Chances are, if you’ve noticed your hair thinning, it usually means a lot of hair is already gone for good. Whether your hair loss is caused by age, genetics, health factors, or medication, the impact on your confidence is the same. You may think of balding as an unavoidable part of growing older, but it doesn’t have to be.
We offer an amazing new option, the NeoGraft hair transplant near Cleveland: the NeoGraft. If you’re interested in reversing hair loss and regrowing your own natural hair, learn more about how NeoGraft, supported with PRP injections, could help you.
Radiant Divine Medical Spa is an established Cleveland-area destination for beauty and skin treatments, as well as medical-grade skincare products and more. We take a customized approach to each client, using a one hour consultation to understand your concerns and goals.
Whichever of our convenient Cleveland-area medical spas you choose, we guarantee you get the same great experience. Already want to get started? Request an appointment!
What is a hair transplant?
You’ve probably heard of hair plugs already—a term commonly used to describe surgical hair transplants. Hair transplants use your own healthy follicles to regrow hair in sparse areas with significant thinning.
Older methods for hair transplants require surgical incisions to harvest an entire strip of skin and hair for transplantation in the recipient area. The strip of skin ensures the hair follicles stay healthy and growing for effective results. If picturing that makes your entire body tense up, you can understand why hair transplants haven’t always had a great reputation.
At Radiant Divine, we have technology that makes strip-harvesting a thing of the past and allows for effective hair restoration that gets your hat back on the rack.
NeoGraft hair transplant near Cleveland
The NeoGraft is the latest advancement on follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration. When using the NeoGraft technique, hair follicles are removed with a wand that extracts them with suction. Instead of needing to make an incision for implanting the harvested follicles, we use a special tool that makes the incisions and implants the follicles simultaneously.
Because hair grows in cycles, it may take awhile before you see results, but before long you’ll see new hair—your own hair—regrowing in those areas that had been thinning.
What is the downtime after NeoGraft?
With a traditional hair transplant, you could be looking at 5 weeks of downtime. Yikes. With NeoGraft, that gets cut down to just a week of actual downtime followed by a couple of weeks where you’ll need to take special care of your scalp. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to heal perfectly—including supporting you with PRP injections, Nutrafol, and other therapies.
When should you see hair transplant results?
The results of a hair transplant are progressive; they’ll improve as the hair growth phase continues over time. Patients can see new hair growth after 3 months, which can continue over the next year. Individual timeline for results varies patient by patient.
How long does a hair transplant last?
The precise method of extraction we use for hair transplant surgery near Cleveland avoids damaging the hair follicles during the harvest phase. Therefore, when the follicles integrate into the recipient area of the transplant, they grow naturally for years, exactly like the rest of the healthy follicles in your scalp.
Will people know I’ve had a hair transplant?
When you choose NeoGraft hair transplants near Cleveland, no one will know unless you want them to. Old treatments would have a line where you could see the replacement, but neo graft does not have any kind of line to show a donor site. There is no scar. No one will be able to tell you’ve had a hair replacement. It is your own hair,and your own follicles that have been harvested.
Supercharge NeoGraft with PRP injections
PRP treatments for hair loss use growth factors in your blood for powerful restoration of hair follicles. All it takes is a simple blood draw in our office, followed by preparation of the PRP by spinning the blood in a centrifuge to extract the platelet-rich plasma.
We inject the PRP directly into your scalp so the growth factors can stimulate hair follicles, encouraging them to regrow your own hair.
How do we add PRP for hair restoration?
First, we perform a blood draw similar to the kind you get for blood tests. At this time we apply topical numbing cream to the injection site(s) to ensure the most comfortable experience for you.
Activate the PRP
To separate the PRP from the blood, we spin it in a centrifuge at specific speeds. The white blood cells within the plasma hold a vital amount of natural growth factors that stimulate hair growth.
We inject the PRP back into the treatment areas with a thin needle to encourage new hair growth. Most patients require a series of treatments to achieve their desired results.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Physicians have used PRP to stimulate healing in injured tissue for decades. It’s one of the most natural ways to accelerate repair and regenerate tissue. PRP is made from your own blood, and all blood is made up of plasma and blood cells. Plasma is the liquid that circulates the cells; it contains platelets that cause blood clots, helping with wound healing.
