The Cost of NeoGraft vs. Artas for Hair Grafts

This is one of the most common questions when candidtates are looking into getting some type of hair restoration. Keep in mind, NeoGraft and Artas are competitors, each offering their own pros and cons. In this case, we’re going to discuss the cost difference of the two. This will give you a better understanding of which is going to fit your budget.

Making the decision of what kind of hair graft to use can be overwhelming. While there are many choices in hair grafting, two of the principal types are the NeoGraft hair transplant and the Artas Robotic hair transplant. Both are well-regarded and highly effective. Both also have excellent reviews from those who have undergone the treatments. While they are slightly different, both are minimally invasive and garner great results. One rather significant difference between the two is cost.

While prices vary between states and doctors, each treatment can cost from $3.50 and up. While this seems like they have costs that are the same, it looks very different when the average cost of each is looked at. The NeoGraft hair transplant has an average price of $9,625, while the Artas Robotic hair transplant costs almost $2,000 on average more at $11,550. This makes the NeoGraft vs. Artas argument lean towards NeoGraft based upon cost.

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The success of your hair transplant and the lack of significant hair scarring is about 95 percent down to your choice of surgeon, and around five percent your body and its healing properties. As you can see, it is essential that you take the time to research your doctors fully, to increase your chances of success. The aim of this article is to try and assist you in making this important choice.

While there is no recognized professional body for hair transplant surgeons, an excellent place to begin your research would be at  International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. This is a consumer organization which thankfully does not permit any practicing surgeon to join. To gain access and approval they have to prove that they are up to a certain standard, which should give you as a prospective patient confidence in their abilities. While not compulsory, it could be argued that if a surgeon has chosen not to apply, or is not a member of this organization, that this at the very least should raise some warning signals.

Have A Face To Face Meeting With Your Prospective Surgeon

It is both reasonable and proper that you have a proper meeting with your doctor before agreeing to any treatment or engaging their services. This should be the doctor themselves, not a deputy, or salesperson or anyone else. Hair transplant surgery is an expensive and necessary procedure, and it is, therefore, essential that you have both faith and confidence in your surgeon.

Have a list of questions to ask them, and request a minimum of ten before and after pictures demonstrating their previous work. This is not an unreasonable demand and is something every good surgeon will have and will be happy to show you.

You should also ask for the names and numbers of 5 patients whom the surgeon has treated so that you can contact them for their opinion and experience of the treatment. This is worth doing although, in reality, you need to be aware that anyone the doctor does supply details of is likely to be a satisfied and happy patient, so this part of the test may not be as independent as we would like.

The final question to ask is how big a percentage of the surgeon’s daily work are hair transplant operations. If he or she is only performing one or two per month then again the advice would be to find a different surgeon who is performing operations on a daily basis. This does not indicate that the quality of the doctor is poor, but it is better so use a surgeon who has vast experience and knowledge in comparison to someone for whom hair transplants are not a specialty.

Contact Your State Medical Board

The perfect antidote for the above issue is to contact the state medical board, to ascertain if your prospective surgeon has had any complaints filed against him or her in the last five years. This is entirely independent and not something that the surgeon has any control over so is a perfect litmus test for you to perform, and will certainly give you valuable information upon which to base your decision.

Remember to take your time, perform due diligence, and be entirely happy with your choice of the surgeon before giving the consent to proceed. If you need a recommendation of one of the top hair transplant surgeons in the United States, then be sure to check out Dr. Neavin. Artisan can help you achieve the results that you want.

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How Bad Are Hair Transplant Scars?

With every decision we make, there are always consequences, and before committing to something, you need to ask yourself are the benefits and the gains worth the inevitable consequences. For those of us losing our hair, and contemplating getting hair transplant surgery, there is obviously a financial aspect to the equation, but that is a pretty black and white decision, you can either afford it, or you can’t. One of the bigger dilemmas facing a prospective hair transplant patient is just how bad the resulting scars are going to be.

There is, of course, no guarantee that your hair transplant will be entirely successful, and if it isn’t then you could potentially be left with some very visible scars for the rest of your life, so it is an understandable concern.

The internet is a dangerous place to conduct research regarding scars, as in general those people whose transplant has been successful with minimal scarring, will be unlikely to broadcast this fact to the world. On the flip side, those people angry or disappointed with their personal results will want to tell everyone, so you could end up getting a very biased viewpoint.

