NeoGraft Beard Transplant: What to Know, Benefits and Risks


NeoGraft has revolutionized the world of hair restoration in many ways. Not only does it help men and women experiencing baldness and thinning of the scalp achieve fullness, but it works great for facial hair as well.

A NeoGraft beard transplant offers natural-looking results, minimal downtime, and no linear scar. Good candidates for this procedure typically have thin or patchy facial hair, good overall health, and an adequate supply of donor hair (usually from the back of the scalp). To determine if you are a suitable candidate, it is best to consult with a qualified hair restoration specialist.

Facial hair transplant surgery (beard transplant) with NeoGraft gives men the full beard they’ve always wanted. NeoGraft is an automated FUE system that extracts follicular units from a dense area in the back of the head one at a time. Traditional hair restoration methods require the removal of a strip of skin from the back of the head to extract grafts from prior to transplantation. The area where the strip was removed is then closed leaving a linear scar on the back of the head. For patients who like to have the option of wearing their hair short and don’t want a long scar to show, NeoGraft is certainly the best option. Downtime is minimal and the average graft survival rate is 98%.

The NeoGraft device requires little handling of the grafts and helps the surgeon avoid touching the follicles. Because of this and the exact way the grafts are extracted, there is little damage to the follicles. The device further helps the surgeon to maintain uniformity and thus, create precise transplants.

The grafts obtained with NeoGraft are then artistically transplanted into the beard for added fullness and a more distinct facial hairline. There is no pain, and the sites the grafts were extracted from shrink up and heal in a way that they are virtually undetectable.

Patients are instructed to keep a bandage in place for 24 hours. After the bandage is removed, it’s important to keep the areas covered when outdoors until everything is healed and the scabs have fallen off, typically one week after the procedure.

The grafted hair follicles typically fall out due to shock loss within a few weeks after the procedure but begin to grow quickly and typically fullness is reached 6-9 months later.


NeoGraft Beard Transplant: An Overview

Growing a full beard can be a challenge, with many men struggling to achieve a thick and even growth. However, recent advancements in hair restoration technology have made beard transplants an increasingly popular option for those who desire a fuller beard. The NeoGraft procedure offers several benefits compared to traditional methods such as reduced downtime, minimal scarring, and superior aesthetics.

The process of undergoing a NeoGraft beard transplant involves extracting healthy hair follicles from the back of the scalp via Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). These are then implanted into the designated facial areas to produce a more natural-looking and fuller beard. With this advanced technique (compared to FUT), there’s no linear scar or need for sutures.

For those who are self-conscious about their patchy beards or suffer from scarring caused by accidents or surgery, NeoGraft is an excellent option. The results of this procedure are typically indistinguishable from natural hair growth and can last a lifetime with proper care.

However, as with any surgical procedure, undertaking a NeoGraft beard transplant requires careful consideration. Potential candidates should ensure that they are in good health and have an adequate supply of hair available in the donor area.

How Donor Hair Follicles Are Harvested

To proceed with a NeoGraft beard transplant, extraction of healthy hair follicles from the back of your head becomes necessary; This step is referred to as “harvesting.” The process is minimally invasive but vital in ensuring quality results. A highly trained surgeon first applies numbing anesthesia before utilizing an automated device known as punches to extract individual follicle units.

The automated punch tool utilized during the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method is responsible for extracting individual hair grafts. The punches are small and target healthy hair follicles around the back of the scalp.

The process usually takes approximately four to six hours to complete, depending on the number of grafts needed. Gentle care is necessary to extract each hair unit to avoid damaging the hair’s integrity.

Once extracted, the surgeon places each graft into a growthlike solution at regulated temperatures, providing ideal storage conditions. This storage ensures that the grafts remain alive until implanted into the recipient area.

After a successful extraction, the surgeon then administers local anesthesia to numb your face before implanting each graft one by one with precision. The implanted follicular units should begin growing new hairs within three to four months, with full results seen in about a year post-surgery.

It’s important to note that prior to undergoing this procedure, an experienced surgeon will evaluate the patient’s overall health and assess their eligibility. They emphasize conducting a thorough examination of both donor and recipient areas to determine how many follicle units are necessary.

While NeoGraft beard transplants offer immense benefits and can help transform men’s lives seeking better beard aesthetics, understanding its risks and costs are essential. Later in this blog-post, we will discuss these factors in greater detail.

Process of Implanting in Facial Areas

The process of implanting hair follicles into designated facial areas is a meticulous and delicate process that requires skill and precision. During the NeoGraft beard transplant procedure, individual follicular units are harvested from the donor area (usually the back of the scalp) using a specialized suction device. The harvested grafts are organized into groups based on size and then implanted into tiny incisions made in the recipient area.

Imagine a painter creating a masterpiece. Every single stroke needs to be on point for the final product to be an excellent work of art. In a similar manner, each hair follicle must be placed strategically to emulate natural-looking growth patterns.

Since anesthesia is administered before the treatment, patients experience minimal discomfort throughout the procedure, which typically lasts about 4-8 hours. Overall, it’s an organized approach with little downtime, allowing many people to return to normal daily activities within seven days.

Advantages of NeoGraft Beard Transplant

The rise of NeoGraft hair restoration has revolutionized traditional hair transplantation methods through its unique advantage of being minimally-invasive with no linear scarring. As such, this method has become increasingly popular among men looking for beard restoration solutions.

