What to Expect During your NeoGraft Experience

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If you are suffering from hair loss, the NeoGraft hair transplant surgery can restore the full head of hair you had when you were younger. A hair transplant can be an excellent alternative to prescription medications, expensive creams and ointments and other common methods used to fight hair loss.

It is important to do your homework and know what to expect. The more you know before the surgery begins the easier it will be to heal and start enjoying your brand new head of hair.
The good news is that the healing time required after NeoGraft hair transplant surgery is generally short – as little as a few days. During the process the surgeon will use a technique known as follicular unit extraction, or FUE for short. This simply means that individual hair follicles are carefully extracted from the donor area and transplanted where your hair is thinning.

The exacting process used by your NeoGraft surgeon is designed to maximize results while minimizing healing time. In most cases you will be completely healed from your NeoGraft surgery after just a few days. During that time you may experience a bit of swelling from the saline and local anesthetic used during the surgery. It can take up to seven days for the swelling to go down completely, but the exact amount of time depends on a number of factors. Those factors include the number of hair grafts performed and where the hair is placed.

As your body continues to heal from the NeoGraft hair transplant surgery, you may notice the appearance of small scabs or wounds on your scalp. These scabs and wounds are the normal results of the hair transplant surgery – the aftermath of the individual placement of the transplanted follicles. Just leave those scabs alone and they will slowly heal on their own. The time required for all the scabs to heal and wounds to disappear is typically around 10-14 days.

If the donor area is a strong one with plenty of hair follicles, the new hair should begin to grow almost immediately. By the time all the scabs are healed, the hair may have already grown in and covered them. This means an almost instant improvement in your appearance – another benefit of NeoGraft hair transplant technology.
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Plainfield Dermatologist