balding causes a receding hairline and hair loss on the top of their head. Men retain a ring of healthy hair around the sides and back of their head.
By comparison, female-pattern baldness causes thinning over the entire scalp. However, some women notice more extensive thinning where their hair parts.
If you’re ready to improve your appearance and want to learn more about NeoGraft, call Dr. Goodnight’s Center for Everlasting Beauty or book an appointment online today.