Minor Surgical Procedure
$4000 - $20000
What is AccuGraft?
The AccuGraft system is a semi-automatic follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique for hair restoration and improvements to balding areas, thinning areas, and a receding hairline. The AccuGraft system differs from FUE and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) in that a semi-automated pneumatic device is used to assist the plastic surgeon or provider in the extraction from donor areas and reimplantation into recipient sites.
The Anatomy of a Hair Follicle
AccuGraft states this limits provider fatigue and allows for more efficient follicle harvesting.
What cosmetic concerns does an AccuGraft procedure treat?
- Hair Loss: With the assistance of a pneumatic device, individual follicular units are harvested and reimplanted into balding or thinning areas for more volume and density.
- Forehead Shape & Size: Enhancing the volume, density, and distribution of hair through an AccuGraft procedure can improve the frontal hairline thereby improving the appearance of the forehead.
Who is the ideal candidate for an AccuGraft procedure?
The ideal candidate for an AccuGraft procedure is looking to restore areas of hair loss due to baldness or thinning, or a receding frontal hairline. AccuGraft candidates will require adequate hair follicles and hair growth for successful transplantation. AccuGraft is not recommended for individuals with poor donor sites, or those with hair loss due to medication or medical treatments, stress, or any other reversible cause.
What is the average recovery associated with an AccuGraft procedure?
Recovery time from an AccuGraft is relatively short. Most candidates return to work and resume light activity/exercise within seven days. Normal hair care (like shampooing, hair products, etc) can be resumed after ten days. Patients should refrain from alcohol, strenuous physical activity, excessive sweating, and swimming for at least one week.
What are the potential side effects of an AccuGraft procedure?
Potential side effects from an AccuGraft procedure include hemorrhage, pruritus, infection of grafts and/or graft sites, telogen effluvium (thinning or shedding of hair), formation of cysts, and prolonged swelling.
What can someone expect from the results of an AccuGraft procedure?The results of an AccuGraft start to become noticeable after three to four months as grafted hairs begin to shed and regrow. After five to twelve months the majority of new hair growth will occur following the initial surgical hair restoration.
What is the average cost of an AccuGraft procedure?An AccuGraft procedure can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $20,000. The actual cost of an AccuGraft is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the surgical hair restoration. Learn more in our [complete guide to hair transplant cost](https://aedit.com/procedure/hair-transplant/cost).
- More Accurate
- Fewer Procedures
- No Scarring
- Minimal Discomfort
- No Sutures
- Quick Recovery
- Opportunity For Human Error
- Not As Fast As Other Methods
What to Expect
AccuGraft is a hair transplant system that utilizes the FUE technique but is semi-automated, mechanically extracting hairs in order to harvest more follicles, in a shorter time, with less provider fatigue. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after an AccuGraft procedure.
- Stop using topical hair treatments for 2 weeks
- A prescription shampoo may be recommended
- Stop taking blood thinning medications for 2 weeks
- No alcohol 3 days prior
- No smoking 1 week before and after
- Patients with light hair will dye hair 3 days prior
- Local anesthesia
- Hair in donor area will be cut short
- Hand held device powered by pneumatic pressure removes donor hair
- Recipient sites created in the proper orientation, angle, and direction
- Follicular units are carefully separated and implanted
Immediately After Treatment
- Swelling and discomfort
- Do not touch hair with either hands or combs