AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR NEOGRAFT HAIR TRANSPLANT?
When it comes to hair restoration, there are countless procedures out there and some are certainly far more invasive than others. The NeoGraft, is a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure that is one of the most effective and commonly sought after hair restoration methods around!
TRY OTHER METHODS FIRST
Despite its effectiveness however, it’s important to be aware, the NeoGraft and Hair transplants in general are certainly not for everyone! The fact of the matter is that while it is a minimally invasive procedure, patients should consult their expert to ensure that they are a good candidate before deciding upon a hair transplant. It’s important that patients try other methods of hair restoration before deciding upon having a full fledged hair transplant, such as some kind of medication or topical creams.
Who is a Good Candidate?
OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The first thing to understand about being a good candidate for NeoGraft is being in solid overall health and keeping a healthy lifestyle. The best candidates are those patients who are in good enough overall condition and health to undergo surgery and have the cardiovascular health and overall wellness to properly heal and recovery from it. Surgery isn’t easy on the body, no matter what kind of surgery it is – its vital that you are in good overall health for it to work right.
It’s also important that as a candidate you are a non-smoker, or in the event you are a smoker, you refrain from smoking for approximately a month or two before and after your procedure. This is a common request from surgeons for a number of different aesthetic enhancement procedures and the NeoGraft is no different.
HOW SEVERE IS YOUR HAIR LOSS?
A major factor in whether you are deciding whether or not you should have a NeoGraft hair transplant is the severity of your hair loss. The fact is that a hair transplant and the NeoGraft in particular should only be for those individuals who are suffering from severe hair loss. In addition, the best overall candidates are those who have a lot of donor’s hair in certain areas to choose from. The donor hairs must be fairly thick and healthy enough to be transplanted and continue to grow back themselves. And because of the method by which the NeoGraft device works, its best to have as many hairs in one area as possible. With NeoGraft hair restoration, a limited number of follicles can be extracted in a single session. Oftentimes, it is enough to achieve the patient’s desired goals, but in cases where a significantly higher number of follicles need to be harvested, patients may be better suited to a strip hair transplant.
WHAT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
One of the most common questions we hear from patients is about whether or not they can undergo the NeoGraft after already having a previous hair transplant procedure. The answer is a resounding YES. Many patients often have multiple hair transplant procedures and the NeoGraft is one of the best and most effective variations of a traditional hair transplant procedure. In fact, according to experts, the NeoGraft is actually recommended highly as a revision hair transplant procedure, as it is known to not only enhance the results of a previous hair transplant, but it can also correct issues such as hair transplant scars from your previous surgery.
The important thing to understand is that your surgeon will judge your candidacy during a carefully and thorough hair and scalp examination so even if you think you might not be, its best to get a consultation done with an expert, as they might say different – or vice versa. For more information on NeoGraft or to schedule a consultation, be sure to contact Dr. V today.