What to Expect During your Neograft procedure
During the procedure a topical anesthetic is applied to the areas that are to be treated. While the transplant is being completed, the patient remains awake and is free to watch TV, converse with the doctors, read, or snack. Treatment time varies based on the size of the area being treated, but most patients are in and out in less than a few hours. After the procedure is complete, the patient may notice tiny scabs on the extraction and incision sites, but they should be only mildly bothersome for six to nine days after the procedure is complete. Depending on hair type and length, it may take up to three weeks for hair to grow long enough to cover the sites where the follicles were harvested.