I am considering Neograft for thinning hair in the back and top. I am interesting in pricing. (Photo)
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Am I too young for a NeoGraft procedure for hair loss in the crown area?
Thank you for writing in with your question. You’re asking for a price for a hair restoration to your crown area. There are ethical considerations when transplanting the crown, as it’s possible to literally run out of grafts to transfer to this area of the scalp as the years go by. The cut-off is generally 35 years old: if you are 35 or older you are likely a candidate for surgery to the crown area. If you are under 35 then I would hold off on surgery. There are several non-surgical methods which may bring back your hair, and often it’s advisable to spend a year performing non-surgical therapy (eg: LLLT, PRP, finasteride, etc), as it’s certainly possible for the hair to grow back, particularly if the patient is under 35 years of age. So, if you’re 40 or older, you’re a candidate. If you’re 30 or younger, you are most certainly not a candidate. If you’re in between, then a meeting with a dedicated hair restoration surgeon is indicated to discuss your particular situation and the ethics of transplanting your crown. If your surgeon is not aware of the ethical issues surrounding the transplantation of the crown in a younger man then you have chosen the wrong surgeon. Many surgeons who have never performed a hair restoration surgery in their entire lives are acquiring a NeoGraft device and holding themselves out to the public as experts in hair restoration, as explained below.
The NeoGraft device was introduced about 6 years ago, and is simply a machine that a physician (or, most likely, a technician) uses to perform the follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure. It is more or less a motorized, hand-held circular punch, attached to suction. NeoGraft has done a tremendous amount of marketing, and I see many physicians who have never done a hair transplant in their careers acquire this machine, piggyback on the marketing done by NeoGraft, and start to offer this complicated, and permanent procedure to the public. In much of the country, the doctor will simply hire a technician (the going rate for a NeoGraft tech in Atlanta is $70/hour) to perform the procedure. It should be noted at this point that hair restoration technicians have the same exact medical training requirements as grass cutters: absolutely none. The physician only need sign the papers and be on the premises. No joke. No device, machine or robot can guarantee good or even acceptable results. So, whether using the NeoGraft, or the much more advanced ARTAS robotic hair restoration system, or any other device, including a 50 cent 1mm biopsy punch, it is the experience and dedication of the surgeon and his team that will determine the outcome. In terms of price, that varies greatly, and is based on many factors. A consultation with a dedicated hair restoration surgeon is indicated.
I hope this information is helpful to you.
Neograft pricing varies greatly from $4.50 to $10 per follicle transplanted. This wide variation is determined by where in the country it is done and the skill set of the technicians involved in the procedure.
Neograft hair transplants for the top of the head area
- The good news is than treating thinning areas on the top of the head is a bit easier than re-creating the front hairline-- so it takes less time, gets great results and costs less in most practices. Talk to a qualified NeoGraft doctor about your suitability for a procedure. It appears that the area is quite limited in size in your pictures, so I would expect a nice outcome. How the remaining hairs in the area do over time is a valid question, so future balding can occur, though the grafted hair should survive for the long term.
- It is tough to estimate from pictures alone, but the $6-8,000 would be a standard cost. Some practices may charge much more (based on experience and reputation), and some could charge less-- strip procedures without Neograft may be less as they are faster, though long scar in back of head, and often more hairs per plug rather than individual follicles. This is not a great treatment for posterior balding.
- NeoGraft is pretty spectacular in its results, so find a good doctor, and if the hair loss bothers you enough, you will likely be delighted. It is a really tremendous advance in hair loss treatment compared to older methods.
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I am considering Neograft for thinning hair in the back and top. I am interesting in pricing.
NeoGraft transplants have proven to be very satisfying to the patient. I had it done myself, and it's one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
Find some one who has been doing it for several years and can show photos of results to you. Good luck.
Cost varies by graft number