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CELLULAR MICROGRAFTING

This is a minimally invasive procedure that is great for individuals who don't quite need a hair transplant yet, those who are experiencing donor recession, and those who need to improve an area and get their hair loss under control before a transplant is performed. On the other hand, it is an excellent procedure to be performed in tandem with a hair transplant, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Threads.

Price

The cost of non-surgical micrografting is very affordable, particularly if performed in tandem with a hair transplant or another non-surgical hair restoration procedure. Third party, 0% financing is available to those who qualify.

Duration

This hair restoration procedure is very quick and typically takes between one and two hours.

Anesthesia

A general halo (ring) block is performed to block the respective areas of treatment with exception to the tissue that is being harvested to behind the ear. A small block is performed just to numb that area without embedding that tissue with lidocaine.

TECHNIQUE

First, we clean and numb just behind the ear, a quarter inch into where the hair begins to grow. We inject a very small amount of lidocaine into the area without embedding the tissue and use the same harvesting tool that we use for an FUE hair transplant to remove 6-12 healthy hair follicles. This could eventually expand to 40-50 follicular units.

Those hair follicles are mixed with a solution such as saline and then placed into a hi-tech centrifugal system with a series of microsized blades. The centrifugal system mechanically disaggregates the healthy hair organ, releasing the dermal papillae's functional matrix. This matrix contains the healthy components that the organ uses to repair the organ, cycle hair growth, and signaling factors that are used by the dermal papilla to migrate various healing factors that are used during its daily repair and functions.

Once the mechanical process is complete, the saline has already been mixed with the dermal papillae's matrix. It's drawn into a syringe and injected into the respective areas of concern.

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Technique

PREPARATION

This hair restoration procedure follows similar preoperative preparation to an FUE or FUT hair transplants, but most importantly, you must avoid things such as aspirin, NSAIDs, alcohol, and steroids. All of these impact the efficacy of this hair restoration procedure.

ADVANTAGES

No down time

Complete discretion, nobody will know you had a procedure done

Can yield results as fast as 3 months

Aids in restoring much of the functional damage caused by DHT

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Advantages

OUR CELLULAR MICROGRAFTING DOCTORS & CLINICIANS

Lawrence Barnard, DO
Lawrence Barnard, DO
New York, NY & Long Island, NY

An award-winning hair transplant physician who holds clinical leadership positions at multiple hospitals. Patients love his caring, courteous bedside manner and the excellent results he achieves for them!

Goran A. Jezic, MD
Goran A. Jezic, MD
Houston, TX

A dual-Board Certified hair transplant doctor with over two decades of experience. Dr. Jezic has worked extensively with FUE, the NeoGraft, and the ATERA FUE systems.

Kristopher Hamwi, MD
Kristopher Hamwi, MD
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is recognized as one of the country's top plastic surgeons. He has trained at distinguished institutions like Harvard University and Georgetown University.

Stefan Thiele, MD
Stefan Thiele, MD
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

A doctor with years of hair transplant and cosmetic surgery experience who remains fully involved in the hair transplant procedure. He's excellent at medical management, pre-op, follow-up, and patient care.

Rhonda Daniels, PA-C
Rhonda Daniels, PA-C
New York, NY & Long Island, NY

MAXIM's Clinical Director and an experienced clinician who trains others on FUE hair transplants and does them herself. Trained on multiple FUE technology platforms. Her patient satisfaction record is second to none!

Sia Gieger, PA-C
Sia Gieger, PA-C
Sarasota, FL

Clinician Gieger has undergone extensive training under renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi. She combines her education in the Arts and Sciences to provide individualized, natural results.

Josh Simpson, MS-PAC

Clinically trained at Johns Hopkins, Clinician Simpson has performed FUE procedures for over a decade. He is an outstanding injector and FUE harvester, especially skilled at scar mitigation.

Joseph Bryce Hart, RN
Joseph Bryce Hart, RN
Long Island, NY & Paramus, NJ

One of the few registered nurses in the world with extensive expertise restoring and preventing hair loss through non-surgical methods. Nurse Hart is also skilled in the FUE method.

Lisa Marie Jayme, MD
Lisa Marie Jayme, MD
Cebu, Philippines

A caring, experienced, hands-on plastic and hair transplant surgeon with a detailed, aesthetic eye. A hands-on clinician who has published numerous research articles and who has performed thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures.

