RealSelf.com is a healthcare marketplace where consumers research cosmetic procedures and connect with providers around the country. They are then able to rate those procedures and providers based on their experience for others to learn from. NeoGraft Automated FUE hair transplant surgery currently has a 100 percent ‘worth-it rating’ on RealSelf. So what makes NeoGraft 100 percent worth it?
What is NeoGraft?
NeoGraft is the most advanced hair transplant technology currently on the market and is the only FDA approved follicular unit harvesting and implantation system. This technology uses a vacuum-like suction to extract and implant the hair follicles, making it more efficient and much quicker than other FUE methods.
This hair transplant surgery is minimally invasive and is done in our office under local anesthesia. NeoGraft gives patients fuller, thicker hair without any incisions.
- No incision (no linear scar)
- Natural looking results
- No sutures or staples
- Minimal downtime
- Low risk of complications
- Ideal for men and women
Two Step NeoGraft Process:
As mentioned above, the NeoGraft device works in two steps; extracting (harvesting) and implantation (placement).
Prior to harvesting the hair follicles, the donor area (typically on the back of the scalp) is numbed with local anesthetic. Once the patient is numb, the harvesting process will begin. During this time the follicular unit, which usually contains 1-4 hairs, is carefully extracted with the vacuum-like suction. This part of the process can take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how many grafts are needed.
Once the harvesting process is complete, the placement process begins. The donor grafts are typically placed at the crown, thinning areas, and/or along the hairline. The recipient sites are also numbed with local anesthetic, making the entire process very tolerable. The placement process can take another 2 hours or more depending on the number of grafts being placed.
NeoGraft can be a lengthy procedure and if a patient requires more than 3000 grafts we may recommend scheduling two different procedure dates.
There are no incisions, which makes for a faster recovery. Following surgery, pinpoint bleeding is to be expected. With proper care, the back of the scalp will heal within 3-5 days. We recommend that patients refrain from strenuous activity for at least 10 days.
New hair growth begins 3-4 months after the shedding process. Fully mature hair growth can be expected 12-15 months following surgery.
The hair follicles that are placed will continue to grow for the rest of your life because the area where the hair follicles were extracted are generally safe from hair loss. Hair loss in more vulnerable areas however does not stop. Preventative medications and/or treatments may be recommended by your Utah hair restoration specialist.
For more information about NeoGraft in SLC, Draper, Layton and surrounding areas in Utah, please our office at (385) 344-4247 or contact us HERE.