Frequently Asked Questions
Will the doctor be performing my procedure?
Our doctors will be highly involved in making all the necessary and important decisions as well as be there every step of the way. Certified NeoGraft technicians will be the one’s assisting the physician during the procedure. These technicians all come with more that 10-20+ years of experience and we’ve spared no expense to ensure you have the most experience technicians, so you’re in the best hands possible.
What is an “FUE” hair transplant?
“F.U.E.” or “Follicular-Unit Extraction” is an advanced, “minimally-invasive” hair transplant method which allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the back of the head (donor area) without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar.
What are the main benefits of FUE over the traditional “Strip Method” or linear harvesting?
It is well-accepted that FUE transplants can heal faster and more comfortably than linear-harvest techniques which the physician uses a scalpel and removes a strip of scalp requiring stitches. With the minimally invasive technique FUE, the patient can return to work in a couple of days and once healing is complete, the patient has the option of wearing a very short haircut without the worry of a tell-tale linear scar. Without the need for stitches, downtime is shorter with fewer activity restrictions post-operatively.
What are some benefits of NeoGraft™ over manual FUE techniques?
The highly ergonomic mechanical NeoGraft™ device works as a natural extension of the surgeons’ hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. NeoGraft™ patients now reach their goal with less time in the procedure room or fewer FUE procedures altogether.
Who is a good candidate for FUE using NeoGraft™?
Patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE with NeoGraft™. FUE can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior “Strip” procedures, as well as for body hair transplants.
What are the major cost differences between FUE and linear-harvest hair transplant procedures?
The fee structure for FUE hair transplant procedures reflect the more detailed and intricate nature of those procedures compared to those performed with a linear harvest strip method but in most cases is very similar in pricing.
Are the final transplanted ‘results’ any different with FUE/NeoGraft™ than those achieved with linear harvesting?
Results are similar. FUE procedures, by default, yield grafts that contain mainly one, two, three, or four follicles called “follicular units.” Strips or linear harvests, are removed from the back of the scalp and are then microscopically dissected by a team into grafts of one, two or three follicles, would also yield similar ‘follicular-unit’ grafts. Provided that in each case the grafts are implanted with care, artistry and precision into the recipient area, the final transplanted results with FUE would be similar, if not identical, to those accomplished with a linear harvest. The difference is not in the area of hair growth, but how the donor area is harvested either by a strip of scalp or by small individual graft extractions. Using the FUE Technique, leaves no linear scar.
Is FUE/NeoGraft™ suitable for both men and women?
Yes. Because FUE/NeoGraft™ is a minimally-invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.
Do I have to get a total 'buzz cut' to have an FUE/NeoGraft procedure?
No, if your hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE/NeoGraft can be done by shaving small areas which can be covered by your other, existing hair.
What will the transplanted hair look like once it grows in?
The transplanted hair will maintain the characteristics it had in the donor site. For example, the color, whether it's straight or curly and the thickness, all are maintained in the new location of the transplanted hair.
Is the hair that is being transplanted permanent?
As long as the hair that is being removed for transplantation is coming from an area that represents permanent hair, it will be permanent at its new recipient site. The reason is that each hair follicle has its own Life expectancy. This is why the selection of the donor site is so important to ensure that permanent hair is being used for the procedure.
Can hair be donated from another individual?
Hair follicles are like any other organ in the body and if received from another individual, they will be rejected. The only time hair can be transplanted from one person to another would be if they were identical twins.
How many times can a person have a hair transplant?
This depends upon the amount of available donor hair. Most patients can have at least two procedures and occasionally more if the donor site is thick and large enough. It is important to not over harvest a donor area since this can lead to excessive thinning in the donor site.
Will my transplant look natural?
One of the benefits of the NeoGraft technique is that the donor hairs are harvested in what are called follicular units. These are the units that hair naturally grows in and therefore, once they are transplanted, they look totally natural.