Hair Loss

If you suffer from hair loss, you are invited to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hellman. This is a common issue for both men and women, which can often be due to unbalanced nutrition, stress, environmental factors, hormonal levels and other reasons that can be dealt with. In certain cases, especially for men with typical balding patterns, certain medications can help to slow down or even stop the hair loss, but areas of the scalp that already suffered substantial hair loss are unlikely to grow back the hair.

Patients with a receding hairline and balding crowns are often interested in improving the appearance of their hair through hair transplant surgery. Ideally, patients look for a solution that provides natural looking results with the least amount of pain and downtime possible. Dr. Mark Solomon, a skilled plastic surgeon whose NY office is shared with Dr. Hellman, offers NeoGraft, the latest automated FUE procedure, to our patients. The NeoGraft technology is considered to be new gold standard to hair restoration. Unlike invasive hairsurgeries that require the removal of a strip of skin from the back of your scalp, NeoGraft’s technique is scarless and minimally invasive.

Until recently, many doctors offered only the highly invasive “strip” method in hairrestoration procedures. During a “strip” hair transplantation, a large swath of hair and skin is removed from the back of the head, and the wound is then sutured or stapled back together. The hair follicles are then separated from the piece of skin and implanted individually onto the balding areas of the head. This approach typically results in unnatural horizontal scars across the patient’s heads, in addition to being painful and requiring a longer recovery period.

Despite these drawbacks, this method remained the treatment of choice for many doctors because it is quicker and requires less skill than the alternative Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) approach. FUE involves the removal and implantation of each single follicle of hair individually, which results in a natural look with no scarring; however, many doctors were hesitant to offer FUE despite its benefits, as it required extensive and lengthy training and longer surgery times. Since FUE takes more time and training, it is a more costly procedure for the surgeon.

Recently, the world of hair transplant surgery was revolutionized with the breakthrough introduction of the NeoGraft Automated FUE and Implantation System. This device automates the follicular extraction process, making it much more accessible to doctors and patients alike. This FDA approved system allows for large areas of the head to be treated in a single session. During the procedure, the NeoGraft device is used to harvest each individual graft of donor hair automatically and then used to place the individual follicle into the targeted bald area. The NeoGraft system is designed to overcome the drawbacks associated with the “strip” hair transplant method and manual FUE procedures. No longer will the patient have unsightly donor site scars from the strip harvest method. Rather than manually extracting each hair follicle, as with a manual FUE procedure, we are now able to quickly and efficiently remove and transplant the follicles using NeoGraft. Additionally, the NeoGraft hair transplant procedure results in less bleeding and carries fewer risks in comparison to older methods. NeoGraft is a truly scarless procedure that offers patients the most satisfactory results.

Not all doctors are able to offer this state of the art technology. Dr. Mark Solomon is skilled and experienced in using the NeoGraft Automated FUE and Implantation System and is pleased to offer this effective solution to patients. Dr. Solomon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Please call our office to schedule a consultation & determine if you are a good candidate for NeoGraft.

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