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    Neograft™ Automated Hair Transplant Procedure

    If you’ve experienced dissatisfaction from previous hair transplant procedures, we encourage you to explore our ARTAS or NeoGraft systems. Our NeoGraft system makes choosing follicular units for transplantation a swift process for our physicians, which in turn considerably shortens the patient’s procedure and recovery times.

    If you’ve experienced dissatisfaction from previous hair transplant procedures, we encourage you to explore our ARTAS or NeoGraft systems. Our NeoGraft system makes choosing follicular units for transplantation a swift process for our physicians, which in turn considerably shortens the patient’s procedure and recovery times.

    A mechanical device designed to enhance physician speed and efficiency in incising and extracting follicular units (FU’s), NeoGraft is the trade name for a mechanized device that provides a rotating sharp punch to incise the FU’s and gently rotate around each individual graft.

    As the rotational speed can be adjusted to accommodate all skin types, this process for hair transplant offers minimal discomfort, making the healing process that much faster.

    NeoGraft, much like the ARTAS System, is the term for the tool used to make the physicians work that much more effective; however, it does not guarantee the work of the physician. For that, you need experience, something that Dr. Colin Hong’s clinic has in abundance. Our physicians have years of experience with NeoGraft making them leaders within the hair restoration industry.

    What Can Neograft Do For Patients?

    By making it easier for physicians to extract viable follicle units, NeoGraft has revolutionized hair transplant procedures that make for successful alopecia restoration patients.

    • Zero sutures, linear scars, or scalpel incisions
    • Quick recovery time
    • Faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles ensures successful transplants
    • Patients reach their growth goals in less time and with less procedures

    What Is The Neograft Procedure?

    An advanced technique in hair transplant technology, NeoGraft makes it possible to experience high-quality follicle growth with minimal risk of complications and zero scalpel incisions, scars, or sutures.

    PHASE ONE: PRE-SURGICAL STAGE

    The NeoGraft process is very similar to our ARTAS and FUE procedures. We begin by giving the patient a mild tranquilizer, either orally (Ativan) or intravenously (Versed), to minimize anxiety, reduce discomfort, and help to prevent, or decrease, any side effects that the anesthetic may cause.

    Then, we clip the patient’s hair in the donor area to create a sizeable strip of clipped follicles. If the hair in the donor area is left 1 to 2 inches long, the hair above the donor site should completely mask this area immediately after the procedure.

    PHASE TWO: SURGICAL STAGE

    Next, we anesthetize the donor area and the patient with a local anesthetic using a very small gauge needle (typically a 30 gauge, a needle smaller than most acupuncture needles). This is the only uncomfortable part of this procedure. But, for patients who are wary of needles, we can provide an inhalational anesthetic to provide zero pain.

    Once the anesthetic has taken effect, our technicians use our NeoGraft System to begin extracting ideal follicle specimens for transplantation. NeoGraft allows us to harvest hair follicles much faster and more efficiently while still using the FUE method, which significantly lowers the cost of the hair transplant surgery.

    The NeoGraft hair restoration system, while keeping costs low, also decreases the time required for surgery due to the precision that our physicians achieve with the system. And because NeoGraft causes less damage to hair follicles, patients have a decreased chance for unsuccessful transplants, requiring fewer procedures in the future!

    PHASE THREE: HEALING

    The healing process for a NeoGraft procedure is very similar to our ARTAS procedure. The recovery from a NeoGraft robotic hair transplant requires much less time than with most surgical transplant procedures since it requires no surgical incisions or stitches for the procedure, healing time is extremely fast, typically lasting two or three days.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The good thing about hair transplant procedures is that it is designed to provide a permanent solution to patients who are suffering from hair loss. However, the success of the treatment weighs heavily on the care provider. Dr. Colin Hong is a trained and experienced hair transplant surgeon. He is committed to treating hair loss with the latest research and technology to ensure that optimal results are achieved.

    FUE hair transplant procedure gives you natural-looking results with a shorter recovery period. Dr. Colin Hong and his team have many years worth of knowledge and experience and can provide you with a customized transplantation.

    In the few months after the FUE procedure, shedding of your original hair will likely occur before the new hair will start to grow back at the transplanted site. This is normal and is only temporary. You will receive post-operative instructions from your surgeon to ensure optimal healing and care after the surgery. However, if you continue to experience hair loss, the hair at the transplanted site can also be affected.

    Since the entire hair follicle is removed and placed in a new location, it will likely not grow back in the old one. Most cases where there is a re-growth of hair is when hair follicles are not completely removed from your donor area. However, your surgeon will only harvest from areas where the effect of the removal of hair follicles is barely noticeable.

    FUE’s major advantage over other hair transplant procedures is that it does not leave noticeable scars on your scalp. Provided the procedure is performed by a hair transplant specialist, the result will likely be a natural-looking hair restoration without you worrying about any visible scars at all.

    Though FUE is minimally invasive, there may still be a bit of discomfort during the procedure. Usually this occurs during the administration of local anesthesia. However, we will provide measures to reduce this discomfort as much as possible, such as with the use of a mild sedative beforehand.

    Normally, the ideal age for an individual to undergo FUE is when the thinning of hair is not too advanced. There needs to be adequate hair density at the back of the scalp for follicles to be harvested for transplant. With significant hair loss and balding, there may not be enough hair for transplantation.

    Hair follicles collected from the head are ideal for transplantation back to the scalp. This is because the nature of hairs varies through different parts of our body. However, if there are no available hair follicles on the head of the patient, beard and chest hair can be used as a substitute for hair restoration on the area where the patient desires. Please speak with Dr. Hong to see if this is a possibility for you.

    Yes. FUE can be a complex procedure, but with the combination of advanced technology and the skill and expertise of Dr. Hong and his team, the surgery can be very successful. FUE is currently considered one of the most advanced and successful hair loss treatments. Dr. Hong has been performing FUE for many years, and is committed to helping patients regain their confidence.

    One of the main goals of FUE is to provide a permanent solution to individuals who are struggling with hair loss. If the procedure is performed by a qualified hair specialist and post-instructions are followed carefully, the chances of a permanent result will be high.