At Global Center for Hair Restoration in Nashville, TN, we know that when you begin to lose your hair, you also begin to lose your confidence. Our team of trained professionals wants to help not only restore your hair but your confidence as well. For that reason, we offer NeoGraft, a hair restoration treatment that uses your hair follicles to help treat balding, thinning, and receding hair. The results are all natural, and they’re all yours.
How Long Does NeoGraft Last?
Once you undergo a NeoGraft treatment, you can expect permanent results. Transplanted follicles will begin growing hair after your treatment, and they will permanently adhere to their new location on your scalp. They will begin and continue to grow beautiful, healthy hair in your treatment area.
What Is NeoGraft?
NeoGraft is a hair transplant treatment that extracts hair follicles from a donor area on your head, typically the back of the head. It then transplants them to a different area that needs hair to address hair loss, thinning, and balding. It’s minimally invasive and doesn’t require any staples or invasive techniques and doesn’t require scalpels or stitches.
How Does It Work?
This treatment uses an automated Follicular Unit Extraction device, also known as FUE, to harvest hair follicles from a donor area on the back of the head and then transplants them to your treatment area. The placement process is precise and strategic.
The extracted follicles are sorted by size and then placed in areas of the scalp that have experienced hair loss, balding hair thinning, or have receded. The most typical treatment areas include the sides of the head, crown, and hairline.
How Do I Prepare for My Treatment?
Before your treatment, you need to shave the donor area so that it’s ready for the harvesting process. While shaving part of your head may concern you since it seems like it will be noticeable, there are ways to hide the shaved area and make it less visible.
For men with short hair, getting a very short haircut before the treatment can help make the shaved area appear less noticeable after treatment. Men and women with longer hair can strategically shave their donor area and then use their long hair to hide that shaved area to make it less noticeable until the hair grows back.
What Happens During a Treatment?
When you choose NeoGraft, you will be treated by a certified technician, our Clinical Director, Benjamin Sell, PA-C. This minimally invasive form of a hair transplant is performed as an outpatient treatment, and an attending physician will be on hand throughout the entire process.
You’ll only need local anesthesia to comfortably experience the treatment, thanks to the device’s up-to-date technology that allows us to precisely and effectively extract hair follicles and implant them into their new home. The treatment can take a few hours or longer to complete based on your chosen treatment area. You will remain awake throughout the entirety of the treatment and, once it is complete, you will be free to return home.
Is There Aftercare?
Once your treatment is over, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks since intense workouts or other similar activities can negatively affect your newly implanted hair follicles. You’ll be provided with instructions on how to care for your treatment area.
We can make recommendations about which shampoos, hair care products, and antiseptics you should use after your treatment to help care for the hair follicles and your scalp, and most importantly, ensure the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Will I Notice Results?
Hair growth does take time and while it can feel like watching paint dry, know that you will get results. Most patients experience noticeable hair growth within eight to twelve months of their treatment. You will be able to see those hair follicles growing as you track your progress, but the most dramatic results will appear within those eight to twelve months post-treatment.
Will I Get Results From One Treatment?
The total number of treatments you will need to get the best results will completely depend upon your planned treatment area. Those who want to treat smaller areas may only need one or a few sessions for their desired results. Those who want to restore hair to larger areas or their entire head will require more sessions.
During an initial consultation, we will review your goals, confirm that you are a treatment candidate, and then provide you with a treatment plan that includes the number of sessions you’ll need to achieve those goals.
Is There Any Downtime?
This treatment requires minimal downtime. Most patients resume all their normal activities within a week of treatment. One of our experts will provide you with details on all of the aftercare instructions at the time of your treatment.
Will I Have a Scar Post-Treatment?
Many transplant methods result in linear scars because they remove hair follicles in strips. The benefit of this treatment is that it removes hair follicles in natural groups, typically in groups of one to three follicles. This helps avoid a linear scar. The treatment creates micro-scars that you’ll never see once your hair starts growing.
What Are the Benefits?
It Delivers Natural Results
This treatment uses your own hair follicles to help you reach your hair restoration goals. It doesn’t rely on anything but your natural hair follicles. Your body will only accept your hair follicles, not someone else’s. When the hair follicles are transplanted to their new location, your body will accept them, and they will begin growing hair within several months.
The Results Are Gradual
Since this treatment relies on your own hair follicles to reach your hair restoration goals, the results are both natural and gradual. It will take time to see significant hair growth, so you’ll never look as though you went and had something done. Your hair will begin to grow in the bald, thinning, or receding areas slowly over the course of several months and you’ll eventually have restored hair.
There’s No Noticeable Scarring
One of the main benefits of this version of a hair transplant is that it doesn’t result in visible scars. You can reach all of your hair restoration goals completely scar-free.
The Results Are Real
NeoGraft has an extremely high patient satisfaction rate. Patients who undergo this treatment get real results that are both dramatic and life-changing but also completely natural.
It Meets the Hair Restoration Goals of Men and Women
Another benefit of this treatment is that it can help men and women reach their hair restoration goals. For whatever reason you’ve experienced hair loss, thinning hair, balding, or a receding hairline, this treatment can help resolve hair loss so you can experience beautiful hair once again.
How Is It Different From a Typical Hair Transplant?
NeoGraft is unique because it doesn’t involve the surgical removal of hair follicles from the back of the head. The surgical method is known as the strip method and does leave a scar. NeoGraft is different because it uses a handheld device to remove hair follicles from the donor site, an area that typically never loses hair.
This hair is called terminal hair because that part of the scalp doesn’t lose hair. Those hair follicles are then transplanted without any visible scarring, and you don’t have to endure the same recovery you would were you to undergo a typical transplant procedure.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for this treatment are men and women who want to naturally restore their hair, specifically along the hairline, crown, or sides of the head. Many different factors will influence your eligibility for treatment. Benjamin Sell PA-C, our Clinical Director, will evaluate your goals and the state of your hair and scalp to confirm whether this treatment is right for you. The following factors can impact your eligibility:
- Your potential for future hair loss
- The quality and density of your planned donor hair follicles
- Your hair texture
- The total number of grafts you will need to reach your goals
Restore Your Hair the Natural Way
If you want to restore your hair the natural way, we can help. NeoGraft is the perfect treatment that can make all of your hair restoration dreams come true. Contact us today at Global Center for Hair Restoration in Nashville, TN, and schedule your initial consultation with our Clinical Directors, Benjamin Sell PA-C, to learn more about this treatment and if it’s right for you.