As with all forms of surgery, there are always inherent risks, hence the reason why you have to sign consent forms before undertaking the operation. The area of your scalp known as the donor site, (where the grafts are extracted from) will usually heal perfectly with virtually no visible scarring. You will also know your body, and how it heals, so if you feel that you are more likely than most people to have scars upon healing,  then it may be worth discussing alternative hair transplant options such as follicular unit extraction. In just the same way that some boxers cut quickly, some scalps don’t heal as well as the general population.

One of the biggest factors in your result will be the skill of the surgeon.  Spend some time talking to the doctor and do not be intimidated by him or her. Ask to see examples of their work, references and photographs. Different doctors obtain wildly different results, and it is your decision who you use, so ensure that you perform due diligence and get the best surgeon in your local area. Regarding percentages, about 95 percent of the cause of little to no scarring will be as a result of the surgeon, with about 5 percent being the patient and how well their body reacts. With such a high responsibility lying with the surgeon, making the correct choice is essential.

While large scars become more common with multiple procedures, there is always a risk involved. Think carefully about your future hairstyles, if you normally like to wear a buzz cut, even after a transplant, serious scarring might prevent this, so you need to weigh up the benefits versus the risks. To put your mind at risk, this video of a hair transplant patient showing their scar seven months after the operation might reassure you.

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When Are Hair Grafts Secure?

You have paid a lot of money for your hair transplants, and while everything looks beautiful, you are understandably nervous and concerned about looking after your grafts and not putting them at any undue risk. One of the most frequently asked questions about hair transplants is asking when exactly the hair grafts are secure.

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There is no definitive answer to this question of course because everyone’s scalp and the surgeon is different. The standard answer would seem to be that after fourteen days your grafts should be well established and secure. If you do some research yourself, online some people will even claim that your grafts are safe after three days, but I was unable to find any scientific proof of this.

Logic would dictate that your scalp has had quite a severe bit of disruption and will, therefore, take some time to heal; every day that goes by is an extra day for repair and improvement. Remember back to your days as a child, which may be harder for some than others, when you fell over and cut your knee. Sometimes you would think all was well after a few days and pull at the scab only to realize that things hadn’t advanced quite as much as you had anticipated.

The key thing to remember is that you have invested a lot of time and money into your transplants, so don’t put your hair grafts under any unnecessary pressure, time is an incredible healer, so the more patient you are, the better things are likely to be.

Also, bear in mind that everybody will heal at a different rate, so this is why it is impossible to give a generic answer to the question. For a few weeks after your transplant, there is a strong possibility that you will notice some hair falling out, but do not panic. This is entirely natural and nothing to panic about.

Naturally, seek advice from your surgeon but regarding washing your hair straight after the operation and in the following days, the more you can wash it the better and quicker your recovery will be. This is because the crusting that takes place after the operation prevents the cuts from closing up quickly, so if you can gently dislodge or prevent excessive crusting by washing your scalp gently, this will dramatically increase the healing process.

Finally keep in touch with your surgeon, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and don’t panic. This video below may help you to understand the full process and ease any concerns you might have.

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What is hair transplant surgery?

Surgeon perofrming transfer of hair graftsHair transplant surgery is a method that comprises of moving hair from an area with a lot of hair to an area without. This process produces a natural look that you prefer. The follicles are transferred by a device known as punch graft. The strands are transplanted into tiny holes in bald areas of the scalp. A hair transplant is used so as to cover the bare spots on your scalp.

In most cases, you are expected to have several surgeries to achieve a natural look and coverage that you will prefer. Often, follicles may fall off after the transplant has been done. Your new hair will grow again in the sections that have been transplanted. It takes several months before you see growth. The amount of hair on a treated area will depend on how many healthy follicles are there after the transplant.

Grafting can be a permanent remedy for balding. Although the surgery can be expensive, you can be assured that your bald head will be a thing of the past. No factor will influence the results of the surgery as the doctor’s level of experience. If you’re interested in having this procedure done, don’t hesitate to consult about the experience of a surgeon. A well-performed surgery will create life long changes for your self confidence and hairline.

Restoring hair is a low-risk procedure, but with any other surgery, there are minimal risks involved. It is a safe procedure, especially if an experienced doctor is treating it.

The possible risk involved is that there can be the death of hair follicles. Due to death, it can result in a case where there will be no growth of new hair.

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