Hair loss is a common issue for men and women of different ages. Balding, thinning, and patchiness can result from a number of factors including age and genetics. Modern cosmetic techniques can be used to reverse the effects of balding and thinning, giving people the appearance of a naturally thicker head of hair.
NeoGraft is a hair transplant system that provides an automated solution to hair restoration. It uses Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technology to harvest hair follicles before transferring them to live permanently in a different location. The treatment is considered a gentle and non-invasive method of restoring natural-looking hair density.
At Flawless Hair Restoration, we are committed to providing customised care and information to help you make a decision that is right for you. Book an obligation-free consultation at $150, which is fully redeemable if you proceed with treatment. At your consult, we will:
- Discuss your concerns and stage of hair loss
- Explain your surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options
- Provide expert-level advice and a personalised treatment plan
How it works
The NeoGraft device is designed to extract hair from one area of the scalp and relocate it to another. The use of FUE technology allows for the effective extraction of individual hairs which are harvested and embedded into areas where hair density is lacking. Common implantation areas include the hairline and crown.
The treatment is a multi-step process, beginning with the targetting of individual hairs and removal from the donor site, usually at the sides or back of the head. Very small punch incisions are made around the selected follicular units, isolating the individual hair in preparation for the graft. The isolated unit is carefully extracted from the scalp and harvested for re-location.
Once enough hair has been extracted, the device makes tiny incisions and individually re-implants the grafts into the area that is balding, like a pot plant into new soil. The device will be angled perpendicularly to the scalp, as this will allow the root to properly attach. Each hair follicle is strategically placed to have the best aesthetic effect, with consideration for density and colour consistency. The hair will then continue growing as normal, with no indication that it has been transplanted. This gives patients the appearance of a fuller head of hair with a more even distribution.
NeoGraft is one of the most modern and advanced hair transplantation methods available. It has a high patient satisfaction rate, and leads to the following benefits:
- Thicker, more consistent hair density
- Improved confidence and self-image
- Natural-looking hair restoration
- Clinically proven effectiveness
- Long-lasting results
The incorporation of FUE techniques allows for semi-automated control. The device uses advanced functions to ensure each chosen hair follicle is extracted properly, whilst allowing manual control of hair selection and placement. This means patients can experience the benefits of technological efficiency with the skill and precision of an experienced clinician.
Ideal candidates for NeoGraft hair restoration
Prior to your NeoGraft hair transplantation treatment, a consultation will be necessary to discuss your suitability for the procedure and ideal outcomes. The treatment is typically ideal for patients seeking a non-invasive and effective hair transplantation treatment with minimal downtime.
The consultation also will address any history of medical conditions, current medications, and which areas on the scalp you wish to treat. Each treatment is tailored to the needs and goals of each individual patient. More extensive procedures may be required for patients who wish to reverse the effects of significant balding compared to patients with milder hair thinning or small areas of patchiness. The consultation will help develop the best approach to treating your personal condition and concerns.
What to expect
The procedure itself should be expected to take multiple hours, depending on how much hair is being transplanted. Before treatment, local anesthesia is usually administered to numb the area. In addition, it may be necessary for the head to be shaved – either the entire head or just the donor site – to allow effective access to the individual hairs. The NeoGraft device will then be used to extract hair follicles from the chosen area one by one.
Following this, the follicles will be transplanted into the area where they are needed. The clinician will not need to make any incisions. Instead, the NeoGraft device will work to make the necessary minuscule incisions into which the hair follicles are immediately placed. The tiny incisions made by the device do not require stitches and leave no visible scarring. Most patients can return to work on the following day.
Things to consider
As this procedure is considered minimally invasive compared to other hair transplanting techniques, there is a lower chance of complications occurring. The automation removes the risk of complications caused by human error, such as damage to the surrounding skin and underlying blood vessels.
In the days following treatment, patients may experience some loss of the transplanted hairs. This is usually not a cause for concern, as hair loss is a natural part of your growth cycle. The hairs will grow back in a few months, giving you the desired fuller effect.
Although risks are uncommon, complications can arise in rare cases, such as visible thinning of the donor site. Overharvesting can result if the clinician removes too many hairs during the extraction phase. Other risks include shock hair loss (loss of implanted hair), swelling and infections, and inflammation of hair follicles. The necessary measures will be taken to minimise risks and ensure a favourable outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens afterwards?
You will be given specific aftercare instructions outlining the best way for you to care for your scalp after the procedure. Generally, it is best to avoid harsh hair products and direct sunlight on the scalp for about one week.
How much downtime will I need?
You may experience some slight pinkness in the treated areas for a few days to a week afterwards. However, most patients do not experience much discomfort and can return to their regular daily activities straight away after the NeoGraftprocedure.
When will I see results?
When the hair follicles are transplanted, new hair will begin growing. Your hair will experience a growth spurt at around the four-month mark, and you will then start to see your full NeoGraft hair transplant results.
How many NeoGraft treatments will I need?
Some patients are satisfied with their results after just one NeoGraft treatment. However, multiple treatments may be required for people with more significant hair loss. This can be discussed during your consultation.