NeoGraft Hair Transplantation in Augusta, GA
NeoGraft™ is the latest development in the science of hair restoration. Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by Dr. Troy Austin, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and Dr. Matthew Isakson, plastic surgeon, provide NeoGraft™ hair restoration using follicular unit extraction (FUE) for our patients in Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia. We are also happy to provide our services to residents of Aiken and the neighboring communities in South Carolina.
What is NeoGraft?
The NeoGraft™ hair restoration system is the latest development in the science of hair restoration. Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Troy Austin and Dr. Matthew Isakson, provide NeoGraft™ hair restoration, using follicular unit extraction (FUE) for our patients in Augusta, North Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and neighboring communities in Georgia and South Carolina.
What happens after a NeoGraft™ treatment?
Hair growth is a cyclical process, and it will take some time for the transplanted hair to reach your desired length. It is important to remain patient and follow the instructions given to you by Dr. Austin and Dr. Isakson after your treatment. There is very little downtime associated with NeoGraft™, and you should be able to return to work the next day.
When can I expect to see the results of my NeoGraft™ treatment?
During your procedure, the hair follicles are grafted into the balding area with the hair still intact. However, about two to three weeks after your procedure, this hair will begin shedding. This is a normal part of the hair restoration process and should be expected. In about three to four months, the transplanted follicles will begin growing new hair as part of your normal hair growth cycle. Over time, the transplanted hair will blend naturally with the rest of your hair, resulting in a fuller, healthy-looking head of hair.
How does NeoGraft™ compare to other hair restoration treatments?
NeoGraft™ differs from other methods in that it does not leave a linear scar or incision lines. With NeoGraft™, your hair restoration can be kept a secret if you so choose. There will be no sign you had any work done, and your hair will look completely natural. NeoGraft™ helps achieve beautiful results whether you wear your hair short or long, making it an attractive option for both men and women. You will be able to cut, wash, and style your hair just as you would before your NeoGraft™ procedure. This is your real hair, and you should treat it as such!
How long do NeoGraft™ results last?
Your transplanted hair will continue to grow like the rest of your hair. However, hair restoration methods are not able to stop hair loss for good. Regular maintenance may be required depending on the rate of hair loss you are experiencing. Dr. Austin and Dr. Isakson can answer any questions you may have about future hair loss during your initial consultation.
Why is NeoGraft™ the preferred method for restoring a full head of hair?
NeoGraft™ is an advanced hair restoration treatment. Other methods of hair restoration can be painful, leave behind an unsightly scar, cause you to lose some sensation near the incision site, and often have a lengthy recovery period. NeoGraft™ uses the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method for a less invasive and far more comfortable approach than traditional hair transplant procedures.
How Does NeoGraft™ Work?
Follicular unit extraction is a minimally invasive hair restoration method that involves no scalpels or stitches. There are four basic steps to the NeoGraft™ procedure with Dr. Austin and Dr. Isakson.
First, the donor hair is carefully extracted from the back or side of your head. NeoGraft™ uses controlled pneumatic pressure for a smooth extraction without twisting or pulling the hair. Secondly, this group of removed follicles is dissected to ensure each graft is the same length and diameter. This step allows for an increased take rate than traditional methods. Thirdly, Dr. Austin or Dr. Isakson will prepare the recipient site with the angles, direction, and orientation of the hair that was discussed during your consultation. This will determine the look of your hair once your treatment is complete. Finally, Dr. Austin or Dr. Isakson separates the follicular units based on size and transplants them into the prepared recipient sites.
The NeoGraft™ system allows Dr. Austin or Dr. Isakson to move quickly and smoothly from the removal of the follicles to the transplant. This allows for the hair to maintain its thickness and is less likely to cause damage to the hair follicles.
Am I a good candidate for NeoGraft™ Hair Restoration?
The best candidates for NeoGraft™ are men and women who are struggling with male or female pattern baldness or thinning hair. You must have a sufficient amount of donor hair on the back of your head to help treat balding or thinning areas. Having more donor hair will yield fuller, more natural-looking results. Dr. Austin and Dr. Isakson will determine how much coverage will be possible with a NeoGraft™ procedure. Men who have already lost a significant amount of hair or who are completely bald may not be right for the NeoGraft™ procedure.
Who Performs NeoGraft™ at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery?
NeoGraft™ at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery is done by award-winning hair restoration specialist,Patrick Tafoya. Having worked in the hair restoration industry since 1984, Tafoya has written andillustrated numerous hair restoration textbooks and scientific journals in addition to inventing his ownhair restoration equipment. Among his accomplishments, Tafoya was awarded the “2009 DistinguishedAssistant’s Award,” the highest award given to hair transplant technicians. Tafoya has taught physiciansand technicians around the world his unique and effective techniques to create dramatic, yet natural-looking hair restoration results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a NeoGraft™ Hair Transplant?
A NeoGraft™ hair transplant is a technology-assisted follicular unity system procedures. During treatment, the NeoGraft™ device extracts individual hair follicles from the scalp. Then, the follicles are transplanted one by one into the part of the scalp where hair loss or hair thinning is occurring. After transplant, the follicles will produce new, natural hair growth to restore fullness to the hair.
Is NeoGraft™ Permanent?
NeoGraft™ is a permanent hair restoration solution. Once the hair follicles are transplanted, you can expect them to continue producing hair as they would in their original location. However, this treatment cannot stop the process of hair loss or hair thinning. Some patients may need additional treatments if hair loss develops in other areas.
How Much is a NeoGraft™ Procedure?
The cost of a NeoGraft™ procedure will vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of hair follicles needed to restore fullness to that area. However, most patients feel the benefits of NeoGraft™ are well worth the cost.
Is NeoGraft™ Better Than FUE?
NeoGraft™ is actually an FUE technique, it is just assisted by the NeoGraft™ technology. The NeoGraft™ device carefully and automatically extracts hair follicles from the scalp, ensuring a safe and accurate hair transplantation treatment. For many patients, NeoGraft™ is better than manual FUE treatments and other hair restoration techniques.
How Long After NeoGraft™ Will I See Results?
Following your NeoGraft™ treatment, you may notice that the transplanted hairs shed. This is a natural part of the transplantation process, so don’t be concerned when this happens! The transplanted hair follicles will produce new hair growth within three or four months of treatment. Then, you can expect them to produce full, natural hair just like they did at the donor site.