Is a NeoGraft Hair Transplant Suitable for Women?

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


While hair loss is generally thought of as primarily a male issue, there are over 30 million women in the United States who struggle with female-pattern hair loss (FPHL). SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA is pleased to offer a revolutionary hair transplant treatment for both men and women who are losing healthy locks. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi uses the NeoGraft® system with the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique to restore hair loss. Regardless of your gender, we invite you to get in touch with our office in Orange County, CA to see if the NeoGraft hair transplant is right for you.

Reasons for female hair loss

The most common causes of hair loss in women, or androgenetic alopecia, are:

  • Genetics
  • Hormonal changes
  • Natural aging
  • Routine styling
  • Changes in diet
  • Stress
  • Certain medications
  • Underlying health condition

Women can especially experience hair thinning or shedding during pregnancy due to the stress this major life event places on the female body. More commonly, women may lose hair during menopause due to the drop in estrogen and progesterone levels.

Signs of hair loss in women

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of hair loss in women include:

  • Daily hair loss when brushing, shampooing, or styling
  • A reduction in the thickness of your ponytail or gathered hair
  • Noticeable breakage when handling hair
  • Patches of missing or thinning hair

About the NeoGraft System

At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, Dr. Kelishadi uses the state-of-the-art NeoGraft system to treat hair loss. This is an automated hair graft system that simplifies the extraction of hair follicles during an FUE hair transplant. The NeoGraft system not only provides greater accuracy than other devices but also a higher success rate of harvesting a full hair shaft without breakage. This enables Dr. Kelishadi to extract higher quality hair follicles for the transplant process.

How does NeoGraft work?

Hair extraction with the NeoGraft system takes about 3 – 8 hours to complete, depending on the patient’s needs. First, the scalp is prepped with local anesthesia and Dr. Kelishadi will use the NeoGraft device to locate and extract hair follicles. Then, each hair follicle is carefully inspected and prepared prior to the implant portion of the procedure.

With the NeoGraft system, Dr. Kelishadi is able to customize this procedure to match the specific angle, direction, and orientation of the patient’s hair for the most natural and pleasing results. This advanced technology provides unparalleled consistency and precision compared to older hair extraction techniques.

The benefits of the NeoGraft system

The NeoGraft system is a revolutionary method for hair transplantation. Traditionally, hair transplants would require invasive techniques that leave behind visible scarring. The results of conventional treatments were also not as successful or natural looking. With the NeoGraft, there are numerous advantages compared to other hair surgeries. These benefits include:

  • No sutures
  • No staples
  • No incisions required
  • No linear scarring
  • Faster results
  • Natural-looking outcomes

When will I see results?

On average, most patients will start to see results after 3 – 4 months. The new hair growth will continue to improve over time, with optimal results occurring at about 12 months.

NeoGraft for women in Newport Beach, CA

At SSK Plastic Surgery, we have helped countless women who are battling thinning or balding hair. We understand that for many women, their hair is one of their most prized features. Thanks to advanced NeoGraft hair transplant technology, restoring beautiful, full locks is now possible. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi invites you to call our Orange County office in Newport Beach, CA to schedule a hair transplant consultation.

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