Are You Considering NeoGraft Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair transplants have come a long way over the years. With the advances that the entire medical industry has been making, thanks to the tireless research of our scientists, we have progressed in leaps and bounds in literally every aspect of medicine. The hair restoration industry is no different. However, some advances are better than others. For example, the Neograft hair restoration Los Angeles procedure, while offering an easier hair transplant experience, doesn’t necessarily benefit the patient. It may benefit the surgeon or provider more than you!
Neograft hair restoration Los Angeles hair transplant surgery uses an automated FUE machine. This Follicular Unit Extraction device does all the heavy lifting. The Neograft hair restoration in Los Angles has created quite the buzz around town. And in other hair restoration capitols around the world as well.
A lot of people seem to think just because something is new that it must be great. This is not always the case, as history has proven many times. If you are going to research the Neograft procedure on say, a Neograft hair restoration Los Angeles clinics website, then you may just be sold. That’s because your “research material” is actually nothing more than a sales letter. In order to really make an informed decision, you should look at all of the facts, both positive and negative, especially when there is a large sum of money involved, as it is for a Neograft hair transplant.
How Does the Neograft Machine Work?
The Neograft machine uses the FUE method to extract hair follicles and then reimplant them into the balding areas of the scalp. The Neograft employs a double-jointed arm powered by a piston-driven motor. The hair follicles are removed from the donor area by a wand that is attached to the arm, with a suction device that extracts the hair follicles, with supposedly minimal damage to the bulbs of the follicles. Then, the surgeon will then go through the balding areas of the scalp and make tiny punctures in the skin with the device, then carefully implant the extracted hair follicles with forceps.
Basically, the Neograft machine is a tool that doctors can use that does the hair follicle extraction itself so that the surgeon doesn’t have to. It goes into the skin around the hair follicle and breaks it loose from the skin and the fatty tissue underneath, then using suction to work the follicle lose for implantation.
Traditional FUE Transplants VS. Neograft Hair Restoration Los Angeles Surgery
All clinics offering Neograft hair restoration in Los Angles claim that the process is “suture and stitch-free.” The Follicular Unit Extraction method, when done by hand is also “suture and stitch-free” as the follicles are extracted using a special micro punch device. When the hair follicles are extracted by hand, it is up to the surgeon to ensure that the follicles are extracted without any damage to the bulb of the hair follicle to ensure that the hair will grow from the follicle after implantation into the balding area of the scalp.
If the hair transplant surgeon is experienced and skilled, they will be using a very small diameter punch, (0.8) or smaller, which will create very small incisions which reduces the amount of both scarring and post-procedure pain. During an FUE procedure, a surgeon doing the procedure by hand, without the use of a machine, judges the extraction of each individual hair follicle based on how the follicles are sitting in the scalp. That allows the doctor to estimate how the root of the follicle may be sitting under the skin and extract it accordingly.
During a Neograft hair restoration Los Angeles procedure, The Neograft machine uses a two-step punch. In other words, the first punch scores the skin, and a slightly larger punch dissects the hairs. This two-step punch limits how small the punches can be on the Neograft. Consequently, this makes for larger incisions and therefore larger scars. Also, the doctor using the Neograft can angle the device in accordance with how the hair sits on the scalp. However, they cannot manipulate the extraction itself. Not being able to manually control the extraction of the hair follicles increases the chances of hair follicle “transections.”
Hair Transection and How it Occurs
Hair transection occurs during both FUE and FUT hair transplant procedures. A hair transection happens during both the extraction and implantation phases of a hair transplant. Whenever a hair follicle is being manipulated and sustains damage, a hair transection occurs. This damage can be to the hair itself or to the “roots” of the hair follicle itself.
If during an FUE procedure, the surgeon uses too much pressure on the scalp while punching grafts, transection occurs. Or, if the surgeon attempts to extract the hair follicle at a wrong angle, a transition could occur. Using incorrect tools and being careless during the implantation stage is also a common reason for transections of hair. Transected hair follicles are useless because they will not grow if they are implanted. As a result, that donor hair has just been wasted.
Some clinics track their transection rates, and a skilled and experienced surgeon will have a rate of about 3% whereas a technician will have a rate of about 20 to 75%. The Neograft marketing program does not speak on the machines transection rate, and most likely for good reason.
Neograft Hair Restoration Marketing Problems
The Neograft machine is defiantly some cutting-edge technology. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, who is well trained in its use, it could save a great deal of time while performing an FUE transplant surgery. If the doctor using the machine is very familiar with how the Neograft extracts the hair follicles, then over time and with practice, the doctor could perfect the extraction using the machine and reduce the transection rate as well as speeding up the FUE procedure.
The problem with the Neograft business model is that the machine is marketed as a “completely automated” FUE surgery device. This makes people think that the Neograft does the entire FUE surgery itself. And if the machine does all the work, what’s the surgical team doing? The person operating the device doesn’t need to know how to perform an FUE procedure so be cautious.
The Clinic Saves Time & Money… But Do You?
The idea of a hair clinic being able to buy a machine that literally does the FUE procedures itself is very appealing. If a machine is doing the FUE surgeries, then the clinic doesn’t have to pay the high salaries of experienced hair restoration specialists for the procedures and can just pay some technicians with no experience to operate the machine. A Neograft hair transplant is just as expensive for the patient as one done by a skilled hair specialist, so imagine how much money these clinics will make off the Neograft, and how easy these machines must be to sell.
The Neograft machine is also heavily marketed to doctors who don’t even offer hair transplants. The Neograft then becomes a tool that they can use to expand their services. These doctors will then use the Neograft in procedure with no knowledge of how FUE procedures are performed successfully.
Trust an Experienced Hair Specialist, Not a Machine
In the age of information, every bit of knowledge is literally at our fingertips. If you are on the coast and are looking for that hair transplant Los Angeles specializes in, finding just any FUE clinic is easy. However, finding an FUE clinic that has in-house hair transplant specialists is a different story. Here at Best Hair Transplant Los Angeles, we correct botched hair transplants performed by inexperienced and unqualified doctors and technicians.
The main issue with a Neograft hair restoration Los Angeles is that the machine itself does not have the experience that comes from doing FUE procedures for an entire career. Furthermore, a doctor that has been doing FUE surgeries for an entire career isn’t going to want or need a machine to do it for them. These machines sold to clinics do not have hair transplant experience. However, they use them as a quick and easy “fully automated” FUE surgery device.
At Best Hair Transplant Los Angeles, our FUE clinic employs experienced hair transplant specialists with skilled hands. This is the only way to be certain that you’ll get the most out of your hair transplant. Seek out a professional and avoid wasting your money on a machine.
SUFFERING FROM HAIR LOSS?
Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. We’ve helped both men and women regrow their lost hair. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.
At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide hair restoration services. Additionally, we’re proud to make hair transplants affordable and help you save money on a variety of hair transplants. To ensure your ease of mind, you can view our customer recommendations HERE. Furthermore, you can also see our Google reviews and Yelp reviews. We can’t wait to help you start restoring your lost hair.