Restoring Lost Hair
New Technology Offers Natural Looking
Hair Restoration for Men and Women
Hair loss is very common and occurs in women as well as in men. About half of all men and 40 percent of women have some hair loss by age fifty. Hair loss is primarily hereditary but can also be caused by stress, poor nutrition, hormonal changes, some medications and other factors. Male hair loss usually begins with a receding hairline and thinning at the crown and progresses over his lifetime. Female hair loss most often is a thinning of the hair across the top of the scalp.
The most effective treatment for hair loss and baldness is hair transplantation. Unfortunately, until recently the results of a hair transplant were often not very aesthetically pleasing. The traditional technique involved a long incision made across the back of the scalp to remove a strip of skin containing hair follicles. The result was a wound that had to be stitched or stapled and left a permanent scar on the back of the head, which meant the patient could not have a short hair style after transplant. The follicles removed from that strip of skin were then placed into the area of thinning hair, often giving an appearance of “plugged” rows. Normal downtime with this procedure was about two weeks.
In our practice, we have recently introduced a micro follicular unit extraction method assisted by the NeoGraft system. This approach is revolutionary compared to the traditional approach. When done well, NeoGraft results in a very natural “non-plugged” look and an increase in the thickness and fullness of the hair pattern. The NeoGraft device automates the harvest of small follicles from the back of the scalp, avoiding the aesthetically displeasing and often painful “back of the head” scar. The use of these hair grafts in the NeoGraft technique allows hair graft insertion at the frontal hairline and top of the scalp, avoiding using hair plug clumps. This technique, combined with the artistic and technical skills of a board certified plastic surgeon, offers the best possible outcome.
The NeoGraft procedure is performed in our office on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Patients can comfortably relax, answer email, listen to music or nap during the procedure, which takes several hours. There are no scalpels, no sutures or staples and the patient can resume most activities almost immediately.
Age is not a barrier to hair transplantation although the sooner treatment is begun the better. You should not wait until hair loss is extensive before beginning hair restoration. The ideal candidate should have dense growing hair at the back of the head and have realistic expectations of the results. Color, curl and coarseness can affect the density of transplanted hair. NeoGraft can sometimes be used to improve the appearance of older transplants that used traditional techniques.
NeoGraft Hair Transplant/Restoration Cost*:
Our price for NeoGraft Hair Transplant/Restoration is $7.00 per graft.
To schedule an appointment to find out if NeoGraft Hair Transplants/Restoration is right for you or for more information about NeoGraft call Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Indianapolis and Carmel at 317-848-0001 or Click Here to contact us by email.
*Fees are approximate only and subject to physical examination and consultation. We do try to keep the fees on our website up to date, however be advised fees are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to inquire about any price changes.
*Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatologys’ video content is for informational and educational purposes only. Viewing of these videos should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. As with any health concern, always seek a consultation regarding a medical condition. Any questions concerning the content of these videos may be directed to Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-848-0001.