Say goodbye to hair plugs and hello to a natural, effective solution for thinning, balding and receding hair and hairlines! For our patients experiencing hair loss, we provide NeoGraft and Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy treatments to permanently restore your hairline and hair thickness with minimum discomfort, no linear scarring, and a fast recovery. Rest assured and know that your hair restoration and hair transplantation efforts are amplified through our Gainesville NeoGraft and PRP therapy treatments.
Using state-of-the-art technology, a licensed cosmetic dermatologist or physician will utilize our NeoGraft machine and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to naturally restore your thinning hair. The main advantages to a NeoGraft procedure are that patients will experience new hair growth and a restored hairline with no linear scar and no downtime.
The science behind NeoGraft treatments is FUE, which focuses on harvesting and injecting your own hair follicle grafts into the treatment areas on the scalp. By extracting healthy hair follicles and implanting them back into the scalp, hair grows healthy and naturally in several months.
Patients will experience the following steps during their NeoGraft procedure:
To effectively harvest and prepare the donor site for follicle extraction, patients are required to cut the donor site hair very short. Patients may choose to cut all of the hair very short or only the donor areas. Patients who do not wish to drastically alter their hairstyle may choose to cut the donor sites only. Patients may then use surrounding hair to cover these donor sites.
Your age, cause of hair loss and stage of hair loss are assessed during your consultation to determine if NeoGraft hair restoration will provide you with your desired results. In most cases, male and female patients over the age of 30 experiencing thinning hair or balding are ideal candidates.
Note that if you are close to being entirely bald you may not be a candidate as healthy, active hair follicles are necessary for harvest and implantation.
Overall, your unique symptoms and goals will be assessed to provide you with the best outcome for natural, healthy hair growth.
The exact time will vary as no patient has the same treatment plan and goals. On average, this procedure can take anywhere between 3 hours and 8 hours. The harvesting of hair follicle grafts is time consuming, and our patients will need to lie face down for 2–4 hours.
Your grafts will scab several days after your procedure and remain raised for a couple weeks. Ensure to be gentle with your scalp at all times to prevent disruption of treatment areas.
Patients can expect new hair growth to begin 3–4 months after treatment.
No! Patients will have their scalps numbed before the NeoGraft procedure begins and are able to resume normal activities quickly with little to no downtime.
PRP therapy is effective for hair restoration as plasma and platelets promote hair growth by extending the hair cycle growth phase. Additionally, patients may wish to combine PRP therapy with the NeoGraft procedure to further healing, blood vessel repair and collagen production.
Patients will have a small amount of blood drawn during this procedure, and the blood will be cycled in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets. Your physician will then carefully inject the platelet-rich plasma into follicles in the treatment areas.
Any patient experiencing hair loss can benefit from PRP therapy as it is minimally invasive, safe, and highly effective. Patients who have recent hair loss may notice the best results as cells that have been “inactive” for more than five years are difficult to stimulate.
Patients report little discomfort as a result of this treatment. For any reported discomfort, patients can use ice packs or pain relief medication for relief. Some slight bruising may occur but usually will resolve itself within a week or so.
We recommend warm showers after treatment to enhance blood flow and circulation at the treatment sites. Exercise caution when touching your scalp and refrain from hair maintenance for at least two days after treatment.