Follicular unit extractions is a growing part of Dr. Ende’s hair restoration practice. Although incorrectly described as incisionless surgery by some of Dr. Ende’s competitors, Dr. Ende provides a more accurate description as sutureless surgery without a straight line scar. Although the scar in standard donor strip follicular unit hair transplant is rarely of concern, follicular unit extraction is an excellent option for some patients. Dr. Ende usually performs follicular unit extraction with tiny circular punch devices which allow for removal of single hair follicles in patients of all hair types. Even patient with curly hair can have a follicular unit extraction procedure. Although Dr. Ende’s team is capable of 4000 hair grafts with the strip technique, most follicular unit extraction procedures produce less than 1500 hair grafts. The advantage of follicular unit extraction, is that patients can keep their hair shorter since there is no need to hide the linear scar from the other type of transplant. Follicular unit extraction is great for patients whose scalp is too tight from too many previous hair transplants were taking an additional strip of hair would lead to a wide scar. If another surgeon has told you that your donor site was exhausted of any remaining hairs for a strip hair transplant, make an appointment with Dr. Ende to discuss follicular unit extraction. Since follicular unit extraction takes longer, the cost of a procedure is much higher. Call Dr. Ende’s office to make an appointment to discuss all of the available options and their associated costs.
Kevin H. Ende, MD113 E. 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
I was very nervous to have so many procedures done at once, but I have to say that I had no pain and only minor discomfort for a few days after the surgery! I didn’t even have to take any pain medication. Within three weeks, no one could tell I had surgery. My hair is growing back nicely, through and in front of the incision in my hairline, just as Dr. Ende said it would.Testimonial 1
Dr. Ende and his team worked with me and I ended up with over 3,100 hair grafts. The hair started growing in August and it looks completely natural. I am going back in 3 months for a follow up and will schedule another transplant so it looks even thicker.Testimonial 2
I am now five months into my second hair transplant and it is looking very good. Dr. Ende has turned an initally depressing situation into something that can clearly be delt with. When I first got started with this I wanted to meet a few doctors. Dr. Ende was number two and I knew he was the guy.Testimonial 3