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Summary: Recent studies suggest that those seeking hair restoration are eschewing pills in favor of hair replacement therapies such as NeoGraft. It’s difficult not to see why, given how minimally invasive—and largely successful—NeoGraft procedures tend to be.

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A Natural Hair Piece

It all started with toupees. In fact, hair replacement may be one of the very oldest cosmetic procedures. And this makes sense. Though we tend to think of long hair as a feminine trait, that’s only a very recent development. In the time previous to the First World War, long hair was considered a sign of power, virility, and youth. (The prodigious amount of lice involved with trench warfare changed the perception of short hair significantly.) That’s still true to a certain extent: a full head of hair is considered a sign of youth and virility, even if it’s grey.

That means that hair restoration options as varied as the follicles you’re trying to replace. However, a recent article published in The Huffington Post UK suggests that men are eschewing the stereotypical pill-based hair restoration hoopla, such as Rogaine, in favor of more permanent surgical options, such as the NeoGraft Hair Restoration.

NeoGraft is, perhaps, unique in the hair restoration field in that it provides the results of a hair transplant without the invasiveness of more traditional procedures. With a traditional procedure, a piece of scalp is literally removed from the back of your head and transplanted to scalp. There’s scarring, prolonged recovery, and a decent amount of pain, so it’s no wonder that pills, however dubious, provided an appealing alternative.

NeoGraft Changes the Paradigm

By creating only tiny incisions, NeoGraft has gone a long way in minimizing the more uncomfortable aspects of hair replacement procedures. The incisions are no more than 1mm in length, or roughly the thickness of a penny—and implanting donor hair follicles directly into those incisions. There are no scalpels involve, no sutures to implant, no scar to hide, and the less invasive procedure means more rapid healing and more natural-looking hair. But the results are difficult to argue with, so it’s easy to see why hair restoration pills might lose some of their luster, given their unreliability.

In fact, the results of NeoGraft hair restorations are so convincing that many cosmetic surgeons have themselves undergone the procedure. Detroit area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Berkowitz has used NeoGraft to give himself a full head of hair. “What’s so great about this procedure,” he says, “is that there’s no linear scar.” Two days after his surgery was complete, Dr. Berkowitz was out and about, at the mall, where “no one [was] looking at me different.” In other words, there was no scar to draw unwanted attention.

It’s difficult to ascribe the rise in surgical hair transplant procedures to one specific element. But it’s clear that NeoGraft Hair Replacement Therapy and procedures like it make the surgical option much more appealing for a large number of people. It’s difficult to say for certain if the trend will continue, but cosmetic surgeons are always looking for ways to make their procedures more effective and more comfortable for the patient. NeoGraft is a generation away from traditional hair transplant procedures. It certainly beats a toupee

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