Filling in Your Hair Without the Scar

If you’ve been losing your hair, you’ve probably been doing some research into ways to halt the process and regrow hair. You’ve probably checked into transplants. If so, you’ve no doubt seen the large scar at the back of the scalp that accompanies a typical hair transplant procedure.

Dr. Kearney doesn’t believe in that form of hair renewal because of that scarring. Instead, he offers NeoGraft®, a technologically superior method to overcome your problems with thinning hair.

The old way

With the “strip method” of hair replacement, the patient would have a large horizontal patch of scalp and hair removed from the back of the head and transplanted into area where the hair was needed. The problem with this method, beyond the painful incisions, was the linear scar that remained across the back of the head. This scar often could be seen, especially if the hair was wet. Plus, the procedure involved some serious post-operative pain and a slow recovery.


After considerable research, Dr. Kearney settled on the NeoGraft® Automated Hair Transplantation system to return hair. Rather than removing a wide strip of scalp, the NeoGraft® system removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of 1-4 hairs. This is called the follicular unit extraction. Those follicles are then placed into the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves little or no discomfort.

The NeoGraft® system uses pneumatic controls to precisely extract complete individual hair follicles that can then be immediately transplanted to the selected areas of the scalp. Because of the lack of scarring or recovery, NeoGraft® delivers the ultimately discrete solution to getting your hair back!

Benefits of the NeoGraft® system

  • The most natural-looking results
  • No linear scar across the back of the head
  • No stitches or staples
  • Minimally invasive and done as an outpatient procedure
  • Little or no discomfort
  • Short recovery time (patients return to work the next day)

If you’re losing some hair, call Dr. Kearney at 858-677-9352 and ask about the NeoGraft® system.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff