What Is NeoGraft?

July 16, 2018


NeoGraft Patient

NeoGraft PatientWhile many would say that being bald has some perks — saving on shampoo, perhaps — they likely wouldn’t contest that going bald is less than ideal. If you have started to lose your hair as a result of age, genetics or otherwise, you may be feeling frustrated by a receding hairline, overall thinning or visible patches of scalp at the crown. These problem areas impact the confidence of millions of men and women in America every year, and for some of them, a solution feels out of reach. Everyday remedies like over-the-counter regrowth treatments, hairpieces and laser therapy don’t always work as expected, and transplant surgery or oral medications come with risks that not everyone can take. This is where a procedure like NeoGraft fits — it’s a minimally invasive alternative to traditional hair transplantation. NeoGraft offers an exciting combination of simplicity and natural results.

Follicular Unit Extraction and Follicular Unit Transplantation

NeoGraft uses a unique new type of hair transplantation called follicular unit extraction, or FUE. By contrast, traditional hair transplant surgery uses follicular unit transplantation, or FUT. The distinction between these two approaches comes down to one significant difference: FUE extracts and repositions individual hair follicle units, while FUT removes a strip of donor tissue before isolating follicle units and placing them in their new position. Though both accomplish the same thing — moving hair follicles from one area of your head to another — the different techniques mean different risks, recovery times and results.

 FUE procedures like NeoGraft are praised among hair transplant specialists for the benefits of their less invasive approach. Since NeoGraft does not require a full strip of tissue to be removed, there are no sutures, no scar and a quicker recovery time. After an FUT transplant, it can take weeks before swelling resolves, and several months for hair to grow back to the point where the scar can be fully hidden. With FUE procedures like NeoGraft, you can be back to normal activities, including exercise, sooner. The small, puncture-like scabs from FUE treatment will heal quickly on their own and can be easily hidden with just a few weeks of regrowth.

 The NeoGraft Procedure

NeoGraft begins by identifying a donor site — an area of your head with thick, consistent growth that will provide healthy follicles to restore areas of hair loss. This donor area is then shaved close to the skin so that your surgeon can pinpoint follicle units for extraction. The procedure is minimally invasive, so you will only need local anesthesia to stay comfortable throughout — though general anesthesia may be an option if you prefer. Using NeoGraft’s proprietary cutting-edge tool, your surgeon can remove individual follicular units with a punch and suction action. The grafts are then sorted and prepared for transplantation.

 Your surgeon then prepares the transplantation site by creating small pockets for the follicle units. Each follicle harvested in the first phase of your NeoGraft procedure is then inserted into its own new space in the area you are restoring. The precise location and even the angle of each follicle unit are carefully planned before your procedure as part of your treatment plan — your surgeon will be sure that no hair is out of place once your transplanted hairs grow back in.

 NeoGraft Results

NeoGraft is a low-risk procedure that, compared to traditional hair transplant surgery, has dramatically reduced chances of infection, swelling, discomfort and blood vessel damage during treatment and healing. Your time spent in surgery is typically shorter than that of an FUT transplant, as is recovery time. You’ll also avoid the horizontal scar at the back of the head usually associated with hair transplant surgeries.

Otherwise, the results from NeoGraft are equally as impressive as from typical hair transplant surgeries. You’ll see total hair regrowth within about nine months after your procedure with noticeably thicker hair in the areas where you had your transplants placed. As with FUT transplants, the hair in the transplanted follicles will fall out about 3 to 4 weeks after your treatment and then begin their growth cycle in their new position on your head.

Is NeoGraft Right for Me?

 The ideal NeoGraft candidate has mild to moderate hair loss, a robust section of hair at the back of their head for follicle donation and is otherwise in good health. You may be particularly interested in NeoGraft if you are very active and do not want to worry about recovery time, if you prefer to wear your hair very short and do not want a visible scar or if you have undergone a traditional hair transplant before and want to supplement the results.

