NeoGraft Hair Transplant vs. Traditional Hair Loss Remedies
There are so many hair loss remedies available that choosing one can be a difficult decision. If you don't want to see your hair loss return, non-surgical options such as hairpieces, topical creams and medications must be constantly replaced or applied. The look and feel of artificial hair can also be obvious. Traditional hair restoration procedures, on the other hand, can be incredibly invasive, and horror stories about surgical pain and scarring can scare away patients.
Fortunately, another option exists! NeoGraft Dallas is dedicated to providing prospective patients with all the information they need to make the right decision for their hair restoration treatment. That’s why we encourage anyone who is curious about our state-of-the-art follicular transplant method to schedule a consultation with our team.
What is the NeoGraft Hair Transplant Procedure?
The NeoGraft follicular transplant procedure is a noninvasive method of follicular unit extraction (FUE). In plain English: It’s a more effective, less painful way of performing hair transplants. Using our follicular unit device, highly trained technicians remove healthy hair follicles from more bountiful areas of your scalp and replant them in thinner areas. This allows you to achieve a fuller head of hair that looks and feels natural—because it is. The majority of dermatologists consider FUE to be the best and most effective way of permanently treating hair loss.
A Short History of Hair Transplant Treatment
The idea of moving hair from healthy areas of the scalp to areas with less growth is actually older than you might expect. In 1939, a Japanese dermatologist named Dr. Okuda developed a procedure called hair grafting to treat patients with scalp burns or injuries. The process involved surgically removing small portions of hair-bearing skin and implanting them in damaged areas. Though the hair continued to grow, the scarring and other effects made it aesthetically impractical.
His process did, however, prove that hair follicles would successfully grow when transplanted to other areas of the scalp. World War II and the limitations of technology kept this technique from improving or reaching the United States until the 1950s. By the 1960s, hair grafts and transplants had become a well-known cosmetic procedure—but the technology of the time wasn't able to guarantee a less painful process or more attractive result. No matter how skilled the surgeon, scalpels and strip harvesting still meant risking unsightly scars.
Finally, follicular unit extraction emerged in the 1990s. Instead of cutting away strips of hair-bearing skin or removing small clumps of follicles, which risked pit scars, modern medical technology allowed trained technicians to extract healthy hair follicles one at a time. This more delicate approach improved results immensely. The NeoGraft hair transplant device is an improvement on these techniques. It removes the scalpel entirely and allows the procedure to be customized to each patient's scalp tension, hair growth angle and follicle depth.
What Makes NeoGraft Dallas the Better Choice?
NeoGraft Dallas’ procedure is a vast improvement on early hair transplant techniques. There is no cutting, no sutures, and no chance of linear scarring. Since the NeoGraft device can be calibrated to each patient’s specific scalp type, the procedure is much less painful and only requires a local anesthetic. Patients may even opt not to take a sedative. Many remain happy and alert, choosing to chat or watch a movie during the procedure. The lack of invasive surgery also means that more hair follicles survive the process, guaranteeing you the best hair coverage results possible.
We want to make sure our patients are fully satisfied with their results and their experience. If you have questions about the procedure, contact us today.