There are approximately 50 million men and 30 million women who suffer from loss of hair pattern (receding hair line) or absolute hair loss. These patients need a more aggressive approach. In the past, this has been limited to the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement. However, this procedure can be burdensome on the patient because of the slow recovery time, the loss of feeling at the incision site, the tiny linear scar on the back of the head, or the amount of post-operative pain involved.
Dr. Van Vliet uses the latest technology, including the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique, to restore the hair. The procedure of hair extraction and transplantation has been revolutionized with the most trusted name in the industry, NeoGraft. NeoGraft allows Dr. Van Vliet to perform a next generation surgical technique to deliver the results his patients deserve with minimal to no scarring or down time. Although this involves an in-office procedure, discomfort and recovery are minimal and the results are natural and reliable. Patient satisfaction is of utmost importance. Dr. Van Vliet may also recommend patients in the later stages of hair loss maintain their results with topical or oral treatments following the procedure.
NeoGraft is a new automated hair transplant system 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. It is the first follicular unit harvesting and implantation system approved by FDA.
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.
The science behind grafting is simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair in the back of the head 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.
FUE is an advanced, minimally invasive hair transplant method which allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the donor area without a scalpel incision or the necessary stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar.
The highly ergonomic mechanical NeoGraft system works as a natural extension of the surgeons’ hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. NeoGraft patients now reach their goal with less time in the procedure room or fewer FUE procedures altogether.
Because FUE/NeoGraft is a minimally invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.
The reasons to use NeoGraft are simple:
- Is minimally invasive (no stitches or staples required)
- Is natural-looking (no linear scar)
- Causes little-to-no discomfort (no scalpel involved)
- Features quick recovery time (usually just a few days), and some patients can even return to work the next day
- Fewer restrictions on normal daily activities
- Allows for flexible financing (our physicians have options to meet your budget).