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Address Thinning Hair and Balding in Grand Rapids

Hair loss is a reality for millions of men and women around the United States, watching with concern as their hairline recedes or their hair thins and bald patches grow. Since many people find pride in a full head of hair, the feeling of helplessness—or even terror—that comes with slowly losing it can be quite distressing! Confidence, both professionally and personally, can suffer. While people dealing with losing their hair used to turn to wigs or obnoxiously obvious plugs to cover their increasingly visible scalp, there is now a highly sophisticated solution for anyone looking to get back a full, natural-looking head of hair. By using NeoGraft® for hair restoration at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center, our team is working with advanced technology considered to be the gold standard in the industry.

 

Hair restoration is an increasingly popular treatment, chosen by people who want to maintain an edge in a competitive job market, regain confidence in their appearance, and more. About 40 percent of hair-loss sufferers in the United States are women, and an estimated 70 percent of all men will experience some form of hair loss, making the problem one that impacts the vast majority of adults in the country. No matter your demographic, the Bengtson Center is here for you, ready to join you on your journey of not just hair loss, but hair restoration. Let us turn your questions and uncertainty into answers and confidence!

NeoGraft® is a device that automates a hair restoration procedure known as "follicular unit extraction" (FUE) which involves collecting healthy, hair-growing follicles from areas where they are found in abundance on the scalp. This improves on a technique known as "follicular unit transplantation," which requires a surgeon to cut a thin strip out of the back of the scalp, leaving a horizontal line of a scar.

 

Once collected with FUE, the follicles are dissected, giving the surgeon thousands upon thousands of healthy, living hairs to work with. These hairs are then meticulously placed into bare areas of the scalp, positioned with care to re-create the natural lines and angles of the hair that once grew in its place. The ultimate goal is a full head of hair that is indistinguishable from one that grew naturally.

What Makes the FUE Method Different?

FUE automated with NeoGraft® offers several distinct advantages over other methods:

  • The minimally invasive nature of the procedure means it is considered to be minor, with no general sedation necessary
  • Patients say they feel only minimal discomfort throughout the process—a small price to pay for results they love!
  • When compared to the FUT (strip) method, there is less bleeding and are fewer complications
  • No incisions means no sutures, and definitely no linear scar
  • Recovery time is relatively brief—far shorter than surgical solutions
 

Note that patients who have previously tried the strip method for hair restoration can get a second chance at a beautiful result with NeoGraft®, since the technique can be used to transplant follicles to hide a linear scar.

Am I a Good Candidate for Hair Restoration in Grand Rapids?

NeoGraft® is an ideal hair restoration solution for adults dealing with androgenic alopecia, which is the technical name for hereditary hair loss—better known as male-pattern baldness (or female-pattern baldness). This is hair loss that progresses in a fairly predictable pattern due to genetics, so feel free to blame your parents!

 

Before deciding on any hair restoration treatment, patients should first work with a doctor to determine the root cause of their problem. Hair loss due to stress or hormonal shifts, for instance, would likely not require a physical hair restoration procedure, since the hair would be expected to re-grow over time.

Why Choose the Bengtson Center for NeoGraft® Hair Restoration?

Plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson and his team are committed to a comfortable patient experience and superior results. Every procedure is handled with care and two primary factors in mind: patient safety and a beautiful, natural final look. Professional training and an ongoing commitment to staying current with the latest techniques and technologies drive all of the Bengtson Center staff. We love NeoGraft® because:

 

It's Effective

NeoGraft® is designed to not damage the follicles as they are extracted, so the result is more healthy hairs able to be transplanted and grow where needed on the scalp.

It's Safe

Years of tests, study, and practical application have shown that treatments are safe. Since there is no linear incision, there are no risks associated with scalpels and sutures.

Results Look Natural

Since this is your own hair, which can grow in as short a span as four months, the ultimate result appears as a typical, robust head of hair.

