Hair — we have it in areas we don’t want it and we want it in areas we don’t have it!
A few members of the Acara Team recently attended a workshop on automated hair restoration techniques, presented by NeoGraft in New York City. Dr. Steve Mulholland delivered a very engaging presentation covering the history of hair transplantation all the way through to the present day procedures. No need for strip grafting, scalp excision or hair follicle separation. The hair restoration technology available to both men and women today is minimally invasive, leaves no unsightly linear scars, boasts a quick recovery time and is more natural looking. We not only learned about the procedure – we witnessed a live case! A very cooperative patient of Dr. Mulholland’s graciously agreed to have his procedure performed live in the room.
The scalp is anesthetized, and a small round cannula extracts hair follicles from donor areas where hair is thicker, denser and genetically programmed to continue to grow. The harvested follicles are then transplanted back into the patient’s balding areas. In the past, this FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique has been difficult and time consuming. With the automated hair transplantation device by NeoGraft, the procedure time is cut in half.
With the end of the year upon us we should all be looking at new procedures that keep our practices on trend and increase revenue. This is one procedure that could easily add revenue to a successful cosmetic practice. With the vain baby boomer population aging, the demand for hair transplants is increasing.
Of course, to guarantee a strong launch it is essential to invest in a few key ingredients: team training (both clinical and sales), technology (the NeoGraft device) and a marketing program to drive leads.
To learn more about the new hair restoration technology, visit here.