Look younger with a full head of hair
As a board-certified plastic surgeon and Charlotte hair transplant specialist, Dr. Victor S. Ferrari understands that hair loss can have a devastating impact on his patients' lives. Thinning hair and bald spots can make it difficult to wear your preferred hairstyle or cause embarrassment in situations when you cannot cover up with a baseball cap. Regain control of your looks and your life with the FDA-cleared NeoGraft hair transplant technology at Premier Plastic Surgery Center. NeoGraft hair transplant restores a lush, full head of hair in as little as one appointment.
Everyone notices some degree of hair falling out while showering or combing their hair. However, if you observe more hair falling out than usual or have to brush your hair a certain way to hide bald spots, it may be time to consider taking action. NeoGraft is a minimally invasive hair transplant device that extracts individual donor hairs, usually from the back of the head, to populate bald or thinning areas on the crown, temples, and hairline. NeoGraft is a first-of-its-kind, FDA-cleared, automated hair transplant system on the market, increasing your odds of a more successful hair transplant than manual techniques.
Precisely calibrated for optimal results, NeoGraft hair transplant achieves consistent clinical outcomes and has some of the highest patient satisfaction rates compared to previous hair restoration devices and manual techniques. This new hair transplant system features revolutionary automated technology to extract the donor follicles at the ideal depth, taking human error from the equation. In addition, unlike older hair restoration methods, it eliminates visible scarring, does not remove a strip of hair, and has a rapid recovery time of just two to three days.
Both NeoGraft and ARTAS are minimally invasive hair transplant procedures that use FUE (follicular unit extraction) to harvest donor hair. FUE is a technique that removes individual hair follicles from the donor area, which is typically the back of the head. The follicles are then transplanted to the recipient area, which is usually the front of the head.
NeoGraft hair transplant is considered the gold standard for FUE hair transplants. It is a manual process that requires the surgeon to individually harvest each follicle. This makes it a more time-consuming procedure, but it also results in fewer transected follicles and a higher success rate.
ARTAS is a robotic hair transplant system that is FDA-approved. It uses machine learning to identify and harvest follicles from the donor area. The advantage of ARTAS is that it is a faster procedure than NeoGraft. However, it is also more expensive, and there is a risk of transecting follicles, which can lead to lower success rates.
NeoGraft is best suited to individuals with an adequate amount of healthy hair for harvesting. Bald individuals and patients with advanced hair thinning on all areas of the scalp are not the best candidates for hair transplants in general. During your consultation, our experienced staff will examine the quality and density of your hair to determine if a NeoGraft hair transplant, or alternative treatments such as hair loss medication, are in your best interest.
Dr. Ferrari will apply local anesthesia to numb the area so you will not feel any discomfort.
NeoGraft is a two-step process. First, you will lie face down for two to four hours as individual hair follicles are harvested from the back of your head. The hair will be shaved to prepare the donor site for harvesting. Next, you will sit upright while the hair grafts are transplanted into incisions in the thinned areas. The incisions are small and discreet, so scarring is rarely a concern. Placing the hair grafts takes approximately two hours. Then we will apply gauze and bandages.
How soon will I see results?
Most NeoGraft hair transplant patients return to work and light activities in two to three days. Dr. Ferrari will help you create your recovery timeline based on a number of factors, including the size of the treatment area and the degree of hair loss.
This is an outpatient procedure and does not require a stay in a recovery room or hospital through the use of a local anesthetic. Compared to other methods, bleeding is minimal. Small scabs may form at both donor and recipient sites. These scabs will fall off on their own and should not be bothered.
Post-treatment discomfort is mild and usually subsides in 72 hours. The donor site should heal within a week or so. Most patients report minor discomfort, pain, and swelling in and around the treatment area, which can be managed with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers.
Transplanted hair follicles are generally settled into the scalp between 7 to 10 days following the procedure.
Regain confidence with a full head of hair
With NeoGraft hair transplant the newly grafted hair will remain in place and then start shedding after several weeks before new hair growth begins. Please know that this is a normal part of NeoGraft recovery.
New follicular development begins approximately three to four months post-treatment. Keep in mind that it could take up to a year to see the full, natural-looking results of the procedure. Depending on hair thickness, additional treatments may be necessary.
Don't trust anyone but a board-certified plastic surgeon for your NeoGraft hair transplant. While many places offer hair transplants in Charlotte, Premier Plastic Surgery Center strives to deliver the best NeoGraft Hair transplant Charlotte has to offer. You owe it to yourself to see a highly qualified NeoGraft specialist such as Dr. Victor Ferrari.
As a board-certified, award-winning plastic surgeon for NeoGraft, Dr. Ferrari is passionate about helping his Charlotte NeoGraft hair transplant patients increase hair thickness and fullness with results that always look natural. To schedule a private consultation for NeoGraft, Charlotte plastic surgeon Dr. Ferrari is just a phone call away. Call (704) 288-5554 today.
Most people report that their NeoGraft hair transplant results last for 12-18 months, though this will vary from person to person. Some may need to have a touch-up hair transplant procedure, but the results are typically very long-lasting.
No, you will not need someone to drive you home following the procedure. NeoGraft is an outpatient procedure, which means that you can go home the same day.
There is always a risk of side effects with any surgery, but the risks are minimal with NeoGraft. The most common side effects are temporary, including redness, swelling, tenderness, and itching at the hair transplant site.
NeoGraft hair transplant cost varies from person to person, depending on the amount of hair loss.