confident man with hair

With the NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplant System, the FUE procedure is efficient and produces consistently natural results!

Before and After Photos

The NeoGraft Procedure

An FUE hair transplant with NeoGraft can be done in the same amount of time as a “strip” hair transplant, reducing the cost of an FUE transplant. In addition to reducing the time required for the transplant, NeoGraft uses pneumatic pressure to extract the follicles and implant them, which means no risk of damage to the hair follicles.

invasive procedure. With FUE each graft from the back of the head (donor area) is harvested individually and placed in the thinning or balding areas on the top of the head. The hair at the back of the head is genetically programmed not to fall out (not affected by the DHT hormone). The NeoGraft medical system is designed to help the doctor offer his patients this latest, most advanced procedure in hair transplantation while overcoming the problems with manual FUE and those of the “strip” method.

With the FUE method there is little bleeding and fewer complications than with the “strip” method. The procedure is performed with local anesthetic and no intravenous or intra-muscular sedation is required. With FUE there is no visible scarring allowing the hair to be worn short. There is little chance with FUE of damage to nerves, causing pain, or damage to major blood vessels. There are fewer limitations on activities for the first few weeks compared to the “strip” surgery. A complication sometimes seen with the “strip” surgery is a feeling the scalp is too tight from the suturing together of the scalp. Some times permanent numbness in the area where the piece of scalp was removed occurs.

The NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant System has been developed to assist the doctor with the FUE procedure in order to make the procedure simpler, faster and more efficacious. The grafts extracted with the NeoGraft contra-angled tool are of excellent quality and remained moist and robust because of the collection canister frequently misting the grafts compared to being exposed to open air under hot lamp microscopes with the “strip” method.

FAQ

What is NeoGraft?

NeoGraft is a new automated hair transplant system which facilitates the harvesting of follicles during an Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant, dramatically improving the accuracy and speed over previously used manual extraction instruments.

What are some benefits of NeoGraft over manual FUE techniques?

The highly ergonomic mechanical NeoGraft™ device works as a natural extension of the surgeons’ hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. NeoGraft™ patients now reach their goal with less time in the procedure room or fewer FUE procedures altogether.

Who is a good candidate for FUE using NeoGraft™?

Prospects should visit Artisan Hair Transplant for a consultation to determine if they are a good candidate. Patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE. The NeoGraft FUE System can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior linear harvests, as well as for body hair transplants.

What are the major cost differences between FUE and the “strip” hair transplant procedures?

The fee structure for FUE hair transplant procedures reflect the more detailed and intricate nature of those procedures compared to those performed with a “strip” linear harvest surgery. Naturally, the cost depends on the volume of the grafting session. Price for NeoGraft range from 5 dollars a graft to 7 depending on volume.

While on average the cost is greater than traditional strip method grafting or manual FUE, one must consider why: For one, technicians with NeoGraft are some of the most experienced in the field, with many who have grafted over a half a million follicles. Two, the process involves a state of the art machine that leaves no scar. Three, the follicle survival is the greatest of all the techniques. Remember, one doesn’t pay for the amount of follicles that live, they pay for the amount of follicles grafted. NeoGraft survival rate is 95%, a figure that is superior to any other method.

Will hair transplantation results look completely natural?

This is one of the most common questions patients ask. The reason is that historically, hair transplantation got a bad name because the techniques were poor. Plug looks and big scars were the rule for a very long time. With Neograft, automated follicular extraction, natural looking hairlines are finally achievable in the right hands. Hair transplantation, like any other procedure, relies on planning and execution. Planning the transplant is critical in achieving natural looking results. For instance, hairlines should “match” the face. Density patterns should mimic the expected density taking into account adjacent hair density and predictable future thinning.

Execution of the transplantation will determine graft survival and also impact the aesthetics. Very experienced technicians such as the ones available through NeoGraft understand and appreciate hair growth figurations. That is, hairs don’t always grow directly perpendicular to the scalp. If they did, natural parts in hair would exist. When implanting hairs in a thin area, the angle of follicle insertion should match and be parallel to the surrounding hairs. In areas of complete baldness, there is no neighboring hairs to match. Experienced surgeons and technicians that understand hair growth will implant follicles to grow in a natural pattern.

