The Key to a Successful Hair Transplant: Hairline Restoration

Before and after picture of NeoGraft patient showing hairline restoration post-opIf you are affected by premature hair loss and are comparing options for a hair transplant, you might weigh different factors:

  • How long is my downtime?
  • Will it be painful?
  • Will there be any scarring?
  • Will it look natural?
  • How long will it take to recover?

All these are important considerations. But if you had to pick one overriding goal to make your investment of thousands of dollars worthwhile, you’d probably say it has to look natural. You won’t want to have a hair transplant that people can see you had. You don’t want anything to look fake or ridiculous. You want it to look as if your hair just started growing again on its own accord.

Hairline restoration done the right way is key to making this happen. You could have an amazing hair transplant with record numbers of follicles taking root and growing into thick hair, but with a botched hairline, it will mean nothing. Your hairline has to frame your face the right way, it has to curve the right way, and it has to look age appropriate. If it falls short on any of these fronts, you will notice it. Something will not look quite right.

Hairline Restoration: Technology or Art Form?

Man inspecting receding hairline in mirrorNeoGraft® is a hair restoration system using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). With a wand under pneumatic pressure, a hair restoration specialist extracts “follicular units” (bundles from 1-4 individual hair follicles) from the donor area of the patient’s scalp and inserts them into the recipient area, typically on the top of the head. NeoGraft is a revolutionary technology that has transformed the world of medical hair replacement. It is minimally-invasive, allows for rapid recovery, and avoids any linear scars on the back of the patient’s head.

But advanced technology is only half of the equation in the world of hair restoration. The other half comes from the person who uses the technology, your NeoGraft Master Technician. If you want a professional-looking hair transplant, having the right technician perform it key to a successful hair transplant.

Technically, NeoGraft (or FUE in general) is a surgical procedure. But it does not require a plastic surgeon or even a physician to perform it.* A surgeon’s training isn’t what’s needed for a NeoGraft specialist. Rather, it takes years of experience in hair restoration to be able to give patients a professional-looking hairline. With extreme hair loss, the hairline often disappears altogether. It takes an experienced NeoGraft Master Technician to restore the hairline in a way that looks natural and age-appropriate.

* At the Nashville Hair Doctor, all hair restoration procedures are performed by a NeoGraft specialist at a fully-staffed plastic surgery clinic under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

A Hairline Restoration Case Study

Meet David Bernard, Age 34

When David began to notice that his hairline was receding and the hair on his crown thinning, he decided to act. “I wanted to get it done before others started noticing too,” he says.

He had a 2,800 graft hair transplant at Nashville Hair Doctor’s Brentwood clinic in July of 2018. It was an all-day procedure during which he was able to watch TV and chat with Jay, his NeoGraft technician. He took about 7 days off to give his hair time to grow in while the scabs from the transplantation healed over. In the graphic below you can see the progression of his results during the immediate recovery up until six months post-op.

timeline of a hair transplant recovery at the Nashville hair doctor - side view

Timeline of Nashville Hair Doctor patient David Bernard – side view

timeline of a hair transplant recovery at the Nashville hair doctor - back view

Timeline of Nashville Hair Doctor patient David Bernard – back view

“I feel like I’ve gained almost an additional inch of hairline”

David is particularly happy about the early results visible along his hairline.

“I feel like I’ve gained almost an additional inch of hairline,” he says. His results will continue to improve well past one year post-op, but at six months he is already sure that getting a NeoGraft hair transplant was the right decision. He credits religiously following all his post-op instructions for his good results, including how to wash your hair and when it’s safe again to wear a hat. “I would say the secret to good hair transplant results is to ‘baby’ your hair that first week and not do anything that might harm those grafts,” he advises.

Learn more about David’s hairline restoration including footage from the actual procedure in the following interview he gave on Nashville Channel 4.

Hairline Restoration at Nashville Hair Doctor

A chance to see the Nashville skyline at night brought to you courtesy of Nashville Hair Doctor travel packageAt Nashville Hair Doctor, we know what it takes to do hair transplants the right way. Our NeoGraft Master Technician has over 20 years of experience, and hairline restoration is his specialty.

To learn how hairline restoration can help you look younger, a consultant can meet with you to evaluate your hair and recommend a treatment plan. If you are an out-of-town guest, we can perform your evaluation via email and, if needed, video chat. After your initial consultation, you are free to decide whether a hair transplant is for you. Once you decide to go ahead, we will gladly schedule your procedure for you. Make sure you ask for our travel package for out-of-town patients to cover your overnight stay in Nashville should you need it. We also offer interest-free hair transplant financing.