If you’re suffering from hair loss and are currently considering whether to make the big decision to undergo a follicular unit extraction (FUE), you not only expect your hair transplant results to look as natural as possible, but also to take shape relatively quickly. With Dr. Ryan Krch, N.M.D. and his highly experienced team of hair restoration specialists in Phoenix, AZ on your side, you can expect just that and more.
Assessing hair loss and the NeoGraft procedure
Utilizing the latest advances in hair transplant technology called NeoGraft, Dr. Krch and his professionals of hair restoration at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in North Central Phoenix will first assess your bald spots, thinning hair, or receding hairline to diagnose the best FUE hair transplant procedure for you based on your current head of hair. Once a personalized plan is in place, Dr. Krch will then choose the nonsurgical NeoGraft technique to determine the area of your scalp with the best potential donor area to transplant to the more bare spots. Depending on your individual severity of hair loss and what parts you wish to address with your procedure, your initial NeoGraft hair transplant treatment could last anywhere from 4 – 10 hours, with the average duration lasting about six hours. There will be periodic breaks and you will be able to talk, watch TV, surf the internet, or listen to music during the course of your entire procedure. Dr. Krch will always aim to make your procedure and treatment as comfortable as possible.
But enough about the actual hair transplant process. Let’s get to the timeline of when you’ll actually see your NeoGraft hair restoration results.
What to expect after NeoGraft FUE
Recovery time – While the outpatient procedure is relatively quick, you will need some time for your scalp to recover. Expect normal scabbing and areas of irritation to occur for about 7 – 10 days following your treatment. However, you will be able to resume your everyday activities almost immediately or in just a few days. Depending on the extent of each treatment, we do usually recommend avoiding any strenuous undertakings for at least two weeks to allow your hair follicles the required time to properly take root.
Hair growth – The newly transplanted hair follicles will need time to become familiar with their new place on your head, and usually take about two weeks to get acclimated in the resting phase of the transfer. Once the hair follicles are comfortable with their environment, you should start to notice considerable hair growth in about six months, though it will vary based on specific factors such as age, general health, and the affected harvest and transplant areas.
Final results – The donor area of your head will usually begin to regrow almost immediately, with visible regrowth to emerge after two weeks just like a regular haircut. As for the areas of your scalp that caused you the most concern before your procedure, you can count on a fuller, thicker head of hair that looks once again natural in about 6 – 8 months’ time. Results will vary depending on the individual of course, as well as the healing process in the affected areas of the transplant. Dr. Krch will do his best to provide you with an accurate time frame.
Follow-up appointment – Dr. Krch and his staff will want to check on your progress to make sure the new hair is taking hold effectively. It’s important to note that, on average, only about 85% of your hair follicles are expected to survive the transplant. However, Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in Phoenix utilizes a special platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment with each procedure. This addition to the process gives your hair follicles an even better chance to survive and thrive, and we tend to see almost a 100% viability in many cases with the use of PRP. Timely follow-up appointments will be necessary in order to track and assess your hair development after about 6 – 12 months. At that point, we may even recommend additional forms of treatment.
Results of NeoGraft hair restoration
No two outcomes of the FUE procedure are the same, but at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in Greater Central Phoenix, you deserve the same level of honesty in your assessment as all of our patients. When it comes right down to it, you’ve invested considerable time, money, and confidence by committing to Dr. Krch and his hair transplant experts in Phoenix, AZ. You should be satisfied with not only the initial goals and expectations of your procedure, but your hair restoration results to be as discreet, full, and natural looking as possible. To begin the process of assessing whether you are the right candidate for NeoGraft, schedule an appointment with us today.