Not All Hair Transplants Are Created Equal

In the field of plastic surgery, we love hearing back from our patients to see how they are doing months after their procedure. This is especially true for hair restoration, where results can take even longer to fully form. After a hair transplant, it is perfectly normal that your best results will only show after a year or even longer.

Not all our patients at Nashville Hair Doctor are first-timers. It is not unusual for a patient to come to us with this plea: “Please help. My previous hair transplant was a disaster.”

“NeoGraft was Light-Years Beyond What I Had in the Past”

Take David R., a radio commentator in Nashville. He came to Nashville Hair Doctor after having attempted a previous hair transplant at another provider. It was an experience he’d rather not talk about.

“I was very reluctant to tell anyone because I wasn’t happy with the results,” says David. Not so after he had his second procedure, this time at Nashville Hair Doctor. “The NeoGraft system was light-years beyond what I’d had in the past. It was simple, it was quicker, it was easier. It’s almost hard to describe how different those experiences were,” he says. (Read David’s full testimonial to learn more.)

“I Have Good Hair Thanks to Jay”

Nashville Hair Doctor patient after his NeoGraft hair transplantAnother patient, Mitch G., had a similar experience with his first hair transplant over four years ago.

“I had my first transplant with a plastic surgeon and got an ugly scar on the back of my head,” he says.

He is talking about the so-called Strip Method or Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). If your hair is transplanted using the Strip Method, the surgeon removes an entire strip of hair from the back of your head, dissects it into small units, and implants those into the balding area. This is very different from the NeoGraft or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method we use at Nashville Hair Doctor. Read our detailed comparison between FUT and FET for more information.

At first, Mitch was reluctant to try it again. But after much research, he decided that NeoGraft was the way to go. He liked the idea of extraction without any linear incisions or scars, and he had heard about the great results Jay at Nashville Hair Doctor achieved with his patients. Requesting a free online quote by uploading a few photos was super easy. After a flurry of personal communication with Shauna, his consultant, Mitch decided to book a procedure for 1,500 grafts to reinforce and further restore his hairline and front crown.

Today, four years later, Mitch has no regrets about taking that chance.  “I now have the good hair I wanted thanks to Jay,” he says. “The whole process was a joy.”

“I Could Tell He was Very Experienced”

Craig H. is a professional football player who spent 17 years in the NFL. He came straight to Nashville Hair Doctor after some research into various methods. He didn’t need to experience the Strip Method to be turned off.  “I did look into the Strip Method and I didn’t like the pictures of the post-op,” he says.

He had no regrets. As a professional athlete, it was important for him to be able to return to his job quickly. The fast recovery after NeoGraft made this possible. He also liked how easy and pain-free the procedure itself was.

If you battle with hair loss and are considering a hair transplant, make sure that you research all the options. Not all hair transplants are created equal. If you want a relatively fast and inexpensive procedure, the Strip Method might appeal to you. However, if it only means that you’ll end up getting a second hair transplant later because you aren’t happy with your scar or the results, then that’s not money well spent.

The bottom line is this: The technology for hair restoration has vastly improved over the last 20 years. FUE hair restoration has little in common with your father’s hair transplant – just like going to the dentist today is a much better experience than it was in the past.

If you’d like to learn more, talk to one of our consultants in a free, no-obligation consultation. Easier yet, simply upload a picture of your hair to get started, and we will send you a free quote.

*Results may vary from person to person and are not guaranteed

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