What Is a NeoGraft Hair Transplant?
If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from hair loss, you know just how devastating it can be. You may have tried all sorts of treatments, but nothing has worked. Or maybe you’ve been considering a hair transplant surgery, but you’re not too keen on the idea of having a scalpel slicing through your scalp. Well, here at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we have good news for you: NeoGraft is here!
This advanced medical device helps to give you back your hair without the need for invasive surgery. Keep reading to learn more about it and how we can help you achieve the hair volume you’ve always wanted.
What is a NeoGraft Hair Transplant?
NeoGraft is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique that offers a number of advantages over traditional methods. First, the technique involves using a special device to harvest individual follicles from the donor area, which helps minimize trauma and improve the overall health of the grafts.
Second, this technique borrows from the follicular unit extraction (FUE) process, which means that there is no need for a linear cut in the donor area. This results in reduced risk of scarring. Finally, the device allows for the precise placement of grafts, which helps create a natural-looking hairline.
What’s the Hair Transplant Process Like?
When you come in for a consultation, the first thing we will do is take a look at your scalp. We will closely examine the area of hair loss as well as the surrounding areas to get an idea of the best way to proceed. We will also ask about your medical history and any medications you are currently taking.
Be sure to mention any allergies you have as well. Once we have all the necessary information, we will sit down with you and discuss the best course of action. Together, we will develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals. We want you to be fully informed every step of the way, so please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
Hair Transplant Process
Before the transplant can begin, the doctor will numb the scalp with local anesthesia. Once the patient is comfortable, we will then use a NeoGraft device to extract individual follicles from the donor area. These follicles are then sorted and treated before being transplanted to the recipient area. The doctor takes care to ensure that each follicle is placed in the natural direction of hair growth in order to achieve uniform results.
A hair transplant is a lengthy process that can take anywhere from 3 to 8 hours, depending on the individual case. However, it is often possible to break up the transplant session into a series of shorter appointments to make the process more manageable for the patient.
After a hair transplant, it is normal for the transplanted hair to fall out within two to three weeks. This is not a cause for concern, as the hair follicles are still intact and simply need time to heal and adjust to their new location. Within a few months, new hair will begin to grow in the transplanted area. The new hair may be thinner and softer than the original hair, but it should continue to thicken and strengthen over time.
When Can I Expect to See the Result?
Most patients see significant results within six to nine months after the transplant. Results can vary from person to person, but most patients are very happy with their results. It is important to remember that this is a permanent solution for hair loss, so once the transplanted hair has begun to grow, it will continue to do so for the rest of your life.
Do’s and Don’ts After Hair Transplant
1. Keep Your Head Elevated When Sleeping
It is important to keep your head elevated when sleeping for the first 7-10 days after a hair transplant. This will help ensure that the grafts remain in place and facilitate healing. Sleeping with your head elevated will also help prevent you from accidentally rubbing or touching the area.
2. Avoid Excessive Heat and Sweating
Avoiding excessive heat and sweating means steering clear of strenuous activity, hot showers, saunas, and direct sunlight. You should also avoid exposing your head to heat sources such as hair dryers and curling irons. If you must be in the sun, be sure to wear a loose-fitting hat or scarf to protect your head.
3. Allow Your Head To Ventilate Freely
Allowing your head to ventilate freely after a hair transplant will help prevent the risk of infection and also speed up the healing process. This means avoiding hats, caps, turbans, or any other headwear that could restrict airflow.
4. Shampoo Your Hair Gently
Shampooing will help remove the scabs that form on the grafts and prevent them from getting infected. It is best to use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo that will not irritate the scalp. Be sure to massage the shampoo into the scalp with your fingers, using circular motions. Then, rinse 2-3 times with cool water.
Benefits of NeoGraft Hair Transplant
1. Less Invasive Than Both FUT and FUE
This is because the device is automated to control and vary the depth of incision, which means less pain and discomfort for the patient.
2. Reduced Hair Follicle Damage
This is due to the fact that the device gently extracts the hair follicle from the scalp, reducing the trauma to the follicle
3. Quicker Than Both FUT and FUE
The device implantation is faster than manual implantation. In addition, there is no need for stitches.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
A NeoGraft hair transplant can be particularly helpful for patients who:
- Have excessive hair loss in a specific area
- Have experienced poor results from traditional techniques
- Have genetic hair loss
- Are seeking more natural-looking hair transplant results
- Are not comfortable undergoing hair transplant surgery
Note that the key to success with this technique is finding a skilled and experienced surgeon who can customize the treatment to meet the individual needs of each patient.