NeoGraft® Hair Restoration in San Francisco, CA
People who experience pattern baldness or thinning hair may have lower self-esteem and feel socially awkward in certain situations. That doesn’t have to be a problem for San Francisco residents as they can take advantage of NeoGraft® hair restoration services from plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock.
What is NeoGraft® Hair Restoration?
NeoGraft® is a process that allows a patient’s bald or thinning hair spots to be filled in naturally by transferring hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another. This procedure is minimally-invasive, requiring no incision and leaving no scar behind. The results are extremely natural looking, meaning no one will notice anything but the results.
Benefits of NeoGraft® Hair Restoration*
The biggest benefit to NeoGraft® hair restoration is the fact that it provides positive results without surgery, as is the case with other hair restoration methods. Other benefits include:
- FDA approved procedure.
- No scarring.
- Minimum amount of downtime.
- Virtually no discomfort during the procedure.
- Few restrictions on activities after undergoing the restoration.
- Ideal for both men and women.
How is NeoGraft® Hair Restoration Performed?
This procedure makes use of a technology known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to remove individual hair follicles from areas of the scalp where they are plentiful, such as the back of the neck, and then transplant them into thinning or bald areas. It is performed in our office under local anesthesia.
Using a special hand held device,
We will first extract hair follicles by selecting them with the unit’s controls, which provide a suction base. Once approximately 50 or so follicles have been extracted, we will then remove them from the device, where they will be placed in a Petri dish containing a saline holding solution. We will then continue the extraction process until we have all the follicles that are needed. An arm on the NeoGraft® device is then used to suction follicles from the dish. Next, we will use air pressure to deliver these follicles into precisely the right area via a needle tip, which allows them to be injected exactly where needed.
Preparing for NeoGraft® Hair Restoration
We recommend patients discontinue certain medications for a period of time leading up to the restoration. The exact requirements will be discussed with you during your consultation. The day before your surgery, wash your hair with a sterile solution known as Hibiclens, which will be provided to you, and your regular shampoo. Do not wash your hair the morning of your appointment. You should arrange transportation to and from your surgery, and plan on allowing an entire day for the procedure. You’ll also need to schedule errands around your restoration, and limit activities the day of your visit.
NeoGraft® Hair Restoration Recovery*
You may feel tired immediately after a NeoGraft® procedure since local anesthesia is used. As such, you should plan on taking it easy the remainder of the day. Strenuous activity should also be avoided for up to two weeks. You should not wash your hair for the first 24 hours, at which time it is recommended you only wet it lightly. Use a cup to rinse rather than a streaming shower for the first five days to ensure grafts do not become dislodged. Leave pressure dressings in place for at least 24 hours, and avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, or taking aspirin during this time as well.
How much does NeoGraft® Hair Restoration Cost?
The cost of NeoGraft® will vary from one patient to the next. Dr. Aycock will be happy to discuss the cost with you during your initial consultation. The office accepts most major credit cards, and CareCredit® is also an available financing option.
Is NeoGraft® Hair Restoration Right for Me?*
While NeoGraft® can help virtually anyone, you’re more likely to benefit from it if you have only moderate hair loss. It’s also important to have reasonable restoration goals, and be in fairly good health. The best results will come from those who already have a significant amount of donor hair.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has performed a number of hair restorations over the years. As one of the most trusted cosmetic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay area, his goal is to provide you with the personalized care and attention you expect from any doctor. When you trust him with your NeoGraft® procedure, you can have confidence knowing your results are in caring, capable hands.
What to Expect During your Consultation
We will begin by reviewing your complete medical history in order to ensure there are no underlying conditions that might cause complications. We will then talk with you a bit about your goals, and will also examine your hair and scalp to determine the best course of action to take. The results of your examination will be discussed thoroughly, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. When you are satisfied you have the right answers, you can then schedule your procedure.
A number of people are discovering the benefits of NeoGraft® hair restoration to improve their thinning hair naturally and without surgery. Those in the San Francisco area can count on the experience of Dr. Robert Aycock to provide them with superior results. To contact us to schedule your consultation, call 415-460-7995.
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.