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No Scalpel. No Sutures. Just a Full Head of Hair!

Posted On: November 1, 2018

Wigs can be noticeably fake, “hair plugs” can be even more obvious, and don’t even get us started on that spray-on hair that comes in a can! For as long as people have been going bald, they’ve also tried just about any technique imaginable to halt and reverse a receding hairline. Decades, centuries, a whole history of civilization seeking a solution to growing bare patches has led to today, when the most advanced and sophisticated hair restoration device available is now at the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids: NeoGraft®.

Dr. Brad Bengtson made the choice to bring this device to his practice because it’s considered to be the gold standard in hair restoration—thanks to the fact that it automates a technique that surgeons have been doing by hand for years. The driving technology allows the process to go faster, leave less-noticeable signs that a procedure was done, reduce bleeding and complications, and regrow your own thick, natural looking hair in as little as four months-with no linear scarring.

Prior to NeoGraft®, the go-to hair restoration method was known as follicular unit transplantation, which involved a surgeon cutting a long, thin strip of scalp from the back of the head where follicles are more resistant to permanently falling out. The strip was divvied up into individual units of follicles, containing one to several hairs each, and these were implanted directly where needed in the scalp. This method worked, but it left a visible line where the strip was removed.

NeoGraft® collects baldness-resistant follicles from around the ideal donor area, taking them in a more scattered way as opposed to an obvious straight line. The results of the collection process look natural—and they can even be used to cover up a scar left behind by a prior strip excision procedure!

Whether you’re looking to treat alopecia, solve routine hair loss, or just feel more confident in your appearance, let us help. Schedule your hair restoration consultation online or call 616.588.8880.

Written by Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery

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