What Is NeoGraft Hair Restoration?

NeoGraft hair restoration is a minimally invasive, advanced technology that automates the extraction of single hair follicles from the back and sides of the scalp during a follicular unit extraction procedure. NeoGraft works to harvest thousands of hair follicles from the donor site with little or no visible scarring. Then precisely transplants hair follicles (grafts) in the thinning and balding areas with needle-sized incisions, dramatically increasing the accuracy and speed over manually selecting and extracting individual hair follicles. This makes hair from these areas grow evenly, promoting a thicker, fuller head of hair. 

When performed by a board-certified expert, the NeoGraft procedure gives men and women a permanent, natural hair loss solution that works. NeoGraft FUE is among the gold standard in hair replacement surgery solutions. 


The NeoGraft Difference

One of the variables that make FUE so reliable is our automated NeoGraft system of extraction and transplantation. In this technique, healthy follicular units are selectively extracted and collected in its patented suction canister. The motor of the NeoGraft device is smooth and silent, eliminating vibrations that can damage living follicles. 

Because you’re paying per graft, you want each harvested follicle to be cradled delicately. The NeoGraft system provides the gentle handling each follicle deserves. Once an adequate number of grafts have been harvested, our skilled hair transplant technicians will use NeoGraft’s handheld device that allows precise transplant of the units to your treatment area. NeoGraft punches measure between 0.8 millimeters and 1.2 millimeters in diameter. The fact that both the extraction and transplantation processes are expertly regulated and administered through the same system saves you time and money. 

The NeoGraft is unique in several ways, however, like any tool, the skill of the hair transplant surgeon is as important as the instrument. NeoGraft FUE allows us to produce natural-looking results. Despite every scalp being different, we aim for perfection, but results may vary due to several reasons, including medical conditions like diabetes or physical strain the day after the procedure. 

While some may require only one treatment, others might need several treatments to obtain full restoration. The number of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s hair type, scalp response, and ability to complete a certain number of follicles in one procedure. 


FUE/NeoGraft vs. Linear Harvesting

Results between NeoGraft FUE and linear harvesting are similar. Consequently, FUE procedures produce grafts that contain one, two, three, or four follicles called “follicular units.” During strip or linear harvesting, follicles are removed from the back of the scalp and then microscopically dissected into grafts of one, two, or three follicles, which also produces similar follicular unit grafts.

Provided that in each procedure the grafts are implanted with the utmost care, skill, and precision into the recipient area, the final results with FUE would likely be similar, if not identical, to those obtained with a linear harvest. The difference isn’t in the hair growth itself but in how the donor area is harvested. It’s either obtained by a strip of skin on the scalp or by small individual follicle extractions.

How Does NeoGraft Hair Restoration Work?

NeoGraft hair restoration is a revolutionary technique that:

  • Facilitates the follicular extraction process so fewer sessions are required.
  • Automates the transplant of hair follicles, which provides value for your money.
  • Represents the pinnacle of FUE technology, so you’re receiving the very best treatment that money can buy.


While this hair treatment can work wonders for some, it doesn’t work for everyone. There are some downsides of this method to consider.

Side Effects and Complications of FUE With NeoGraft

For most people, hair loss can take a toll on emotional and psychological well-being. If left untreated, hair loss can cause a dramatic reduction in confidence. It isn’t a rare phenomenon though. Up to 85% of men experience varying degrees of thinning hair by the age of 50 and 25% of those men have been balding since the age of 21. For women, 55% will experience hair loss during their lives.

If you want to permanently fix your hair loss problems and restore that full head of hair you once had, we offer hair restoration solutions here at MAXIM. In no time, you’ll be running your hands through those thick, natural hair.

Some of the possible side effects that you should consider before undergoing a NeoGraft hair transplant include infection, which is common for any surgical procedure, and pain or swelling at the site of the transplant. But don’t worry because your clinician will discuss these drawbacks with you before the day of your hair transplant and we take several steps to help minimize or nearly eliminate risk.

What Are the Benefits of NeoGraft Hair Restoration?

The NeoGraft FUE procedure is a revolutionary approach to hair loss that can give you natural-looking results with little or no visible scarring in the donor area. Other benefits include:

Improved self-esteem

A recent clinical study showed a link between improved feelings of accomplishment, self-esteem, and an overall positive attitude on male patients who have undergone hair restoration treatment. It also illustrated an improvement in anxiety levels, sex lives, and an extensive increase in energy and enthusiasm for those who participated in the research. These results prove that a hair transplant procedure isn’t only used merely for aesthetic purposes, but it can have an impact on one’s overall well-being. 

Consider the long-term benefits of a hair replacement procedure that can be life-changing. With increased self-esteem, you can expect a positive attitude, less anxiety and antisocial dispositions, and a new interest in life. 

With emotional and psychological stress aggravating hair loss, worrying about your hair worsens the problem. So breathe easy and know that in all likelihood, there’s a solution to your hair loss dilemma. 

