Many new forms of hair restoration have appeared over the years, giving those who experience hair loss ways to restore their looks and boost their confidence. One such option is a hair graft process, which takes existing hair follicles and transplants them into the area of the hair that has experienced loss. The result is that the natural hair growth process can resume, filling in thinning or balding areas. NeoGraft is one such procedure.
What Is NeoGraft and How Does It Work?
NeoGraft is an advanced hair transplant procedure. It works by relying on a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) device, which uses pneumatic pressure to slide the graft out smoothly. This process reduces the risk of damaging hair, plus allows for quicker completion of the re-implantation process.
NeoGraft procedures go through two stages:
- Harvesting, where the patient lies down while a doctor uses the FUE to extract hair follicles. The procedure involves local anesthesia to the donor site, so there is minimal discomfort throughout the process.
- Placement, where the doctor places the previously extracted follicles into the thinning or balding area. There is also an applied local anesthesia to the donor site.
There’s often a short break between the two procedures, allowing for patients to stretch their legs before sitting down for the placement procedure. Depending on the amount of hair going through grafting, the entire procedure takes about five hours on average.
Who Is a Good Candidate for NeoGraft?
Some hair restoration procedures are better suited to some patients than to others. On the health side, someone with good health and moderate hair loss is a good candidate, as the procedure involves transplanting hair from other areas of your skull. Patients with more donor hair can also expect fuller results.
Because of the hair donor process, NeoGraft can be better for those who don’t mind having a short haircut on the back or sides of their head, as well as for people who want minimal hair restriction to their activities, such as athletes. NeoGraft is also helpful for body hair transplants and those who have previously had liner harvests.
What’s the Recovery Process Like?
When transplanting hair, it’s important to minimize your activity so as not to dislodge the grafted hair from its new roots. The recovery time following NeoGraft is about seven to ten days on average, after which you can resume your normal activities. The grafted hair will be much more unnoticeable at this time. There is also very little pain and discomfort throughout the recovery time.
When Are Results Noticeable?
Hair grafting works by transplanting hair to help stimulate new growth. The newly transplanted hair will stay in place for an average of two to three weeks before shedding. This leaves the path open for new hair follicles to grow, and results are often visible within three to four months as hair grows normally. Some patients may require continued sessions to counter progressive hair loss.
At Austin Clinic for Men, offer complete NeoGraft hair restoration services. If you have more questions about the procedure or want to schedule an appointment, reach out to us to learn more.