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NeoGraft - Albany, NY

Follicular Unit Extraction - Saratoga Springs, NY

Upstate Hair is enthusiastic to announce our hair restoration program is now using the most modern Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique, called NeoGraft™. Upstate Hair is one of the first microsurgical hair restoration facilities to bring this newest and latest technology of aesthetic hair restoration to Upstate New York.

​NeoGraft™ is a revolutionary patented hair transplantation device that advances and refines the procedure of hair transplants. The NeoGraft™ system is the product of ten years of research and development, offering the next generation in hair transplantation a more reproducible and aesthetically appealing hairline. NeoGraft™ is currently being used in Europe and Asia and has been recently FDA cleared for use in the U.S. Over 6,000 hair transplants have been done with this device in the last two years with excellent results.

Two Methods of Harvesting Hair Folicles - Strip vs. NeoGraft

​Currently there are two modern methods used in doing transplants: The STRIP harvesting method and the FUE method using NeoGraft™. With the Strip method, a section of scalp is excised and the scalp is sewn together. Next, the hair follicles or grafts including their bulbs are separated from each other into units of one to four hairs by the technicians and inserted into tiny slits in the balding area. The follicles with a single hair are placed in the front to define the hairline.

​Using the FUE method with NeoGraft™, the scalp is not excised as small hair follicle units are removed directly from the donor area. In this hair restoration procedure, a 0.8 mm punch excision is used in the skin around the upper part of the follicular unit (hair follicles). The hair follicle is then extracted directly from the scalp and placed into tiny slits in the balding area similar to the STRIP method.
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FUE NeoGraft™Traditional STRIP Harvesting
Use of Scalpel, Sutures, or StaplesNoYes
Surgical Operating Time-1500 Grafts10 Hours5 hours
Invasiveness of Procedure++++
Use of Short Hair Style Post OperativelyYesNo
Short Hair Cut Required Prior to ProcedureTypicallyNo
Possibility of Donor Site Linear ScaringNoYes
Number of Hair Grafts per Session15001500-2500
Typical Healing Time of Donor Site3-4 days7-14 days
Use of Local Tumescent Anesthesia and Oral Sedation for SurgeryYesYes
Price per Graft$6-11$4-8
Postoperative Tight Scalp  SensationNoYes
Risk of Bleeding & Nerve DamageExtremely LowLow
Body Hair Transplantation for Norwood 6 and 7 patientsYesNo
Risk of Donor Site infectionVery LowLow

 

FUE NeoGraft™Traditional STRIP Harvesting
Use of Scalpel, Sutures, or StaplesNoYes
Surgical Operating Time-1500 Grafts10 Hours5 hours
Invasiveness of Procedure++++
Use of Short Hair Style Post OperativelyYesNo
Short Hair Cut Required Prior to ProcedureTypicallyNo
Possibility of Donor Site Linear ScaringNoYes
Number of Hair Grafts per Session15001500-2500
Typical Healing Time of Donor Site3-4 days7-14 days
Use of Local Tumescent Anesthesia and Oral Sedation for SurgeryYesYes
Price per Graft$6-11$4-8
Postoperative Tight Scalp  SensationNoYes
Risk of Bleeding & Nerve DamageExtremely LowLow
Body Hair Transplantation for Norwood 6 and 7 patientsYesNo
Risk of Donor Site infectionVery LowLow