High performance machines can improve your ride, your glide, your flight, and now, your hairline too!
Bentley. Ferretti. Gulfstream. Neograft. For certain you know the first three names. If you prefer the finer things, you may have at some point considered buying or you may now own a car, boat, or even a plane by one of these world-renowned brands. But a NeoGraft, what’s a NeoGraft?
Unless you’re a hair transplant surgeon you wouldn’t own one, but if you’re a ‘follically-challenged’ man or woman, then you’re definitely searching for a doc who has one of these high-performance hair machines and knows how use it.
Meet the NeoGraft Machine
Simply put, Neograft is the most advanced medical device in hair transplantation surgery today. In fact, it is the first FDA-approved minimally-invasive Automated Hair Transplantation System. And while the device was only formally introduced into the United States just a little less than three years ago, the NeoGraft Automated Follicular Unit Extraction and Implantation Hair Transplant System (that’s the company’s incredibly long and unsexy technical name for the machine) is the 4th generation version of a device that has been used in Europe and other parts of the world for over 10 years with over 10,000 treatments performed worldwide.
Not Your Father’s Hair Plugs
According to Dr. Alan Bauman, a renowned hair transplant surgeon and one of the first doctors in the United States to master the use of the breakthrough NeoGraft device in performing less invasive hair transplantation procedures, “NeoGraft is in the same class and caliber of expensive, high performance, technologically advanced pieces of equipment that is now proven to deliver exceptional hair transplant results while virtually eliminating many of the common downsides of traditionally more invasive, old-style procedures.”
Man and Machine Meet Artistry
What makes the Neograft so special? Well, in the hands of a talented and experienced hair transplant surgeon, it pretty much delivers everything a patient could ask for compared to the procedures, techniques and equipment that has been previously available to both the physician and hair-conscious consumer up until today.
Prior to the automated NeoGraft machine, most hair transplant procedures required doctors to remove a large strip of ‘donor’ scalp with an incision inches long in order to obtain enough permanent follicles for transplantation. This is known as “linear harvesting.” Unfortunately, this process involves the use of a scalpel, and forces the physician to use stitches or staples to close the donor area. This generally leaves some form of linear scarring and requires careful maintenance post-operatively. Also for the patient, scalp numbness or tightness and restrictions on physical activity can sometimes last for weeks after the procedure.
Less Invasive Equals Less Discomfort, Downtime and Less Visible Scarring
“All of that has changed now,” says Dr. Bauman who in April of this year was the first physician to demonstrate the minimally-invasive NeoGraft in a live surgery setting to more than 100 physicians and assistants at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s (ISHRS) Annual Live Surgery Workshop, held in Orlando, Florida. According to Dr. Bauman, the quasi-robotic NeoGraft acts as an ergonomic “extension of the doctor’s hands” allowing the physician to not only extract individual hair follicles with extraordinary precision without a scalpel, but to do it faster and more effectively than ever before, while also permitting the surgeon to execute the ultimate in natural hairline design and artistry.
Aside from a beautifully-crafted 100% natural hairline, Dr. Bauman’s NeoGraft patients experience decreased discomfort after the procedure, a return to athletic activity within just days, and have no tell-tale linear scar to hide.
Improving your Hairline, One Follicle at a Time
Says Bauman, “Because of the way that the grafts are extracted and withdrawn from the donor area, they are highly uniform making high-density implantation easier.” The recipient sites are made to the exact depth of the harvested grafts and can be easily inserted with the NeoGraft controlled pneumatic pressure implantation hand piece. Once implanted, the transplanted area heals within days and the hair follicles begin to sprout hair in their new location within months, and continue to do so... forever!
Choosing your NeoGraft Surgeon
Judging from the bustle of international clientele at Bauman’s lakeside office in beautiful Boca Raton, less invasive NeoGraft procedures are poised to change the hair transplant industry. In anticipation of novice surgeons acquiring the NeoGraft, some industry watchdog groups have already issued advisories to patients. NeoGraft is a device that absolutely requires extensive hair transplant experience, expertise and artistic skill. Therefore, it might not be a wise idea to to hand over the keys to the so-called ‘Ferrari of Follicular Unit Extraction’ to just any inexperienced driver, so choose your surgeon wisely.
Because Your Hair is Worth It
Being so technologically advanced, it’s no coincidence that when NeoGraft is performed at the pinnacle of perfection by a board-certified Hair Restoration Physician it is more costly than other procedures. But then again, isn’t that what we’ve all come to expect when one gets the absolute best of the best of anything? If you like to drive nice cars, cruise in beautiful boats, or fly in fabulous planes, then surely you don’t want to cut corners when it comes to permanently and undetectably restoring your head of living and growing hair–-the no-scalpel no-stitch NeoGraft is the way to go and Dr. Bauman is the man to get it done.
Jeff Mustard is a freelance-writer based in Delray Beach, Florida. His work has been published nationally in print, radio, television and the stage. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan J. Bauman, M.D., founder of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, Florida, is a top U.S. medical expert on hair loss and restoration for men and women, including eyelash, eyebrow and scalp hair transplants, as well as low level laser therapy. Dr. Bauman was the first hair transplant surgeon to demonstrate the FUE method of hair transplantation in a Live Surgery Workshop setting and developed the first commercially-available instrument specifically for manual extraction of FUE grafts, called the 'Bauman MINDEX.' Known for his expertise in female hair loss, approximately 50-percent of Dr. Bauman's patients are women. Dr. Bauman has been accepted by the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, recommended by the American Hair Loss Association and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Website: http://www.baumanmedical.com
Key Benefits of NeoGraft
New Treatments Available from Bauman Medical Group
- Least invasive hair transplant available
- No ‘tell-tale’ linear scar where the donor hair is harvested
- Shorter, more comfortable recovery
- No Stitches to be removed
- Less activity restrictions after surgery and quicker return to athletic activity
- Very short haircuts are possible after surgery
- Transplants more than twice as many hair-grafts in a single surgery as the previous manually-performed FUE surgery in the same amount of time
- Cuts the cost of treatment by reducing the need for additional surgeries
- LaserCap – The latest breakthrough in laser therapy, the "hands-free” offers the power of a clinical laser therapy unit in a cordless, rechargeable, discreet treatment device that literally 'fits under your hat' for non-chemical, non-invasive, pain-free treatment almost anywhere, anytime.
- Latisse for Hair Loss – Already FDA-approved to grow longer eyelashes, Allergan is in Phase I clinical trials to use it on male and female pattern hair loss as well. Dr. Bauman is currently prescribing Latisse for off-label use on the scalp. Upon successful testing, it will be the second topical treatment to receive FDA approval for hair loss (the other is Rogaine).
- HairCheck – Simple, painless, non-invasive way to measure and track the amount of hair growing in a given area of scalp (called your Hair Mass Index or "HairNumber"). The HairCheck device is a very sensitive ‘trichometer,’ which measures hair caliber and hair density together in a single number.