If you’re interested in hair restoration to restore your hair line and boost your confidence, you’re probably wondering what method is best for you. Hair transplants can add back hair density and thickness, and can also turn back the clock on receding hairlines. Let’s look at the most popular hair restoration techniques: the traditional strip hair transplant and NeoGraft, a modern hair transplant technology.
Traditional hair restoration is achieved through the strip method, which harvests follicular units as a group. Each follicular unit transplant (FUT) contains 1 to 4 hairs. The donor hair is typically harvested from the back of your head, where the hair growth is thickest.
After the follicles are prepared and transplanted to areas lacking hair, the strip of scalp removed during extraction is closed with stitches, leaving a linear scar line.
The linear strip method typically takes about 5 hours, and the outpatient procedure involves scalpels and sutures. Following the procedure, healing to the donor site takes 14 days or longer.
Traditional hair restoration results in a permanent, linear scar line across the donor area. If your hair is long, the scar will be covered up once your hair grows out, but if you prefer a shorter hair cut or have very light hair, the strip scar may be visible to others.
Recovery from the strip method can be lengthy and uncomfortable. Some patients experience post-operative tight scalp sensation, and more serious risks include heavy bleeding and nerve damage.
NeoGraft is a minimally invasive hair replacement solution to restore your hairline naturally. Utilizing cutting edge technology, the advanced method of automated hair transplantation extracts individual hair follicles from the back or side of your head and grafts them into areas lacking hair.
After the follicles are extracted, they are placed into balding and thinning areas in a natural-looking pattern. NeoGraft takes about 4 to 6 hours, depending on the number of hair follicles. Because the hair follicles are extracted in small amounts with a handheld tool, there’s no need for stitches or staples.
Following the outpatient procedure, healing to the donor site takes 7 to 14 days. After NeoGraft, there’s no linear scarring or postoperative tight scalp sensation. There’s also no risk of heavy bleeding or nerve damage with non-surgical hair restoration.
Recovery from NeoGraft is typically mild, and any reactions such as swelling, bruising, or a scaly, itchy scalp disappear within a week.
If you want to restore your hair line and avoid the linear scar from the typical strip hair transplant, NeoGraft is a great alternative. Learn more about our hair restoration services and how NeoGraft can improve the visual effects of hair loss for both men and women.