Neograft® Hair Restoration and Transplant in Men
For hairline, eyebrows, and beard
Thinning and loss of hair in men is most commonly caused by genetic factors and the rate and severity progression of loss varies depending on your predisposition. Less influential factors that contribute to male hair-thinning are vitamin deficiencies, metabolic and hormonal factors. Peak Rejuvenation offers the full spectrum of treatment for thinning or loss of hair including HairMedica® products, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, and NeoGraft® Hair Transplantation.
Science of Hair Loss
Both men and women can lose hair for a variety of reasons, including nutrition, thyroid disease, hormones, genetics and age. The most common type of hair loss is the genetic form which primarily affects men. Male pattern baldness is dependent on 3 factors: androgens, genetics and age. The principal androgen, testosterone (T), is produced in the testes and adrenal glands of men and, to a smaller degree, in the ovaries and adrenal glands of women. Testosterone plays a key role in male pattern baldness, but it only affects hair follicle cells that are genetically predisposed to the condition. Testosterone binds to the enzyme 5-a-reductase (5aR) which is found in hair follicles. 5-alpha-reductase converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a more potent androgen that can bind to hair follicles. This binding triggers a change in genetic activity of the cells, which initiates hair loss. What’s inherited is the tendency for certain hair follicles, in the presence of dihydrotestosterone, to become smaller over time. This causes the growing cycle of the follicle to shorten, more hairs to be shed, and the existing hair to thin. Some follicles eventually die, while others shrink to a very small unhealthy size. The susceptibility of pattern baldness increases with age; 30% of white men in their 30s are affected by pattern baldness, as are 40% in their 40s, and so on.
What is FUE and FUT and how does it differ from Strip Method?
The original hair transplantation techniques utilized a harvesting method whereby the surgeon would make a large incision on the back of the scalp, harvest skin, separate it on the backtable, then transfer the follicular units to the recipient sites. The donor site is closed with sutures or skin staples. This technique is still used by some surgeons today, but it leaves a large scar on the back of the scalp.
Dr. Williams utilizes the newer technique of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). FUE and FUT is the technique by which the surgeon and technician use specialized equipment to remove each individual follicular unit from the donor site and transplant it to the recipient site. Using this technique, donor follicles can be harvested with virtually no scar…instead, the technique leaves behind thousands of small inconspicuous 1 mm scars.
Benefits of NeoGraft® Over the Traditional Strip Method:
- Minimal discomfort
- No scalpel incision
- Least invasive procedure of its kind
- Large areas in a single session
- Little risk of complications
- No sutures or linear scar
- Fewer activity limitations
What is Involved in NeoGraft® Hair Transplantation?
Dr. Williams uses the NeoGraft® system to perform the hair transplantation and the procedure is most commonly performed under local anesthesia in the office. The NeoGraft® system can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior linear ‘Strip Method’ harvests, as well as for body hair transplants.
Steps in NeoGraft® Hair Transplantation:
- Donor Hair Removal: The NeoGraft® procedure begins with hair removal from the donor area in the back of your head where your hair is genetically programmed to resist testosterone.
- Dissection of the Follicular Units: Each graft is extracted with the same consistency in diameter and length resulting in a dramatically increased take rate.
- Creation of the Recipient Sites: The surgeon creates recipient sites in the proper angle, direction and orientation according to the artistic hair transplant plan he has designed specifically for you.
- Placement of the Hair Graft: The follicular units are then carefully separated by size. Grafts are transplanted into the balding and thinning areas of your scalp. Each graft is meticulously harvested as it naturally occurs and implanted individually to ensure the best results.
Who is a Good Candidate for Hair Transplantation?
Candidates for hair restoration surgery are those individuals in good health with moderate hair loss and sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the balding areas. Those with more donor hair, greater hair density and fullness can typically expect fuller results. It is also important that you have reasonable cosmetic goals. Hair transplantation can achieve very good, natural results but cannot restore your hair to the density you had as a teenager. Your surgeon will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.
Inconspicuous Scarring and No Scalpel
NeoGraft® uses controlled pneumatic pressure to slide out the graft smoothly, so there is no pulling or twisting that can risk damaging the graft. Your grafts can be re-implanted sooner, keeping them more robust and resulting in a natural looking hairline. Hair restoration methods that use scalpels and leave scars can be dangerous and painful. Our procedure is safe, painless and leaves only tiny 1mm scars.
Will I Keep My Transplanted Hairs?
The science behind grafting is simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair in the back of the head that naturally continues to grow. The follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Once the normal hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding – this is normal and an important part of the new growth process. After shedding, the new growth will begin in 3 to 4 months and your hair will continue to grow normally. More importantly, your results will look healthy and natural.
Will I Continue to Lose My Hair?
Hair loss does not stop after transplantation – some people will need continued maintenance such as HairMedica®, PRP injections, vitamin supplementation, medication, hormone maintenance, etc. Depending on your age and degree of hair loss, additional sessions will likely be required. Progressive hair loss or the desire for more density may require more transplants. An estimate of balding pattern and the number of procedures needed will be discussed during the consultation with your surgeon.
How Much Does NeoGraft® Cost?
Prices for the NeoGraft® procedure are typically based on the number of hair grafts necessary. To get a NeoGraft® price quote for your specific situation, please request a consultation.
Does NeoGraft® Work for Both Men and Women?
Yes. Because 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.
For more information on Neograft® Hair Restoration and Transplant, or to schedule a consultation, call Peak Rejuvenation at (970) 259-5990 or Request a Consultation.
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