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Is your hairline receding or getting thinner? Most men and many women will experience some form of hair loss in their lifetime. It is natural for hair loss to begin later in life, but it is very common for some people to begin experiencing hair loss in their 20s and 30s. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers NeoGraft® as a successful solution to men and women experiencing significant hair loss. Richmond Plastic Surgeons serves patients living in Richmond, Midlothian, and surrounding areas of Virginia.

What is NeoGraft®?

NeoGraft® is a hair transplantation system that uses Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to automatically transplant hair follicles from healthy areas of the scalp to areas that are experiencing hair loss and/or baldness. The FUE process extracts small, round groups of healthy follicles from the back or sides of the head. These follicles are then transplanted as units to the areas of the scalp need them.

Dr. Wornom – Neograft patient

Dr. Wornom and his NeoGraft Patient

Benefits of NeoGraft®

One of the greatest benefits of NeoGraft® is that it produces natural-looking results without the linear scar associated with traditional hair transplant procedures. Since NeoGraft® uses gentle suction to extract the small groups of follicles, instead of a blade, no incision scar is left behind. Once extracted, the follicles can be individually placed to create a natural-looking pattern. The evidence left behind after a NeoGraft® procedure is easily hidden under short haircuts and the results look very natural.

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What Makes an Ideal Candidate for NeoGraft®?

The ideal candidate for a NeoGraft® procedure would be a man or woman who is experiencing hair loss that wants to undergo a transplant without invasive surgery or visible scarring. Good NeoGraft® candidates should also have a decent amount of healthy hair from which follicles can be extracted for transplant.

Before & After

Before and after NeoGraft hair restoration by Dr. Wornom. 1,625 grafts were transferred, pictures taken one year post op. Dr. Wornom’s patient had been treated for hair loss with Bosley several years prior.

What Should I Expect on the Day of My NeoGraft® Procedure?

The NeoGraft® procedure has two main components: harvesting and placement. During the harvesting stage, a local anesthetic will be used on the back and sides of your scalp to numb the donor area. The follicular groupings, called grafts, are then extracted from the donor area using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) device, which uses gentle suction to remove the follicles. After harvesting the grafts, patients sit in an upright position while the balding or thinning area, known as the recipient site, is locally anesthetized. The grafts that were harvested from the donor area are then placed at the recipient site in a natural-looking pattern.

What to Expect After a NeoGraft® Procedure

After a NeoGraft® procedure, you can return to normal activities in a few days. At the 10-day mark, your transplanted hairs will be safely rooted in your scalp, and the area where the donor hair was harvested from will have grown back enough to cover the evidence of the procedure. The evidence at the donor site will be virtually undetectable even when wearing short hairstyles. After about 2 weeks, the donor hairs will fall out and begin to grow back fuller and thicker. Full results can be seen at around 9 months to a year following the procedure.

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How Long Does a NeoGraft® Procedure Take?

The amount of time a NeoGraft® procedure takes will vary based on how many grafts need to be harvested and implanted, but an average NeoGraft® procedure takes about 5 hours.

Will I Have Scars After a NeoGraft® Procedure?

NeoGraft® does leave small scars at the donor site, though they are much less pronounced than scars from other types of hair transplants. The scars left by NeoGraft® are virtually undetectable, even with a short haircut.

How Long Will the Results of a NeoGraft® Procedure Last?

The results from a NeoGraft® procedure are permanent and will last the rest of your life.

How Much Does NeoGraft® Cost in Richmond?

The cost of a NeoGraft® procedure can vary based on the number of grafts you have transplanted. Scheduling a consultation with us can help you determine how much NeoGraft® will cost based on your needs and goals.

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