PHOENIX – Looking in the mirror was getting harder and harder to do for Clay Johnson. Watching his hair thin and recede, he decided it was time to make a change.
“It’s a very quick procedure and there’s no reason people have to suffer with baldness at all anymore,” said Dr. Ryan Tsujimura.
North Valley Plastic Surgery is one of the first to offer hair transplants with no scaring surgery and you don’t have to be put under using NeoGraft.
The machine which just recently hit the market suctions out anywhere from one to four hair follicles at a time from the back of the head, then implants them into balding areas.
“It’s very new, we’re very excited about technology..it’s the first machine that can harvest the micrographs,” said Tsujimura.
Clay never really looked into hair transplants because he knew the popular “strip method” involved surgery and left a scar.
“It leaves a scar on the scalp and especially for men who like to wear their hair short, you see a white line going all around the scalp and it’s very hard to camouflage it,” said Tsujimura.
The best candidates are men and women who are just starting to lose their hair.
The NeoGraft procedure can add up. It Clay’s case, it was about $12,000, but it’s given him a confidence boost which he says is priceless.
“It makes me feel better about myself..certainly everyone wants to look their best, feel attractive and for me, I don’t like and see a version of myself that is less than I’d like it to be..I like to look the best I can,” he said.
The whole process can take time. Clay’s procedure started at 8:00 a.m. and ended at 4:00 p.m. and it will take about a year to see full results.
In some cases, this can be a one time thing, but depending on the person, you may have to back for another procedure.
It’s all out of pocket since insurance does not cover the procedure.
No Incision Hair Transplant – NeoGraft
North Valley Plastic Surgery
Dr. Ryan Tsujimura
20950 North Tatum Blvd., Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85050-4250