Premature Balding or Thinning Hair?—Consider NeoGraft® at Gardner Plastic Surgery
No matter the cause, thinning hair and hair loss can strike a severe blow to most people’s self-esteem. While age-related thinning of the hair is inevitable for just about everyone, and genetically influenced premature balding is a fact of life for some, there are remedies. In fact, those in the Naples, Florida area looking for solutions to restore their hair can turn to Gardner Plastic Surgery, which offers the latest minimally invasive technology in hair transplantation—NeoGraft®, the first and only FDA-approved system for automated hair transplantation.
What Sets NeoGraft® Apart From Traditional Methods
Traditional hair transplantation techniques rely on “strip harvesting” removal of skin containing hair and their follicles from the back and sides of one’s head. These strips are then transplanted to areas experiencing hair loss. Once transplanted, the new hair and follicles will grow normally, reversing the previous visual signs of hair loss.
Downsides from traditional hair transplant procedures include scarring and the sometimes noticeable “hair plug” look of the transplanted hair. Scars left by traditional strip harvesting can be hidden by keeping the hair long, though still may be noticeable in those with light hair coloring. The potential visibility of hair plugs is often dependent upon the skills of the surgeon, as well as the level of original hair loss. The effects may be reduced by hair styling.
NeoGraft® avoids these potential downsides by utilizing an advanced follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique that utilizes pneumatic controls to precisely removes hair follicles in small groupings of one to four hairs without removing a large patch of skin. These small groupings are immediately implanted into the area targeted for hair restoration, where the follicles take root and support continued hair growth. The process does not leave a strip scar where the follicles were removed, but instead results in hundreds of tiny scars that heal in a manner that renders them unnoticeable.
Advantages of NeoGraft® Over Traditional Hair Transplantation
While the lack of noticeable scarring is considered one of the primary benefits of NeoGraft® over traditional hair transplant methods, other notable benefits from the groundbreaking system include:
- The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no stitches or staples.
- The process itself causes less discomfort and considered far more tolerable for patients than traditional transplants.
- The recovery time is typically much shorter than from traditional transplants, with most people able to resume normal daily activities within a few days of the procedure.
- NeoGraft® tends to produce a much more natural looking hairline.
- The procedure causes less loss or thinning of hair in the extraction areas.
- The results allow you to pursue a full range of possible hair styles.
- The procedure can be used to help reduce visible scars caused by previous transplantation efforts.
Your NeoGraft® Procedure at Gardner Plastic Surgery
To learn more about how NeoGraft® may be able to resolve your hair loss concerns, consider consulting with a highly qualified plastic surgeon at Gardner Plastic Surgery. Dr. Paul Gardner or Dr. Leo Baccaro can specifically detail how the procedure can be used to restore your natural hair and assess whether NeoGraft® is the right option for your level of hair loss. To boost your self-esteem with the most advanced hair restoration procedure currently available, contact Gardner Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation.