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WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hair transplants are a popular cosmetic dermatology procedure these days, but people may have heard from friends that the operation involves lots of time and trouble. Now a new machine already used in Europe and Asia promises to make the process less painful and to cut patient recovery time.
The traditional hair transplant method, and still the one most widely used, involves the removal of part of the scalp. This scalp section is taken from the back of the head, where hair grows thickest, and the hair follicles from that section are transplanted along the hairline, on bald spots in the head, or wherever else is desired.
The scalp area from which the hair follicles were taken has to be stitched back together. This procedure, formally known as linear harvest follicular unit transplant, is also, and perhaps more vividly, referred to as the strip system.
How NeoGraft Works
NeoGraft utilizes a rival transplant system called follicular unit extraction, or FUE, in which hair follicles are removed individually or in small clusters from the back of the head. Under this minimally invasive method there is little danger of scarring, bleeding, or nerve damage. While scar reduction always is possible, avoiding them is easier.
FUE is not a new technique, but until now it has been too time-consuming and expensive for widespread use. The NeoGraft machine offers technological advances that can reduce the time and cost of transplants, making FUE more practical for all.
The high-speed transplant machines now widely used generate heat and cause high torsion, both of which can damage the hair follicles. The doctor using NeoGraft governs its spin rate, thereby cutting down on torsion and heat and ensuring that more transplanted hair follicles will survive.
Benefits of NeoGraft
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved use of NeoGraft in this country, and some 6,000 men and women have already used it to spiff up their appearances. Some of the benefits it offers include:
- Faster recovery
- Less chance of scarring, bleeding, or nerve damage
- No need for stitches
- Reduced chance of requiring follow-up surgery
A highly trained dermatologist can perform the NeoGraft procedure and so many others to enhance your look and put a new spring in your step.
If you are in the Washington, D.C. area and are considering a hair transplant, please visit the website of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery at www.skinlaser.com.
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