NEOGraft Newport Beach
Hair loss is one of the largest causes of decreased self-esteem in both men and women. This issue can occur at any age, with some individuals suffering from major hair loss as early as their 20s. There are multiple treatments for hair restoration available, but many offer sub-par results and can leave you feeling even more frustrated by the issue. NeoGraft is the newest procedure in hair restoration that was developed thanks to major advancements in the science and technology behind hair-restoration procedures. It is a minimally invasive procedure that transfers individual hair follicles extracted from the back of the scalp to the desired area of the scalp. NeoGraft offers natural-looking results since there is no scar left when you have fully recovered. When compared to the ‘strip procedure,’ which leaves you with a very noticeable scar, NeoGraft offers outstanding and long-lasting results that restore the natural appearance of your hair. NeoGraft has a 92-98% take rate, making it one of the most effective hair restoration treatments available. The procedure is also gentler on the scalp and tissue compared to other options and requires little to no downtime. We incorporate all the latest techniques in hairline design to ensure your transplant will look natural, after all; the best transplants are the ones you cannot detect.
Benefits Of NeoGraft
- Regain self confidence
- No linear scar options
- No surgery
- No downtime
- No pain
How Does NeoGraft Work?Traditional methods of hair restoration involve harvesting large sections of scalp from the back of the head, where the hair is most abundant. The scalp is then sutured together, creating a large horizontal scar that is easily noticeable. NeoGraft uses the same large section of scalp as a donor area but does not require the excision of a large strip of the scalp. Instead, NeoGraft uses a special device that can extract individual follicles so that a large portion of the scalp does not need to be removed. The device uses pneumatic energy to precisely and gently extract and implant the hair follicles so that the hair follicles have an increased chance of surviving. The harvested follicular units are separated based on their size and are then carefully transplanted to achieve your desired hairline.
Recovery and ResultsOnce the procedure is complete, it will only take about one week for the donor area to fully heal and regain its normal appearance. The donor area will not appear thinner as a result of the procedure. After a few days, most patients are able to resume their normal daily activities. The transplanted hairs will remain for about three weeks. After this time, they will begin to shed, but this is a part of the process. The hair bulbs will remain in the hair follicles and will begin to grow over the next four to six months. After one year, you will notice a significant increase in your amount of hair and your hair growth rate. It is important to remember that the NeoGraft procedure can restore your hair, but it cannot stop hair loss. You may still experience hair loss after the procedure due to aging and genetics. Multiple treatments can be performed to maintain your results, and the amount of treatments required will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Brennan.
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. 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.
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.
The science behind grafting is simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair in the back of the head that naturally continues to grow. The follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Once the normal hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding – this is normal and an important part of the new growth process. After shedding, the new growth will begin in 3-4 months and your hair will continue to grow normally. More importantly, your results will look healthy and natural.
You can resume regular activity right away, as long as it is nothing strenuous.
Hair loss does not stop after transplantation – some people will need continued maintenance and further sessions will likely be required, particularly if your balding pattern continues 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 the consultation with your doctor.