Why do I have a gap? (Photo)
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Poor results following a NeoGraft hair restoration procedure?
NeoGraft is a company that makes a device that a surgeon uses to perform a type of hair restoration surgery called follicular unit extraction, or FUE. The device itself is absolutely zero guarantee that you will have excellent results, anymore than a particular brand of paintbrush will guarantee a beautiful painting. The device is simply a tool. What is critically important is how experienced and talented is the person using it; exactly like a paintbrush.
From the pictures you posted, it does appear as though the density is a bit low. A subsequent procedure can fill in some gaps, but you'll need to wait for the hair to grow in, which will take roughly 8-12 months. There is very little oversight in the field of hair restoration surgery. For instance, a psychiatrist may have a sign printed up at Kinko's today saying "hair restoration surgery" and hang it on his door, hire some techs, rent a NeoGraft device, and start to offer surgical hair restorations tomorrow, without having ever touched a surgical instrument. So, the results from using the NeoGraft device, like any device, will depend mainly on the talent, dedication, and experience of the surgeon performing the procedure. Be sure that a technician is not performing the surgery, as hair restoration technicians in the USA need to acquire the same exact medical qualifications to perform their jobs as grass cutters. As in, none whatsoever. So, sit tight until 8-12 months have passed, and re-evaluate at that time.
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