The NeoGraft FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a two-step process: harvesting, where the NeoGraft device will extract individual hair follicles from the donor area, and placement at the recipient sites. If you are a good candidate for the NeoGraft procedure, the results can be very rewarding.
FDA-cleared NeoGraft is a device that is used for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant surgery. The NeoGraft device is used in a two-step process - harvesting and placement. You are likely to need 2-3 days of recovery before you return to work. You may feel numb or sore in the transplanted areas after the procedure. Your doctor may recommend taking a hair loss drug like finasteride - for men only - and using a product like Rogaine after your NeoGraft hair replacement surgery if you are genetically predisposed to male-pattern baldness. The results of NeoGraft hair transplant surgery can be a full head of hair if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
You may have to shave the donor area before the NeoGraft hair replacement surgery. The first step in the hair transplant is to use the NeoGraft device to harvest individual hair follicles from the donor area at the back of the scalp. You will be asked to lie face down for 2-4 hours as the doctor uses the NeoGraft handheld device to extract the follicles. If you have a large number of follicles to be extracted, the doctor may recommend coming in for two separate sessions.
The second step in your hair replacement is to place the harvested follicles into tiny incisions in areas with thinning hair. You will sit upright for this part of the procedure. The doctor will numb both the harvest area and the placement area with a local anesthetic before proceeding. When the hair transplant is completed, all surgical areas will be covered with bandages.
There are little to no risk associated with a NeoGraft hair transplant. However, the donor and recipient areas may be sore and red after the procedure.
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