Hair Restoration for Men in Washington DC
Hair Restoration for Men
Belmont Plastic Surgery offers the newest, most advanced, and least invasive option available for hair restoration in Washington, D.C. Our hair restoration expert, Dr. Balvant Arora, employs a technique known as the NeoGraft procedure, a state-of-the-art method for achieving natural-looking results through maximum coverage.
By avoiding the surgical excision of a piece of scalp, you get a quicker recovery time and no permanent linear scarring. You don’t have to live with the stress and insecurities that come with thinning hair and male pattern baldness. You can look great and restore your self-esteem with the latest technology in hair restoration Washington, D.C. has to offer. When you are looking for a way to turn back the clock and reverse the effects of time, Dr. Balvant Arora and Belmont Plastic Surgery have got you covered with our hair transplant techniques.
‘Wow! That is how I would have to describe the NeoGraft procedure. The procedure was amazingly simple! After I left the office I did not have to take any pain medication, and aside from wanting to itch the graft area, the procedure did not affect my daily life in the least. I am 44 years old and was balding in the crown area and have already had friends comment on the difference and it has only been 4 weeks! Thanks for a great job and making me look and feel younger!!!’ – M.C.*
Hair Restoration FAQs
1) We Use Industry-Leading Technology for Hair Restoration
The newest method of hair transplantation is called FUE (follicular unit extraction). From a surgical standpoint, an FUE hair transplant is a very safe, non invasive, relatively minor procedure. An FUE transplant is the most beneficial for the patient. However, the majority of hair restoration doctors do not offer the FUE procedure because there are some nuisances associated with an FUE hair transplant.
The FUE transplant without the NeoGraft automated device is done manually. Doing FUE manually is very tedious and time consuming making the procedure too costly for most patients. It is difficult to learn the FUE procedure and, unless the doctor becomes very skilled, there is a risk for a high transection rate of the follicles. Forceps are used in a manual FUE to extract and implant the follicles which can damage them. As a result, most doctors are not willing to spend the time to learn this procedure and continue to do the more invasive, faster ‘strip’ or Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) surgery.
With the NeoGraft Hair Transplant machine, the problems with a manual FUE procedure have been eliminated. An FUE hair transplant with NeoGraft can be done in the same amount of time as a ‘strip’ hair transplant reducing the cost of an FUE transplant. To reduce the time required for the transplant, NeoGraft uses pneumatic pressure to extract the follicles and implant them. This eliminates the need for handling the grafts with forceps which can damage them. Finally, with NeoGraft technology the transection (damage) rate is extremely low.
2) What happens during the hair restoration procedure?
The FUE hair transplant is minimally invasive procedure. Each graft from the back of the head (donor area) is harvested individually and placed in the thinning or balding areas on the top of the head. The hair at the back of the head is genetically programmed not to fall out (not affected by the DHT hormone). The NeoGraft medical device is designed to help the doctor offer his Northern VA hair restoration patients this latest, most advanced procedure in hair transplantation while overcoming the problems with manual FUE and those of the ‘strip’ method.
3) Will there be any scarring?
With the FUE method, there is little bleeding and fewer complications than with the ‘strip’ method. The procedure is performed with local anesthetic and no intravenous or intra-muscular sedation is required. With the FUE method, no linear scars occur as with the ‘strip’ method which can stretch out over time and be quite visible making it difficult to wear short hair. With FUE, there is no visible scarring allowing the hair to be worn short. There is little chance with FUE of damage to nerves, causing pain, or damage to major blood vessels. There are fewer limitations on activities for the first few weeks as with the ‘strip’ surgery. A complication sometimes seen with the ‘strip’ surgery is a feeling the scalp is too tight from the suturing together of the scalp. Some times permanent numbness in the area where the piece of scalp was removed occurs.
4) What results can I expect from hair restoration?
Your hair restoration results will depend on how many follicles are being transplanted. The NeoGraft medical device has been developed to assist the doctor with the FUE procedure in order to make the procedure simpler, faster and more efficacious so that you can expect natural-looking results.
What to expect with your consultation:
This is the best time to get your questions answered. Dr. Arora and our staff will discuss any concerns and present our before and after photographs during your consultation. We will explain the hair restoration treatment plan and any necessary recovery afterwards. Dr. Arora is an award winning, board-certified plastic surgeon in Virginia. He is an expert at using NeoGraft technology for the highest-quality FUE hair transplant results.
- Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- University Hospital & Medical Center
- Over 21 years in practice
- Maintains staff privileges at 3 local hospitals
- Speaks 5 different languages
Educated at Baroda Medical College, with residencies at Oregon Health & Science University, and SUNY Stony Brook