As men (and women get older) they may feel one of the issues that defines their age is the continual loss of hair from their scalp. This can occur in predicable patterns or diffusely through the scalp. This can start in the early 20s in some men and will progress though their adulthood defining the look of each person. Fortunately there are options to restore hair to a normal appearance in most men. Some men respond well to medications such as Rogaine, but others will do better with hair transplant surgery.
Dr. Lewis has had issues with hair loss himself and has been interested in treatments. Hair transplantation has been performed since the 1950s, but until recent year there has been no technique that Dr. Lewis has felt offered a great result with minimal donor site scaring. Prior techniques of hair transplantation used either large “plugs” of hair follicles or a potentially very visible scar across the back of the head to harvest the hair used for the transplant. In either case, the donor site scars could be very unsightly and limited options for hairstyling and cuts.
A more recent advancement in hair transplantation involves follicular unit extraction harvesting of the grafts. In this case a very small (0.9 or 1 mm) circular blade is used to precisely harvest follicular units of hair from the back of the head. A follicular unit is made up of one to four hair follicles within a 1 mm area. These follicular units are then precisely and artistically placed on the front or top of the head where hair is needed to achieve a full head of hair. The donor sites and the recipient sites heal very quickly and 98% of the transplanted hair survives to become a normal hair that blends with the surrounding area and hair patterns.
Dr. Lewis elected to use the Neograft hair transplant system to provide hair transplant services. NeoGraft is the first and only FDA cleared follicular unit extraction (FUE) and implantation system. The NeoGraft system delivers automation of the FUE technique, the most advanced technique in the hair transplant industry.
This revolutionary system uses pneumatic controls to precisely extract complete individual hair follicles which can be immediately transplanted to the selected areas of the scalp. The FUE method involves harvesting individual follicular units (each having 1-4 hairs) from the back of the head and then placing the hairs on the areas of the scalp where balding is present. The NeoGraft automated hair transplantation system is the only complete harvesting system on the market and has the only ‘NO TOUCH’ implantation technology.
NeoGraft provides absolute exact harvesting and placement, delivering repeatable results. With NeoGraft’s technology each follicle is removed individually while the patient is comfortable. A natural looking head of hair is created with this minimally- invasive procedure.
Hair loss can be a very emotional part of the natural aging process and seeking ways to curb this process can be challenging. Until NeoGraft. NeoGraft’s advanced technology allows patients to achieve natural looking results with no linear scar, minimal downtime and a shorter recovery period to achieve a discrete solution to hair loss.