Getting a New York hair transplant is becoming more and more common; if you are experiencing male-pattern baldness and are looking for a quick and easy way to get natural looking hair again, it may be something to consider. But what do you need to know beforehand?

First of all, you need to understand what a hair transplant is. A hair transplant is an outpatient surgical procedure typically performed on men with male-pattern baldness, and occasionally on women with genetic baldness. It helps regrow hair in a natural and subtle pattern on the bald portion of the head. While it is an outpatient procedure, it is still surgery and is performed in a doctor’s office or a hospital. A strip of hair is taken from the donor spot, (typically the lower portion of the neckline), then the hair follicles are carefully separated into individual pieces or small groups by the physician using a small blade and a microscope. The doctor uses a needle to transplant the hair into the bald portion of the body where it eventually begins to grow again naturally.

Because you are your own donor, the chances or your body rejecting the transplant are slim, but infection is a real possibility. When you are getting a New York hair transplant, your doctor should take the necessary precautions to ensure that the transplant is performed in a sterile environment and that you are closely monitored following the procedure.
About two weeks post-surgery, all of the transplanted hair will fall out. This does not mean the transplant wasn’t successful; this is a natural part of the New York hair transplant process. Within about 3 to 4 months you should start to notice the hair begin to grow in again. At your follow-up appointments your doctor will observe and assess the new hair growth and will advise you whether he feels you would benefit from further transplant sessions or not. Some patients require several transplant sessions while others get full resolution to their baldness after only one procedure.

While a hair transplant is generally a simple procedure with minimal complications, it is important to take care of your head following your surgery. Some common side-effects of a hair transplant are swelling, bald spots, itchiness, numbness, and bruising. Your doctor will most likely-prescribe you anti-inflammatory drugs to help with the swelling. If at all possible, you should sleep on an incline, avoid strenuous exercise, stay out of the sun, and refrain from consuming alcohol or smoking during the healing process.

The cost of a New York hair transplant varies depending on the number of sessions you will have performed and the doctor performing your procedure. But whatever the cost, you can rest-assured knowing that this is a common, low-risk surgery that can get you the positive results you’ve been looking for. Contact the leading expert in hair transplants in New York, Dr. Kevin Ende, to find out more and to schedule a free consultation. Call his office at (917) 678-5606 or fill out the online form and one of associates will contact you.