NeoGraft is appropriate for both men and women struggling with hair loss. It can also be used to restore hair on other parts of the body — like the legs or chest — if desired. To learn more about NeoGraft and to find out if it might be right for you, contact a provider near you today. For information about NeoGraft in Coralville and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dr. Kahlil Andrews at Andrews Plastic Surgery can help you with your hair restoration needs. Schedule your consultation to visit us for an in-person evaluation, during which Dr. Andrews can help you decide if hair transplantation with NeoGraft will meet your aesthetic goals. Call us today at 319-382-8230 to make your appointment.

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June 26th, 2013

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2015-02-10T19:25:22+00:00
Dr. Andrews is an artist. His academic credentials are second to none. You can see that sensibility in every aspect of his practice, and his life. His outcomes are exceptional, and there isn’t a surgeon anywhere that I trust more.*

May 27th, 2013

I am beyond happy with my results. I had extra skin hanging from my abdomen after gaining weight from pregnancies. Dr. Andrews was compassionate and understanding about how this affected me and my self-esteem.*
2015-02-10T19:25:46+00:00
I am beyond happy with my results. I had extra skin hanging from my abdomen after gaining weight from pregnancies. Dr. Andrews was compassionate and understanding about how this affected me and my self-esteem.*

May 27th, 2013

I can now wear bikinis! I continue to work out and can finally see the results of my hard work. Thank you Dr. Andrews – a California gem in the midwest!*
2015-02-10T19:26:11+00:00
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June 1st, 2013

Dr. Andrews is one of the best plastic surgeons I’ve worked with! His patients are very pleased with their results. I highly recommend him!*
2015-02-10T19:26:35+00:00
Dr. Andrews is one of the best plastic surgeons I’ve worked with! His patients are very pleased with their results. I highly recommend him!*

Jan 24th, 2013

Dr Andrews was wonderful!! Great Guy… awesome job on my reconstruction!!*
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Dr Andrews was wonderful!! Great Guy… awesome job on my reconstruction!!*

Nov 2nd, 2012

I had suffered debilitating Hidradenitis. He gave me the ability to have a normal life again. My scars look amazing and he was able to close with the most beautiful lines! He was such a caring doctor who is so gifted. I hope to follow his practice wherever he may go!*
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I had suffered debilitating Hidradenitis. He gave me the ability to have a normal life again. My scars look amazing and he was able to close with the most beautiful lines! He was such a caring doctor who is so gifted. I hope to follow his practice wherever he may go!*

Oct 29th, 2012

Dr. Andrews was the absolute best doctor for me - very informative, sensitive, and caring with just the right amount of humor during the appointments.*
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Dr. Andrews was the absolute best doctor for me - very informative, sensitive, and caring with just the right amount of humor during the appointments.*

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I wanted to write you a thank you letter because I would never be able to find the words to say how much I appreciate everything you did for me. Thanks to you I can feel normal and not always worry if people will find out about my problem. I can’t even begin to say thank you enough or to show my gratitude. You’re an amazing person, wonderful doctor, and my hero. All in all, you ROCK!!!*

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Thank you so much for ALL of your help in my recovery thru “sometimes emotional” journey with my cancer. You all were always professional and took the time with my long list of questions. I can n0t thank you enough! Easter is my favorite time of the year and I pray God will continue to strengthen your gift and skills in healing because you all are the best!*

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I’m ecstatic with my new body. It is PERFECT! I can’t even put in wordshow we feel, You are so compassionate unlike any Doctor I’ve met. I realize I’ve been a needy patient and you handled me well. You’ve gone above and beyond with me after hours for medications and issues. Also more quotes than necessary, but you did it! Your work ad attentiveness to my expectations I can’t say enough!! Now to pu the finale pictures in your gallery to show how complete I am now! You are AMAZING! Thank You! It’s been a very long, hard journey! Now to live life with the new ME!*

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Since my hysterectomy, sex has been extremely painful. I suffered from extreme dryness and discomfort. I had no sex drive and was no longer able to experience an orgasm. Until, recently, when a friend told me about Courtney Albritton and PCI's ThermiVa treatment. I have had 2 of the 3 treatments and immediately experienced positive results. I am still in awe of the results I have experienced. The procedure was painless. Until ThermiVa, I had come to the realization that my sex life would no longer be what it once was pre-hysterectomy. I highly recommend this procedure.*

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