Are the final transplanted ‘results’ any different with FUE/NeoGraft than those achieved with the “strip” surgery?

Results are similar. FUE procedures, by default, yield grafts that contain mainly one, two, three, or four follicles called “follicular units. “Strip” harvests, which are microscopically dissected by a team into grafts of one, two or three follicles, would also yield similar ‘follicular-unit’ grafts. Provided that in each case the grafts are implanted with care, artistry and precision into the recipient area, the final transplanted results with FUE would be similar, if not identical, to those of an accomplished surgeon performing the “strip” harvest. The difference is not in the area of hair growth, but how the donor area is harvested either by a strip of scalp or by small individual graft extractions.

What is the recovery and healing time?

With NeoGraft automated follicular extraction there are no incisions. This in itself cuts down on down time compared to the older, strip method for hair transplantation. No incision means less pain and no need for staples or stitch removal. Generally, one can expect some itchiness or sunburn like sensation to the area where hair was harvested.

This typically resolves in a couple of days. In larger grafting sessions, some swelling may develop around the forehead and eyes for a couple of days. This swelling is mainly from the fluid that was injected to keep your scalp numb throughout the procedure. In the area where hair was grafted, some crusting will occur and flake off within a week. Because there are no incisions, healing is really immediate. Some hair will start to grow within weeks, but many go into a stage of “sleep” and will not wake up to start growing in several months.

Can I get an infection from hair transplantation?

Because the scalp is exceptionally vascular, infections are thankfully rare. In addition, there are no incisions with NeoGraft FUE. The procedure will penetrate the skin, but only to a very superficial layer. If infection does occur, they are easily managed with antibiotics.

Is FUE/NeoGraft suitable for both men and women?

Yes. Because FUE/NeoGraft is a minimally-invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.

Do I have to get a total ‘buzz cut’ to have an FUE/NeoGraft procedure?

No, not if your wear your hair long. If your donor hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE/NeoGraft can be done by shaving small areas which can be covered by your other, existing hair. If you wear your hair short, it helps to shave it close for maximum yield. It looks more natural sooner as the transplanted grafts are short as well.

When will my new hair start to grow after NeoGraft hair transplantation?

Some hairs will grow by 3 to 6 months after transplantation. This is because hairs will go into a sleep stage. When hairs do begin to grow back, they start off growing thinner. By one year the hair should develop a thickness similar to the surrounding native hair. While everyone is different, 6 months to 9 months is a safe estimate for significant hair growth. This is an important fact to digest since many people want and expect immediate results.

Am I a good candidate for a procedure using FUE/NeoGraft?

The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for hair transplant using FUE/NeoGraft is a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Neavin.

How Long After Facelift Can I Have Hair Transplant?

operation. So is hair transplantations. It is difficult to perform big hair restorations combined facelift surgery in a safe amount of time. While one can save time by getting more assistants, the work on a head can be distracting.

Likewise, surgery on the face can cause motion to the face and head and distract a grafting team. The role for NeoGraft combined with face lift really is for brow grafting or hairline lowering. Higher brows from hair transplantation and a smaller forehead as a result of hairline lowering is a very powerful rejuvenating procedure.

How Long After Facelift Can I Have Hair Transplant?

While it is possible to do a hair transplantation during a facelift, there are some limitations to consider. For one, facelift surgery can be a long operation. So is hair transplantations. It is difficult to perform big hair restorations combined facelift surgery in a safe amount of time. While one can save time by getting more assistants, the work on a head can be distracting. Likewise, surgery on the face can cause motion to the face and head and distract a grafting team. The role for NeoGraft combined with face lift really is for brow grafting or hairline lowering. Higher brows from hair transplantation and a smaller forehead as a result of hairline lowering is a very powerful rejuvenating procedure.