Thinning and balding is an unfortunate part of the aging process, and it doesn’t just affect men, but women too! With NeoGraft hair restoration, both men and women can restore hair growth for a fuller, younger-looking head of hair. If you’re considering hair restoration, get the basics first:

What is the NeoGraft Hair Restoration?

NeoGraft hair restoration is a follicular unit extraction (FUE) method. The procedure uses your own hair follicles to be transplanted in thinning and balding areas. Most individuals begin balding in the front or top of the head and typically have a sufficient amount of hair in the back of the head that can be used for the transplant. The FUE method extracts and transplants one individual hair follicle at a time for precise and effective restoration.

How Does it Work?

The NeoGraft hair restoration process is performed with local anesthesia to help ensure a comfortable process. Hair follicles are then taken using a punch device that gently extracts a single hair follicle. The follicle is cleanly removed, leaving behind a small puncture site that will then close on its own with little to no scarring. In the second part of the procedure, the hair follicle is replanted in areas where the hair is thinning. Because of the meticulous nature of the procedure, the process can take several hours, depending on the extent of your thinning or balding.

Results to Expect

The results of your NeoGraft hair restoration procedure will take some time to become noticeable. As your new hair begins to grow, you can experience your natural hair filling in thicker and fuller. Patients typically only need one treatment session for significant improvement, however, more severe hair loss may require a second procedure.

To learn more about NeoGraft hair restoration and to determine if you are a candidate, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Homas.

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Hair loss is a common condition in both men and women and can take a negative toll on your self-esteem. If you are living with thinning hair and wish to reverse the balding process, NeoGraft can help! Read on to learn more about this amazing procedure and what it can do for you.

What is NeoGraft?

The NeoGraft procedure uses a hair transplant system to help patients achieve a fuller, thicker head of hair. It consists of 4 steps. These steps include:

  1. Donor Hair Removal- During this step, hair is removed from the donor area on the back of the head. This area is genetically programmed to resist testosterone.

  2. Follicular Unit Extraction- Next, each graft is extracted with the same consistency in diameter and length for optimal results.

  3. Creation of the Recipient Sites- Then, Dr. Homas will create recipient sites in the proper direction and orientation according to your hair transplant plan.

  4. Placement of the Hair Graft- Finally, the follicular units are carefully separated and transplanted into the thinning areas of the scalp.

Who is a Candidate?

Healthy men and women who are dealing with hair thinning or balding can benefit from the NeoGraft procedure. Candidates should have sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into balding areas. Those with more donor hair can typically expect fuller results. It is also important that candidates have realistic cosmetic goals.

If you are interested in learning more about the NeoGraft procedure in the San Antonio, TX area, contact New Image Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Homas.

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Hair loss in women is more common than many think, and it affects 30 million American women. That means that women make up nearly half of hair loss sufferers. At New Image Plastic Surgery, we understand that hair loss can be a difficult thing to deal with, which is why we offer NeoGraft Hair Restoration.

Leading Causes of Hair Loss for Women

One of the leading causes of hair loss is a hereditary condition called androgenetic alopecia. Many women experience this type of hair thinning with age, but it can occur at any time. Other causes of female hair loss may include hormone imbalances, stress, or other medical issues.

The average individual, male or female, loses 50-100 hairs per day. If you believe that you are losing more hair than average, be sure to take note of the amount of hair in your brush after combing your hair and in the drain after showering. Women who are experiencing excessive hair loss should seek medical attention first, for guidance and a possible diagnosis.

How Can NeoGraft Help?

NeoGraft uses an automated hair transplant system to harvest hair follicles one at a time using a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. These hair follicles are removed from the scalp and placed into areas where hair loss has occurred. This procedure is effective, virtually scarless, virtually painless, and very safe.

Following the NeoGraft procedure, patients can resume normal activity within the next few days. Results will be seen after the next several months as the hair grows, becoming fuller and thicker.

If you are interested in learning more about NeoGraft for female hair loss, contact New Image Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Homas.

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Losing your hair can be an upsetting experience that can seem out of your control. You can take back control of your hair growth with NeoGraft hair restoration! The procedure can safely and effectively produce fuller and natural looking hair. Find out how!

Harvesting the Hair Follicle

NeoGraft hair restoration involves harvesting individual hair follicles from the back of the head for placement. This is a gentle process but will be performed under local anesthesia or sedation to ensure your comfort. For harvesting, a device will be used to punch out the hair follicle, using a gentle suction with no twisting and harsh pulling to ensure the follicle comes out undamaged. No large scar is left, unlike the traditional strip method of hair transplantation. Instead, only tiny harvest sites are left behind that are small enough to heal on their own.

Placing the Follicles

Once enough follicles have been harvested, they will be placed to fill in bald spots and to reshape the hairline. Follicles are placed in the angle, direction, and orientation that will look the most natural. The follicle is placed just below the scalp through tiny slits. The follicles will then take root and begin growing with the rest of your hair.

Waiting for Results

Over the next several months, your transplanted hair follicles will grow with your natural hair. You can then notice thicker, fuller hair and a more youthful hairline! While hair restoration can give effective, lasting results it does not stop future hair loss from occurring. You might need future touch-up sessions to maintain your full head of hair.

If you experience balding or thinning hair, you might consider hair restoration with NeoGraft! Contact our office today for more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Homas.

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According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most common reason men lose their hair is due to genetics. Because of this, combatting hair loss can be very difficult and the only permanent solution to this problem is hair transplantation. There are a few different methods for hair transplantation that use different techniques to harvest the hair, but NeoGraft Hair Restoration is by far the least invasive and most advanced method that is on the market today.

No Linear Scar

Instead of the typical strip method for removal, each hair follicle is moved one by one. This method prevents the unsightly scar that comes with removing  a whole strip of hair at one time. The individual grafts come from all over the scalp so there is not one area with noticeable gaps or bleeding. Also, since each follicle is placed one at a time, you don’t get the plugged “doll’s head” look that comes from older techniques.

Less Pain

NeoGraft uses a follicular unit extractions method which gentlyremoves the follicle grafts, rather than surgical methods. There are no scalpel incisions, sutures, or staples involved that could cause more pain during and after the procedure. Overall, this procedure is much faster and less painful than other grafting methods.

No Sutures

Since each hair is moved one at a time from all over the head, there is no need to remove an entire strip of the scalp. The strip method also involves the use of a scalpel where the NeoGraft method uses a tiny skin punch, combined with gentle suction created by a pneumatic pump that involves virtually no cutting or scarring. In general, patients are able to return to normal activities within a few days without scarring or stitches that need to be removed. Without stitches, you can avoid extra appointments and the self-consciousness that comes with having stitches on your head.

With NeoGraft, you get superior results without the scarring, pain, or long recovery time. If you are interested in learning more about NeoGraft, contact New Image Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

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