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To many, a full head of hair represents attractiveness and desirability both personally and professionally.

The facts are that 50 million men and approximately 30 million women suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. Many potential patients shy-away from (or are not candidates for) the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement because of the slow recovery time, the loss of feeling at the incision site, the tiny linear scar on the back of the head, or the amount of post-operative pain involved. Hair Restoration should be unnoticeable to all but those you tell.

The Center for Dermatology Care is excited to announce our newest offering, NeoGraft®. NeoGraft® introduces the “state-of-the-art” solution for hair loss. This game changing technology automates the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method to give patients more natural looking results with minimal downtime, no linear scaring and no stitches.

Top 10 Reasons Why NeoGraft® is the Solution:

  • It is the least invasive procedure for hair transplantation
  • Patients who receive NeoGraft® feel little to no discomfort
  • No stitches or staples are used in the NeoGraft® procedure
  • No unsightly linear scar
  • No numbness where the donor hair is harvested
  • Quick recovery time
  • Natural looking results
  • Less restrictions on your normal daily activities
  • Patients can typically go back to work the next day
  • Flexibility for any hair style of your choice, short or long

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Advantages of NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction


Many men and women are concerned with the loss of their hair. The options for hair restoration used to be restricted to a few methods that were not always as effective or comfortable as patients would hope. Now, NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction treatment is available. This technique has become a highly desirable method of hair restoration.

What Is NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction Treatment?

NeoGraft is a state-of-the-art technique for treating hair loss. This method is only minimally invasive and thus requires a shorter recovery period than traditional strip method for removal of donor hair.

This technique features a method called FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction. This involves the use of local anesthesia in the treatment area, which creates a temporary numbing of the region. General anesthesia will not be needed.

During this method, hair follicles are removed from their locations in the patient’s scalp in natural clusters of between a single follicle and up to four follicles. These hair follicles are then processed. They are then implanted in a location where your hair is thinning or balding using suction and air pressure.

Within a period of around two weeks from the date of the patient’s NeoGraft treatment, any marks from the treatment may be fully healed. The transplanted hair follicles produce new hair with a period of around three to four months from the date of the procedure.

Why Choose NeoGraft?

There is a strong case for using NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction over other methods.

Minimally invasive: The techniques in this procedure are minimally invasive, making it an ideal option for patients who wish to avoid more complex surgical procedures.

Gentler: Patients typically feel little to no discomfort during the procedure or afterwards, making the post-treatment phase easier than with traditional strip methods.

Faster recovery: Many people only need one to two days to rest after the treatment. During this time, there are not many post-operative care directions, making it much easier for you to resume your daily schedule.

Natural-looking results: With the NeoGraft method, the results appear very natural. Follicular unit extraction takes hair in their naturally occurring growth pattern and transplants it to the needed area that way.

Practitioner-operated: Since the machine features automated harvesting and implantation but is controlled by a person, patients get the benefit of the aesthetic sense of a skilled trained practitioner combined with the precision of an automated device.

Efficiency: NeoGraft’s automated nature makes the procedure typically take less time overall than manual extraction or strip methods.

Suitable for many patients: While hair-restoration medication can be case specific, suitable for use only by men, or focused on only treating specific kinds of hair loss, the NeoGraft FUE method works for both men and women with a hair-loss or hair-thinning problem. Whether the causes were genetic, environmental, or triggered by hormonal issues, NeoGraft is still likely to be effective.

Suitable for many hair styles: Since the follicular units are removed individually, there is no strip removal during a NeoGraft FUE treatment. As a result, there are no sutures, no staples and no linear scar on the donor site. Since there is no linear scar, there is no chance that the linear scar will widen or become visible, and patients can thus wear their hair long or short.

Hair Restoration Testimonials

“I’m starting to notice new growth and am excited to continue seeing results”

5 Star Rating
Written onAugust 5, 2020

During my initial consultation for a traditional “strip method” hair transplant procedure, I was presented with an alternative method known as “NeoGraft.” I was informed that the procedure would be quick, painless, and ultimately yield better results. I decided that NeoGraft sounded like the better option. During the surgery, Dr. Kaufman and his staff routinely monitored my pain level during the harvesting and placement of grafts. They were informative afterwards and the level of care I received was excellent. The healing process was as easy as the procedure itself. I did not have to use any of my pain medication as the pain was minimal. I did experience minimal forehead swelling and a mild headache for a day. The donor site had occasional itching associated with the healing process but nothing a spray of water didn’t subside. Within 10 days, I was able to be out in public and went back to work without anyone noticing the donor or transplant site. It has now been three months, and I’m starting to notice new growth and am excited to continue seeing results. Unlike the traditional “strip method,” there is no visible scarring. I would absolutely recommend NeoGraft as the best route to take, especially for men who want to return to work quickly and wear their hair short in the future.


by NeoGraft patient

“I would recommend this procedure to anyone considering it”

5 Star Rating
Written onAugust 10, 2020

My procedure (transplanted) over 2000 grafts transplanted. I was sore for one day, but that was all. Haley (the cosmetic consultant) was great in helping me to make the decision to move forward and the staff was very comforting, with 2 techs replanting the grafts and Dr. Kaufman checking on me continuously throughout the day, I felt at ease. As it turns out I am very happy with the results. It has been over 2 months and I have been doing great. The hair is growing back in areas that I had none. I would recommend this procedure to anyone considering it. I am fortunate to have met Haley and Dr. Kaufman and am happy I did this innovative procedure at The Center for Dermatology Care. I am looking forward to the next few months of my hair growing back. Thank you all for your help in making my decision and for Dr. Kaufman and Haley for putting my mind at ease in moving forward.


by D.F.

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Thomas M.

My treatment was several hours in duration. The care was provided by Samantha and Dr. Yasmeen Kabir. Both were professional, personable, and gave excellent care. I was completely satisfied. READ MORE



Dr. Kaufman was outstanding! So professional and reassuring. The nurses were so kind! I had BCC removed through Mohs surgery. I have seen doctors around the world and this was the best medical experience I have ever had. READ MORE



Dr. Kaufman and his crew were awesome. I felt comfortable during surgery, and the nurses were amazing. Dr. Kaufman is intelligent, highly skilled, attentive to details, and his dry sense of humor is funny. READ MORE

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