My hair restoration patients in San Diego are often surprised to learn that NeoGraft® eliminates the need for a wide, horizontal scar. NeoGraft is a method of automated FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair restoration that doesn’t require a scalpel, sutures, or staples. It’s one of the most advanced treatments for hair loss and is a favorite among my patients and myself as a triple board-certified plastic surgeon. Here are a few of the questions I receive from both men and women who are interested in NeoGraft.
How is NeoGraft different from traditional hair restoration? One of the more traditional methods of hair restoration is the “strip” technique or FUT (follicular unit transplantation). This involves surgically removing a portion of the scalp to create a graft. The area where the hair was removed is stitched together, creating a large scar. NeoGraft avoids this invasive approach by removing follicles from the donor area using a tiny 1 mm punch and forceps.
What are the benefits of NeoGraft? Aside from restored hair, the biggest benefit for most people is the absence of a noticeable scar. NeoGraft requires less time than other FUE hair restoration methods and allows patients to use the same donor site for later transplants. NeoGraft is also more affordable than traditional FUE methods and offers a faster recovery.
Who should perform NeoGraft? You should only receive your treatment from a hair replacement surgery facility under the direction of a board-certified plastic surgeon, since the procedure requires a high level of skill from the surgeon. La Jolla Hair Surgery Center is the only hair replacement facility in San Diego County that combines the skills of a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience of a board-certified dermatologist. My patients take comfort in the fact that we completely evaluate a person’s hair loss to determine the most effective treatment.