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.

How NeoGraft Works

Step One: Donor Hair Removal

The NeoGraft procedure begins with hair being removed from the donor area in the back of your head where your hair is genetically programmed to resist testosterone.

Step Two: Dissection of the Follicular Units

Each graft is extracted with the same consistency in diameter and length resulting in a dramatically increased take rate.

Step Three: Creation of the Recipient Sites

The hair transplant surgeon creates recipient sites in the proper angle, direction and orientation according to the artistic hair transplant plan he has designed specifically for you.

Step Four: Placement of the Hair Graft

The follicular units are then carefully separated by size. Grafts are transplanted into the balding and thinning areas of your scalp. Each graft is meticulously harvested as it naturally occurs and implanted individually to ensure the best results.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose NeoGraft®

  1. Least invasive procedure for hair transplantation
  2. Patients feel little to no discomfort
  3. No stitches or staples
  4. No unsightly linear scar
  5. No numbness where the donor hair is harvested
  6. Quick recovery time
  7. Natural looking results
  8. Less activity restrictions after procedure
  9. Patients can typically go back to work the next day
  10. Flexibility for any hair style of your choice, short or long

FAQ

How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

Candidates for hair restoration surgery are those individuals in good health with moderate hair loss and sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the balding areas. Those with more donor hair, greater hair density and fullness can typically expect fuller results. It is also important that you have reasonable cosmetic goals. Hair transplantation can achieve very good, natural results but cannot restore your hair to the density you had as a teenager. Your doctor will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.

How is NeoGraft performed?

Hair transplantation is a process in which hair is taken from the back of the head or donor area and replaced in areas where hair loss has occurred. The NeoGraft system uses a special technology that is able to quickly remove the hair follicles from the donor area and implant them to balding areas. NeoGraft uses a controlled pneumatic pressure to slide out the graft smoothly, so there is no pulling or twisting which can risk damaging the graft. Because the NeoGraft transplant is faster than other out of date methods, the grafts can be re-implanted sooner which keeps them more robust, increasing the success of the grafting process.

How soon will I see results?

The science behind grafting is quite simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair at the back or side of the head that is genetically programmed to continue to grow. The follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Like normal hair growth, transplantation is an ongoing process that requires a commitment of time.

Once the hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding. After shedding, the new growth will begin in 3-4 months; this is normal and an important part of the new hair growth process. After that time period, the hair will continue to grow normally; your result will look healthy and natural.

How long will the hair last?

Transplanted hair taken from the sides and back of your head in safe areas should continue to grow the rest of your life just like it did in the donor area. Men can begin to develop signs of male pattern baldness in their twenties and hair loss can begin at any time in their adult lives. For women, hair loss is usually more of a thinning or diffuse pattern and often appears as they reach the age of 55-60.

Hair loss does not stop after a transplantation, some people will need continuing maintenance either with preventative hair loss drugs and/or further hair restoration sessions, particularly if your balding patterns continue with age. Progressive hair loss or the desire for more density may require more transplants. An estimate of balding pattern and the number of procedures needed will be discussed during your consultation.