To many Chicago area residents, a full head of hair represents attractiveness and desirability both personally and professionally. For this reason, it is vital to understand what effects a hair restoration procedure can have on your daily interactions with people and in all other aspects of your life. Hair Restoration should be unnoticeable to all but those you tell.
The facts are that 40 million men and approximately 21 million women, including many in Chicago, suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. Many potential patients shy-away from (or are not candidates for) the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement because of the slow recovery time, the loss of feeling at the incision site, the tiny linear scar on the back of the head, or the amount of post-operative pain involved.
After much research, we have chosen to offer the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method utilizing the NeoGraft™ Automated Hair Transplantation device. The FUE method of hair transplantation removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and are then placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred.
Top 10 Reasons Why FUE is the Solution:
- FUE is a less invasive procedure for hair transplanting.
- Patients who undergo FUE, feel less discomfort.
- There are no stitches or staples used.
- There is no linear scar.
- There is quicker healing.
- Back to work in a day or two.
Omeed Memar, MD PhD – Your Hair Restoration Doctor in Chicago, IL
My passion for hair loss prevention and hair replacement goes back to the mid-1990s, when I started losing my own hair. While completing a MD/PhD program, I decided to do some research on my own. At that point, Rogain was a dominant prescription drug and Propecia (which blocks 5 alpha reductase) was just making it on the market. For my own research I focused on the 5 alpha reductase gene, picked a sensitive area in the front end of the gene (the promoter), and designed a complementary oligonucleotide (oligo) that would bind the RNA made from this gene and prevent any 5 alpha reductase from being made.
The oligo was small enough to penetrate skin. I used my own scalp to test the theory. In the end, my results were not significant enough and I decided to pursue other more effective measures to restore hair. Over the next couple of years, I started using Rogain and oral Propecia. I trained in the dermatology field under one of the greatest experts on hair, Dr. Virginia Fiedler, who invented 5% of Rogain. From there, I further trained with others on the surgical aspects of hair transplantation, and I have been practicing different forms of hair transplantation for more than 13 years.
Why FUE with NeoGraft?
The results are great and your back to work and your life style muche faster than the traditional technique.
This procedure is minimally invasive with out leaving a linear scar or destroying grafts.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia. a small tool is used to isolate the growing hair grafts. the recipient area is drawn out and sites are made. Then the grafts are placed in the designed orientation in the recipient area.
NeoGraft™ Patient Testimonials
Wow! That is how I would have to describe the NeoGraft procedure that I had done. After I left the office I did not have to take any pain medication, and aside from wanting to itch the graft area, the procedure did not affect my daily life in the least. I am 44 years old and was balding in the crown area and have already had friends comment on the difference and it has only been 4 weeks! – Michael C., Savannah, GA