NeoGraft’s advanced technology allows patients to achieve natural-looking hair replacement results with no linear scar, minimal downtime and a shorter recovery period
How NeoGraft Works
The FDA-cleared NeoGraft system automates the surgical removal, collection, and placement of individual hair follicles, one at a time, eliminating the need for doctors to remove a large strip from the back of the scalp.
The targeted removal of individual hair follicles is known as “Follicular-Unit Extraction” or FUE. This minimally-invasive microsurgical procedure has been available for several years, but until now has been too time-consuming and costly for many patients. NeoGraft is the only follicular unit harvesting system on the market today!
FUE has been an extremely effective surgical procedure that allows for the precise, artistic placement of new hair follicles to recreate a full and natural-looking hairline, while reducing recovery time and eliminating the unsightly linear scar associated with traditional hair transplants (no scalpel or stitches are required).
Until now, FUE-type hair transplants were labor-intensive and time consuming, which meant that patients had to undergo long multiple surgeries to get the desired effect. Now that a more efficient automated system is available, doctors can double the number of grafts transplanted per session or shorten procedure times, saving patients both time and money.
How is NeoGraft performed?
Hair transplantation is a 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 is able to quickly remove the hair follicles from the donor area and implant them to 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.
Because the NeoGraft transplant is faster than other out-of-date methods, the grafts can be re-implanted sooner which keeps them more robust, increasing the success of the grafting process.
How soon will I see results?
The science behind grafting is quite simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair at the back or side of the head that is genetically programmed to continue to grow. The follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Like normal hair growth, transplantation is an ongoing process that requires a commitment of time.
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 3-4 months; this is normal and an important part of the new hair growth process. After that time period, the hair will continue to grow normally; your result will look healthy and natural.
How long will the hair last?
Transplanted hair taken from the sides and back of your head in safe areas should continue to grow the rest of your life just like it did in the donor area. Hair loss, however, does not stop after a transplantation — you may need continuing maintenance either with preventative hair loss drugs and/or further hair restoration sessions, particularly if your balding patterns continue 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 your consultation.
To find out if you are a candidate to receive NeoGraft hair restoration, please schedule a consultation with us today. Dr. Kevitch, Dr. Chung or Dr. Jan will discuss your expectations and desired outcomes, your health and your lifestyle, and help determine how well NeoGraft will work for you.
Our practice sees patients from across the region, not only in the Lehigh Valley but from Phillipsburg, NJ to Reading, PA. Our physicians have hospital admitting privileges in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Quakertown.