NeoGraft® Extraction Technique

Neograft Logo NeoGraft® is a variation of the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique. During FUE, small punches (0.8-1 mm diameter) are used to harvest hair from the back of the head, one at a time. NeoGraft is a powered extractor with a rotating punch that is attached to a suction device. After the extractor cuts the skin, the suction pulls the graft out and into a tube and collection canister. The extracted graft can then be removed from the canister and placed in a recipient site.

Some Benefits of the Neograft technique Include:

  • minimally invasive (no stitches or staples required).
  • natural-looking (no linear scar).
  • Causes little-to-no discomfort (no scalpel involved).
  • Features quick recovery time (usually just a few days).

While NeoGraft is a variation to the FUE technique, mainly employing suction to remove the graft. It is also the name of the company that developed the device. The company may additionally supply a team of technicians that will travel to the office of the physician who has purchased the machine. In summary, the NeoGraft machine is designed the facilitate the safe and effective removal of hair from the donor area using the FUE technique.

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Dr. Bitner is a member of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery