The latest, safest and least invasive hair transplant method is called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). During a FUE procedure, hair follicles are removed from sections of hair-bearing scalp, separated into smaller units and implanted into the balding scalp. NeoGraft is a device that automates the harvesting and implantation process, leaving less room for error and enhancing the precision and speed of the procedure. This state-of-the-art technology was cleared by the FDA and is now available at Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and Medspa. If you are seeking a minimally invasive hair transplantation procedure with virtually no downtime, read on to learn about NeoGraft hair restoration in Chicago.
Candidates for NeoGraft Hair Restoration in Chicago
NeoGraft is suitable for both men and women. The best Chicago hair transplant candidates for NeoGraft are individuals who have localized baldness, and one or more hair-bearing areas with healthy hair suitable for transplantation. Many of our NeoGraft patients wear their hair short in the back or on the sides and want to avoid the linear scar produced by other hair transplant methods. Individuals who were left with a linear scar after a prior harvest may also opt for a NeoGraft procedure to camouflage the scar.
The NeoGraft Procedure
During NeoGraft hair transplant procedure, the Chicago hair transplant surgeon guides a mechanical device to extract individual hair follicles directly from the donor area, using a vacuum-like technique. After removing the hair, the device reverses the vacuuming motion and punches the hair into the recipient site. There is no need for scalpels or surgical incisions, and the NeoGraft device enhances the accuracy and speed of hair follicle harvesting. NeoGraft can canvas a large area in a single session, reducing the need for additional procedures. It also takes high quality, robust grafts for the best results.
The predecessor of FUE is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), which is a more invasive method. During FUT, the surgeon excises a section of the back of the scalp, and stitches the wound back together. The strip of excised scalp is separated into miniscule units with one to four hairs each, and the surgeon prepares the recipient site using a needle or blade. The grafts are then placed with forceps. In comparison, FUE creates more natural-looking results in a remarkably less invasive way.
* Case Photos are courtesy of Neograft
All hair restoration procedures are performed at our modern Chicago cosmetic surgery facility which is certified by The Joint Commission and adheres to the highest standards of professionalism and safety. Our Chicago hair restoration surgeons are perfectionists with extreme attention to detail, which is important in hair transplantation. Our surgeons are supported by fully trained staff members who strive to make your experience a positive one.
Recovering from Treatment with NeoGraft
Since FUE with NeoGraft is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any stitches, our Chicago hair transplant patients can return to their normal activities very quickly. There is no need for patients to spend weeks recovering from FUE or abstaining from their regular activities.
* Case Photos are courtesy of Neograft
Benefits of NeoGraft
- No scalpels
- No stitches
- No post-operative downtime
- Less pain
- Natural-looking results
- No damage to the surrounding hair follicles
- Approved by the FDA for safety
- Reduces cost of manual FUE procedures
- Reduces need for additional procedures
Using NeoGraft with the FUE method decreases the risks associated with other hair transplant methods. There is less chance of damaging the nerves or major blood vessels. The patient has fewer limitations on their activities during the recovery period, and there is no linear scarring or risk of permanent numbness.
Schedule Your Hair Restoration Consultation Today
If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced hair transplant Chicago providers to discuss FUE with NeoGraft technology, please contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and Medspa today.