NeoGraft® Hair Restoration
Naples Plastic Surgery
For many Naples, Florida-area residents, having a full head of hair represents attractiveness and desirability at both the personal and professional levels. Hair loss can be a very emotional part of the natural aging process, while premature hair loss from male or female pattern baldness can be devastating for one’s self esteem.
Unfortunately, about 50 million men and up to 30 million women, including many in the Naples area, suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. Many potential candidates for the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement may shy away from the procedure, or may otherwise be ineligible due to skin and hair issues, or other health conditions. Those wary of the procedure are generally concerned about the slow recovery time, loss of feeling at the incision site, linear scarring on the back of the head, or amount of post-operative pain.
Your NeoGraft® Hair Transplantation Procedure
After much research, Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro chose the NeoGraft® Automated Hair Transplantation system, as Gardner Plastic Surgery’s primary hair restoration procedure. NeoGraft® relies on the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method of hair transplantation, which removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about one to four hairs and placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred. Considered the most advanced technique in the hair transplant industry, the NeoGraft® system is the first and only FDA-cleared follicular unit harvesting and implantation system.
The revolutionary system uses pneumatic controls to precisely extract complete individual hair follicles which can be immediately transplanted to the selected areas of the scalp. The NeoGraft® technology provides absolute exact harvesting and placement, delivering repeatable results. Because each follicle is removed individually in this minimally invasive procedure, the patient remains comfortable while the system creates a natural looking head of hair. And once your hair restoration is complete, the procedure itself leaves no evidence, making it your secret to tell.
Why Choose the NeoGraft® Procedure?
Naturally, those choosing the NeoGraft® procedure do so for the expected results. But there are numerous other reasons for choosing this novel FUE method, including:
- It’s the least invasive procedure for hair transplantation.
- Flexibility allows any hair style of your choice—short or long.
- Natural-Looking Results.
- Performed with local anesthetic rather than intravenous or intra-muscular sedation.
- Little to no discomfort during the procedure.
- No scalpel incisions, no staples, no sutures, and no linear scarring.
- Minimal bleeding and fewer complications than the “strip” method.
- Shorter recovery time that allows most patients to go back to work the next day.
- Fewer restrictions on normal daily activities.
Additionally, the NeoGraft® FUE-based system has proven to be useful in fixing visible linear scarring from previous “strip” surgery hair transplantation efforts. FUE works by filling in or otherwise camouflaging those old scars by transplanting new follicles into the area.
How Long Will My Results Last?
To help ensure the best results possible, our surgeons have chosen the latest version of this novel hair transplantation systems, the NeoGraft® 2.0. Hair transplantation by the NeoGraft® system should last indefinitely. However, every patient is different and results will depend in part on both the severity of the original hair loss and on hair thickness. Sometimes additional loss of the original hair can occur, or the transplanted hair may not look as full as you would like. In such cases you can schedule an additional treatment session at Gardner Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro will do all they can to help you achieve your hair restoration goals.