Men and women with thinning hair or bald spots no longer have to rely on outdated transplant procedures to regain a thick head of hair. The automated NeoGraft® hair transplant system, available in Fresno at Riolo Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, is an advanced hair restoration technique that provides excellent, natural-looking results.
Dr. Kaye Riolo is dedicated to offering the latest cosmetic enhancement techniques for patients from communities including Fresno, Clovis, Visalia and the surrounding Central California region. If hair restoration is something you’ve been thinking about, request a consultation online, or call our office on our “hair line” at (855) HAIR-559.
Healthy hair is a universally attractive quality, and many people begin to lose confidence when their hair starts to thin. For years, solutions for balding men and women with thinning hair offered so-so results.
The first big advance occurred quite a few years ago with the advent of follicular unit transplants (FUT), or transplanting single hair follicles instead of the earlier “plugs” that gave the appearance of a doll’s head. The original FUT’s were harvested by the “strip method,” in which a large strip of hair-bearing scalp was cut out of the back of the head, and the follicular units were separated by hand under a microscope. While the recipient areas had improved, the clients were left with a large scar on the back of the head, which could be unsightly and uncomfortable.
The most recent advancement, and in fact a game-changing one at that, involves follicular unit extraction (FUE). This was originally done by hand, but was tedious and the grafts could be injured by pulling them out of the scalp.
The NeoGraft® system is essentially an automated FUE procedure that achieves excellent results using a more efficient process.
Advantages of NeoGraft®
Many of our hair restoration patients in Fresno prefer wearing their hair short. That’s not a problem using the NeoGraft system because, unlike the strip method, it doesn’t result in a linear scar. Among the other advantages offered by NeoGraft:
- No stitches
- Little discomfort after surgery
- Fewer complications such as a feeling of tightness or numbness in the donor area
- Little downtime — some patients return to work the next day
- Inconspicuous donor site with no scar on the scalp
- Donor area remains viable for future transplants if desired