Hair loss plagues millions of men and women around the country and recent advances now make solutions more available than ever before. The FDA-approved NeoGraft device is one of the major recent advances in treating hair loss.
Hair follicles are removed one at a time, known as "Follicular-Unit Extraction" or FUE. FUE has been around for years, but has been too time-consuming and costly for many patients. NeoGraft streamlines this procedure, making it much more cost effective than previous treatment options. It is the least invasive hair transplant available, and there is no linear scar where the donor hair is harvested. Recovery is shorter and more comfortable with less activity restrictions. Further, there are no stitches to be removed and it cuts the cost of treatment by reducing the need for additional surgeries
Dr. Peter Malouf, a Dallas hair loss physician of the Center for Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology is the first doctor in North Texas to offer the Neograft system. Dr. Malouf says that older methods are effective, but NeoGraft has more to offer. "To take a surgical strip of scalp and spend many hours dissecting out many individual follicles for transplantation -- that's called the strip method. It has a lot of complications, a lot of down time," he said. After removing the extracted follicles, the hairs are placed in a bin where they are sterilized and then implanted where they are needed.
Patients who undergo this procedure are typically thrilled with the results. Hair loss can deplete confidence, and NeoGraft restores not only the hairline, but patients' confidence.
Dr. Malouf consults with a patient for NeoGraft