NeoGraft has helped one of Dr. Kim’s patient’s feel more like her younger self with the help of her hair restoration surgery. Watch this video to learn more!
Fifty-five-year-old Therese Brown began losing her hair six years ago.
“I know it’s difficult, I’m sure, for men to lose their hair, but for a woman, it’s really devastating.” (Therese)
Therese worse a wig the last few years, but she still felt self-conscious. Last month, she decided to make a change—with hair restoration surgery.
“It’s like brand-new hair that starts growing, and my hair will just thicken over time.” (Therese)
“We want to create the density coverage with the new set of hair.” (Dr. Kim)
But this was not a traditional hair transplant. Dr. Sang Kim performed the procedure using the follicular unit extraction method, or FUE.
“We’re really capturing individual hair follicles, and we’re borrowing from the area, typically the back of the head,where it’s resistant to the hereditary hair loss, and bring it to the area that is affected.” (Dr. Kim)
In the past, surgeons would remove a strip of the patient’s scalp and use manual instruments to harvest the hair follicles. This new procedure uses the NeoGraft machine that helps doctors remove individual hair follicles from the back of the patient’s head and transplant them to the balding areas.
In simplest terms, Dr. Kim says this NeoGraft machine allows him to perform the safest and most efficient hair transplant that’s also minimally invasive to the patient.
“What patients used to fear is potentially a linear scar at the back of the head, where that strip was harvested.We don’t have that risk because we’re not making any incisions.
“Dr. Kim says your hair will go through a shock phase for a few months, but then, it will start growing. And it will keep growing. He says it takes about one full year for the patient to see complete results.
But Therese says one month later, and she already sees a difference.
“I feel more like my younger self, you know, rather than an older woman losing her hair. It makes you feel somuch better.” (Therese)