When is the Right Time to Consider NeoGraft® FUE Hair Restoration?

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


For many men and women, hair loss is an unavoidable consequence of their genetic makeup. In some cases, the hair can begin to thin or fall out as early as a person’s 20s or 30s, which can be particularly frustrating. Regardless of when you begin to notice hair loss, you may be anxious to reverse it. While there are a number of topical products and treatments that promise to restore natural hair growth, most are ineffective or unreliable. There is no doubt that one of the best options for regrowing your natural hair is to undergo surgical hair restoration. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Orange County, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is highly experienced in the advanced NeoGraft FUE hair restoration technique, which can provide stunning, natural-looking, long-lasting results. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at when it may be time to consider hair restoration surgery, how the procedure works, and how soon you’ll be able to enjoy fuller, thicker hair once again.

Why am I losing my hair?

Hair loss, thinning hair, or baldness can affect virtually anyone – including women – and may occur as early as a person’s 20s or 30s. Some of the most common factors contributing to hair loss include:

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Damaging products
  • Overstyling
  • Underlying condition
  • Certain medications

Can hair loss be reversed?

Once a person’s hair begins to thin or fall out, it can be difficult to reverse the process. However, surgical hair restoration offers patients the opportunity to transplant healthy hair follicles from areas of dense growth to the places where hair loss is occurring for a dramatically natural-looking and long-lasting outcome. At SSK Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kelishadi utilizes the NeoGraft FUE hair restoration system for the most efficient treatment and most pleasing results possible.

What is FUE hair restoration?

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration is a method that involves extracting individual hair follicles from an area of dense growth and strategically inserting them into areas of the scalp that are showing visible signs of hair loss. Unlike traditional hair transplant procedures, FUE hair restoration does not require scalpels, linear incisions, or stitches – meaning patients can enjoy a scar-free outcome that helps to keep their work discreet. Another exciting benefit of FUE hair restoration vs. traditional hair transplant surgery is that it allows Dr. Kelishadi to precisely place follicles into the scalp one at a time, taking into account the hairline, pattern of growth, direction, and other variables for a remarkably natural result.

Am I ready for hair restoration surgery?

One of the most important factors in determining if you may be a candidate for FUE hair restoration is the underlying cause of your hair loss. In addition to determining the likeliest cause of your hair loss during an initial consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will also evaluate the extent of your hair loss. Ideally, patients considering FUE hair restoration should be in the early stages of hair loss – with a hairline that is actively receding – and hair loss that is primarily associated with genetics or aging. In this setting – and with proper care – the results of NeoGraft FUE hair restoration may last a lifetime.

Ditch the hat and regain your confidence with FUE hair restoration in Newport Beach, CA

Whether you are self-conscious about your thinning hair or simply want to look more like your younger self, you may be excited to learn about the dramatic results that can be achieved with NeoGraft hair restoration. Take the first step toward a fuller head of hair today by calling SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon and FUE hair restoration expert Dr. Sean Kelishadi.

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