The Treatment Takes One Day

A single NeoGraft® session can be completed in a matter of hours, which is particularly appealing when coupled with a shorter recovery time than strip-based treatments.

Brad Bengtson Brad Bengtson

Brad Bengtson, MD, FACS

"Best Plastic Surgeon - Grand Rapids" Grand Rapids Magazine for the past 9 consecutive years.

Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 1996 to 2018.

Sought-after Global Speaker and Educator on all aspects of Plastic Surgery.

NeoGraft® for Women

A Cutting-Edge Solution to Thinning Hair in Grand Rapids

Do you have thinning hair? It is becoming more difficult to try to style your hair to cover your scalp? Do you see your part growing wider just about every time you look in the mirror? You are not alone: About 40 percent of the people suffering from hereditary hair loss in the United States are women just like you. Many of these hair-loss sufferers plan on hiding their thinning hair with a hat for the rest of their lives, but the Bengtson Center has a better solution in NeoGraft®. Grand Rapids-area women looking to regain a full head of hair can enjoy beautiful, natural-looking results thanks to this cutting-edge technology. NeoGraft® is considered the gold standard in hair restoration strategies.

 

The specialty device extracts healthy, thriving follicles from areas on the scalp where pattern baldness is not a concern. The donor area maintains its density, while the follicles are implanted into places where the scalp is visible in order to create dense swaths of hair there as well. This process is known as "follicular unit extraction" (FUE), which delivers the desired results of previous techniques—without the drawback of a noticeable linear scar.

Although the NeoGraft® collection process is automated, each follicle is implanted one at a time with artistry and skill. The goal is to follow natural lines and angles to create a head of hair that looks just like it would if hair loss had never been a problem.

What Sets FUE Apart?

The fact that NeoGraft® automates the follicular unit extraction process gives it an advantage over other methods:

  • It is minimally invasive, taking only the follicles and a minute amount of surrounding tissue—not a long, linear strip as with follicular unit transplant (FUT)
  • There is no need for sedation—and even then, patients say discomfort is minor
  • A lack of incisions means less bleeding, fewer risks, and no linear scar
  • Post-treatment recovery is relatively quick

Women who tried the linear "strip" method of FUT can choose NeoGraft® for a "second chance!" The follicles collected via FUE can be used to cover the telltale linear scar.

Which Women Are Good Candidates for Hair Restoration in Grand Rapids?

Note that NeoGraft® is a solution for hereditary hair loss that follows a generally predictable pattern, and not for replacing hair lost due to stress, health conditions, medications, or other temporary causes. In these cases, hair typically grows back on its own after a matter of time once hormone levels return to normal.

 

For this reason, women who make good candidates for NeoGraft® are those with female-pattern baldness, technically known as androgenic alopecia. The Bengtson Center team will work with each woman seeking a hair-loss solution to determine what the cause is, as well as the ideal treatment.

Why Choose the Bengtson Center for NeoGraft®?

Dr. Brad Bengtson, a board-certified and globally respected plastic surgeon, has built his practice and team on the idea that every patient deserves an exceptional experience and beautiful results. NeoGraft® is the top of the line in terms of hair-restoration technology, and the team is highly trained and experienced in working with a wide range of patients who want to stop worrying about hair loss and start enjoying life! NeoGraft® sessions are effective, safe, with minimal downtime! Get a look you love—one that's naturally yours!

  • You can enjoy having a full, lush, beautiful head of hair again! Contact us today to schedule your appointment for hair restoration with NeoGraft® at our Grand Rapids practice. Request your appointment online, or call our office at 616.588.8880.
Brad Bengtson Brad Bengtson

Brad Bengtson, MD, FACS

"Best Plastic Surgeon - Grand Rapids" Grand Rapids Magazine for the past 9 consecutive years.

Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 1996 to 2018.

Sought-after Global Speaker and Educator on all aspects of Plastic Surgery.

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