Have you heard the old adage about how a little bit of pus is a good sign of healing? That’s because the yellowish goo discharging from a healing wound is platelet-rich plasma!
How does PRP help with hair growth?
The major growth factors in PRP enhance the functions of other cells they come into contact with. That’s why we’ve learned how to isolate it from our blood and inject it into other parts of the body with a variety of benefits, including supercharging your hair growth after a NeoGraft hair transplant.
Support NeoGraft with Nutrafol
When taken consistently once per day, Nutrafol restores hair growth by rebalancing stress and androgen hormones and combating inflammatory molecules that alter hair growth signaling. This all-natural supplement promotes growth as well as improved hair texture, shine, volume, and strength.
Types of hair loss
Hair loss, also called alopecia, is a disorder that, while it can occur all over the body, typically affects the scalp.
The most common form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia. It impacts more than 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States alone. This hereditary condition tends to impact men and women with different types of hair loss.
Patients with hair loss find it typically presents in one of two ways: patchy or diffuse. Our options for hair transplant surgery allow us to treat both types of hair loss.
Patchy hair loss
Patchy hair loss is when concentrated areas lose a significant amount of hair. Male pattern baldness is an example of patchy hair loss, with hair falling out around the crown of the head above the temples.
Diffuse hair loss
Diffuse hair loss is more closely related to female pattern baldness. This overall hair thinning doesn’t have any specific bald spots or areas of patchiness. Diffuse hair loss may not be as noticeable as patchy hair loss, but it can still cause self consciousness.
Men and women experience hair loss with age, changes in hormones, and other factors that can affect the prevalence of hair. Additionally, both men and women can experience either type of hair loss.
Risk factors for hair loss
Genetics is typically a major factor in not just if a person experiences hair loss, but when. Family history can determine whether hair loss starts immediately after puberty, as it does for some, or whether it starts far later in your life.
Some of the factors that increase your risk for hair loss include:
- Family history of balding on your mother’s or father’s side
- Significant weight loss
- Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and lupus
- Poor nutrition
- Certain medications
- Tight, pulling hairstyles
How does hair grow?
Understanding how hair grows can help to understand more about hair loss. Especially when hair loss is caused by something like a stress event, which can lead to follicles in specific stages going dormant.
In general, hair goes through three phases of growth: anagen, catagen, and telogen.
The active growing phase: Anagen
Anagen is the active growing phase where the hair bulb is intact. Hair grows in both directions—upward and downward. Early anagen is when the bulb is closest to the surface of the skin, and contains an abundance of melanin (pigment).
The regression phase: Catagen
Catagen is a brief intermediate phase between anagen and telogen. It is a regression phase, when the lower part of the hair stops growing but has not been shed, and when the body absorbs the lower third of the follicle.
The resting phase: Telogen
Telogen is the resting phase. The hair bulb is no longer present, and is now a club hair, which will fall out, or be pushed out of the follicle by a new anagen growing hair.
If something occurs to interrupt these growth phases, it can lead to unwanted hair loss. During your consultation with the hair loss experts at Radiant Divine, you’ll have the opportunity to ask all of your questions about hair growth, causes of hair loss, and more.
Ready to hang up your hats?
If you’re ready to invest in yourself with a NeoGraft hair transplant, you’re ready for Radiant Divine Medical Spa. We never lose sight of what matters: happy clients who feel taken care of and love their look. We keep things comfortable and welcoming for everyone who walks through our doors.
Because honestly, keeping things fun creates a better experience for everyone! We’re all friends here; we know great results come when you feel absolutely at ease throughout the entire process. Let’s get the conversation started! Request an appointment or check out our neat virtual consultation.
Get started at one of our convenient locations
We’re here to serve you! You can find us at any one of our accessible med spas near Cleveland. The best part? The Radiant Divine team is the Radiant Divine team. We don’t consider ourselves as separate based on our locations. So, if it’s easier for you to take an appointment in Brecksville one day and more convenient to hit up Chagrin Falls the next it’s no problem at all!
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