The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research in Atlanta, GA provides answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about Neograft™ below. Contact us today for more information.
No, if your hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE/NeoGraft can be done by shaving small areas which can be covered by your other, existing hair.
Yes. Because FUE/NeoGraft™ is a minimally-invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.
- Are the final transplanted ‘results’ any different with FUE/NeoGraft™ than those achieved with linear harvesting?
Results are similar. FUE procedures, by default, yield grafts that contain mainly one, two, three, or four follicles called “follicular units.” Strips, or linear harvests, are removed from the back of the scalp and then microscopically dissected by a team into grafts of one, two or three follicles, would also yield similar ‘follicular-unit’ grafts. Provided that in each case the grafts are implanted with care, artistry and precision into the recipient area, the final transplanted results with FUE would be similar, if not identical, to those accomplished with a linear harvest. The difference is not in the area of hair growth, but how the donor area is harvested either by a strip of scalp or by small individual graft extractions. Using the FUE Technique leaves no linear scar.
The fee structure for FUE hair transplant procedures reflect the more detailed and intricate nature of those procedures compared to those performed with a linear harvest strip method but in most cases is very similar in pricing.
Patients who are interested in follicular unit extraction may be a good candidate for NeoGraft. Ideal individuals for follicular unit extraction treatment include people who wear their hair short, tend to scar easily, have tight scalps, and for those who have donor scars from previous hair transplant procedures that cannot be removed.
FUE or follicular unit extraction is a technique used for hair harvesting for transplantation into thinning or bald areas of the scalp. This minimally invasive procedure removes naturally occurring groups of hairs, called follicular units, usually between 1 to 4 hairs per unit. Rather than removing an entire donor strip, each follicular unit is extracted individually from the back and sides of the scalp.
NeoGraft is an automated hair transplant device used to assist hair restoration specialists like Dr. Edmond Griffin during the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique for hair transplant surgery.