Rivela Plastic Surgery is excited to introduce the newest “state of the art” solution for hair loss for men and women. The first minimally invasive, FDA approved, hair transplant system.
NeoGraft Hair Restoration Information:
Neograft Hair Restoration is a new hair transplantation device which facilitates individual hair follicle harvesting during an FUE ( Follicular unit extraction) hair transplant, dramatically improving the accuracy and the speed over previously used manual extraction or "strip" technique of hair restoration used to promote new hair growth. Dr. Lucian Rivela is the first board certified plastic surgeon in The Woodlands, Houston, Spring and South Texas areas to offer the NeoGraft FUE hair transplant and hair restoration for the treatment of thinning hair and balding hair in female or male patterned hair loss.
NeoGraft VS Traditional Hair Transplant:
There are many advantages that the NeoGraft device has over traditional hair transplants. Please read this page to know more.
Traditional Hair Transplant
Traditional hair transplant, also known as the “strip method”, is a technique where a strip of skin with healthy hair is surgically removed from the back of the patient’s head. This process leaves a long horizontal scar which makes recovery longer and more painful and it makes it difficult for most patients to wear short hair after their hair transplant procedure.
Additionally, patients often felt that the skin on the back of their head was “pulling” from the area where the strip of hair was taken from, which felt uncomfortable and needed special care since this was a long scar and in some cases caused headaches and pain.
Because of the large scar, the recovery time is also longer and the patient has to avoid the sun, extraneous exercise as well as take special care of the scar in order to avoid any complication.
With NeoGraft all many of the annoying side effects of the strip method have been removed. The Neograft device removes the follicular units one by one and leaves no linear scar. Additionally, this allows the patient to have a faster recovery and even more natural results after their hair transplant since there are no unsightly scar in the area where the hair was taken from. Because there is no linear scar, NeoGraft can deliver much more natural looking results and restore a patient’s hair line and hair density.
What is an FUE transplant?
"FUE" or "Follicular-Unit Extraction" is an advanced, minimally-invasive hair transplant method which allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the donor site without a scalpel or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar.
What are the advantages of NeoGraft Automated Hair Restoration over manual FUE transplants?
The highly ergonomic mechanical Neograft works as a natural extention of the surgeon's hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. Neograft patients now reach their goal with less time in the procedure chair and fewer procedures altogether. The “minimally invasive” NeoGraft Automated (FUE) and Implantation Hair Restoration procedure is quickly becoming the new “Gold Standard” for hair transplant procedures.
Why should the new hair grow when the old hair didn't?
The genetic patterns assosiated with male and female hair loss, thinning and balding are very location oriented. Movement of the follicles do not effect the genetic makers which order the hair to grow as if it was still located in the denser back section of the head. Although the hair follicle has been surgically moved the genetic marker does not change."
How do I know if I would be a good candidate?
Anyone who might want less pain, quicker recovery and who have sufficient thickness of donor hair on the back of their scalp to transplant is a candidate. Neograft is especially for individuals who would like the continued option of choosing to wear a very short hair in the back or sides of their head and scalp, or for those who want the least amount of activity restriction (such as athletes) after their hair transplant procedure. Neograft/ FUE can also be used for "scar camouflage" procedures for patients who have had prior styles of older of hair restoration such as linear harvests methods to try to better hide the previous scar, as well as for individuals seeking body hair transplants.
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The best way to determine whether you are a candidate is a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lucian Rivela at Rivela Plastic Surgery. Call to schedule today (281) 681-3905.