FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – FAQs
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What is NeoGraft™?
NeoGraft™ is a new automated device which facilitates the harvesting of follicles during a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and implantation hair transplant procedure, dramatically improving the accuracy and speed over previously-used manual extraction instruments.
What is an “FUE” hair transplant?
“F.U.E.” or “Follicular-Unit Extraction” is an advanced, “minimally-invasive” hair transplant method which allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the back of the head (donor area) without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar.
What are the main benefits of FUE over the traditional “Strip Method” or linear harvesting?
It is well-accepted that FUE transplants can heal faster and more comfortably than linear-harvest techniques which the physician uses a scalpel and removes a strip of scalp requiring stitches. With the minimally invasive technique FUE, the patient can return to work in a couple of days and once healing is complete, the patient has the option of wearing a very short haircut without the worry of a tell-tale linear scar. Without the need for stitches, downtime is shorter with fewer activity restrictions post-operatively.
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™?
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 with NeoGraft™. FUE can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior “Strip” procedures, as well as for body hair transplants.
What are the major cost differences between FUE and linear-harvest 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 linear harvest strip method but in most cases is very similar in pricing.
Are the final transplanted ‘results’ any different with FUE/NeoGraft™ than those achieved with linear harvesting?
Results are similar. FUE procedures, by default, yield grafts that contain mainly one, two, three, or four follicles called “follicular units.” Strips or linear harvests, are removed from the back of the scalp and are then 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 accomplished with a linear 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. Using the FUE Technique, leaves no linear scar.
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, if your 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.
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 your doctor.
How much does Neograft procedure cost?
The Neograft procedure is a minimally invasive, advanced hair restoration surgery that can make a big difference to someone’s hair health and overall appearance. However, for some, the cost of this cosmetic procedure may be unclear. Generally speaking, the cost of Neograft varies depending on the area being treated and number of grafts needed. Factors such as patient’s geography, the doctor’s experience and clinic credentials also affect pricing.
Patients should always ask prospective clinics what their individual rates are ahead of making any decisions – but many report paying anywhere from $7 to $15 per graft, which can quickly add up. To ensure best results, it is important to do your research and find a qualified doctor with good reviews you trust before committing to treatment.
How long does NeoGraft last?
For those looking for a safe, permanent solution to baldness and receding hairlines, NeoGraft offers a reliablehair restoration technique. As one of the most advanced hair transplant procedures on the market, NeoGraft has become increasingly popular among patients seeking natural-looking results with minimal scarring.
The beauty of this technique is that its effects can be permanent: once healthy hairs transfer to the areas of bald or thinning hair in the procedure, they tend to remain present until the patient ages naturally. Of course, genetics and exogenous factors like UV exposure will play into individual maintenance regimens required over time to sustain results. However, with proper care and attention NeoGraft can last a lifetime.
Does NeoGraft really work?
NeoGraft has become a widely popular hair restoration procedure due to its natural-looking results and minimally invasive approach. The procedure is essentially a type of follicular unit extraction, which extracts individual hairs from the donor area and transplants them into the desired recipient site for increased hair growth throughout the scalp.
Studies have shown that patients experienced positive results with NeoGraft when used for severe hair loss, providing improved volume and density overall. Although some skeptics remain unconvinced, all in all, it seems that NeoGraft’s quick recovery time combined with its natural-looking outcomes makes it an effective option for many people looking to address their issues with baldness.