Pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the leading cause of hair loss in men and women. Male pattern baldness usually begins with a receding hairline and progressive thinning on the crown and vertex of the scalp. Female pattern baldness usually consists of thinning across the top of the scalp with preservation of the frontal hairline. Although the ultimate degree of baldness cannot be well predicted, the age of hair loss onset and family history are both important factors.
NeoGraft hair transplantation is a method for recreating the most natural-looking, permanent solution for those who are bald or have thinning hair. NeoGraft follicular-unit extraction and implantation is a method by which hair follicles are extracted and redistributed in a manner that duplicates how scalp hairs naturally grow. Each micrograft contains a single follicular-unit consisting of 1-3 hair follicles. Follicular-unit grafts are then carefully implanted into the bald or thinning “recipient” areas. Meticulous artistic and technical skill is required to design a natural appearing hairline, as well as ensure the appropriate angle, orientation and position of each transplanted hair. This technique never results in a “pluggy” unnatural look, and there is no resultant long scar at the back of the scalp after the procedure.
NeoGraft hair transplantation is performed in the outpatient setting using local anesthesia for your safety. Most patients do not experience significant discomfort during the procedure and can resume normal activities in just a few days. Transplanted hairs fall out in approximately 2 weeks and generally begin to grow in again in about 3 months. Once it has grown in, the transplanted hair lives and grows indefinitely. The number of sessions required to fill an area depends on the extent of the hair loss and the density that is desired. During your consultation, we will review more details about the procedure and determine if you are an appropriate candidate for NeoGraft hair transplantation.