NeoGraft is an automated hair transplant system created to increase the accuracy and time of the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method. NeoGraft hair restoration naturally restores hair with no stitches or suturing required, and no linear scar.
NeoGraft procedure can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours depending on the patient’s hair restoration needs. Since no stitching or suturing required, there’s minimal recovery time and patients are able to return to their normal schedule within 1-2 days.
Tampa Bay Hair Restoration offers patients only the best technology in hair transplantations, including the NeoGraft® Hair Transplant. The NeoGraft Hair Transplant System was the first surgical hair restoration device approved by the FDA. The automated system uses the follicular unit excision (FUE) method to transplant healthy hair follicles from one area of the body to another to promote new hair growth. NeoGraft is less invasive than other hair transplant procedures and does not leave any trace of linear scarring.
Tampa Bay Hair Restoration also offers the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System. ARTAS is the newest hair transplant technology on the market, which incorporates the same follicular unit excision method as the NeoGraft Hair Transplant. If you have been using NeoGraft for hair restoration, you may upgrade to the ARTAS Robotic procedure for no additional charge. This is our way of providing the latest in technology and the best hair transplant methods to both men and women fighting hair loss.
NeoGraft is an automated hair transplant system that was created to increase the accuracy and time of the follicular unit excision (FUE) method. By using NeoGraft for FUE hair transplant procedures, hair grafts are collected smoothly with less risk of damaging the unit. The NeoGraft Hair Transplant System is a handheld device that should only be used by a licensed and experienced NeoGraft Doctor.
Dr. Michael Markou is a board-certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) as well as a board-certified member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). He performs NeoGraft Hair Transplants for patients all throughout the United States. Dr. Markou has dedicated the past 25 years to researching the latest advancements in hair transplantations. He continues to work alongside other world renowned surgeons to achieve the most optimal hair growth results for his patients.
The follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplant method uses naturally occurring follicular units to promote new hair growth. A follicular unit, or hair graft, is simply what comes out of an individual pore. Each unit consists of 1 to 4 hair follicles that grow naturally together within that same pore. NeoGraft Hair Transplant is used to extract the follicular unit from the donor area (area unaffected by thinning hair) and transplant the healthy hair grafts back into the recipient site (area affected by thinning hair).
Previous to the FUE hair transplant method, 3-4mm hair plugs would be taken from the back of the scalp and would replace tissue from the front of the head. This often resulted in an unnatural-looking appearance. Since NeoGraft Hair Transplant extracts individual follicular units, smaller hair grafts can be used to give hair a more natural-looking appearance with permanent results.
NeoGraft is a less invasive hair transplant that can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. The patient will be seated comfortably throughout the duration of the procedure and may take as many breaks as necessary. NeoGraft Hair Transplant is minimally invasive; however, local anesthesia will be applied to the donor site to eliminate any trace of discomfort for the patient. The donor site is the area of healthy hair that will be transplanted to the area where hair loss is occurring. The donor area is almost always located on the back of the scalp where hair growth occurs differently than hair in the front.
Once the donor area has been shaved to the appropriate length (about 1mm) and local anesthesia has been given, hair grafts will then be precisely dissected from the back of the head. Instead of removing an entire strip of tissue like follicular unit transplantation (FUT), the NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant method removes individual hair grafts and transplants them to the area of hair loss. Once transplanted, hair growth will continue growing just the same as it would have if it were still located in the donor area.
NeoGraft FUE is a minimally invasive hair transplantation. Since hair grafts are not harvested using the linear strip method, there is no linear scarring. Unlike the FUT hair transplant method, follicular unit extraction does not require any suturing to close the post-extraction wounds due to how tiny the extracted hair grafts are. NeoGraft hair grafts are extracted individually using a punch ranging from 0.7mm to 1.0mm and pneumatic pressure (or suction). Any small incisions left behind from the donor grafts will completely heal over the next couple of days post-surgery.
NeoGraft Hair Transplant provides both men and women with thicker, fuller, and natural-looking hair growth results. New hair growth can be seen in as little as 3 to 4 months after the hair restoration procedure. Hair regrowth will continue over the course of the year, with the most noticeable results being seen between 6 to 9 months post NeoGraft.
Hair loss occurs differently in each person, so individual results may vary. It’s important to consult with a certified & licensed physician to discuss the best hair restoration options for your specific stage of hair loss.
NeoGraft Hair Transplant is best for people who prefer to wear their hair short or who have noticeable areas of the scalp showing, even with a longer hair style. In most cases, NeoGraft offers patients the ability to wear their hair shaved with minimal to no detection of any hair transplant having occurred. NeoGraft can also be used as a “scar camouflage” for patients who have undergone previous hair transplants.
Unfortunately, not all patients are eligible for follicular unit excision. NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant is not a suitable option for those that have gone completely bald. This is why it’s important to consult with a licensed Hair Transplant Doctor about which hair loss treatments are right for you.
Tired of fighting hair loss and not seeing results? Schedule a FREE consultation with Tampa Bay Hair Restoration to find out exactly what Dr. Markou will do for you. For more information regarding NeoGraft Hair Transplant or any of our hair restoration options, please fill out the contact form below or feel free to give us a call at (727) 446-0608.
NeoGraft Hair Transplant is a suitable option for both men and women in the earlier stages of hair loss. NeoGraft is ideal for patients who prefer to wear their hair short or those who require minimal activity restriction following the procedure.
The average cost of NeoGraft hair transplant is $8,000, with most centers typically charging $5 to $9 per graft. NeoGraft price is dependent on the patient’s hair restoration goals.
Dr. Markou is well known for doing things a little different than most centers by charging a fixed price that is dependent on which stage of hair loss the patient is in rather than how many hair grafts are required. This usually saves patients thousands of dollars. By doing pricing this way, we’re able to focus on creating the ideal hairline for new hair growth and will harvest as many grafts as necessary to achieve the fullest results possible in one session.
FUE Hair Transplant is minimally invasive and virtually painless. Local anesthesia is given to the donor area to eliminate any discomfort. Some patients note very minor discomfort after the procedure that completely fades over the next day or so.
FUE hair transplant doesn’t require any suturing and does not leave a linear scar due to individually dissecting the follicular units. Any small incisions left behind from donor grafts will completely heal over the next couple of days post-surgery.
New hair growth can begin as soon as 3 months after receiving the NeoGraft Hair Transplant. Hair growth will continue over the course of the year, with the most noticeable results being seen anywhere from 6 to 9 months.
NeoGraft hair transplant results are permanent. Since hair in the donor area is not affected by the same conditions that cause pattern baldness on the top of the head, hair growth continues to grow naturally once it has been transplanted.
NeoGraft requires hair in the donor area to be trimmed to the appropriate length to provide the physician with a clear view for identifying and harvesting each graft. Hair in the donor area is recommended to be one-millimeter in length or shorter.
Results from NeoGraft Hair Transplant provide a natural-looking appearance that’s virtually undetectable by others. People will begin to notice more hair on top of your head, but will not know that a hair transplant procedure was undergone.