If you are feeling self-conscious about that bald spot on the top of your head, you may be wondering if there is any way for you to get back the hair you once had in your youth. With today’s technology, there are many options for New York hair restoration, but how do you know what will be the best option for you? First of all, you need to understand the different options for hair restoration therapies on the market today, some are surgical; some are not.
If you are looking to avoid a surgical procedure, there are a couple of prescription treatment options on the market that can help with hair restoration in some cases. But these are generally not permanent solutions to baldness. If you are looking for something more permanent, a surgical hair restoration treatment may be a better option.
The most common surgical procedure for New York hair restoration is called a hair transplant. For this procedure, hair is removed from the donor area, which is typically the back of the scalp, and then transplanted into the balding portion of the head.
There are two different methods for extracting hair follicles for a hair transplant. First of all, there is a follicular unit transplantation. During this procedure, the physician removes a strip of hair from the donor area, then uses a blade to cut the strip into small sections containing about one to four hair follicles. These follicles are then transplanted into the bald area of the scalp using a small needle. The donor area of the scalp is then closed up with sutures. There will generally be a line of scarring along the back of the scalp, but it’s typically only visible if the patient has extremely short hair or a shaved head.
The other type of extraction used in hair restoration surgery is called a follicular unit extraction. With this method of extraction, the hair follicles are removed from the donor area using a punch tool that removes the hair follicles one at a time. These follicles are then transplanted into the balding portion of the scalp. With this method of extraction, there is less scarring and it’s essentially pain-free.
With both methods, once the hair is transplanted, it will eventually all fall out after a few weeks. This doesn’t mean that the transplant wasn’t effective; it is simply an expected part of the hair restoration process. After a few months, the patient will start to notice the hair begin to grow back, and the patient can expect to see total regrowth within about nine months of the procedure.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation for hair restoration in New York, contact Dr. Ende today.