TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- When it comes to hair loss, heredity doesn't always have to win.
"Medicine is constantly changing, constantly being upgraded and advanced. One of the important thing that we need to do as physicians is to stay on top of the technology and use it to our advantage," said Dr. Angel Ayar.
And that's what Dr. Ayar and the Dermatology Specialists of Florida are trying to do. The group is changing the hair transplantation game, thanks to the NeoGraft.
This state-of-the-art-device streamlines a once painful process. Instead of taking entire areas of skin, this procedure uses microscopic samples.
"Every hair unit has one, two, three hair shafts coming out of a single opening, and it is extracts those hairs only," said Dr. Ayar.
That precision means hello hair, and goodbye scar.
Old methods left patients with a large scar across the back of their head. But this device uses a tip that's less than a millimeter wide, leaving behind virtually no trace.
"It heals almost invisibly, so you don't really notice much scarring in the donor site after it's completed," said Dr. Ayar.
The entire procedure takes between three to seven hours, plus a few days to heal.
Dr. Ayar says the head-turning results in such a short recovery time opens up the dermatology field to even more potential patients.
"The technology and the science is going towards more and more less invasive, less downtime, but they still want the great cosmetic result," said Dr. Ayar.
Once the NeoGraft transplant is complete, doctors say it takes a few months for the hair to begin to grow.
Dermatology Specialists of Slorida is holding an all-day consultation event for the NeoGraft. It's set for Thursday at the Tallahassee office on Market Street.
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