For anyone suffering from thinning hair, balding, or hair loss, everyday life can be depressing and discouraging. Many men and women with thinning hair struggle to conceal their bald spots, avoid certain social situations, and spend countless dollars on ineffective or temporary over-the-counter remedies. The expert team at VIP Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon and Chief of Plastic Surgery Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, is proud to offer patients an effective, long-lasting, and professional Las Vegas hair restoration solution with NeoGraft® hair transplant. Using this innovative technology, Dr. Khorsandi helps both men and women restore a more youthful head of hair and once again feel confident about their look in Las Vegas, NV.
What makes NeoGraft hair restoration different than a regular hair transplant?
NeoGraft hair restoration is an exciting alternative to the traditional “strip method” hair transplants that most people are familiar with. While traditional hair restoration involves the surgeon removing a piece of skin from the back of the patient’s scalp, NeoGraft follicular unit extraction (FUE) enables the surgeon to harvest individual hair follicles straight from the scalp and obviates the need for a lengthy incision, ultimately leaving the patient scar-free. Scarless hair transplant using the cutting-edge NeoGraft system has the added perk of a shorter downtime following the procedure and also allows patients to wear a short hairstyle without worrying about a visible scar. In fact, NeoGraft hair restoration can even be used to improve the appearance of a scar left from a previous hair transplant procedure.
How does a NeoGraft hair transplant work?
During FUE hair restoration at VIP Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas, NV patients will lie comfortably in one of our state-of-the-art treatment rooms, outfitted with a TV and other luxuries to enjoy during the treatment, which typically takes several hours. Local anesthesia will be administered to minimize any discomfort, and Dr. Khorsandi will begin by extracting hairs from the patient’s predetermined donor site. Using the handheld NeoGraft apparatus, Dr. Khorsandi will be able to extract small groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4 hair follicles at a time, meaning there are no scalpel incisions or sutures required. Once the hairs have been prepared for transplant, Dr. Khorsandi will strategically place the follicles into the scalp in a distribution that will result in the most natural-appearing growth pattern possible. For example, individual follicles are often used around the edges of the hairline, while larger groupings may be used on the crown of the head and in areas where growth is usually more dense.
How long does FUE hair restoration last?
About 2 – 3 weeks after the procedure, patients will begin to notice the newly transplanted hairs falling out. This can be frightening, but it is a normal and necessary part of the hair transplant process. New growth should begin in just a few months and continue to fill in over the next several months.
For many people, the results of NeoGraft hair transplant can last indefinitely. Because the hairs are extracted from areas with more natural growth, they will not be susceptible to the factors that contributed to balding in the first place. However, it is important to remember that the aging process will not stop and that growth patterns may change over time. Fortunately, subsequent FUE treatments can be performed to help patients maintain their results, if needed.
Will I have scars after NeoGraft hair transplant?
One of the most compelling aspects of NeoGraft FUE hair restoration is that it gets rid of the need for a traditional horizontal incision. Instead, tiny “punch” incisions are made to extract each follicle. Patients may experience redness, itching, and minor swelling at the extraction sites, but this usually subsides in just a couple of days. As the incisions heal, they often fade completely or appear as tiny white dots that are usually not visible to others. In many cases, even the patients aren’t able to see the extraction sites! This is particularly advantageous for patients who prefer to wear their hair short.
Am I a good candidate for NeoGraft hair restoration in Las Vegas, NV?
Most men and women who are in good health, do not smoke, and have significant hair loss, thinning, or balding can be considered candidates for NeoGraft hair transplant. Typically, better results can be achieved when treatment is started early, so patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation at the first sign of noticeable hair loss.
Many people wonder whether or not they can undergo NeoGraft hair restoration after already having had a previous hair transplant, and the answer is yes! Dr. Khorsandi is proud to offer NeoGraft as a solution for enhancing a patient’s results and improving the appearance of a previous hair transplant scar.
One important factor in deciding if NeoGraft or strip hair transplant is best for you is the severity of your hair loss. With NeoGraft hair restoration, a limited number of follicles can be extracted in a single session. Oftentimes, it is enough to achieve the patient’s desired goals, but in cases where a significantly higher number of follicles need to be harvested, patients may be better suited to a strip hair transplant. In either situation, having a highly experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon perform your hair transplant is perhaps the best way to ensure a successful procedure and stunning, natural-looking, long-lasting results.
If you are ready to take the first step toward restoring a more youthful look and improving your overall quality of life, call VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule a NeoGraft hair restoration consultation in Las Vegas, NV with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today, or make an appointment for a virtual consultation from the privacy and comfort of your own home. We look forward to giving your confidence – and your image – the makeover you’ve been hoping for!