Going bald is never a pleasant process. What was once a full head of hair begins to recede like the tide, but high tide never comes back. Your hairline just continues to creep back towards the top of your head. Sometimes it starts on the top of your head and spreads forward. Sometimes both things happen in conjunction with each other. Being bald or going bald can have adverse effects on the self esteem of the man going bald. What can be done to change this? Hair transplants!
What is a hair transplant? Well, simply put, a hair transplant is when a hair from a different region on the head is surgically removed and placed upon the scalp where the thinning of hair is occurring. There are two types of hair transplant in use currently. The first and older technique for a hair transplant is called Strip Harvesting. This is when a strip of hair is removed from the “donor site” and placed upon the area of thinning hair. The donor site is typically around the back or sides of the scalp, where hair growth is permanent and ongoing. The second technique is called Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. This is when individual follicles or small groups of follicles are removed from the donor hair. These are then moved to the thinning area and reinserted into the scalp using a very small blade. Both operations typically take place under anesthesia. A hair transplant using Strip Harvesting will generally have recovery period of around 2 weeks, mostly because sutures are used and will need to be removed as recovery progresses. A New York hair transplant using Follicular Unit Extraction will generally have a recovery period of around 7 days.
These techniques can be used to not only restore head hair, but any other area of hair that may suffer thinning or loss such as eyelashes, eyebrows, chest hair, beard hair, scar fill-ins, or pubic hair replacement. Both men and women can benefit from a hair transplant. There are a few side effects that can happen due to a hair transplant, such as temporary hair thinning of the new area or scalp swelling. As mentioned earlier, these side effects are usually temporary.
We’ve all seen wigs that are obviously wigs and toupees that don’t look so great. It shouldn’t be said that all wigs and toupees look bad, some are very professionally done, but hair transplants have improved by leaps and bounds over the years and the treatment options will only improve as medical technology progresses. Contact Dr. Ende in New York at (917) 678-5606 today to find out more or fill out the online form.