Hair loss isn’t a medical condition, but it can have an outsized impact on your self-confidence. When you don’t feel good about your appearance, you interact with the world differently. And when you don’t like how you look, you have additional stress, which can affect your health.
Dr. Dana Brownell and her team at NeoGraft Hair Restoration in Westport, Connecticut, understand how important correcting hair loss can be and grasp your sense of urgency regarding hair loss. That’s why we offer some of the most advanced hair restoration procedures available to help you.
Advances in technology
If you imagine hair restoration involves smelly creams or surgeries that don’t work, you’re probably not familiar with modern techniques. The NeoGraft® method is a hair transplantation technique with results that are far more natural that earlier methods provided.
There are essentially two types of hair transplantation. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) involves removing a strip of tissue from the back of your scalp and stitching it into an area where your hair is thinning. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) involves transplanting a few follicles at a time to increase hair density in thinning areas. NeoGraft is a type of FUE.
In conventional FUE surgery, your doctor manually removes the follicles and transplants them individually. It’s very time-consuming. NeoGraft allows parts of the process to be automated, but it gives the same, more natural-looking results of a fuller head of hair.
During the procedure
Choosing to have any kind of surgery is a big decision because there are always some risks associated with surgical procedures. However, NeoGraft is considered safe, especially when it is performed by an expert. Dr. Brownell has extensive training and experience, so you’re in good hands at NeoGraft Hair Restoration.
Before the procedure begins, we use an anesthetic so you remain comfortable while Dr. Brownell harvests and transplants the follicles that will transform your appearance. You may feel pressure, but it won’t be painful.
After the procedure
You may feel some numbness or some discomfort when your anesthetic wears off. Before you leave the office, Dr. Brownell makes sure you know what to expect and informs you what you should or shouldn’t do about the pain. Your scalp will have some scabbing as it heals.
Scabs should fall off within about two weeks, but you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable. For most people, that’s usually a couple of days.
You can see a difference right away following your procedure, but there are few things you should know. First, it’s possible, even likely, that your hair will appear thinner for a few months. That’s because of something called “transplantation shock.”
Two weeks to two months after your procedure, the hair from the transplanted follicles falls out. But, don’t worry! Your natural hair growth cycle begins again, and within six months to a year, you can see and enjoy the full results of your transplantation procedure.
Just as it’s important to have an expert such as Dr. Brownell perform your procedure, it’s also important to understand how your individual circumstances may vary from the average. Before your hair restoration surgery, we discuss how your hair type, hair loss, and overall health are likely to impact your procedure and your results.
If you’d like to learn more about the NeoGraft method of hair restoration, our facility, or what kinds of results you might expect, schedule an appointment today. You can call or request an appointment online.