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Patient Benefits

Top Reasons We Use The NeoGraft™ Hair Transplantation System

* Minimally invasive procedure for hair transplantation

* Patients feel little discomfort

* No stitches or staples

* No unsightly linear scar, hair can be worn short

* Less chances & numbness where the donor hair is harvested

* Shorter recovery time

* Less activity restrictions after procedure

* Patients can typically go back to work the next day

* Transplant body hair, do eyebrows, & scar revision from previous transplants

Advantages of Neograft

Minimally-Invasive AUTOMATED (FUE) and Implantation Hair Transplant Procedure

With the NeoGraft Automated FUE Hair Transplant device, we have taken the benefits of the FUE method and have automated the technique. First, the NeoGraft device uses a motorized punch that gently rotates around each individual graft in a perfectly cylindrical shapes. Rotation of the punch can be precisely adjusted to accommodate for different skin types. Second, the NeoGraft device uses a controlled pneumatic pressure (suction) to slide out the follicles smoothly and uniformly, so there is no pulling and twisting as with forceps which puts the follicle at risk for damage. The strength of the suction can be adjusted to accommodate different skin types and the various sizes of punches. The grafts extracted by the contra-angled (angle allows for direct visualization of the direction of hair growth) tool of the NeoGraft device are of consistent excellent quality. Furthermore, because of the way that the grafts are extracted and withdrawn from the donor area, each graft is uniform making the automated implantation of the graft precisely the same size and cylindrical shape of the recipient site eliminating the “pop corn or ping pong” effect that may be seen using forceps. The grafts are collected in a small collection canister that gently and frequently mists grafts with sterile saline to keep them moist during the harvesting process until they are ready for implantation. The recipient sites are made to the exact length of the harvested grafts and inserted with the NeoGraft controlled pneumatic pressure implantation hand piece. This ensures that the grafts are implanted to the exact depth leaving a smooth level recipient surface and preventing any ingrown or exposed follicles. After the grafts have been separated from the canister, the grafts are withdrawn, or auto-loaded, into an implantation canula using negative pneumatic pressure. Once they are in the canula the follicles are advanced (inserted) into the recipient site with the utmost precision using positive pneumatic pressure.

The benefits of the automated FUE method to the patient are the same as manual FUE; very consistent high quality grafts, minimal discomfort no sutures, no linear scar, little risk of complications such as bleeding or nerve damage, quick recovery time, fewer activity limitations and a natural looking result. The “minimally invasive” NeoGraft Automated (FUE) and Implantation Hair Restoration procedure is quickly becoming the new “Gold Standard” for hair transplant procedures.

FUE Procedures vs. Strip

Hair Transplant Methods

There are several methods used in doing hair transplants. The “strip” method or FUT (follicular unit transplantation) is the most commonly performed method. The FUE (follicular unit extraction) method, a minimally invasive method of hair transplantation introduced in the late ninety’s and the automated FUE method, the newest most advanced method of hair transplantation available today.

Strip Surgical Linear Scalpel Incision

NeoGraft Minimally Invasive Automated (FUE) and Implantation Procedure

From a surgical standpoint, the “strip” method or FUT is a surgically invasive procedure. With the “strip” method the hair at the back of scalp is cut short. That section of scalp is surgically excised. The wound created by the incision is then stitched up or stapled together. Next, the excised portion of the scalp is divided up and placed under several microscopes where technicians using sharp blades separate grafts into units of one to four hairs. While the technicians are separating the grafts, the physician creates the hairline and recipient sites using a needle or a specific blade. Once the recipient sites are created, the grafts are then placed into the sites using forceps. The grafts with a single hair are placed in the front, to give a natural hairline. The rest are placed behind to give the recipient area density.

From a surgical standpoint, an FUE hair transplant using the Neograft system is a very safe, minimally invasive, surgical procedure. With the FUE method there is no need to excise a piece of the scalp because the follicles are removed directly from the donor area using a tiny 1 mm punch (punch sizes vary) and forceps. The punch is manually rotated to make a small circular incision in the skin around the follicular unit (hair follicles), which is then removed directly from the scalp using forceps. After the appropriate number of units has been removed, technicians separate the grafts into units of one to four hairs and these grafts are implanted much the same way as the “strip” method. With the FUE method there is little 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.

The benefits of the FUE method to the patient are that there is minimal discomfort, no sutures, no linear scar, little to no risk of complications such as bleeding and nerve damage, quick recovery time, fewer activity limitations and a more natural looking result (patients can wear their hair short if they choose to without the unsightly scar of the “strip” method).

The newest and advanced method of hair transplantation is called the NeoGraft Automated FUE and Implantation System. Now, with the NeoGraft Hair Transplant medical device, the difficulties associated with a manual FUE procedure have been eliminated. An FUE hair transplant with NeoGraft can be done in the same amount of time as a traditional “strip” hair transplant, reducing the cost of a long manual FUE transplant. In addition, to reducing the time required for the hair transplant, NeoGraft uses pneumatic pressure to extract the follicles and precisely implant them as well. This eliminates the need for touching the follicles with forceps during harvesting leaving them in a more robust state.

Finally, with the NeoGraft technology the patient receives the benefits of the FUE procedure and the physician benefits from the advancements of the technique made easier and with more efficient repeatable results.

The hair restoration patient also needs to understand how important choosing the right surgeon remains. Final hairline design results still are dependent upon the skill and artistic abilities of the surgeon performing the procedure. Hair transplant procedures encompass both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. These artistic skills and abilities can often be qualified by researching the results of other surgical and reconstructive procedures these surgeons do on the face and head.

The important thing is to do your homework and pick a surgeon that is uniquely qualified to handle your hair restoration needs.

The NeoGraft Automated FUE is also a useful procedure to fix visible linear scars from previous “strip” surgeries. FUE can be used to ‘fill in’ or camouflage those old scars by transplanting new follicles into the area.

Traditional “Strip” Method

“Strip” Surgical Incision (Donor Site)

Neograft Method

Neograft (Donor Site)

 

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