Does NeoGraft hair transplant surgery hurt?
The needle used for injecting the local anesthetic may cause discomfort. Once the scalp is sufficiently numb, you won't feel any pain during the NeoGraft procedure. After the anesthetic wears off following the procedure, you may notice what has been described as minimal discomfort akin to sunburn. This can be controlled with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Considered a minor surgical procedure, the NeoGraft treatment is performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation for your safety and comfort.
When will I see results?
After your NeoGraft treatment, your transplanted hair follicles will take about 3 months before they begin to grow. You'll see significant results at 6 months and full results around 1 year. Like your other hair follicles, these produce growth averaging about 6 inches per year.
How do I know if I'm a good candidate for NeoGraft?
Most healthy patients — both men and women — who are losing their hair and have realistic expectations are good candidates for NeoGraft. The results are best for those who have adequate donor hair and mild to moderate hair loss, but improvements are still possible for those with extensive hair loss. It is also a good option for patients with hair loss or displaced hairlines from prior facial cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. The procedure is ideal for those who want a quick recovery, very few activity restrictions, and no scarring.
How much does hair transplant surgery cost?
At Hair Restoration of Naples, we understand that cost is an important factor when considering hair transplant surgery. The cost of a hair transplant procedure is based on the number of grafts made and typically ranges from $4,000 to $15,000. Dr. Hasen offers a discount based on the actual number of grafts required. During your consultation, he will evaluate your unique needs and provide you with a personalized quote.
How long do I have to miss work, working out, or playing sports?
Generally patients can return to work the day following the NeoGraft procedure. There are very few limitations during recovery. Most activities can be resumed at 1 week, and more strenuous activities at 2 weeks.
How long does the hair transplant procedure take?
Procedure time depends on the amount of hair to be transplanted. It can take as little as 3 hours or as many as 8. The treatment may be broken up over multiple procedures for best results.
How long do the grafts live?
The transplanted hair follicles become a permanent part of your scalp and hair growth cycle. The NeoGraft survival rate is around 95 to 97%.
What about further balding? Will I need more hair transplants in the future?
NeoGraft does not stop the loss of hair. It transplants vital hair follicles that are genetically resistant to DHT to the area where hair is thinning. While the transplanted hairs are permanent, the loss of other hair can continue. You can have additional NeoGraft treatments or use other hair restoration methods, such as minoxidil, to maintain results.
When can I shampoo my hair after the procedure?
You can shower and shampoo your hair the day after your procedure. Dr. Hasen will give you detailed guidelines on how to care for your hair following the procedure.
Learn more about what to expect from Dr. Hasen's hair transplant process, from your first consultation to your final follow-up.