BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinning hair is an embarrassing condition that affects a large percentage of both men and women. According to the American Hair Loss Association, 85% of men over the age of 50 have significantly thinning hair—and 40% of the total hair loss population is female. As anyone suffering from this condition knows, hair loss doesn't only affect a person's outer appearance, it also can influence people on a psychological level, often resulting in low self-esteem.
Until recently, there has not been a hair loss treatment on the market that provides patients with permanent results without leaving a large linear scar on the back of the head. That's why board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad Samaha and his expert team of nurses and technicians are excited to offer NeoGraft®, the first FDA-approved hair transplant procedure of its kind.
"NeoGraft is a minimally invasive follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration treatment that safely, effectively, and comfortably uses your own hair to thicken thinning or balding areas," Dr. Samaha explains. "Compared to other techniques, the NeoGraft treatment is gentle and involves very little discomfort because it requires no scalpel incision. My patients love that there is minimal downtime with dramatic results."
What makes the NeoGraft system different from other manual FUE techniques is that it automates the hair transplantation process, reducing treatment time and virtually eliminating the risk of damaging hair follicles.
"NeoGraft gently and meticulously harvests and transplants hair follicles quickly, accurately, and with very little trauma to the follicle," Dr. Samaha says, comparing it to other hair transplant options. "Every single graft is precisely extracted with similar length and diameter to increase the likelihood that it will survive and produce hair."
After treatment, patients will experience new hair growth as the transplanted follicles go through normal growth cycles. Results will gradually improve over the course of six to nine months, and new growth will look natural.
"This treatment is a superb option for many patients, though the best way to determine candidacy for NeoGraft is to consult with a plastic surgeon who is experienced in hair transplantation techniques," Dr. Samaha states. "We work very closely with our patients to map out a natural-looking hairline, and our patients have been thrilled with their NeoGraft results."
About Boston Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fouad J. Samaha is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice in Boston for more than 20 years. He is also a member of the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School. His practice is at 2300 Crown Colony Drive, Suite 101, Quincy, MA 02169; 617-786-7600; www.bostonplastic.com
Media Contact: Maureen Walls, R.N., 617-786-7600
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