NeoGraft Procedures are becoming increasingly popular among men and women who are looking to deal with systematic hair loss. There are several reasons why this particular procedure is becoming so popular, including the fact that the procedure is not as invasive as the linear strip method. Additionally, the NeoGraft method is significantly less painful than other hair transplant methods.
A NeoGraft transplant, is actually what is known as a follicular Unit grafting or FUG, which means that instead of extracting multiple follicles from the donor area by removing and entire strip of the scalp, the technician removes specific follicles that are strategically removed and transplanted into areas of the scalp where the hair has either thinned out or stopped growing all together.
The aftercare process associated with a NeoGraft is not as extensive as with other procedures, and the average time that it takes for the affected areas to recover is relatively short.
What Type of Results Should Be Expected
Generally speaking, the results that can be expected with a NeoGraft transplant is highly similar to other transplant methods; however, where this particular procedure distinguishes itself is the fact that there is very little pain and it does not take as long for the scalp to heal and life to return to normal. Where the greatest difference will be experienced is not so much in the area in which the hair is being placed, but in the area of the scalp from which the hair is being harvested. Where other transplant methods will leave a linear scar, the NeoGraft methods will leave behind tiny little dot scars that will be virtually imperceptible once they completely heal, and the hair in that area has regrown.
The Level of Pain
As can be imagined, the linear technique in which a strip of scalp is actually removed to be inserted in another area of the scalp, there is a significant amount of pain. Fortunately, with a NeoGraft, most transplant recipients have revealed that they feel little to no pain during or after the procedure. Furthermore, proper care and clearing of the treated areas will help to reduce the chance of pain and infection.
The Recovery Period
While there will be very little pain and discomfort following the NeoGraft, there is the possibility that you will experience some minimal drainage on the first couple of days after the procedure; however, this will subside rather quickly. Additionally, you should expect that the grafts will be slightly, at least for the subsequent two weeks immediately following the procedure. The doctor or technician who performs the procedure will provide explicit instruction on the best way to care for your scalp.
While the linear transplant methods will produce the need for sutures, the NeoGraft methods does create a need for sutures, meaning that there will be less need to invoke activity restrictions: however, you should avoid anything too strenuous over the first two weeks after the procedure.
Because of the lack of scarring, the NeoGraft procedure is ideal for individuals who are looking to where short cropped air, and it is also a viable option of an individual who is looking for a minimally invasive procedure to restore hair.
If you are suffering from hair loss and you would like to know more about the NeoGraft process, contact the experts at The Dermatology Center of Indiana – NeoGraft for a personal one-on-one consultation.