NeoGraft is one of the most advanced and effective treatments for hair loss currently available. By transplanting hundreds, even thousands, of individual follicles, NeoGraft has enabled countless men and women to enjoy the feel of getting their natural-looking hair back quickly and painlessly. NeoGraft is also one of the safest techniques you can use for restoring your hair, especially when compared to more surgically invasive techniques. At the same time, however, it is important to understand that NeoGraft is a medical procedure and, as such, it has some potential risks and side effects associated with it. No medical procedure is ever completely risk-free. While the following complications are extremely rare, you should take the time to review them beforehand.
Most common side effects
The most common side effects of NeoGraft hair restoration are fairly mild in nature. In some cases you may experience swelling, numbness, pain, bruising, or bleeding around the treated area. Pain during the actual procedure is extremely rare since patients are usually under an anesthetic. Infection is also possible, but again extremely unlikely. Minor scarring can also result. However, scarring is very rare and is usually not noticeable. The type of scarring that is typical with the more traditional “strip” method of hair treatment, where invasive surgical incisions are the norm, are much more noticeable than the scarring that may result from NeoGraft. Because patients are administered an anesthetic, there is the possibility that they may react poorly to the anesthetic (rather than to the NeoGraft procedure itself). Allergies and medications may effect how your body reacts to an anesthetic, which is why it is important that you tell your hair transplant specialist about any allergies you have or drugs you may be taking.
Generally, the recovery time following your NeoGraft hair transplant procedure will be very short. In most cases patients are able to return to work and to their normal activities the day after they have the procedure done. Patients are not expected to stay at the clinic overnight. However, you should follow the advice of your physician or dermatologist about what you can and cannot do in the days following your procedure. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided in the first few weeks and patients should avoid washing their hair in the first few days after the NeoGraft procedure. After this initial and rather mild recovery period, however, you can resume all of your normal activities, including treating your new hair just as you had before your treatment.
NeoGraft hair treatment is a minimally invasive procedure, so the risk of side effects or complications arising is extremely low. As a medical procedure, however, it is always good advice to take any potential risks seriously. If you have any concerns about NeoGraft hair treatment, contact us at the Dermatology Center of Indiana and we would be happy to answer your questions. We are trained and experienced in the use of NeoGraft technology and, if you decide that this procedure is right for you, we will strive to take all steps necessary to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.