Return to Your Natural Hair 

The NeoGraft FUE technique automatically harvests single, natural hair follicles from the donor site, typically on the back and sides of the scalp, and implants hair follicles, or grafts, in areas that are thinning and balding. This allows the newly transplanted follicles to grow naturally with the rest of your hair.  

Using your hair follicles can avoid the appearance of a “pluggy” look resulting from an older technique usually done by hand. With NeoGraft, this process is automated by using a technology that enables the proper placement of natural density patterns and orientation to avoid a “pluggy” look every time. 

No Linear Scarring 

If you’ve been searching for ways to treat hair loss, maybe you’ve come across follicular unit transplantation (FUT) which creates a linear scar by cutting a strip of skin at the back of the head. While it can produce similar results to that of the NeoGraft technique, evident scarring may prevent you from choosing this procedure.

With NeoGraft, no linear incision is made, so there’s little or no visible scarring left as evidence of the procedure. While FUT may have worked in the past, NeoGraft is the novel approach that’s making waves and changing the future of hair loss restoration.

Who Are the Best Candidates for NeoGraft Hair Restoration?

If you’re someone who’s experiencing hair loss problems, then you can be an ideal candidate for NeoGraft hair restoration. Hair loss affects many people, and it’s important to learn which treatment option is best for accomplishing your hair loss goals. 

It’s ideal for those who:

  • Feel insecure about their hair loss.
  • Hide their heads under hats or beanies.
  • Have tried supplements and at-home remedies but didn’t get any results.
  • Have healthy follicles in the donor areas.
  • Understand the timeline for hair growth after a NeoGraft procedure.

Sound like you? Then feel free to schedule a personal consultation with one of our NeoGraft hair restoration experts to get started on your journey to a happier, more confident you!

Am I a Good Candidate for a Procedure Using FUE or NeoGraft FUE?

The best possible way to determine whether you’re a good and eligible candidate for NeoGraft FUE is a personal consultation with our hair transplant physician. Neograft is indeed an incredible device and has now been the leading edge in hair restoration around the world for many years.

At MAXIM Hair Restoration, we sometimes use NeoGraft FUE to provide patients with a no-stitch, no-linear-scar procedure that offers almost no downtime. We take great pride in being skilled in the use of several devices, though we prefer the ATERA and WAW devices.

What Happens at a Private Consultation With Your MAXIM Expert?

During your personal consultation at a MAXIM location, we’ll: 

  • Address your medical, surgical, and prescription history.
  • Ask if you’ve tried any hair loss treatments in the past, such as hair plugs, supplements, or medications.
  • Examine your head, noting the density of healthy hair in the donor area.
  • Evaluate the extent of hair loss on top of your head and scalp.
  • Schedule a time and date for your NeoGraft treatment session.
  • Give you a list of steps in preparation for the NeoGraft FUE procedure.

To be an eligible candidate for a NeoGraft transplant, you should be in good overall health. A NeoGraft FUE procedure can be conducted for both sexes, but it’s frequently used for men with typical male pattern baldness. To undergo this procedure, you must be able to grow hair in the treatment area and you must have enough healthy follicles in the donor site. If you have an active infection or skin condition in either the donor area or the treatment area, you may need to wait until it’s healed. 

You must understand the eligibility criteria so that you can decide whether or not a hair transplant is right for you. The clinician can determine your eligibility for FUE hair restoration during your comprehensive consultation.

What Are the Preparation and Recovery Procedures for NeoGraft Hair Transplants?

Here are some things you may need to do before getting a NeoGraft FUE hair transplant:

  • Avoid blood-thinning medications, including aspirin, because this can cause excessive bleeding during your NeoGraft hair restoration treatment.
  • Avoid nicotine and alcohol days before the procedure since these substances can prevent the body’s natural ability to heal and recover.
  • Shave your head in the donor area to help promote maximum yield when harvesting hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth in the following months.
  • Have a light breakfast on the day of your hair transplant surgery.
  • Avoid vitamin E days before the procedure.
  • Do not drink any caffeinated or energy drinks the night before or the morning of the procedure.

Follow all pre-op instructions given by the clinician and inform him of any allergies, medical/surgical history, prior complications, and medical issues during your complimentary consultation. 

What To Expect During the NeoGraft Procedure

The NeoGraft FUE procedure works this way: 

  1. Before the procedure begins, the clinician will apply topical anesthesia so that you can’t feel any pain or discomfort.
  2. The clinician will shave down the hair in the donor area as well as around the recipient area.
  3. You may feel pressure or a dull sensation as the procedure goes on, but you won’t feel plucking or squeezing as your hair is moved someplace.
  4. During the procedure, the clinician will employ an automated machine to harvest hair follicles in groups of one to three hairs from the donor area.
  5. The clinician will make a series of tiny incisions in recipient sites where the extracted follicles will be implanted.
  6. This will be followed by implanting the healthy follicles into the incisions at uniform depths thereby ensuring even growth around your head.
  7. The NeoGraft procedure will take between four and six hours, depending on the extent of hair loss. 
  8. After the process is complete, your head will be bandaged.
  9. After the procedure, you may feel some numbness or slight discomfort. the clinician will most likely prescribe pain relievers. 

