NeoGraft® Hair Restoration
Baldness in men occurs when hair follicles shrink over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, this results in a very small follicle with no hair inside. Why male pattern baldness occurs is not fully understood, but it is related to genetics and male sex hormones. Male pattern baldness does not indicate a medical disorder, but it may affect self-esteem or cause anxiety. The hair loss is usually permanent without treatment.
Many women also suffer from hair loss and female pattern hair loss (FPHL), which can be emotionally devastating. According to the Cleveland Clinic, hair loss among women is common and approximately 30 million American women suffer from female pattern hair loss. Most women associate hair loss with post-menopausal changes, but it can happen at any time, even starting as early as a woman’s late teens and twenties. It typically takes the form of decreased hair mass on the top of the head.
Hair loss can occur for reasons other than male or female pattern baldness, including the following:
- Temporary shedding of hair
- Breaking of hair (from such things as styling treatments and twisting or pulling of hair)
- Certain skin diseases
- Hormonal abnormalities
- Iron deficiency
- Under-active thyroid
- Vitamin deficiency
What is NeoGraft® Hair Restoration?
NeoGraft® Hair Transplant is an advanced technology that allows patients to achieve natural-looking hair restoration results with no linear scar, minimal downtime, and a shorter recovery period. The innovative treatment provides a discrete solution to hair loss for both men and women. Regardless of your balding pattern, the NeoGraft® Hair Transplant System can re-plant your own hair in just a few short hours, with results that last a lifetime.
What is a NeoGraft® Hair Restoration Procedure Like?
Hair transplantation is the process in which hair is taken from the back of the head or donor area and replaced in areas where hair loss has occurred. The NeoGraft® system uses a special technology that can quickly remove the hair follicles from the donor area and implant them in balding areas. NeoGraft® uses a controlled pneumatic pressure to slide out the graft smoothly, so there is no pulling or twisting, which can risk damaging the graft. NeoGraft® transplant is faster than other traditional hair transplantation devices, and the grafts can be re-implanted sooner. This keeps the grafts more robust and increases the success of the grafting process.
Hair transplantation is most commonly performed on the scalp to restore thinning hair or improve the hairline. Hair can also be transplanted to get fuller facial hair and even fuller eyebrows. A proper evaluation will be needed to determine how many hair follicles are needed.
- The average number of hair follicles needed on a scalp is 1,000-3,500. Patients may require additional session(s) depending on the extent of baldness and desired fullness.
- The average number of hair follicles needed on eyebrows is around 300-600.
- The average number of hair follicles needed for facial hair starts at around 500 and up.
What is Recovery Like After NeoGraft® Hair Restoration?
The recovery after a hair transplantation procedure varies from person to person. However, most patients can go back to work within one to three days. Side effects after treatment are minimal. Most clients can expect some minor bruising, redness, and swelling at the treatment site. Dr. Sozer will discuss any possible risks in detail during your consultation and will be sure to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.
Once the hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding. After shedding, the new growth will begin in three to four months. This phase is normal and an important part of the new hair growth process. Some hair may grow between three to four months after treatment, but 75% of patients have very little hair growth at that point. Most hair starts to grow at six months post-treatment, with ongoing improvement for six to 12 months. Patients do not see appreciable growth until nine months. Most patients will require multiple sessions for optimal results.
Am I a Good NeoGraft® Hair Restoration Candidate?
Candidates for hair restoration surgery are individuals who are in good health with moderate hair loss and sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the balding areas. Those with more donor hair, greater hair density, and fullness can typically expect fuller results.
It is also important that you have reasonable cosmetic goals. Hair transplantation can achieve very beneficial, natural-looking results but cannot restore your hair to the density you had as a teenager. Your doctor will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.
If you are trying to decide whether hair restoration surgery with transplants is the right hair loss treatment option for you, please take the following into consideration:
- You must have an adequate density of healthy hair for a donor area. For patients with very large areas of baldness, hair transplantation may be combined with other NeoGraft® procedures to produce optimal results.
- The hair transplantation process is time-consuming and often requires multiple sessions spaced over one to two years.
- Patients should have realistic expectations about the nature and extent of transplanted hair growth. Coarseness, curl, and other individual hair characteristics can affect the density and overall appearance of the transplanted hair.
The next step is to schedule your consultation. During your consultation, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips will evaluate you and discuss all your questions, concerns, and desires before undergoing surgery so you can have realistic expectations. You may call or text our office at (915) 351-1116 to schedule your consultation or fill out our “Schedule Your Consultation” form. Someone will contact you to make an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
El Paso Surgical Center
Our state-of-the-art surgical center is a convenient and beneficial focal point of our practice, as it allows many of our patients to undergo cosmetic procedures without needing to visit a hospital. Not only does our surgical center simplify the surgical process, it also provides more personalized patient care and patient privacy.
Our Medspa is a luxurious, modern destination for your non-surgical aesthetic treatment needs. Our experienced nurse injectors, aestheticians, and skin care experts provide high-quality results from the newest and most advanced technologies. The Medspa offers a full spectrum of non-surgical treatments and services, so all of your cosmetic needs are located in one place.