Strip vs. NeoGraft
Strip or Follicular Unit Transplants (FUT)
Strip hair transplants or FUT involve the removal of a long, thin strip of scalp taken from the back or side of the head. The donor site is closed with staples or sutures.
The strip is carefully dissected to create follicular units. Follicular units contain oil glands, nerves, blood vessels, stem cells, small muscles and small hairs. The follicular units are then implanted intact into the areas where the hair is thinning or balding.
The FUT procedure allows for the transplantation of thousands of hairs in a single session, with little risk of damage to the follicular units. This maximizes the aesthetic impact and vastly improves cosmetic appearance. FUT restores natural looking hair growth even in non-scalp areas like the eyebrows, chest, beard, mustache and sideburns.
The downside is that recovery takes longer because of the long incision, and the patient is left with a long scar at the back of the head. To camouflage that scar the patient will need to undergo another surgery using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
NeoGraft was developed to eliminate the need for a large incision and scar from FUT. It is the latest tool to improve FUE hair restoration. Hair must be harvested from an area at the back of the scalp but with NeoGraft it can be done without an incisions, scalpels, or sutures. Graft harvesting is precise.
NeoGraft is a tool used to perform FUE, and can accomplish all that FUT accomplishes without scarring. It is efficient and cost effective in the hands of a plastic surgeon.
NeoGraft is a hand-held device that works with a vacuum suction to suck up the grafts one by one, extract them, and transplant them into the thinning or balding areas. Placing the grafts is highly dependent on the skill of the team involved. All of this can be accomplished with minimal discomfort, and without incisions and scars, and little to no downtime. In the hands of an expert the results are amazing.
Drs. Anton and Ebizadeh are experts who understands the subtle distinctions and artistry that create the most natural- looking results. He and his experienced staff are dedicated to providing you with confidence boosting, youth enhancing results. When you are concerned about your hair, contact Strand MD in Newport Beach, California to schedule a consultation and learn about your options.