Please note that before the procedure starts, the clinician will give detailed instructions on how to prepare for your NeoGraft procedure. These will be customized to your specific case, so please follow them accordingly. Each case is different depending on the number of sessions required, the duration of each visit, and other factors that vary from person to person. 

What To Expect During Recovery 

Since local anesthesia is used during the NeoGraft procedure, the recovery process is quick. As you leave the office, you may notice some redness and tiny holes in the treated areas, but this is normal and should go away after a week. Swelling should subside after one to two days.

Keep these things in mind during your recovery for best results from your procedure: 

  • Don’t pick the scabs that begin to form within the first few hours of a NeoGraft procedure; scabs should come off within two weeks.
  • Don’t wash your scalp for at least 24 hours post-transplant.
  • Don’t wear hats for several days and try to avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks after your transplant.
  • Based on your comfort level, you may return to work within a day or two after the procedure. 

Your hair may appear thinner for a few months after a NeoGraft procedure. Between two weeks and two months, the hair from the transplanted follicles will fall out. After the third month, your hair will then start to regrow naturally in the transplanted area. After six months to a year of regrowth, you’ll be able to see the complete result of your NeoGraft transplant. 

You can resume nonstrenuous activities the day after the NeoGraft treatment, but refrain from strenuous activities for at least two weeks after the procedure. While your scalp heals, it’s crucial not to irritate the transplant areas. In the weeks immediately following the procedure, it’s important to sleep with your head elevated and flat.

Are There Any Corresponding or Complementary Procedures for NeoGraft Hair Tranplants?

These are some of the procedures you may be interested in after your successful NeoGraft FUE procedure:

Facial Hair Transplant

Maybe you’ve inherited genes that make any type of beard or mustache growth nearly impossible. You can try a facial hair implant if your facial hair follicles aren’t maintaining hair growth. By using a similar approach to NeoGraft, our hair transplant experts take healthy hair follicles from donor areas, sort them out by hair width and length, and then skillfully implant them into your face, supplying you with a mustache or beard. 

Receding Hairline Treatment

By targeting a receding hairline, we can provide a fuller, natural-looking head of hair. Using the NeoGraft FUE technique can help stimulate hair growth and improve the hair you have.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our services or want to stay updated on the latest news in the hair loss industry, please feel free to visit our blog to learn more.

What Is the Cost of NeoGraft Hair Restoration?

The cost of NeoGraft hair restoration is based on several factors, including

  • The extent of your treatment area. 
  • The number of sessions required. 
  • The viability of your donor follicles. 

It also depends on how much hair is harvested and then transplanted into the target areas as well as the patient’s age, body type, and medical history. Generally, pricing is on a per-graft basis. MAXIM hair restoration prices are competitive, and we only perform one or two hair transplant procedures on any given day. 

All of these factors can affect the cost of the procedure. If you want to learn more about our pricing or other payment options, please feel free to contact us today!

What Is the Price Per Graft?

At MAXIM, we specialize in all types of hair restoration, but we’re most commonly known for our FUEs, or follicular unit extraction. As the name suggests, we harvest clusters of follicles called follicular units from your donor site located at the back of the head where there’s vibrant hair growth. Follicles from this area will be collected and maintained in our NeoGraft device.

After the required number of units is collected, they’re prepared for transplantation. Your healthy follicular cells are strategically located along with the site of thinning or balding areas of your scalp. As your body adapts, your follicles are transformed into new hair growth exactly where you want it.

What Is the Cost of FUE and NeoGraft?

Costs can vary, which is why it’s difficult to give an exact estimate for how much this procedure will cost you. However, the cost of a NeoGraft FUE procedure doesn’t vary significantly based on the tool or device used. MAXIM rarely performs manual FUE techniques because of the number of tools available for FUE, from Alphagraft to NeoGraft. No matter what instrument is used, the cost is comparable.

What’s the Difference Between FUE vs. FUT?

As you evaluate the cost/benefit ratio of follicular unit extraction (FUE), try to compare it against the alternative procedure, follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Others may still use the FUT technique. While the price is comparable, the benefits of FUE are hard to ignore.

Typically, the FUT procedure costs between $3 and $6 per graft, which may sound cost-effective. However, FUT requires the removal of skin at the donor site. As a result, patients suffer from loss of skin and noticeable linear scarring along the donor strip. Moreover, the grafts are less selective than they are with the FUE technique.

Therefore, when you’re comparing the prices of FUT and FUE, keep in mind that FUE graft incisions are pin-sized and precise. With FUE, only the most viable follicular units are chosen, whereas the FUT method is inconvenient and less effective. 

  • Note that only select MAXIM locations offer NEOGRAFT Technology.