Millions of people experience baldness or thinning hair. It affects men and women, although greater numbers of men. NeoGraft® is an innovative way to restore your hair, using your own hair follicles. Dr. Steve Brown is proud to offer Las Vegas residents the latest in hair transplant technology, the NeoGraft 2.0. To arrange a hair restoration consultation with Dr. Brown in Henderson, please call 702-990-1975.
NeoGraft 2.0 Hair Transplant
The NeoGraft® system makes it possible for Dr. Brown to precisely and effectively move follicles from the back of your head to the area of hair loss. All of this is completed without the invasive strip-style graft of skin common in the past. One by one, Dr. Brown removes individual follicles of your hair using a thin, pen-like instrument. Then, he carefully transplants each follicle into the skin in the area of hair loss.
The NeoGraft® 2.0 is the latest version of this outstanding hair transplant device. The updated system allows for greater precision and standardization while Dr. Brown implants the hair follicles. The NeoGraft® method is known as follicular unit extraction, or FUE. Dr. Brown is pleased to incorporate the 2.0 system into his practice, so that his patients can reap the benefits of this device.
Advantages of NeoGraft® Hair Restoration
Patients approve highly of this hair replacement technique. The numerous advantages include:
- No linear scar
- Natural-looking hairline
- Minimal downtime
- No staples
- No stitches
- Fast recovery of usually a few days to a week.
Platelet-rich plasma: Dr. Brown uses platelet-rich plasma to possibly promote the survival and growth of the hair follicles. PRP is your body's own healing agent, taken from a sampling of your blood. PRP contains a high concentration of platelets, which are the component in your blood that contains proteins known as growth factors. It is these growth factors that may contribute to wound healing following an injury. Smaller studies have shown promising results, but we are still waiting on a large double blind medical study to prove the results.
The NeoGraft® Procedure
The procedure begins with Dr. Brown reviewing your goals and designing the new hairline or balding areas with a marker. Dr. Brown spends as long as it takes during this design stage to address your goals and, most importantly, what looks natural and is anatomic in design.
Once the design is agreed upon, oral sedation is given for your comfort. The back of the head – the donor site – is shaven, and local anesthesia is administered to numb the area using a non-painful solution along with advanced equipment to minimize discomfort. Dr. Brown uses the next several hours to extract the follicles with the NeoGraft® machine. During this time, you can listen to music, take a nap or enjoy a podcast on your device. Because each follicle is removed one-by-one, instead of the large strip of skin and hair in other procedures, FUE takes time. Monitoring equipment is available if needed, based on the patient's health.
Extracting the donor follicles: Extraction using NeoGraft® is a huge benefit of this technique. Unlike the strip technique there is no use of a scalpel, sutures or staples. FUE does not leave a long, linear scar on the back of your head like the strip technique, so you'll be able to cut your hair short confidently. There's no postoperative tightening of the scalp, and very low risk of bleeding or nerve damage as you heal, which is completed in mere days, not weeks.
Implanting the follicles to the area of hair loss: After a quick lunch break, the second part of the procedure begins with artistic and precise implantation of the new follicles. This is the most important part of the procedure to assure a natural-looking hair restoration.
The correct angle of the new sites, along with the depth, is precisely made using a special implanting device. On the other hand, the strip procedure uses grafts that have been slivered or cut from a large strip of scalp into smaller units, usually consisting of several follicular units (plugs) to save time. With NeoGraft®, only pristine single grafts are used, consisting of 1-4 hairs, which is the follicular unit. This assures a natural look without the plugs.
The grafts have a higher survival rate, as there is little handling of the units once extracted by the NeoGraft® machine. They are placed in special cooled solutions, and Dr. Brown may add PRP to the grafts to possibly improve early growth and survival.
Results: The procedure ends with additional long-acting local anesthetics and special anti-inflammatory drugs to minimize or eliminate pain. Post-operative instructions will be reiterated, including the care of your new hair, bathing, hats, etc. Follow-up is usually in a week. Postoperative care by the patient is the most important variable that will affect the final results. Plan on 12-18 months for full results. Dr. Brown strives for perfection and to fulfill all your goals for a healthy, full head of hair.
Reasons to Choose Dr. Steve Brown
NeoGraft 2.0® is the newest model of an advanced automated FUE device that has been used in Europe for the past several decades. It is now FDA-approved in the United States. Hair Transplant Vegas is one of the first locations in the United States and first in Nevada to offer this exciting new technology. We are THE first in Las Vegas to offer the improved NeoGraft® 2.0 technology. Dr Brown and his staff are experts in hair restoration surgery specializing in this exciting new technology.
Dr. Steve Brown was the first micro-surgical hair surgeon in Nevada to offer this exciting technique using NeoGraft. He has performed hair restoration procedures on a vast number of patients including performers, reality stars, professionals, athletes and students who have benefited from his expertise. Dr. Brown is personally involved with every hair transplant from initial consultation to post-operative follow up. As a top NeoGraft® surgeon, his skills along with his drive for perfection, compassion for his patients and experience with NeoGraft® are important attributes in obtaining an outstanding aesthetic result and stress-free experience.
Find Out If You Are a Candidate
To arrange your consultation with Dr. Steve Brown in the greater Las Vegas, Henderson area, please call our team at 702-990-1975. You can also reach us by completing the contact form on this page. Dr. Brown looks forward to meeting you to discuss your hair restoration goals.