NeoGraft is a semi-automated hair transplant system which facilitates the harvesting of follicles during a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant, improving the accuracy and speed over previously used manual extraction instruments.
Neograft uses a partly robotic method of follicular unit extraction which seeks to reverse hair loss created by thinning hair, bald spots and receding hairlines. Other options for hair transplant include the entirely robotic ARTAS system or the strip harvesting method. The NeoGraft hair procedure is a one-day, outpatient procedure that requires only local anesthesia. Most patients experience very little or no discomfort during and after surgery. The scalp will be treated with a local anesthetic, and if needed and previously discussed, the hair in the donor area will be cut short before the procedure begins. Patients rest comfortably, watch TV or nap during their hair procedure.
The extraction procedure is simple but may take some time. Using a wand powered by pneumatic pressure, the Neograft removes donor hair from the back of the head. This is the area where the hair follicles resist falling out if male pattern baldness is the problem. For females, the hair is typically extracted from other areas where it can safely be harvested. The surgeon will create recipient sites in the proper orientation, angle, and direction according to the hair transplantation plan, which would be individualized during the consultation. Finally, the follicular units are carefully separated by size before transplanting the grafts into balding or thinning areas of the scalp. Each extracted graft is meticulously harvested and individually implanted to ensure the best results.