NeoGraft Hair Restoration for Women
Hair loss in women is not discussed nearly as frequently as hair loss in men, yet it is a very common occurrence, affecting as many as 30 million women in the United States. Hair loss can occur as a result of aging, heredity, medications or an underlying medical condition, and can affect women of all ages. It may leave you with pattern baldness, patchy spots or thinned hair. Most women are troubled by this undesired change to their appearance and may be frustrated and embarrassed by this condition.
The patterns of hair loss are typically different in women than men. Men often experience a receding hairline at the front of the scalp or loss at the crown. In women, the hair loss or thinning tends to take place toward the top of the scalp, across a fairly large portion of the head. Their parts grow wider or the scalp becomes more evident if the hair is not arranged precisely. Hair loss typically begins to occur when a woman is in her 50s, but it is not uncommon to experience it much earlier.
A diagnosis should be made by your doctor after a careful physical examination and personal history. In addition, blood tests can help confirm the cause of the hair loss. Once this is determined, you and your doctor can discuss potential treatment options, which may include the use of medications or a hair transplant procedure.
Many women are surprised to find out that hair transplants can be a successful restoration method for them, believing they are a method exclusively used for men. It is not the right treatment technique for all women, but many women can benefit from hair restoration surgery with NeoGraft. And NeoGraft is terrific for women who wear their hair in a longer style, since only small areas will need to be shaved for harvesting. These will be easy to cover with existing hair while they grow back.
Good Female Candidates for NeoGraft Hair Restoration
Most women who have experienced hair loss fairly evenly all over their heads may not be ideal candidates for hair restoration. That is because they may not have enough high quality donor sites that can be used to transplant the hair. In other words, it will not help to remove thinning, problematic hair from one site to transplant in another because it will not grow any better in the new location. Therefore, the women who benefit most from NeoGraft are those with some unaffected areas.
NeoGraft may be right for women who:
- Have patches of thinning hair or bald spots
- Experienced hair loss due to trauma or burns
- Were diagnosed with traction alopecia
- Have lost hair because of scars from cosmetic surgery
- Are affected by androgenetic alopecia, or male-pattern baldness
The NeoGraft Procedure
NeoGraft is a much gentler, less painful process than traditional hair restoration surgery, which typically leaves you with a prominent scar. NeoGraft, on the other hand, uses a method of follicular unit extraction (FUE). FUE is a surgical procedure in which hair is transplanted as natural individual follicular units into the targeted area. Each unit consists of up to four individual hairs and is extracted from the donor area and placed in the recipient area. NeoGraft procedures are performed with local anesthetic. Normal hair care can usually be resumed within a week. The results of the FUE procedure are usually visible within three months after treatment.
A skilled physician trained in the use of the NeoGraft machine can put a woman’s hair-loss concerns behind her. Some of the advantages of using NeoGraft over other methods include:
- Faster, more comfortable recovery after the procedure
- Least invasive hair transplantation method available
- No sutures are used
- No linear scar from the harvest area
- Fewer activity limitations post-surgery
- Complications such as scarring, bleeding and damage to the nerves or blood vessels are rare
- Each procedure transplants approximately twice the amount of follicles as traditional surgery, which means less of a chance that additional procedures will be required
The result of NeoGraft is a natural-looking head of hair. If desired, you can even choose to wear it in a very short style without having to worry about concealing an obvious, tell-tale scar.