FUE Hair Transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction) Utilizing the Neograft Hair Transplant System
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE Hair Transplant) is a method of extracting, or “harvesting,” donor hair in a follicular unit hair transplant procedure. In FUE, a small instrument is used to make a 1 mm circular incision in the skin around a follicular unit, separating it from the surrounding tissue. The unit is then extracted (pulled) directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole that heals by itself and does not require any stitches. The FUE procedure removes the follicular units one by one directly from the scalp, and thus differs from a traditional Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), where the donor hair is removed from the scalp in one thin, long strip which results in a linear scar. In the thin strip method, after harvest the strip the grafts are separated into individual follicular units under stereomicroscopic guidance.
Dr Jacono uses the NeoGraft system to perform the FUE. NeoGraft is the first and only FDA cleared follicular unit harvesting and implantation system. The NeoGraft system delivers automation of the FUE technique, the most advanced technique in the hair transplant industry. Traditionally only 500 hair transplants could be performed by the FUE method due to the manual and tedious process of removing the individual hair follicles. Neograft uses pneumatic controls to precisely extract complete individual hair follicles rapidly, allowing us to extract up to 3000 follicular units in a session! In NeoGraft there are no long incisions, no sutures, no staples, and no linear scar which is important for those who want to wear there hair short or want the option to shave their head in the future.
These follicular unit hair implants can be immediately transplanted to the selected areas of the scalp. Once the hair follicle grafts are separated and prepared, tiny “recipient sites” are made in the balding area of the scalp using a fine needle-point instrument. The follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles. The creation of recipient sites and the placing of follicular unit grafts are essentially the same in both FUE and FUT procedures. The difference lies in the appearance of the donor area and in the quality and quantity of grafts obtained with each technique.
Hair Follicle Harvesting
The NeoGraft automated hair transplantation system is the only complete harvesting system on the market and has the only ‘NO TOUCH’ implantation technology that minimizes trauma to the hair follicles when placing them in the balded scalp and thus ensures the hair grafts will grow more reliably.
More and more our patients are considering the NeoGraft procedure for the benefits:
- Superior Results – Natural looking results allowing hair to be worn short or long for both men and women.
- Advanced Technology – Automated Technology, least invasive procedure for hair transplantation.
- Gentle – Little to no discomfort. No scalpel incision. No staples. No unsightly linear scar.
- Quick Recovery Time – Minimal downtime, patients can typically go back to work the next day.
- Effective – Less activity restrictions than traditional strip methods.
- Affordable – Dr Jacono has financing programs available to meet your exact needs. We even have financing available to pay the treatment off over a year interest free!