Tired of hiding your thinning hair with a hat or comb-over? Are topical treatments like Rogaine not enough to prevent your hair loss? If you’ve considered hair transplant surgery but heard that it leaves an embarrassing scar or can have less-than-ideal results, you’re not alone. Millions of men across the country struggle with balding but haven’t found an effective solution—until now. The NeoGraft hair restoration system can restore your hair, making you look and feel younger, more attractive, and more confident.
What is NeoGraft?
NeoGraft is an FDA-cleared hair restoration procedure that provides a long-term solution to hair loss. The NeoGraft technique utilizes a machine-assisted follicular unit extraction (FUE) process to harvest hair without strip harvesting. These harvested hair follicles are then transplanted into thinning areas of your scalp to promote thick and even hair regrowth.
How is NeoGraft different from other hair restoration treatments?
We know how easy it is to get defeated by unsuccessful and expensive hair loss treatments. These failed attempts may have even caused you to give up on trying to restore your hair, settling for hiding your scalp with a comb-over or hat. But NeoGraft is different from other hair therapies for many reasons.
NeoGraft vs laser hair therapy
Laser hair therapy delivers high-energy light to your scalp to increase blood flow and stimulate hair follicles to encourage hair growth. However, the effectiveness of laser hair therapy is not proven, and—like Rogaine—it is thought to be more effective in patients who are in the earlier stages of their hair loss. Laser hair therapy is also expensive, costing thousands of dollars per year and requiring indefinite treatments.
Unlike laser hair therapy, NeoGraft’s success rate has been established by its patients (it has a 94% “worth it” rating on RealSelf). Also, NeoGraft is 100% safe, FDA-cleared, and doesn’t require any long incisions or lasers. And while NeoGraft may require multiple treatments depending on the extent of your hair loss, these will taper off, unlike laser hair therapy.
NeoGraft vs topical products
If you’ve been using topical hair loss products without seeing any hair regrowth, remember that these products are most effective when used in the earlier stages of hair loss and on younger men. Also, topicals like Rogaine are meant to prevent further hair loss instead of actually promoting hair growth.
Yes, Rogaine is available over the counter and is relatively inexpensive, but it is also smelly, messy, and has to be applied to your scalp multiple times a day. We know that surgery may sound like an ordeal, but NeoGraft is different from traditional hair transplant surgeries.
NeoGraft vs traditional hair transplants
Follicular unit transplant (FUT), also known as strip harvesting, is the traditional hair transplant procedure that harvests a large patch of hair from the back of your scalp and transplants sections of these hair follicles onto other parts of your scalp. FUT is efficient because a surgeon is able to harvest a significant amount of hair follicles at once, but this process leaves a permanent and noticeable scar on the back of the scalp. FUT also has a higher likelihood of hair follicles becoming damaged during extraction.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a newer method of hair transplant surgery that is considered to be superior to FUT by many surgeons. During FUE, a surgeon individually extracts and transplants hair follicles into thinning areas of the scalp using assistive tools or technology. This hair restoration technique has a high success rate of transplanted hair follicles and, most importantly, does not leave a linear scar.
NeoGraft is an advanced FUE treatment that combines surgical skill with state-of-the-art technology. The NeoGraft device creates tiny “punches” instead of incisions, and extracts and then implants the follicles in thinning or balding areas.
Who can perform NeoGraft?
With NeoGraft having quickly become a trusted brand name, you may be thinking that the device alone delivers results—or perhaps that practically anyone can perform the procedure. However, while NeoGraft technology supports follicle survival and speeds the transplant process, great results depend on your surgeon’s choices, including selecting which hair follicles to harvest and planning their ideal new locations.
While NeoGraft technology supports follicle survival and speeds the transplant process, great results depend on your surgeon’s choices.
And while any licensed physician—from general family doctors to dermatologists—can perform a hair transplant, choosing a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon will ensure your doctor has the aesthetic expertise to achieve natural-looking results. Unlike other physicians, Dr. Basu is a board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon. An important part of achieving a natural result (where you have more hair and a better hairline but no one knows you’ve had the procedure) is the artistry of setting the hairline. Aesthetics and artistry is what Dr. Basu does for the past 15+ years everyday.
How much does NeoGraft cost in Houston?
The cost of NeoGraft varies by the amount of hair you need to transplant and how much time that takes. The typical price range of NeoGraft in the Houston area is $6,900 to $20,000, but Dr. Basu will discuss a more customized price range based on your hair restoration needs. We also offer several financing options, including trusted companies like OneDerFul Finance. Our patient coordinators are happy to help guide you toward the financing option that best fits your needs.
What is the NeoGraft procedure like?
NeoGraft is performed entirely under local anesthesia, so there is little to no pain involved. The first phase of treatment involves harvesting follicles, and after an optional break, the transplantation phase begins. The entire treatment takes anywhere from 3 to 8 hours, depending on the amount of hair you are having transplanted. Afterward, you’ll need someone to drive you home.
What is the recovery from NeoGraft like?
Because NeoGraft doesn’t leave a nasty scar like the strip harvesting technique, recovery time is significantly reduced. Depending on your line of work, most patients can return to the office in 7 to 10 days. You can work from home the next day. Patients typically begin seeing their transplanted hair grow back in just 3 to 6 months, with full results revealing themselves in 9 to 12 months.
Hair restoration in Houston with Dr. Basu
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bob Basu has performed over 16,000 cosmetic procedures in the Houston and Cypress area, including numerous NeoGraft hair restoration treatments for men. To learn about how hair restoration can improve your confidence and quality of life, contact us online or call (713) 799-2278 today.