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Some 35 million men and 21 women in the United States experience unwanted hair loss. Yet despite the widespread nature of the condition and the large number of people affected, experiencing it personally can be unnerving and cause reduced self-confidence and esteem.

With Neograft hair restoration at Austin Face & Body, we can reverse unwanted hair loss and help you regain your self and sexual confidence in a treatment that is only minimally invasive requires little recovery downtime and leaves no permanent linear scarring.

Key terms to know:

  • FU – Follicular Unit: a group of healthy hair follicles (a graft)
  • FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction (graft removal)
  • Donor site – Region of the scalp from which healthy hair follicles are extracted
  • Recipient site – Region of the scalp where thinning or balding has occurred

Why Am I Losing Hair?

Hair loss can occur due to a very wide variety of conditions. One’s age, nationality, sex, genetic makeup, general overall health and diet, and certain traumas can exacerbate the condition. The result is early onset hair loss that lowers esteem and increases self-consciousness. Hair thinning and hair loss refers to any condition in which the degree of hair loss doesn’t match one’s age. All of us lose hair at times. Some of us lose more than is healthy or normal.

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Total Hair Restoration at Austin Face & Body

At Austin Face & Body, we correct receding hairlines, thinning hair, and bald spots with NeoGraft’s proprietary automated hair restoration system. The NeoGraft procedure is a minimally invasive and relatively minor surgical procedure. It produces permanent, natural results, and its recovery period is easily managed by patients.

Our patients routinely tell us the entire process was very bearable, well worth it, and was, in fact, life-changing.

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About NeoGraft

Of all existing hair restoration options, NeoGraft is one of the most advanced and successful treatment systems available. Guided by our hair restoration experts, the semi-automated system harvests many hundreds of healthy hairs from selected donor sites on the head, isolates and preserves those follicles, and then implants them into areas of the hair that are thinning, receding, or have gone bald entirely.

How Does NeoGraft Work?

NeoGraft uses an innovative transplant technique called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which extracts singular hair follicles from a donor area, usually the back of the scalp or the nape of the neck. Each hair follicle houses 1-3 individual hairs. Once the best follicles have been chosen and extracted, they are strategically implanted in regions of the scalp where hair loss, balding,  thinning, or shedding has occurred. 

Unlike FUT (the conventional strip method), in which the provider surgically removes a strip of the scalp and leaves behind a linear scar, NeoGraft is minimally invasive. Instead of a scalpel, an automated handheld device is used, providing a high degree of precision and little to no discomfort. 

NeoGraft Benefits

  • Boasts a 94 percent patient satisfaction rate
  • Leaves no visible scarring
  • Effective for both men and women
  • Works on fine or coarse, straight or curly hair types
  • No scalpel is used and no staples or sutures are required
  • Greatly improves one’s self image and confidence
  • The procedure is minimally invasive
  • Requires minimal recovery downtime
  • Rapid return to routine social and professional activities
  • Donor site typically heals in one week
  • Generally capable of restoring a full and healthy head of hair
  • No strip harvesting is done and no linear incisions are made
  • Uses your own hair to replenish and restore other areas in need

Treatment Overview: What To Expect

  • A healthy donor site or sites are selected from the back of the head.
  • A topical anesthetic is applied to these sites, making the procedure as pain-free as possible.
  • When the area is numb, the NeoGraft handpiece is used to extract as many healthy hair follicles as are required.
  • These live follicles are extracted as-is, one by one, and are preserved for re-implantation.
  • The treatment site is prepared, with markings drawing out where hairlines are to begin and end so the treatment looks natural.
  • The previously extracted follicles are implanted at the treatment site in a manner that will look perfectly natural as they grow.
  • Recovery begins.
  • Over time, hair in both the donor and recipient sites grows, leaving you a full head of hair that looks, feels, and is entirely natural.

What NeoGraft treats

NeoGraft is a suitable and effective treatment for thinning hair and receding hairlines, and male pattern or other baldness. Depending on the size and state of the affected area, additional treatment sessions may be required. We want to help you meet or exceed your hair restoration goals and to have realistic expectations for your treatment. In a personal consultation, our experts will let you know exactly what to expect for the best possible results.

Is NeoGraft for me?