Natural-Looking Results and Uniform Growth

For men, growing a beard is often a rite of passage, giving them a sense of masculinity. Unfortunately, not everyone can grow thick and luscious facial hair that grows uniformly. It’s quite common for some to have patchy beards that can look unkempt and uncomely. In such cases, a NeoGraft beard transplant could be the solution to the problem.

Imagine having the ability to correct patchy or thin beard growth effortlessly using your own follicles – this is precisely what Neograft beard transplants offer. Expect natural-looking results as well as uniform hair growth due to the precision involved in the extraction procedure. The result is fuller coverage and dense facial hair that suits each patient’s unique needs.

While maintenance and styling will still be necessary, patients report that their revamped facial hair restores self-confidence and enhances their appearance.

Minimal Invasiveness and Speedy Recovery

Traditional procedures for hair restoration often involved extensive surgery, leaving behind scars and resulting in a more extended downtime during which daily activities would need to be put on hold. However, with modern techniques like NeoGraft FUE beard restoration, recovery periods are shorter, with minimal scarring.

In contrast to traditional transplant methods where a strip of scalp was removed from the back of the head, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) leaves no linear scar; instead, it consists of tiny openings in one’s donor area where individual follicle units are extracted. This lack of scarring makes it almost impossible to tell whether someone has gone through this procedure.

The implantation process also involves making microscopic incisions that leave no visible marks after healing, further improving the recovery’s overall esthetics. Expect to feel mild discomfort immediately following the procedure, but it is easily managed with over-the-counter painkillers.

Think about getting stitches – the process may be uncomfortable, but the pain is manageable. This is the same as a Neograft beard transplant procedure.

While Neograft beard transplants offer numerous benefits, it’s essential to understand and assess the possible risks that come with the procedure.

Understanding Risks of NeoGraft Beard Transplant

While beard transplants might seem like a hassle-free path to growing the perfect beard, there are always risks and complications associated with any surgical procedure. It’s essential to go into the process with a clear understanding of what’s involved in order to make an informed decision.

One of the most common risks involved with NeoGraft beard transplantation is poor graft placement. This means that the transplanted hair may not grow properly or at all. This can leave a person with patchy or uneven results and require further surgery.

Other possibilities include straight beard lines on cheeks, uneven hairless patches under the lips, poor graft angulation, infection, cobblestoning and scarring, and overharvesting.

Infections can be caused by poor hygiene or unsanitary surgical instruments; if left untreated, they can lead to necrosis or sepsis. One indication that an individual might have contracted an infection is redness, bleeding, oozing pus, folliculitis, fever, headaches, nausea and vomiting.

Cobblestoning and noticeable scarring at the donor site can be caused by incorrect placement of hair grafts at the recipient site. Incorrect technique or low-quality equipment can also result in permanent scarring.

Overharvesting occurs when too many hair follicles are taken from a single donor site. This can lead to pinpoint scars or larger scars that limit availability for future transplants.

  • When considering a beard transplant, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and complications involved. Poor graft placement can result in patchy or uneven growth, requiring additional surgeries to correct. Straight beard lines, hairless patches, and scarring are also possibilities. Infections can occur due to poor hygiene or unsanitary instruments and should be treated promptly to avoid more serious complications. Cobblestoning and noticeable scarring can result from incorrect technique or low-quality equipment. Overharvesting of hair follicles can lead to limited availability for future transplants. It is crucial to have a clear understanding of these risks before making an informed decision about undergoing a beard transplant procedure.

Impact on Pre-Procedure and Post-Procedure Care

Before undergoing a NeoGraft beard transplant, there are important steps you should take to prepare for the procedure. These include avoiding blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, and any herbal supplements that can increase bleeding risks. You should also be sure to have a healthy diet and lifestyle, both of which will contribute to better results. Additionally, if you smoke, it’s highly recommended to quit smoking ahead of your procedure.

For those with sensitive skin or who are prone to breakouts, it may be necessary to use medicated face washes in the weeks leading up to the procedure. Your healthcare provider will offer personalized recommendations based on your needs.

Following your NeoGraft beard transplant, the way you care for your newly transplanted hair will greatly affect the final results. It’s crucial to follow post-procedure instructions meticulously, as incorrect care could negatively impact healing and hair growth.

Immediately after the procedure, patients must avoid direct sunlight and strenuous activity while their new follicles integrate with their facial tissue. Patients will typically need to wear bandages for at least 2-3 days following the procedure. Afterward, patients will then switch to a special shampoo that can help soothe sensitive skin while promoting healing.

The following table summarizes the key pre-procedure and post-procedure care instructions for NeoGraft beard transplant:

Pre-Procedure Post-Procedure
Avoid aspirin and herbal supplements that can increase bleeding risks Wear bandages for at least 2-3 days after surgery
Maintain a healthy diet/lifestyle Avoid direct sunlight and strenuous activity
Quit smoking (if applicable) Use special shampoos to promote healing
Seek specialized skin medications if prone to breakouts Sleep with head elevated for at least a week after surgery to reduce swelling

Proper care and preparation are essential for healthy hair growth, much like how fertilizing the soil is crucial for growing healthy plants.

Failing to follow these guidelines could lead to complications such as folliculitis (infection of hair follicles), and in the worst-case scenario, cause long-term damage to facial skin integrity.

In conclusion, NeoGraft beard transplant is an excellent solution for anyone looking to improve their facial aesthetics. However, it’s essential to follow proper pre-procedure and post-procedure care instructions by your healthcare provider. This will maximize results while minimizing any possible risks or long-term complications.

For more information, visit our FUE with NeoGraft page or call (801)776-2220.

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