Imagine a Restored Hair Line with No Linear Scar
A Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant in Tampa and Beverly Hills involves moving existing healthy follicles to an area on your scalp with thinning or no hair. It works by creating a hairline that feels and looks natural.
While there are several treatment options for thinning hair or baldness, hair-restoration surgery is the most effective treatment option. Though other non-surgical hair-restoration options may be less expensive, Follicular Unit Extraction hair-transplant surgery offers a natural-looking solution for baldness.
How Does Hair Loss Work?
Hair grows from follicles, the most significant part of which is called the dermal papilla. Each follicular unit consists of 1-4 hair strands and is nourished by the scalp’s blood supply.
Our hair grows in 3 distinct stages. The first is the Anagen Phase during which there is active hair growth. The second stage is a transitional period and is called the Catagen Phase. The final phase is called the Telogen Phase and consist of a resting period for the follicles.
As we age, the growth phase becomes shorter, and the resting phase gets longer. Eventually the follicle will shrink and produces a shorter, finer hair called the vellus hair. As the condition progresses, the hair will eventually stop growing, leading to baldness.
Ideal Hair-Transplant Candidates
A NeoGraft hair transplant is best for individuals with sufficient hair loss, a healthy scalp, and enough donor-area hair. Candidates must be in good general health and should have realistic expectations regarding the procedure’s results.
Hair transplants are not recommended for people who are under age 24, have had no hair since birth, suffer from blood-borne illnesses, have serious health complications, have hemophilia, or have allergic reactions to local or general anesthesia.
Your NeoGraft Hair-Transplant Consultation
The consultation involves assessing your hair growth and loss, evaluating your family history of baldness, and discussing any past hair-regrowth attempts. Dr. Demetri will also ask about your goals and expectations.
For your safety, Dr. Demetri will ask you about all pre-existing medical conditions and your use of drugs or alcohol. If you are a suitable candidate, he will explain the procedure, preparation steps, recovery, and cost.
During hair-transplant surgery, a local anesthetic is first applied to the donor areas in order to prevent any pain.
Dr. Demetri then uses the NeoGraft technology to harvest follicular units from the donor area, usually at the back of the head. This process involves air-pressure-based removal of the donor follicles.
Finally, we manually transplant the grafts to the recipient area at the right angle, direction, and orientation.
The Recovery Process
You may have red marks on your scalp for a few days after the surgery. These will scab over and slowly fade. It may take six to ten days before you’re feeling ready to resume your regular routine.
The grafted hair will shed in two to three weeks as part of the normal hair-regrowth process. You will see new hair growing three to four months after the surgery. This growth will continue like normal hair growth.
The Cost of a Hair Transplant
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Dr. Demetri is a highly-skilled, board-certified hair transplant and facial plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping his patients look their best and restore their confidence through innovative surgical procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about NeoGraft, contact our office to schedule your consultation before getting a hair transplant in Tampa and Beverly Hills.