You are likely a candidate for NeoGraft hair restoration in Austin if:

  • You’re currently experiencing bald or thinning spots
  • You have enough hair in donor sites (the back or, rarely, the side of the head)
  • You are suffering from androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness)
  • Your hair loss is due to accidents, trauma, or age
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Preparing for treatment

Cease smoking and/or taking blood-thinning medications at least a week prior to your FUE hair transplant in Austin. Stop any at-home hair treatments (routine hair care is okay.) If your hair is a very light color, we may dye it beforehand but don’t do so on your own at this time.

Recovery

NeoGraft is done under local anesthesia. No linear cuts or incisions are made, and stitches are not required. Most patients can return to work the day after treatment. Non-narcotic pain medication may be required. The donor site will have been shaved (but not left bald), and you may have redness or swelling there that lasts up to days but usually subsides within 2 or 3.

Providers who perform NeoGraft® Hair Restoration at Austin Face & Body

Why choose Austin Face & Body?

Dr. Sean Paul founded Austin Face & Body as a mecca for aesthetic excellence, drawing among the most prestigious, experienced providers in the nation. Each practitioner is a lauded authority in their unique field and contributes to an atmosphere of innovation paired with compassion. From our cutting-edge technology and advanced modalities to our gold-standard levels of safety and professionalism, Austin Face & Body provides a state-of-the-art haven for achieving your best self, inside and out.

Austin Face & Body was founded by Dr. Sean Paul, a widely published surgeon who has been called upon to lecture across the globe. He is a leading authority in the realm of cosmetic and reconstructive blepharoplasty as well as facial plastic surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

NeoGraft FAQ

Is NeoGraft suitable for both men and women?

Yes, absolutely. NeoGraft is minimally invasive and is an excellent option for people of all genders who wish to restore healthy, youthful locks.

What makes this treatment different from other hair transplant procedures?

Conventional hair replacement techniques use the “strip” method (FUT), which removes a strip of donor hairs from the back of the patient’s head, leaving behind a linear scar. NeoGraft is minimally invasive and is a variation on the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method. It involves the use of an automated device that precisely and strategically harvests hair follicles from areas resistant to hair loss. It selects the best follicles possible and then implants them in areas of thinning, where they eventually sprout fully functioning hair shafts. There is no scarring, pain, or lengthy recovery with NeoGraft.

What is FUE?

FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. It is less invasive than the traditional FUT method of hair replacement. Instead of harvesting a strip of hair, only individual follicles are selected and transferred. No scalpel or sutures are used, so there is no scarring left behind.

What are the cost differences between NeoGraft and FUT?

While costs are comparable for both approaches, NeoGraft and other FUE techniques involve much more detailed and intricate work, so you are getting more for your money.

Do I have to get a buzz cut to undergo NeoGraft?

No. Only small areas need to be shaved during the process. These regions can be covered with your normal hair after the procedure.

How many sessions will I need to see results?

NeoGraft can take 4-10 hours to perform, depending on the extent of the work. For most, one session is sufficient to achieve your cosmetic goals.

Is the treatment painful?

The treatment area is typically numbed with a topical anesthetic prior to NeoGraft, so discomfort is greatly minimized. Light sedation is sometimes offered for patients who are especially sensitive to scalp pain. After NeoGraft, you may experience some mild tenderness at the donor sites, but this usually wears off in a matter of days.

Is NeoGraft guaranteed to work?

While no cosmetic procedure is ever 100% guaranteed, before and after photographs show remarkable improvements with NeoGraft. You can investigate others’ experiences with NeoGraft on RealSelf.com, where the procedure has a 96% approval rating.

How long does it take to fully recover?

Since there are no incisions involved with NeoGraft, recovery time is much faster than it is for FUT. The new hair grafts may look slightly raised at first and may feel tender, but these issues resolve within about one week. Minor scabbing may also occur, with scabs flaking off within 507 days. Most patients can return to their normal activities within two weeks.

Do I need to do anything special after my treatment?

You will receive thorough aftercare instructions after NeoGraft regarding topics such as shampoos and conditioners, haircare products, and topical anesthetics, should you feel any discomfort. There are no sutures, so you will not need to return to the office to have them removed.

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