NeoGraft is a semi-automated hair transplant system which facilitates the harvesting of follicles during a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant, improving the accuracy and speed over previously used manual extraction instruments.
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About the Procedure
Neograft uses a partly robotic method of follicular unit extraction which seeks to reverse hair loss created by thinning hair, bald spots and receding hairlines. Other options for hair transplant include the entirely robotic ARTAS system or the strip harvesting method. The NeoGraft hair procedure is a one-day, outpatient procedure that requires only local anesthesia. Most patients experience very little or no discomfort during and after surgery. The scalp will be treated with a local anesthetic, and if needed and previously discussed, the hair in the donor area will be cut short before the procedure begins. Patients rest comfortably, watch TV or nap during their hair procedure. The extraction procedure is simple but may take some time. Using a wand powered by pneumatic pressure, the Neograft removes donor hair from the back of the head. This is the area where the hair follicles resist falling out if male pattern baldness is the problem. For females, the hair is typically extracted from other areas where it can safely be harvested. The surgeon will create recipient sites in the proper orientation, angle, and direction according to the hair transplantation plan, which would be individualized during the consultation. Finally, the follicular units are carefully separated by size before transplanting the grafts into balding or thinning areas of the scalp. Each extracted graft is meticulously harvested and individually implanted to ensure the best results.
Neograft seeks to reverse hair loss created by thinning hair, bald spots and receding hairlines. Hairloss caused by medication, stress or medical treatment can not be addressed by Neograft.
What to Expect
NeoGraft is a semi-automated hair transplant system that automates the harvesting of follicles, improving the accuracy and speed over manual extraction instruments. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a NeoGraft hair transplant.
- 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
Following a Neograft hair transplant, do not touch or brush the newly grafted areas. Be sure to avoid activities that cause excessive or unnecessary sweating such as exercise, steam rooms, or saunas for at least 10 days. To ensure quicker healing, do not consume alcohol for at least 7 days postoperatively.
The ideal candidate for Neograft is seeking hair restoration for thinning hair, bald spots, and/or a receding hairline. Candidates should not have hair loss as a result of medication, stress, or medical treatment as these can be reversed. For successful hair restoration, candidates must have adequate amount of hair growth or follicles used for transplantation.
Not Recommended For
Neograft is not recommended for patients with poor donor sites or who have hair loss that can be reversed. Hair loss caused by medication, stress or medical treatment cannot be addressed by Neograft.
Side effects from Neograft may include hemorrhage, infection, telogen effluvium, itching, scarring, cysts, bleeding and swelling.