What is neograft hair restoration and do you offer it to your patients?

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What is NeoGraft?

NeoGraft is a technique for harvesting Follicular Unit grafts for hair restoration. Rather than removing the donor tissue as a long strip which is then cut up into smaller grafts, NeoGraft removes follicular units individually, avoiding the long incision line and scar and the need to section the strip into grafts. 

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Neograft is a name of a medical equipment that harvests hairs using the FUE technique.

Neograft is a name of a medical equipment that harvests hairs using the FUE technique.

It is like asking a cook, do you cook with a Ginsu knife (if you're old enough to remember the TV commercials) and do you offer it at your restaurant.

The outcome of a surgery is dependent on the skill and artistry of a doctor.  It does not depend on the name of an instrument.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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What is NeoGraft?

Hi  and thanks for your question. The Neograft is a surgical tool which removes individual hair follicles from the scalp without leaving a long scar along the back of the head. The individual follicles are then transplanted into the recipient sites and the donor area is allowed to heal without the need for stitches. Patients who  have undergone a Neograft procedure after previously undergoing a strip procedure describe the Neograft procedure as much easier and with a shorter recovery as compared to the strip technic. There also seems to be less noticeable scarring or thinning of the donor area using this advanced technique. Make sure to see an experienced Neograft Hair Restoration practice  to determine if this technology will meet your needs. Best of luck. 

Richard Chaffoo,MD,FACS,FICS

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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What is neograft hair restoration and do you offer it to your patients?

NeoGraft is a modern technique for hair transplantation using specialized NeoGraft equipment. Basically it is automated FUE (follicular unit extraction) grafts containing from 1 to 4 hair follicles per graft (there is one hair per follicle). One millimeter "punch" grafts are taken from the back of the head and transferred to the thinning or bald areas of need. This leaves no visible linear scar, the recovery time is less, and the transplants look entirely natural, providing the operators are skilled and experienced. This is imperative regardless of the technique.

NeoGraft is successfully used for both male and female patients of all races.

When grafting to the hairline, 1 mm grafts are used so the hairline looks natural. For behind the hairline, we look for more dense grafts. Years ago, hair transplants looked like a toy dolls hair. Now they are undetectable as grafts.

Full growth of all of the transplanted hair may take up to 1 1/2 years, but many patients can see positive results at as few as 3 months.

Yes, we do provide the NeoGraft procedure for our patients. 

Thank you for your question.

What is Neograft

Neograft is an incredible technology used for FUE hair loss solutions for men and women, mainly those who suffer genetically from losing their hair. In terms of Hair Transplantation, Neograft technology is the least invasive and has only minimal down time. Most patient are able to resume their normal routine within a few days. Best of all, Neograft FUE Hair Transplants are natural and use your own hair!

In short, Neograft is an automated transplant system that removes hair follicles with suction, utilizing a punch to surround a follicle and remove it from the scalp.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I was the first physician in Texas to perform HT with the Neograft device.  My office was the world training headquarters when this device was FDA approved.  Neograft is nothing more than a trade name for a powered device which made harvesting follicles much easier than previous "FUE" devices.  It basically makes the process of harvesting much less invasive than the strip method.  Beyond harvesting, the skill and experience of the physician determines the outcome.

Dr. Malouf

Peter Malouf, DO
Dallas Dermatologist
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Neograft is a hair restoration machine that can extract hair follicles one at a time (called FUE) as opposed to enduring a strip procedure. The advantages include less trauma, quicker healing, no lingering pain, and above all else ....... no scarring. These hair follicles are then implanted one by one into the area of need. 

Gregory Chambon, MD
Overland Park Family Physician
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Neograft machine is an instrument used for FUE extraction

There are different machines that are used for the extraction of the grafts from the donor area in FUE technique. One of the machines is the ARTAS. The ARTAS is a computer utilized machine that has an embedded technology to guide the device in extracting each grafts. Another machine for extraction is the Neograft. The Neograft machine is not computerized and is a devise that is used by a person to extract the grafts, like a manual machine. The manual machine is a machine that is also used by human to extract the grafts as well. In case of Neograft, usually there are technicians that are provided by the manufacturer and are send to the doctor to perform the extraction of the grafts. As for the ARTAS there is minimal involvement of the doctor and machine removes the grafts by itself. All of these devises have some advantages and disadvantages in regards to the utilization of the grafts and also the size of punches used for the extraction. These should be discussed with the doctor before choosing a method of extraction.  there are many other things involved during a hair transplant procedure and harvesting the grafts is just one part of the procedure.  The over all result depends on the experience, surgical skill and artistic ability of the hair transplant surgeon.

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Neograft ARTAS Alphagraft

Are all tools for FUE.  What matters more is if the clinic is has a lot of experience using the device vs just using it on the side every now and then. 

Rashid M. Rashid, PhD, MD
Houston Dermatologist
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