Hair transplants have developed over the past few decades into natural looking results for male and female pattern baldness on scalps. New York hair transplant methods, described by a local dermatologist who first developed the concept, are the basis for all current transplant surgeries. Using this technique, hair retains characteristics of the donor area when moved to a new space, enabling it to continue to grow. However, achieving a totally natural look presented innumerable challenges over the decades.

In 1959, the first study of hair transplant surgery was published. The premise behind the procedure involves donor dominance, transplanting healthy hair into the balding region on the top of the head. The hair continues to grow as does in its original location. New York hair transplant surgery centers welcome patients nationwide. Performing hair transplants using large grafts about the width of a pencil eraser became the hair transplant standard, making natural looking results impossible. Patients suffering from baldness had no choice but to accept less than optimal outcomes.

For the next decade, all hair transplantation procedures involved the transplantation of large grafts, known as plugs. Grafting smaller sections removed from a layer of donor tissue, rather than removing it directly from the posterior of the scalp, was introduced in the mid 1980s. Specifically, physicians soften the frontal hairline using small grafts of one to two hairs. New York hair transplant specialists use wider grafts in the middle of the scalp surrounded by diminutive grafts, making the appearance more realistic. Eventually, these procedures replaced the plug procedure to become the principal mode of hair transplant surgery over the next 20 years.

Using unusually large numbers of small grafts increased in popularity in the mid-1990s. The small grafting procedure expanded the market for hair transplants by enlarging and enhancing the scope and volume of the area requiring the transplant. Furthermore, the introduction of follicular unit microscopic graft dissection to transplant hair in naturally occurring groups dramatically increased the skills required for performing hair transplants. New York hair transplant facilities using this process indicate that additional procedures are only required to develop density or to address further patches of balding if hair loss genetically progresses.

Although the economy remains torpid, demand for hair transplants is up nearly 70% from a decade ago. The new state-of-the-art follicular unit procedure enables patients to achieve extremely natural results, recreating and mimicking the way that hair typically grows, after only one surgical session. New procedures offer more natural looking results, superior coverage, more effective results for gray or light colored hair and high rates of success. Reach out to Dr. Ende and let him give you the natural results you deserve.