Seven Questions About NeoGraft Hair Restoration Answered

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


Are you bothered by hair loss or a receding hairline? When over-the-counter shampoos and creams are not giving you the results you want, hair transplant surgery may be the right solution. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi offers NeoGraft technology using the advanced follicular unit extraction (FUE) system. When compared to more traditional methods, NeoGraft is the obvious choice.

NeoGraft is designed to improve your hairline without discomfort or a lengthy recovery period. At SSK Plastic Surgery, we’re excited to help patients add fullness and density to their hair again. Learn more about follicular unit extraction by reading below and scheduling a visit to our clinic in Newport Beach, CA. We can perform a comprehensive assessment to understand the cause of your hair loss and review your options.

1. Who should get the NeoGraft hair transplant?

Ideal candidates for hair restoration are in good health and have mild to moderate hair loss. It is also essential to have enough donor hair on the back of the scalp or on the sides of the head to address the balding areas. Best of all, the NeoGraft technology can camouflage any linear scars left behind by previous transplant procedures. Keep in mind that people who have more donor hair can expect better results. During your private hair consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will let you know what kind of outcome to expect.

2. What happens during the hair transplant?

The NeoGraft hair transplant process can take 3 – 8 hours based on the number of follicles being harvested. To begin the process, the staff at SSK Plastic Surgery will use a local anesthetic to minimize pain and make you feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Kelishadi creates a custom treatment plan to decide which hair follicles will be removed for the procedure, looking for consistency in diameter and length. Each graft is then prepared before being implanted into the thinning or balding areas. We carefully consider the direction and orientation of your hair to blend in the follicles.

3. How do I handle recovery from FUE?

Since the follicular unit extraction is performed without incisions, most patients feel no pain after the NeoGraft procedure. However, it is important to treat the grafts gently for the first several days after treatment. Our staff can recommend different products, such as shampoos and ointments, as the grafts begin to scab over. Try not to engage in any strenuous exercise and protect the grafts from wind or sunlight. Recovery is usually about 7 – 10 days, but Dr. Kelishadi can give you a more specific timeline at his office.

4. How long does the hair restoration process take?

Once the initial recovery process is over, patients can expect 2 – 3 weeks for the follicles to take root in the scalp. Some hair will begin to shed, which is an expected part of the process and a sign that the hair follicle transplant is working. In about 3 – 4 months, you will begin to see new growth that blends in with your hair naturally.

5. What is the estimated cost of hair grafts?

There several factors that determine the overall cost of a hair graft by NeoGraft. We understand better than anyone that fixing a bad hair transplant can be costly, so it’s better to choose a skilled plastic surgeon the first time around. Most people agree that the outcome is worth it! For questions about cost, the administrative team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA can offer more information.

6. Does the NeoGraft system work for men and women?

Hair loss is not limited to gender. Men normally notice hair loss around the front of their hairline and it only increases with age. Women, on the other hand, may notice thinning hair or bald spots in localized places. NeoGraft is a modern hair follicle transplant technique that allows men and women alike to add thickness to the hairline without the downsides of a traditional hair graft.

7. Does the new hairline look natural?

When performed by a qualified surgeon, a hair restoration technique using NeoGraft can add to your hairline naturally. Unlike older transplant methods, which usually result in hair “plugs,” Dr. Kelishadi chooses follicular unit extraction specifically for the wonderful outcomes it produces in patients. After your procedure, you may want to commit to a healthy diet and lifestyle in addition to sleeping well and avoiding stress to maintain your hair for years to come.

Hair restoration with Dr. Kelishadi

When you are ready to begin your hair restoration journey, allow the professionals at SSK Plastic Surgery to help. The NeoGraft FUE system gives patients the long-lasting results they are looking for. To learn more about follicular unit extraction and hair follicle transplants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sean Kelishadi in Newport Beach, CA. At our state-of-the-art facility, we offer plastic and cosmetic surgery to improve the face and body. We can provide our Orange County community with top aesthetic care.

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