How much Does a NeoGraft Hair Transplant Cost?
The cost of this hair transplant in Toronto cost varies according to the degree of hair loss that must be corrected by the transplant. Typically, pricing for a NeoGraft hair transplant starts at $6,000.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from a NeoGraft Hair Transplant?
While it will take months for the final results of the procedure to become apparent, patients can typically return to work 7 days after undergoing NeoGraft hair transplantation.
How Long Does a NeoGraft Hair Transplant Take?
The Toronto Plastic Surgeons can perform the procedure in approximately 3 – 8 hours. Before they are discharged, patients will receive post-operative instructions from their doctors.
What is a NeoGraft Hair Transplant?
During a NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplant, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons utilize an automated rotary punch to harvest individual hair follicles, before implanting them onto a designated area. Due to the hair transplant new technology involved in the procedure, a NeoGraft hair transplant is completely non-invasive. As such, patients can expect no scars, scalpels, stitches, or surgical excision. Toronto Plastic Surgeons and SpaMedica are Canada’s most experienced NeoGraft FUE centres, with over 10 years of excellent results.
Who is a NeoGraft Hair Transplant Candidate?
While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, proper physical health, and realistic expectations can make the recovery process more seamless. Fundamentally, a candidate for a NeoGraft hair transplant is someone who would like to correct the effects of hair loss and patterned baldness. In addition, it is imperative that patients have a healthy set of hair in their donor site.
We invite all those interested in this procedure to reach out to Toronto Plastic Surgeons for a consultation. However, if you do not feel that this is right for you, please visit our non-surgical procedure page.
Benefits of a NeoGraft Hair Transplant
Restore Youthful Appearance
A NeoGraft hair transplant is designed to restore a patient’s youthful appearance by making significant improvements to their hairline.
A NeoGraft hair transplant involves no stitches or scars. In addition, all the hair follicles are extracted and implanted in natural follicular units.
Short Recovery Period
Due to the procedure’s non-invasive approach, many patients can return to regular activities within days of their NeoGraft hair transplant.
A NeoGraft hair transplant is known for causing significantly less discomfort than regular strip grafting.
Risks of a NeoGraft Hair Transplant
Like every procedure, a NeoGraft hair transplant comes with a small chance of potential complications. The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a trusted surgeon. The team at Toronto Plastic Surgeons has years of experience performing this procedure. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
- Adverse Anesthesia Effects: In some cases, the anesthesia used in the surgery can have an adverse effect on the patient. For this reason, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons carefully review the medical history of every single patient that walks through their doors.
- Possible Healing Complications: The NeoGraft hair transplant can sometimes result in damage to “at-risk” surrounding pre-terminal hair follicles in the recipient and donor sites.
- Itchiness: Patients may find their scalps itchy immediately after surgery. However, this should subside in the days following the procedure.
- Redness: As with itchiness, the redness should subside not long after the NeoGraft hair transplant.
Why Choose TPS for a NeoGraft Hair Transplant?
By utilizing the latest technology and with vast experience the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will be able to ensure that the best hair transplant outcome of the procedure matches the patient’s expectations. In fact, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons are recognized for their renowned hair restoration procedures, as the team’s state-of-the-art clinic features some of the most advanced NeoGraft and Robotic ARTAS tools in the country. Rest assured that you’re in safe hands before, during, and after the procedure.
Dr. Thomas Bell is one of Canada’s most renowned plastic surgeons, with more than 25 years of experience in various cosmetic procedures. Dr. Bell has been named one of the country’s top plastic surgeons by Toronto Life, Flare, and Fashion magazines, and was named one of the top plastic surgeons in the world by W magazine. In addition, he is the former president of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Different Types of FUE Hair Transplants
This type of Follicular Unit Extraction involves a robotic device that accurately harvests hair follicles at an angle and depth programmed by hair technicians. As with the NeoGraft procedure, the ARTAS hair transplant device extracts hair follicles from the scalp or other areas, eventually transplanting them to a designated spot.
This is perhaps the most common and well-known Follicular Unit Extraction procedure. Tried and true, the manual method requires a very experienced harvest technician, as there are no advanced devices involved. As this approach does not utilize state-of-the-art hair transplantation technology, patients should be aware that this represents a much slower option and typically you cannot perform 3000 FUE transplants in one day.
How is a FUE Hair Transplant performed by Dr. Bell?
All NeoGraft hair transplants are performed within the comfort of the modern Toronto Plastic Surgeon surgery suites. The procedure is entirely personalized and specifically designed by our expert team to match your desired results.
Prior to your hair transplantation surgery, a physician will administer anesthesia to ensure that the procedure is completely painless. During the procedure, the rotary device will extract and harvest healthy hair follicles from the donor site. Later, the follicles will be implanted in a designated area.
How to Prepare for a NeoGraft Hair Transplant
Prior to your procedure, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will sit down with you to discuss the shape and proportions of your hairline and donor sites. During this consultation, the physicians will also consider the quality and density of your donor hair in order to come up with the best possible approach to your hair restoration.
To ensure a successful surgery, the doctor will advise that you follow certain preparations in the weeks leading up to your procedure date:
- Smoking should be discontinued two weeks leading up to the procedure and two weeks after. Those who continue to smoke will have a longer recovery period and a greater likelihood of complications.
- Two weeks before your procedure, patients must cease taking Aspirin or any medication that contains Aspirin.
- Six hours prior to surgery, patients must stop consuming any food or drink. Small sips of water are permitted, however.
- Avoid sun damage two weeks before surgery. This can be achieved by wearing sunscreen.
What to expect after a NeoGraft Hair Transplant
Following your NeoGraft hair transplant, Dr. Bell will recommend a post-transplant program consisting of light therapy, nutrient serums, and medicated shampoo. This regimen is designed to help nourish the grafts and promote the growth of natural hair. Patients should also keep in mind that the final results of their hair transplant won’t be apparent until after a year.
NeoGraft Hair Transplant Recovery and Timeline
After the Surgery: The first phase of growth begins
Day 3: Head wrap is removed from the donor site.
Week 1: Patients may return to work after the first week.
Month 4: Patients can now see a significant improvement in the density of their hair.
Month 6: The second phase of growth begins.
Year 1: The final results are now visible.
NeoGraft Hair Transplant FAQ
How painful is it to get a NeoGraft hair transplant?
Due to the anesthesia administered during the procedure, the patient will not feel any pain during the surgery. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available during the freezing stage, to ensure all patients are comfortable. While it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort after the surgery, there will be no extreme or long-term pain.
What’s the difference between NeoGraft and FUE hair transplants?
A NeoGraft hair transplant is a type of Follicular Unit Extraction (automated). An ARTAS (robotic) hair transplant represents another type of FUE in hair transplant.
Do I need to get a buzz cut before a NeoGraft hair transplant?
While it is not mandatory, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons recommend that patients get a buzz cut before their NeoGraft hair transplant. This is done to ensure that the grafted hair will grow at the same time as the natural hair, creating a seamless recovery process. Alternatively, the hair of the donor site can be very long, which will camouflage the donor site while it is growing back out.
Are the results of a NeoGraft hair transplant permanent?
Yes, the results of a NeoGraft hair transplant are intended to be lifelong. The FUE’s and hair from the back of the scalp in the occipital region do not suffer the same genetic code that makes the hair bulbs with the weak enzyme. The normal hair has a strong 2-3-dihydrotestosterone which metabolizes testosterone normally.