Ryan Paraiso, MD
Ryan Paraiso, MD
Manila & Cebu, Philippines

An experienced plastic surgeon who is capable of delivering FUE procedures with nearly invisible scars and natural hairlines. His results are always attractive and natural-looking!

John Michael Gerard Abenojar, MD
John Michael Gerard Abenojar, MD
Manila & Cebu, Philippines

A Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons. Adept at pain management.

Ashley Magee, MD
Ashley Magee, MD
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Magee is a hands-on clinician who combines her skill in teaching and education in medicine to provide individualized, natural results to her clients. She never delegates anesthesia, harvesting, or site-making to technicians.

Gus Diaz, MD
Gus Diaz, MD
Charlotte, NC

A Board-Certified physician specializing in cosmetic surgery, including hair transplant surgeries. Dr. Diaz has been a national speaker on the subject of plastic surgery for over two decades and a dedicated, hands-on provider.

Dr. Mark Boles
Dr. Mark Boles
Philadelphia & Pittsburgh

Twenty-five years of experience and over 10,000 transplants to date. Among the first physicians part of the hair transplant evolution. Highly skilled in FUE, FUT, non-surgical hair restoration, anti-aging therapy, and men’s sexual health & wellness.

Marcelo Acosta, Pa-c
Marcelo Acosta, Pa-c
New York City & Long Island

Clinician Marcelo Acosta has over 20 years of experience as a clinician, including over 10 years in outpatient ambulatory surgery. He devotes himself to impeccable care and unparalleled expertise. He is qualified in aesthetic medicine hair transplants and experienced in H&P imaging.

Leslie Pickens, M.D.
Leslie Pickens, M.D.
Northern Virginia (VA)

Over 30 yrs. physician experience Board Certified Hair loss, wellness, facial aesthetics, telemedicine, emergency, trauma and other experience. Educated at Tulane and Emory Universities.

Micrograft Overview

When we perform a micrograft we use an FUE hair transplant tool to remove 6-12 healthy hair follicles. Rather than transplanting those to the area of hair loss, we place them into a microblade centrifuge to break them down into the functional matrix of the dermal papillae, creating an injectable substance from your own body. These are the healing and growth factors that are present in normal, healthy hair. By injecting those natural substances back into the affected areas, we can stimulate healthy hair growth. The procedure we use is also known as Regenera Activa.

Micrograft Candidates

You're a good candidate for micrografting if you're experiencing mild to moderate hair loss in the crown, temples, and middle scalp. You are not a good candidate if you're experiencing major hair loss or if you are suffering from a receding hair line, or if you have an autoimmune disease. If you have severe hair loss, a more aggressive method like FUE or FUT may be called for. Micrografts are especially effective for people suffering from hormonal hair loss, and is very effective when hair is getting thinner and more brittle, but is still extant.

Micrograft Benefits

Micrografts can offer results in as little as 3 months. It can be done during a single afternoon. It offers complete discretion and the chance to address your hair loss without scalp inflammation or pain. Often, micrografts can correct hair growth cycles, slow or stop hair loss, and allow you to grow thicker, longer, fuller hair.

A Maxim Innovation

Our process is unique and can't be found in other hair transplant clinics. You may find similar procedures, such as those which inject growth factor cells from tissue harvested from the back of the ear. Many companies say they offer micrografting, but are really just calling FUE or FUT micrografting. They are not the same thing. FUE or FUT is hair grafting; micrografting pulls far fewer follicles and does not implant them the same way. It's also perfect for hybrid treatments which may combine with other methods to give you the results you're looking for.

Micrografting Pricing

Micrografting is exceptionally affordable! Ask us for a quote based your degree of hair loss and the number of injections and treatments we feel you'll need to get lasting results. We strive to keep our micrografting procedure incredibly affordable, including offering 0% 12-month financing. Typically clients need 15 to 20 injections in a session and may need two to three visits to attain maximum results.

NON-SURGICAL HAIR RESTORATION

Micrografting requires no surgery and no scarring. We make a tiny incision to harvest the necessary hair follicles, then inject the resulting growth factors into the target location. Because it's non-surgical, most of our clients receive only a minor headache at worst. This side effect may be treated with over the counter pain relievers. 

NATURAL AND EFFECTIVE

Micrografting takes advantage of your body's natural growth factors. You won't be adding any chemicals or unnatural components to your body. We simply use the power of science to support your hair growth. The goal is to provide the roots of your hair with the nutrients and growth factors they need to heal. It works on thin, fine, miniaturized hair. As long as the follicles still live and still exist, micrografting can help. 

