Exciting News for Patients with Thinning Hair: With FUE, single Follicular units (that means groupings of 1, 2, 3, and sometimes, 4 hair follicles) are able to be extracted individually from the donor area without a scalpel. This is great news for the patient, as they will not require any stitches and there is no remaining scar. FUE is a far less invasive procedure that heals faster and has less activity restrictions post-operatively.
NeoGraft works as an extension of the human hand to help harvest hair follicles efficiently from the scalp at a rate and speed that is significantly faster than manual extraction. Prior to NeoGraft, surgeons required significantly more time to get the same numbers of grafts as a traditional (linear or strip) harvest. For many years, only 500-700 grafts were able to be harvested per day with FUE. Today, the NeoGraft device has enabled surgeons to consistently harvest 1,500 + grafts during a normal procedure day.
There are several benefits of Follicular Unit Extraction. Patients walk out of the procedure with the grafts implanted in the ‘recipient area’ just like they do with a traditional procedure, but there are no stitches and therefore less discomfort. The tiny circular incisions will heal and become nearly invisible within a matter of days.