The Best Hair Transplant Option for Michigan
A large number of men and women today suffer from either pattern baldness or thinning hair. In the United States alone, around 50 million men and 30 million women suffer from one of these conditions. There is a wide range of treatments and procedures available to treat baldness and thinning hair, but many are only short–term solutions. However, a highly effective hair transplant technique is now available: NeoGraft®. Michigan patients can find this device at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Pramit Malhotra has personal experience with hair restoration techniques, and he chose NeoGraft® for his practice because of how easy it is on patients, the lack of telltale evidence after the procedure is complete, and-most importantly-its natural-looking and confidence–restoring results.
What Does the NeoGraft® Transplant System Do?
NeoGraft® is a unique method of harvesting hair follicles using the state–of–the–art FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique. This automated transplant system has officially earned FDA clearance, making it the first hair follicle harvesting system to be granted as the result of rigorous testing.
The NeoGraft® device uses a punch to surround a follicle in the scalp, then remove it with suction, as opposed to pulling or twisting it out. The follicles chosen for collection are scattered throughout the donor area, so there is no obvious sign of their removal. While each follicle leaves behind a tiny, circular mark, there is no noticeable pattern to draw the eye, unlike with Follicular Unit Transplantation, which leaves evidence of collection in the form of a linear strip.
Why Choose NeoGraft® For Hair Transplants?
Many people who choose NeoGraft® do so because they are looking for a genuine and natural–looking result, one that does not leave scars. With the old hair transplantation techniques, linear scars on the scalp could be clearly seen for months after the procedure. In contrast, the NeoGraft® system uses no conventional incisions at all, leaving no linear scars behind. Patients prefer it because:
- It is the least invasive procedure for hair transplantation
- Patients who receive it feel little to no discomfort
- No stitches or staples are used
- The procedure leaves no unsightly linear scar
- There is flexibility for any hair style of your choice, short or long
- Recovery time is shorter than with other methods, and patients can typically go back to work the next day
- There are fewer restrictions on your normal daily activities
- It produces natural-looking results
Many patients are also concerned due to the pain normally associated with hair transplants, but find that NeoGraft® is ideal because the pain levels are quite low. Due to the lack of incisions, healing is faster, and discomfort is dramatically reduced. Pain during the procedure is so effectively eliminated through local anesthetic that patients often watch movies while the work is being done.
What Does a NeoGraft® Session Involve?
After an initial consultation, the patient will work with the surgeon to draw out a proposed new hairline. There is considerable artistry involved in this design, so it is important for patients to discuss their problem areas and goals with their plastic surgeon.
For the NeoGraft® procedure itself, local anesthetic is administered to numb the scalp. The doctor will first remove follicles from the “donor” area at the back of the scalp. Since each follicle has one to four hairs, only about a third of the hairs from the donor area will be harvested. The follicles will then be carefully separated. Finally, each follicle will be individually inserted into the scalp where hair is thinning or missing. Since the transplanted follicles are the patient’s own, they are healthy and vibrant. Once grown out, they will be permanent, since the hairs retain their genetic programming from their origins in the “horse shoe” area, which keeps them from falling out.
What Does NeoGraft® Cost?
Automated FUE hair transplant costs can vary widely from one patient to the next. Generally, the more grafts required, the higher the cost will be. Some NeoGraft® providers charge by the graft, while others charge by the session. The typical cost range is from $4,000 to $10,000, depending on how many follicles must be transplanted to reach the patient’s goals. The per–graft cost varies between $5 to $7 nationally.
If you think hair restoration through NeoGraft® might be a good fit for you, schedule a consultation with the doctor to talk about your options. Most people who choose this type of hair replacement are pleased with the natural–looking results. It can allow you to have a full head of healthy hair again!