NeoGraft® Is a Less Invasive Hair Restoration Treatment
When patients experience hair loss, it can take a serious toll on their confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, NeoGraft® hair restoration surgery, available at our Pittsburgh cosmetic surgery center, is a fast, simple, and effective way to reclaim a full, youthful head of hair. NeoGraft® is a new technology that automates the follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure and leads to superior results with fast recovery times. If you have noticed thinning hair and would like to learn more about how NeoGraft® can transform your hairline and boost your self-esteem, please contact our office and make an appointment with Dr. Dennis Hurwitz.
The NeoGraft® Procedure
NeoGraft® is an automated technology that improves upon the FUE method of hair restoration. IN FUE treatments, individual follicular units consisting of one to four hairs are harvested from a donor area, typically at the back of the head, and transplanted to the treatment area to create a natural-looking hairline. FUE has shown to be very effective in treating hair loss, but because the follicular units are harvested individually, treatment can be extremely time-consuming and very costly.
The FDA-approved NeoGraft® system improves upon FUE treatment by automating the entire surgery, from harvesting to placement. This new, more efficient procedure allows Dr. Hurwitz to transplant many more hair grafts per session, which can save the patient time and money. NeoGraft® uses a specialized technology that targets the individual follicular units, removes them, and quickly places them in the treatment area, all with great precision. This comparatively fast, precise process also yields high success rates because there is a reduced chance of the units becoming damaged.
NeoGraft® candidates should have realistic expectations. It is important to understand that any hair restoration treatment is going to require time as well as patience. After the follicular units have been placed in the treatment area, the hairs will remain for approximately two to three weeks before shedding to create room for the new hair growth, which will begin about three to four months after your procedure.
Candidates should have a stabilized state of hair loss - that is, the patient should no longer be shedding a significant amount of hair. Continuing hair loss after the procedure may require additional treatments to create the desired appearance, so it is best to wait until the hairline is stable. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hurwitz will perform an evaluation to determine the probability of future hair loss. He will carefully explain all of the steps involved with the procedure, and give you pre- and post-operative instructions. Surgery typically takes all day, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and patients should arrange for a friend or loved one to transport them home after the procedure. You can also expect to undergo follow-up examinations after 48 hours, one week, two weeks, and one month. Dr. Hurwitz has also found that LaserCap® treatment after a NeoGraft® procedure can help protect against future hair loss, and commonly recommends this technique to our patients. During your consultation, we will determine a pricing and payment plan, and schedule your procedure.
Achieve the Full Hairline You Desire
If you would like to learn more about restoring your hairline with the advanced NeoGraft® treatment, including its benefits and costs, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hurwitz.
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