SAFE

When you choose micrografting you don't have to worry about surgery, scars, or infections. There is very little pain and there are no known complications. It's an in-office procedure that takes just half an hour. This revolutionary treatment doesn't damage any of the existing hair. 

AFFORDABLE

Micrografting costs less than surgical solutions. Plus, we make it more affordable than ever with our 0% down 12-month financing plan. You may need multiple sessions, but we will customize a plan that works for you. 

frequently asked questions

It is risky to have hair restoration procedures when you have SLE and it's typically not recommended. As for alopecia areata, there are non-surgical treatments that may benefit patients who have this type of hair loss. Research shows that results vary and because of the nature of alopecia areata, hair sometimes comes back and restores, so it's hard to attribute results directly to a non-surgical procedure. Hair Loss Research has shown various non-surgical treatments having anywhere up to 50% effectiveness, which may be worth the plunge, if you have exhausted your options. That said, there really hasn't been a well proven method for treating this disease. This procedure would not be a treatment for this, but may help improve the overall health of your hair follicles and scalp. A complimentary hair loss consultation would be important for determining whether or not it's worth trying.

Yes, it is completely natural and the only additive used is normal saline, the substance you typically see in most IV bags at a hospital. This procedure utilizes your own vascular growth factors and the matrix derived from your dermal papillae, which are essentially the brain of your hair organ. They control how the hair repairs, grows, falls, and everything in between. When it becomes damaged, it loses some of that functionality. So the purpose of this procedure is to utilize the healing mechanics from the healthy dermal papillae and vascular tissue in your donor area to repair the hair in areas of struggle.

As with any medical procedure, there may be some risks involved. The risks are mostly associated with the fact that your skin is being punctured and excised. This means there is a risk for infection or tissue damage. Both of which are extremely rare. As for the substance itself, everything is natural and derived directly from your body and your body will know how to respond and handle it so long as you don't have certain immunological conditions that might be problematic for aesthetic treatments. You would want to have a consultation to determine your risk and the clinical team will advise you as to what the pros and cons are to any procedure.

No. This does not replace the need for hair transplantation. Both a hair transplant and any non-surgical hair restoration treatment have their place in care. A hair transplant is typically the only option for an area that is completely nude. However, if you are not ready for a hair transplant and you have an area that is thinning but still has a bunch of microscopic hairs, non-surgical restoration may be a good solution until you are ready to receive a transplant. There are two major factors to consider:




  1. The stage of loss




  2. Your desired goals




Based on the answer to these, one of the options or both may be advisable. A hair transplant is an aesthetic solution for hair loss whereas non-surgical procedures aim to help heal or remove problems that exist in the scalp in an effort to allow the hair to heal and restore.


This hair restoration procedure is typically most effective in the crown, donor recession, temples (toward the ear on the sides of the head, not the peaks in the hairline), and middle scalp. It is less effective in an area such as a severely receded hairline, empty temporal peaks, also known as a widow's peak, where there are no or low visible hairs. That area is better served with a hair transplant. This can still be performed on a hairline, if the hair loss is early enough with a good enough foundation.

It depends on what you are hoping to accomplish. If your goal is to restore your crown anyway, and your donor hair is in good condition everywhere else, you may be able to still do the hair transplant on your crown. In fact, you could do these hair restoration procedures together and limit your hassle. Many MAXIM Hair Restoration patients opt to use this as an ancillary hair restoration procedure alongside their FUE or FUT hair transplant.


Here are a couple of hair transplantation scenarios where you might see someone combine various therapies and or procedures:




  1. Donor recession with sufficient donor to still complete a desired result for a hairline, mid scalp, or vertex




  2. A hairline FUE or FUT with thinning elsewhere




  3. A crown FUE or FUT with thinning elsewhere




  4. General thinning that doesn't extend to the donor area




  5. Forehead reduction




  6. Hairline lowering with some minor thinning elsewhere




This hair restoration procedure is the alpha dog of the non-surgical hair restoration solutions pack, but it does greatly benefit from mixing modalities. PDO hair restoration in combination with micrografting are a clinical favorite for non-surgical options because they both approach problems in very unique ways with very little crossover. That means you are really getting the best of both worlds without spending time and money on using two things that have similar improvement profiles. They solve different problems in different ways and dramatically improve one another. We typically recommend them in unison when done independent of a hair transplant.


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