Hair transplants are very common procedures that have been steadily gaining popularity worldwide. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) 2013 census, the number of people undergoing hair transplants increased by ten percent last year with almost 90,000 procedures performed in the United States. A number of those occurred in New York, which is home to some of the nation’s top most experienced surgeons. If you are considering a hair transplant in New York, here is a look at what to expect during your procedure.
Transplants are typically performed in a hair restoration doctor’s office using local anesthetics. Your doctor will first clean your scalp before numbing a small area with anesthesia. He or she will then remove this area with a scalpel and stitch it closed before moving onto the grafting process. You won’t have a visible scar where the hair was removed because your surrounding hair will immediately cover it. Then, your doctor will clean and numb the hairline area where new hairs will be placed. He or she will position anywhere from 500 to 2,000 small grafts containing a single hair or a few hairs into tiny slits around your hairline. A hair transplant in New York takes between four to eight hours. Costs vary, but most range between $4,000 and $15,000 depending on how many hairs were relocated.
After surgery, most people can go back to work between two and five days later. It is normal to have soreness or tenderness around the areas where hair was removed and re-positioned. Your doctor will usually prescribe a standard pain medication or anti-inflammatory to alleviate any discomfort. The newly transplanted hairs around your hairline will fall out in around two to three weeks. This is completely normal and new hair will fill in over the course of six to nine months. You can expect about 60% new hair growth during that time frame.
These are just some of the things to expect during a hair transplant in New York. Most find that a healthy and young-looking head of hair is well worth a few days of discomfort. Trust Dr. Ende to give you the best results you deserve! Call Dr. Ende today and schedule your appointment.