October 31, 2022

NeoGraft Hair Transplant: Benefits, Side Effects & How it Works


Millions of people worldwide suffer from hair loss. If you’re among them you know just how devastating it can be to deal with losing your hair. Many people try various OTC and home treatments with little to no success and become discouraged, but don’t despair. There are several professional treatment options that are very effective at restoring your hair. One such treatment is the revolutionary Neograft hair transplant. What is Neograft? Neograft is one of the newest advancements in hair transplant technology. It is a minimally invasive, semi-automated version of the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplant method. During a traditional FUE transplant, the surgeon extracts hair follicles from the sides or back of your scalp and transplants them to your thinning or bald spots manually. Neograft uses an advanced medical device to harvest follicles from the donor site and implant them in the treatment site. The consistency and precision of the tool minimize trauma to the scalp and maintain the health of the grafts for better results and faster healing and recovery times. Benefits of Neograft Neograft is less invasive than other transplant methods, including both the FUE and FUT methods. This is due to the ability of the device to precisely control the depth of insertion, which means less discomfort and faster recovery time. Neograft is less damaging to the hair follicles. This is because the device gently extracts the follicles by suction which reduces trauma to both the scalp and follicles. Neograft is faster. The semi-automated nature of a Neograft transplant is much faster than the traditional manual method. No need for stitches also makes the process take less time. Neograft reduces scarring. Because the follicles are harvested in a diffuse pattern from the donor site there is no linear scar across the back of the head and the precision of the device reduces the risk of scarring at both the donor and transplant sites. Neograft creates a natural-looking hairline. The device controls and varies the depth of the insertions to create a completely natural look. Even at the hairline, no one will be able to tell that you’ve had a hair transplant. Who Is A Good Candidate For Neograft? Neograft is an excellent option to consider if you are suffering from genetic hair loss and are seeking a completely natural-looking solution. This procedure is great for those that have specific areas of excessive hair loss as is seen in male and female pattern hair loss. Neograft is also a good choice for those that aren’t comfortable with the thought of the scalpels and stitches involved with other transplant methods. If this describes your hair loss and you have had poor results using other more traditional hair loss treatments, you may be a good candidate for a Neograft transplant. What Is The Process Like? The Consultation- The first step in the process is a consultation. We will thoroughly evaluate your scalp and level of hair loss to determine if this treatment is right for you and decide on a plan of action. We’ll ask about your medical history, allergies, and current medications. Once we’ve collected the information we need we will discuss your needs and goals and develop a treatment plan. Ask as many questions as you wish. We want you to be completely informed and comfortable with the process every step of the way. The Transplant- Your scalp will be numbed with a local anesthetic before the procedure begins. Then the Neograft device is used to gently extract each individual follicle from the donor sites. The extracted follicles will then be sorted and treated before being moved to their new homes in the treatment area. To achieve natural and uniform results the surgeon must take care to place the follicles in the natural direction of hair growth and to evenly distribute follicles based on the number of hairs each contains. This is the most time-consuming part of the procedure. Once the follicles are sorted and prepared the device then inserts them at precise and varied depths in the treatment area. The transplant process can take from 3-8 hours depending on the size of the treatment area. Because the process is lengthy, sometimes it can be broken into a series of shorter sessions to make it more convenient and manageable. After The Transplant- You can expect to experience some mild swelling initially at the donor and treatment sites. It is normal for the transplanted hairs to fall out in the first 2-3 weeks after the procedure. This is because the follicles go into the resting phase to allow them to heal and adjust to their new location on the scalp. New growth will start to appear within a few months, once healing is complete. At first, the new growth might seem thinner and softer than the original hair. Over time the hairs will continue to get thicker and stronger as they grow. You can expect to see the most significant results about 6-9 months after the procedure. If you’re ready for a permanent solution to your hair loss that looks and feels completely natural, it’s time to consider a Neograft hair transplant at the Hair Restoration Institute. Our caring hair loss professionals will assess your overall health, and your degree of hair loss, and discuss your concerns and hair replacement goals in a discreet and private consultation. We will then develop a personalized hair restoration plan to help you reach your goals. Call 612-588-HAIR (4247) for a private, complimentary consultation. You will find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S Ste 202 in Bloomington, MN.