Hair Transplant Surgery
RECOVERY: swelling for 2-3 days, ok to return to to work after 1-2 days
If you live more than 125 miles from Beverly Hills travel rebate. We will cover you for up to 5% of your surgical costs for travel expenses including, gas, meals, flight and hotel that are incurred as a part of your procedure. This program is based on a minimum procedure fee of $3,250.00.
A hair restoration surgery can be the most rewarding option for both men and women. Hair transplant surgery, perhaps more than any surgery in our field, has changed dramatically over the past few decades. That being said, there is a lot of misconceptions about the available techniques and results.
Setting himself apart from other surgical hair practices, Dr. Patel understands that the needs of each patient are unique. His armamentarium of techniques includes: hairline lower surgery, follicular unit extraction using the Neograft© hair transplant system, traditional strip harvest techniques and, at times, non-surgical hair restoration.
Our goal is to take a holistic and realistic approach to your goals and most importantly to explain to you the science and philosophy behind restoring your hair. The initial consult includes a medical exam, photographic review, and goal analysis in combination with detailed explanation of what to expect.
NeoGraft® Automated Hair-Transplantation FAQs
One hair-restoration option for men and sometimes women is the NeoGraft® Automated Hair-Transplantation System, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It involves a minimally invasive procedure that makes hair transplantation less painful, and reduces post-procedure recovery time.
The NeoGraft system involves harvesting hair follicles for targeted placement in another area of the scalp. Once transplanted, the healthy follicles produce hair that should continue to grow for the rest of the patient’s life.
Candidates For The NeoGraft Hair-Transplantation System
Nearly any man with bald patches or thinning hair can undergo hair restoration with the NeoGraft system, although it is ideal for men who have the following:
- Healthy areas of hair on the sides or back of the head
- Hair loss because of scars from prior surgery
- Androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness)
Men who have hair loss because of trauma or burns are also good candidates.
The NeoGraft Hair Transplant Procedure
NeoGraft hair transplantation is gentler than traditional hair-restoration surgery, which involves removal of a large strip of hair and skin from the back of the head. Although traditional hair-restoration surgery is still performed, it is invasive and usually leaves prominent scars.
The NeoGraft system involves using follicular unit extraction (FUE), a surgical procedure in which hair is transplanted in individual follicular units. Each unit consists of one to four hairs that have been extracted from the donor area for placement in areas that need hair. The hair follicles are removed and placed using pneumatic pressure, which eliminates follicle-damaging pulling and twisting. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia.
Advantages Of The NeoGraft Hair-Transplantation System
Advantages of using the NeoGraft system rather than methods that remove a large strip of hair include the following:
- Recovery is faster and more comfortable
- Sutures are not necessary
- There is no linear scar from the harvest area
Another advantage is that the complications (bleeding, or damage to the nerves and blood vessels) associated with the “strip” method are rare.
Results Of The NeoGraft Hair-Transplantation System
According to system manufacturer NeoGraft Solutions, Inc., “Once the hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about 2 to 3 weeks before shedding. After shedding, the new growth will begin in 3 to 4 months; this is normal, and an important part of the new-hair growth process. After that time period, the hair will continue to grow normally.” Although results of the procedure should last for the patient’s lifetime, because hair loss continues post-transplant, maintenance treatments, including additional transplants and/or drugs that prevent hair loss, may be necessary.