New York, NY, Oct. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Board-Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, now offer NeoGraft in New York City at their private, in-office surgical facility. NeoGraft has automated the traditional Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. The FUE technique produces superior results compared to the Strip Method, but its tedious, lengthy procedure made the Strip Method, until recently, the preferred technique, despite a permanent and noticeable scar resulting from the Strip Method surgery. NeoGraft now allows Drs. Levine to perform the automated FUE method without an overly long, invasive surgery, revolutionizing the hair transplant procedure and its results.
NeoGraft is the preferred method of hair transplantation compared to other methods because, "it allows for the harvest of large volumes of hair without removal of a strip of scalp and without a long, wide scar," states Dr. Elie Levine, the Director of Plastic Surgery at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC. NeoGraft utilizes pneumatic pressure, or suction, as opposed to incisions and sutures to both remove donor follicles and implant those follicles in thinning locations. "Not only does this technique provide aesthetic benefits, but NeoGraft also reduces risk during surgery and downtime afterward," states Dr. Jody Levine, the Director of Dermatology at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC.
During the traditional "Strip Method" of hair restoration, a strip of skin is excised from the scalp. The follicles are removed under a microscope and are handled with scalpels and forceps while being prepared for implantation. NeoGraft's "no-hands" technique preserves the harvested follicles in a warm, moist environment while being prepared for implantation. Pneumatic pressure is used to both remove and implant individual follicles, increasing the survival rate of each follicle and allowing for healthier and more natural-looking results. NeoGraft also allows for more precise placement of follicles, which is especially important for implantation at the hairline.
Ideal candidates for NeoGraft may have thinning hair, a balding crown, or a receding hairline, but they must still retain some of their hair, typically found at the back of the scalp. This hair will provide the donor follicles needed for transplantation. The typical transplant patient AND anyone who wears their hair short are excellent candidates for NeoGraft because no scar will be seen. "Patients have been immensely satisfied with the procedure and its results," states Dr. Jody Levine. NeoGraft's no incision, no suture, no scar method of harvesting and implanting hair follicles is ideal for long and short hair alike.
Dr. Elie Levine and Dr. Jody Levine make it a priority to offer the most advanced medical equipment and techniques for all of their services. Dr. Elie Levine states that, "offering the most advanced technology available, such as NeoGraft, is extremely important here at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC. There is no longer the need to have an unsightly scar on the back of your head or to be worried that if you part your hair or get it wet that someone may see the scar." In addition to NeoGraft, Drs. Levine have also recently added a VECTRA® 3D Imaging and Sculptor software to their practice to better accommodate their breast augmentation and breast lift patients as well as the LazerLift device for minimally invasive face and neck tightening. The Drs. Levine continue to be leaders and trendsetters in the field of aesthetics.
Elie Levine, MD, Jody Levine, MD, and their staff look forward to discussing any questions patients may have about NeoGraft in NYC and how its revolutionary hair transplant method has uprooted traditional techniques. Patients may contact their New York City offices at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation with either physician.
CONTACT: For Additional Information: Drs. Elie & Jody Levine Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC 35A East 84th St. New York, NY 10028 212.988.1800 http://www.plasticsandderm.com
Source: Plastic Surgery & Dermatology ofNYC, P.L.L.C.