Are you experiencing hair loss and looking for an advanced solution? NeoGraft™, the FDA-cleared automated hair transplantation system uses Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to provide natural-looking results with minimal downtime and no linear scarring.BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
It is not possible to gain more hair through surgery. After much research, we have chosen to offer the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method utilizing the NeoGraft™️ Automated Hair Transplantation system. The FUE method of hair transplantation removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and are then placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred.
The current procedures for treating baldness is a highly successful surgery and involves removing hair follicles from areas of well-endowed, genetically predetermined hair-bearing scalp to areas of hair loss. Some patients with preexisting medical or psychological conditions may not be candidates for this procedure, and these conditions may make it inadvisable for them to complete the surgery and its multiple stages. However, those patients who experience the condition of male pattern baldness (the M-shaped recession of the hairline commonly found in males), or baldness resulting from accidents, operations, burns, radiation treatment, infection, or even those candidates who have lost their eyebrows, are good candidates for this procedure, which is completed to improve appearance. In some instances such as those listed above, your insurance carrier may cover the cost. To determine whether or not you are covered in these instances, you will need to contact your insurance agent.
You may be a candidate for this hair restoration treatment if you suffer from male or female pattern baldness, have thinning hair or have significant hair loss. Patients should realize early on that the full head of thick hair which was present before the balding process will not reappear as a result of this procedure. Also, the patient must realize that transplanted or relocated hair may fall out initially, only to grow back in two to three months. With proper hairstyle and grooming techniques, a patient can achieve an appearance close to that of full hair growth.
One of the top benefits of this procedure is that it is the least invasive hair transplantation procedure. Other benefits include:
It may be necessary to trim a small amount of hair before surgery; however, postoperative, this area will become inconspicuous. The surgery may be done under “twilight” anesthesia on a special operating table that allows a patient to sit up during the entire procedure. Complications, such as bleeding and infection, are possible, but extremely rare. With proper sedation and anesthesia, today’s transplant procedure is virtually pain-free. The transplantation will involve a widely and successfully used follicular unit technique. By the use of this additional one to four follicle grafts, we can refine the hairline more naturally than the traditional circular graft plugs. The grafts are taken from the hair-bearing areas of the scalp (usually from the back or sides). The grafts are placed in the balding areas. The donor grafts are meticulously prepared and then inserted with great care into the spaces at the recipient site. The grafts are spaced far enough apart so that nourishment from the surrounding blood vessels is sufficient to insure the survival of the transplanted graft. This is an important factor because if all the grafts were transplanted at one time, they would probably die due to insufficient nourishment. Typically, a second session is planned over a 6 to 12-month period.
Depending on the patient’s degree of baldness, it may take from one to four surgeries to obtain the desired look, depending on the individual’s situation, the time between the sessions, and the number of transplants done per session. The number of surgeries and the length of time in which to complete them will be addressed in your personal consultation with the surgeon before surgery.BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
The normal healing process after an FUE procedure causes essentially no visible scarring since each follicular unit is removed individually. New growth will usually cover any scar. As for the donor sites of the grafts, they will shrink to the point of also being unnoticeable and are all hidden by surrounding hair. Between surgeries, the surgeon and patient are able to monitor the new growth and determine the success of the procedure.
Any patient who has worn a hairpiece may continue to wear it after the procedure until new hair growth occurs. Hair grows at the rate of approximately one-half inch per month. Therefore, transplant patients will wait approximately six months after surgery to comb the transplanted hair over the newly transplanted areas. Careful hair styling and grooming are essential to achieve the optimal effects of this punch graft transplantation procedure. The results of this particular procedure should last a lifetime.
There are some risks or side effects that you should be aware of. It is possible to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treatment area immediately following the procedure. This is a natural response to the transplantation process and should subside within a few days. Risks and side effects are discussed during your consultation.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fedok. He is dedicated to creating a personalized experience for every patient. He takes the time to understand your unique concerns and goals and will work closely with you every step of the way to achieve the look you desire.
During the consultation, a medical and family history and examination will be performed pertinent to your hair loss pattern. Recommendations will be made that include the recommendations for grooming techniques, camouflage techniques, the use of newer medications available, and finally, your candidacy for alternative surgical procedures.
The NeoGraft™ system was the first and only FDA-cleared follicular unit harvesting and implantation system. The NeoGraft™ system delivers automation of the FUE technique, the most advanced technology in the hair transplant industry. This revolutionary system uses pneumatic controls to precisely extract complete individual hair follicles which can be immediately transplanted to the selected areas of the scalp. The NeoGraft™ automated hair transplantation system is a complete harvesting system.
Hair Restoration with NeoGraft™ technology provides absolute exact harvesting and placement, delivering repeatable results. With NeoGraft’s technology, each follicle unit is removed individually while the patient is comfortable. A natural-looking head of hair is created with this minimally-invasive procedure.
Hair loss can be a very emotional part of the natural aging process, and seeking ways to curb this process is a challenge. NeoGraft’s advanced technology offers a discrete solution to hair loss, allowing patients to achieve natural-looking results with no linear scar, minimal downtime and a shorter recovery period. Hair restoration with the NeoGraft™ procedure is essentially unnoticeable, making it your secret to tell.
The FUE hair transplant is a very safe, minimally invasive, relatively minor procedure. Patients experience minimal bleeding and fewer complications than with the “strip” method. The procedure is performed with local anesthetic and no intravenous or intra-muscular sedation is required. Patients experience minimal discomfort, no scalpel incision, no sutures, no linear scar and quick recovery times
Dr. Fedok and his staff will advise you on current alternatives to hair transplantation. These alternatives include the use of over-the-counter products, such as minoxidil and various vitamin combinations, as well as prescription medicines, such as finasteride. A laser helmet or hat will help some patients. In addition, injections of platelet-rich plasma monthly for 3 to 6 months are additionally helpful for many patients. A new technology the TED by Alma is among the platelet-rich technologies available at Fedok Plastic Surgery. The TED will give results similar to that obtained with the injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma but uses an ultrasound-based technology with no injections. All these alternatives listed above are reasonable and helpful for various patients. Still, at this point in time, hair transplantation is the most reliable and sustaining method to restore hair.
In special situations, Dr. Fedok has used alternative methods, such as:
Scalp Reduction Advancement: In this procedure, scalp reduction, a serial excision of the scalp is made, which brings together the front of the balding area with the back of the balding area to join the hair-bearing areas of the scalp. This is an excellent adjunct to hair transplantation because it allows the surgeon to concentrate on putting the grafts in the front of the hairline and does not have to spread them out too thinly all over the top of the head. This procedure can be done three to five times, spaced two to three months apart. After each reduction, the scalp skin tends to stretch and loosen, requiring more bald scalp to be removed. Finally, the hairline is brought close enough together so that normal grooming techniques cover the midline scar and provide hair cover to the top of the head. Some patients may be benefited by the placement of scalp expanders, which will allow the bald scalp to be reduced in a lesser number of sessions.
Juri-Flap Replacement: This is best for frontal hairline balding or hair loss after burns and trauma. This allows for the massive transfer of genetically determined permanent hair to cosmetically deficient areas. The procedure requires careful thought in planning the hairline so that it appears natural. The ultimate result in terms of density of the frontal hairline is a thicker, denser amount of hair compared to hair transplant. Other factors that can determine possible Juri-flap candidates are the pattern of the baldness, the specific anatomic features of the patient, and other particular variations that may correspond to the patient’s desires. Specifically, the Juri-flap can provide thicker hair quicker than hair transplantation but does require more extensive surgery.