A full head of hair supports an attractive and youthful appearance, both personally and professionally.
Yet, over 50 million men and approximately 30 million women suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. According to Holcomb-Kreithen Plastic Surgery and MedSpa co-founder J. David Holcomb, M.D., “Many men and women shy away from traditional hair replacement approaches because of unsatisfactory results, slow recovery time, and hair graft donor site issues including loss of sensation from the incision site, linear scarring, and significant post-operative pain and tightness.”
Holcomb-Kreithen Plastic Surgery and MedSpa is excited to announce its newest offering, NeoGraft®. NeoGraft is the most advanced non-surgical approach to hair restoration available today. NeoGraft is a safe, minimally-invasive, highly effective procedure that avoids the trauma and downtime of traditional hair transplantation.
HKPS co-founder Joshua Kreithen, M.D., states, “A full head of hair can provide you with a renewed sense of confidence, both personally and professionally. We are excited to add NeoGraft to the comprehensive list of non-surgical solutions offered to our patients.”
NeoGraft uses a game-changing approach to overcome the drawbacks of traditional “strip method” hair restoration techniques and provides long-lasting and natural-looking results. How? NeoGraft utilizes a technique called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), in which natural groups of up to four hair follicles at a time are non-surgically taken from an area of healthy hair (usually the back of the head), and transplanted to where the patient’s hair is missing or thinning. This technique also produces results that look more natural compared to traditional procedures.
FUE also makes NeoGraft the least invasive transplantation procedure for hair restoration. No stitches or staples are used, and there is no unsightly linear scar and little to no numbness. Recovery time is quick, with few restrictions on normal daily activities, and most patients are able to return to work the next day. NeoGraft is flexible for any hair style of the patient’s choice, whether short or long.
Top 10 Reasons Why NeoGraft® is the Right Solution:
- Available for both men and women
- Least invasive non-surgical procedure for hair transplantation
- Little to no discomfort
- No stitches or staples
- No unsightly linear scar
- No numbness where the donor hair is harvested
- Quick recovery time
- Natural looking results
- Less restrictions on normal daily activities
- Patients typically return to work the next day
- Flexibility for any hair style of your choice, short or long
NeoGraft — Frequently Asked Questions
How is NeoGraft performed?
NeoGraft® uses controlled pneumatic pressure to slide out the graft smoothly, so there is no pulling or twisting that can risk damaging the graft. Your grafts can also be re-implanted sooner, keeping them more robust, viable and resulting in a natural looking hairline.
What is an “FUE” hair transplant?
“F.U.E.” or “Follicular-Unit Extraction” is an advanced, minimally-invasive hair transplant method that harvests individual follicles from the donor area without a scalpel incision or stitches, and leaves no linear scar.
What are some benefits of NeoGraft over manual FUE techniques?
The highly ergonomic mechanical NeoGraft system works as a natural extension of the surgeon’s hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. NeoGraft patients now reach their goal with less time in the procedure room or fewer FUE procedures altogether.
Is FUE/NeoGraft suitable for both men and women?
Yes. Because FUE/NeoGraft is a minimally-invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.
Do I have to get a total ‘buzz cut’ to have an FUE/NeoGraft procedure?
No, not if your wear your hair long. If your donor hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE/NeoGraft can be done by shaving small areas that can be covered by your other existing hair. If you wear your hair short, it helps to shave it close for maximum yield. It looks more natural sooner as the transplanted grafts are short as well.
How do I know I’m a good candidate?
Patients who like wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those wanting the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE. The NeoGraft FUE System is also used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior linear harvests, as well as for body hair transplants.
Candidates for hair restoration with the NeoGraft non-surgical harvesting method are those individuals 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 good, natural 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.
How soon will I see results?
The science behind grafting is simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair in the back of the head that naturally continues to grow. The follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Once the normal hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before “shedding” – this is normal and an important part of the new growth process. After shedding, the new growth will begin in 3-4 months and your hair will continue to grow normally. And as importantly, your results will look healthy and natural.
How long will the hair last?
Hair loss does not stop after transplantation – some people will need continued maintenance and further sessions will likely be required, particularly if your balding pattern continues with age. Progressive hair loss or the desire for more density may require more transplants. An estimate of balding pattern and the number of procedures needed will be discussed during the consultation with your doctor.
Before & After
*Individual results may vary
Please call Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery & MedSpa of Sarasota, Florida, today to address any further questions you may have and to schedule your consultation for NeoGraft hair restoration today.