Am I a Good Candidate for NeoGraft® FUE Hair Restoration?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Hair loss can be a traumatic event for men and women. But a cutting-edge technique called NeoGraft FUE hair restoration is changing the hair transplant industry and providing a new and minimally invasive option for hair loss sufferers.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi uses the NeoGraft system to get natural-looking results for patients at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. Below, we’ll look at who makes a good candidate for this unique treatment.

How does NeoGraft technology work?

NeoGraft hair transplants use a technology called follicular unit extraction (FUE) to individually transplant individual hair follicles one by one. This provides realistic hair restoration and longer-lasting results. That’s because Dr. Kelishadi selects the healthiest hair follicles from dense areas of growth on a patient’s head and expertly places them in the ideal position to avoid scalpel incisions and scarring. NeoGraft does not create new hair follicles.

The new hair may shed, but patients can achieve full, new hair growth after 6 – 18 months.

Who makes a good candidate for NeoGraft FUE hair restoration?

Many people think hair transplant surgery is just for men with a genetic predisposition for baldness. But there are dozens of reasons both men and women lose their hair.

While genetics and aging are major contributors to hair loss, people in their 20s and 30s can begin to lose hair due to:

  • Stress

  • Hormonal fluctuations

  • Menopause or andropause

  • Nutritional deficiencies

  • Eating disorders

  • Prescription medication

  • Other underlying medical conditions

Once the cause of a patient’s hair loss is diagnosed, Dr. Kelishadi can decide on the best course of action. The NeoGraft system is a nonsurgical hair replacement that can be used on men and women of all ages and hair types with thinning or bald areas but still enough hair to reach their cosmetic goals. NeoGraft does not create new hair follicles but transfers them from denser areas to thinning or balding areas. This gives patients more coverage and the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.

Ideal candidates for NeoGraft FUE include:

  • Individuals who have hair loss on the top of their heads or near the front of their hairline and still have healthy, thick hair on the back of their head that can serve as donor hair

  • Patients in good health who do not smoke

  • Those who have mild to moderate hair loss (treatment is more effective when started as early as possible)

NeoGraft hair transplants can also be performed on those who have already undergone hair replacement, and they can be used to enhance those results or cover scars from previous treatments. The most important aspect of a person’s candidacy for treatment is having enough hair to harvest to fill in the area of hair loss.

State-of-the-art hair loss treatment in Newport Beach, CA

If you’re ready to find out what’s causing your hair loss and explore this treatment option to improve your self-esteem, the first step is a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon.

You can learn more about hair loss and treatment options with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA by scheduling a consultation today. Contact us to find out if you’re a candidate for NeoGraft FUE.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.