What causes hair loss?
There are many causes of hair loss but androgenic alopecia is the most common. This is a hereditary condition that causes male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. This can come from the maternal side of the family or from the paternal side.
Do Propecia® or Rogaine® provide similar results to a hair transplant?
These products can prevent further hair loss but do little to regain an appreciable amount of hair back and cannot give a bald individual a full head of hair like a hair transplant. Further, they must be used indefinitely to maintain a response and can be associated with side effects like impotence (Propecia).
What is an “FUE” hair transplant?
“F.U.E.” or “Follicular-Unit Extraction” is an advanced, “minimally-invasive” hair transplant method which allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the back of the head (donor area) without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar as would occur with Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or the strip method. Additionally, patients with a FUE transplant heal faster and more comfortably and can return to work in a couple of days.
What is Neograft®2.0?
NeoGraft®2.0 is a new automated hair transplant system with the latest technology, which facilitates the harvesting of follicles during a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant, dramatically improving the accuracy and speed over previously used manual extraction instruments. 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 be re-implanted sooner, keeping them more robust and resulting in a natural looking hairline.
Who is a good candidate for a hair transplant with Neograft®2.0?
Good candidates include men and women who are suffering from hair loss and are looking for a minimally invasive solution that offers more natural looking results. Patients should have good hair density at the back and sides of the scalp. Also, patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE with NeoGraft®2.0. FUE can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior “Strip” procedures, as well as for body hair transplants. Finally, NeoGraft®2.0 FUE can restore hair to absent or thinning eyebrows, representing a definitive and superior option to tattooing or make-up.
Do I have to get a total ‘buzz cut’ to have an FUE/ Neograft
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 which 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 long does the Neograft®2.0 procedure take?
A procedure with an average amount of grafts (2000) takes about 5-6 hours. This includes harvesting the donor area, cutting the grafts and graft implantation.
What kind of anesthesia is used for the Neograft®2.0 procedure?
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia without any general anesthesia or IV sedation. Patients may comfortably pass the time by listening to their music or reading a book during the procedure. For longer procedures, patients are given a break or intermission where they are provided lunch.
What is the recovery like?
Healing is quick and is not painful. You are able to return to work in a couple of days with few restrictions.
How soon will I see results?
The science behind hair transplantation is simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair in the back of the scalp 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. More importantly, your results will look healthy and natural. A noticeable improvement appears around 6 months.