“State-of-the-Art” Solution for Hair Loss in Central and Southern California
To many, a full head of hair represents attractiveness and desirability both personally and professionally.
The facts are that 50 million men and 30 million women suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. Many avoid surgery (or are not candidates for) the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement surgery because of the slow recovery time, the loss of feeling at the incision site, the linear scar on the back of the head, or the amount of post-operative pain involved. Hair restoration should be unnoticeable to all but those you tell.
The Center for Dermatology Care is excited to announce a new solution for hair loss, NeoGraft®. This game changing technology automates the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method to give men and women a more natural looking result with minimal downtime, no linear scarring and no stitches.
The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure, in which the grafts from the back of the head (donor area) are harvested individually and then placed in the thinning or balding areas on the top of the head. Unlike the strip method which requires the physician to surgically cut and remove a strip of the scalp from the back of the head and implant it to the balding areas, the high-tech NeoGraft FUE device extracts follicular units and repositions them in thinning areas.
Why Choose the NeoGraft Method of Restoration?
- Minimal discomfort
- No scalpel incision
- No sutures or staples
- A less invasive procedure
- No linear scar
- Less risk of numbness
- Able to tailor procedure to different hair styles
- Little risk of complications
- Fewer activity limitations
Andrew Kaufman, MD – Your Hair Restoration Doctor in Central and Southern California
Dr. Kaufman received his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. After medical school he completed a residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and became board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Upon completion of his internal medicine training he completed a residency in dermatology at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dr. Kaufman was invited to complete a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic surgery at the University of California at San Francisco under the direction of Drs. Roy Grekin and Richard Glogau. He is board-certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and is one of a small group of specialists with board certification in two specialties.
Dr. Kaufman has been in practice since 1994 and first started performing hair restoration surgery in 1988, so you can rest assured that your needs, goals and overall health are in knowledgeable, competent hands and that he will use his years of experience to deliver the results you seek.
To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us at (805) 497-1694.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main benefits of FUE over the traditional “Strip Method” or linear harvesting?
It is well-accepted that FUE transplants can heal faster and more comfortably than linear-harvest techniques in which the physician uses a scalpel and removes a strip of scalp requiring stitches or staples. With NeoGraft FUE, the patient can return to work in a couple of days and once healing is complete, the patient has the option of wearing a very short haircut without the worry of a tell-tale linear scar. Without the need for stitches, downtime is shorter with fewer activity restrictions post-operatively.
Who is a good candidate for FUE using NeoGraft™?
Patients who would like the option of wearing a short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE with NeoGraft™.
What are the major cost differences between FUE and linear-harvest hair transplant procedures?
The cost for FUE hair transplant procedures reflect the more detailed and intricate nature of those procedures compared to those performed with a linear harvest strip method but in most cases is very similar in pricing.
Are the final transplanted ‘results’ any different with FUE/NeoGraft™ than those achieved with linear harvesting?
Results are similar. FUE procedures, by default, yield grafts that contain mainly one, two, or three follicles called “follicular units.” Strips or linear harvests are removed from the back of the scalp and are then dissected by a team into grafts of one, two or three follicles. Provided that in each case the grafts are implanted with care, artistry and precision into the recipient area, the final transplanted results with FUE would be similar, if not identical, to those accomplished with a linear harvest. The difference is not in the area of hair growth, but how the donor area is harvested either by a strip of scalp or by small individual graft extractions. Using the FUE Technique, there is no linear scar.
Is FUE/NeoGraft™ suitable for both men and women?
Yes. Because FUE/NeoGraft™ is a minimally-invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.
Am I a good candidate for a procedure using FUE/NeoGraft?
The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for hair transplant using FUE/NeoGraft is a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kaufman.