What it is:
Female hair loss may occur for a variety of reasons—from genetics to illness. In the past, some hair restoration for women have proven less than ideal. But, Dr. Wise – and his team in the Wayne, New Jersey, Wise Center for Plastic Surgery – utilize a simple and effective method for combating female hair loss: the NeoGraft© Automated FUE and Hair Transplant System, an advanced, minimally invasive, non-surgical hair transplantation procedure.
NeoGraft© is the least invasive procedure of its kind, requiring no scalpel incision and no sutures. Other patient benefits include no scarring, little to no discomfort, fastest recovery time and a greater level of safety and efficiency compared to other procedures. Dr. Wise is one of a handful of physicians in the northeast United States to offer this state-of-the- art procedure.
NeoGraft© is an excellent option for hair restoration for women looking to restore their own living and growing hair. Ideal candidates include anyone who might want less pain and quicker recovery than traditional hair transplant methods. A Hair transplant requires sufficient thickness of donor hair on the back of the scalp. NeoGraft© is especially suited for individuals who would like the least amount of activity restrictions after their hair transplant procedure.
Where it helps:
For women experiencing hair loss, the NeoGraft© Automated FUE and Hair Transplant System provides a non-surgical alternative—even for large areas of the head. The NeoGraft© Automated FUE and Hair Transplant System is preferable to the strip method, especially for women with a busy lifestyle who do not have time for a lengthy recovery. With NeoGraft©, Dr. Wise’s female patients can return to work in a few days.
What it entails:
The NeoGraft© Automated FUE and Hair Transplant System uses follicular unit extraction. This means that individual hair follicles are removed from one part of the scalp and transplanted to another. This is in contrast to other procedures whereby an incision is made in the back of the head. NeoGraft© patients can heal faster and more comfortably than patients undergoing other linear-harvest techniques.
What to Expect:
Dr. Wise completely controls any pain the patient may experience with local anesthesia during the procedure. Patients are generally surprised at how comfortable they are throughout the procedure.
Dr. Wise focuses on designing a natural hairline for each of his patients. He uses single hair grafts for the hairline to accomplish this goal. The direction of growth is also equally important, and grafts must be placed in a natural direction. Otherwise, the hair may grow, but the appearance will not look natural and/or your hair will not be manageable.
Recovery after NeoGraft© is usually minimal. In most cases, patients return to work within a few days. However, the patient should be careful to avoid too much activity, which can cause an increase in swelling of the forehead. Generally, a patient can expect that most of the follicles will shed their hairs after the procedure. The first hair growth in these follicles is usually noticed between 3 and 4 months. Within 6 months or so, about 50% of them will start growing and, at about 1 year, around 95% will have started growing. Full density will not generally be seen until at least a year and a half post procedure. However, even at about 8-9 months, impressive density is usually noticed.
It is likely that the grafted follicles will continue to grow hair for the patient’s lifetime.* If the grafts are taken from an area that will not lose hair over the lifetime of the patient, the grafted follicles will continue growing hair as they would have at the donor site. The best donor areas would be in the back and sides of the scalp. These follicles are genetically coded to resist baldness.
Dr. Wise feels that FUE (follicular unit extraction) yields the best opportunity for a successful “take.” It is not uncommon for 98% of the grafts to successfully grow hair. Dr. Wise invites you to come in for a complimentary consultation to learn more about his technique.