If you have noticed that the hair on your head is thinning as you get older, you are one of millions of Americans who are experiencing this same problem. In the past, losing your hair was something you couldn’t fix. Due to advances in technology, now millions of Americans, including many in New York, can take advantage of these technological advancements in the restoration industry. Don’t let lost hair discourage you or make you embarrassed to have your photo taken. There are two main ways you will be able to regain your luscious locks that are relatively inexpensive and risk-free because of developed technology.
One of the biggest advancements seen in the hair restoration industry is using real hair from the patient’s own head. This makes the after-effects of the surgery look natural and allows for uniform hair growth to recur in the thinning areas. The two types of procedures available are follicular unit extraction (FUE) and strip excision harvesting. Both have advantages and disadvantages, but either of these procedures can help anyone achieve lasting New York hair restoration.
Follicular Unit Extraction
This type of procedure occurs during one long process, or a combination of several shorter sessions. FUE is not as common as strip excision harvesting because it can take longer, depending on the doctor’s skill. Also, patient must meet the requirements of a pre-determined set of criteria in order to be eligible. However, many people prefer FUE because it does not leave a scar on your head and is relatively painless during and after the procedure.
Strip Excision Harvesting
This type of hair restoration is the most common type of procedure for combating thinning and lost hair. This procedure involves taking hair from a spot on the head, usually the back or side of the scalp, and turning the sample into a multitude of grafts. The doctor will use a scalpel to take the tissue from the scalp. Once the grafts are harvested and divided, the doctor will then implant them into the location where hair is receding. One downfall of this procedure is that it can be painful. Patients who have strip excision harvesting done experience a tender and painful scalp for several days after the procedure. Doctors will usually prescribe pain medication to lessen the pain and help recovery.
If you are looking for a way to change your appearance, then consider one of these hair restoration procedures. The hair that is implanted into your head is all natural, making way for new growth to take place in areas you haven’t seen hair in for a while.
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