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Christopher Chang MD

NeoGraft/FUE

Hair transplant technology has advanced to a new level with the development of NeoGraft. This system for hair restoration allows a patient to restore balding or thinning areas faster, with a superior outcome. NeoGraft hair restoration can resolve any of the following hair loss problems:

  • Receding hairline
  • Hair loss at temples
  • Thinning hair
  • Male pattern baldness (top and back of head)
  • Female pattern baldness (an all-over hair thinning)
  • A wide scalp line visible when hair is parted

What is NeoGraft?

In the past, hair transplant technology involved a long and grueling process, either by removing a strip of hair from the back of the scalp, leaving a scar that was visible with shorter hair, or harvesting single follicles, one by one with specialized surgical tools.

With the development of NeoGraft, the process became easier, faster, and produced better results, as the hair follicles, rather than being harvested by hand, are removed with a specially-developed treatment device that uses controlled pneumatic pressure, allowing the hair follicle to slide out smoothly, with less risk of damage. The harvesting of healthy follicles from the donor area at the back of the head is more accurate and requires less treatment time.

What is FUE hair restoration?

FUE, or “follicular unit extraction” is the term referring to hair grafting technology in which single hair follicles are harvested and transplanted, rather than the “strip” method, or FUT (follicular unit strip). Prior to the development of NeoGraft, FUE was performed manually by a surgeon, who carefully extracted single follicular units for transplant.

While this was a viable approach to hair restoration, it required many, many hours, and the follicles were more likely to be damaged when extracted singly, by hand. With NeoGraft, the follicular units are harvested with a specialized automated tool that carefully extracts the follicles with less pressure, twisting, or risk of damage, leading to a higher survival rate.

What is the NeoGraft procedure?

The procedure has two steps, the harvesting of follicles and the transplant phase. The procedure involves the following steps:

  • Your scalp will be numbed so the treatment is comfortable.
  • You will lie on your stomach during the harvesting phase, as single hair follicles are automatically extracted from the back of your scalp. This phase may take several hours, depending upon the number of grafts needed.
  • The second phase of the procedure is begun. You will be sitting comfortably with the recipient site (the balding or thinning area) is numbed, and the follicles implanted with the automated NeoGraft tool. Dr. Chang will ensure a natural placement and pattern.

Am I a candidate for NeoGraft hair restoration?

The ideal candidate for this groundbreaking approach to hair restoration is in good general health and has realistic expectations for the final result. To be a viable candidate, you must currently have plenty of donor hair, full and dense, available to harvest at the back of the scalp.

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What is the recovery from NeoGraft like?


When injected into the scalp, the hair follicles are stimulated, promoting new hair growth, and healthier, thicker hair strands. If you are seeing the early signs of hair loss, with excessive shedding and thinner hair strands, taking action now with PRP hair rejuvenation can be an effective way to ward off further hair loss. The earlier the treatment is performed, the better the outcome.

What is FUE hair restoration?

One of the many benefits of NeoGraft is the recovery time. It is more comfortable, easier to experience, and requires less time. Older techniques in which a strip of scalp was removed took much longer in recovery, as the area needed to heal. With NeoGraft, tiny punches are created, which heal quickly, require no stitches, and no significant downtime. You will be able to return to your usual activities within a few days.

After about seven to ten days, the transplanted hair will be rooted in your scalp, with the tiny punches now healed and invisible. There is little pain or discomfort associated with this advanced hair restoration treatment.

How long before the new hair grows?

You will need some patience to see the full results of your NeoGraft hair restoration. Initially, the transplanted follicles will be visible, but the hairs will soon shed. The transplanted follicles need to settle and grow in the new location, which requires several months. The time involved will vary, but new hair should begin to sprout and grow, filling in the area, at about twelve to sixteen weeks.

What are the benefits of NeoGraft?

NeoGraft is one of the most exciting developments in hair restoration to become available in the USA. The benefits of this advanced FUE transplant method include:

  • Minimally invasive: No scalpels, no stitches.
  • More comfortable: The automated tool creates tiny punches that heal quickly.
  • Shorter recovery: The tiny incisions heal quickly, allowing you to return to your usual activities without restrictions within only a few days.
  • A natural-looking result: Your hairline or filled-in area of the scalp will appear natural, not the row upon row of older, traditional “hair plugs.”

Does NeoGraft work?

When the NeoGraft procedure is performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who takes a meticulous approach to hair restoration, the results are extremely natural in appearance. The NeoGraft system is far superior in how the hair follicles are harvested, producing less twisting and pulling. This protects the graft, leading to a higher survival rate and better results. When the NeoGraft tool is in the hands of Dr. Christopher Chang, you have every reason to be excited about the positive change in your look once the transplanted hairs begin to grow – it can take years off your appearance.

Why choose Dr. Christopher Chang for hair restoration?

With many plastic surgeons to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to go for hair restoration. Dr. Christopher Chang has achieved a reputation for excellence in plastic surgery and is known as being among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the DC area. He has a five-star rating on realself.com, with countless glowing reviews from his patients.

Dr. Chang is a perfectionist and performs NeoGraft hair restoration with the meticulous attention to detail that produces results that cannot be distinguished from your natural hair. At his private, luxury clinic, you will never be rushed or pressured, and can have all of your questions about hair restoration answered to your satisfaction. If you are considering hair restoration or a rejuvenating treatment to ward off hair loss, we invite you to experience the premier plastic surgery clinic in the DC area.

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PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated April 2nd, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 24th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until at least April 24th.
  • The office will be minimally or remotely staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Many surgeries are rescheduled and some of the ones that are committed will occur on a per case basis.
  • No patient will have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an accredited medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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