Everyone knows that a healthy-looking head of hair is an important element of a person’s self-esteem. Whether you’re a man in your thirties coping with the first signs of a receding hairline, or a middle-aged woman agonizing over small bald patches appearing on the back of your head, your confidence is probably taking a dive. You might find that you have less energy for the exuberant New York City social scene and a general sense of uneasiness in all of your daily activities. Don’t worry – this doesn’t have to be permanent. Nor will you need to consider shaving your head completely and passing it off as a fashion statement. There are plenty of options for hair restoration in New York, involving both surgical and non-surgical treatment of hair loss.
Surgical options have been around longer than non-surgical ones, and hair transplant surgery has advanced quite a bit since it was first performed in the United States in the early 1950s. It used to leave people with a hairline that didn’t quite look natural, but now it can give you a hairline that looks like it never receded. The most widely used procedure involves taking strips of tissue containing follicular units (which sprout hairs) from the parts of your head where hair is thicker, and transplanting them onto the areas where your hair is thinning. This treatment can be used to restore hair in any area of the body, although the most common reasons for performing hair transplant surgery are male-pattern baldness, alopecia (a condition in which the immune system attacks hair follicles) and, on occasion, the renewal of eyebrow hair. Non-surgical options include oral drugs as well as injected medications that stimulate blood vessel growth in the scalp and activate the cells that will develop into the hair-producing follicular units.
Dr. Ende will take your preferences into account and help you decide on the treatment that is best for you. Your hair restoration procedure may be just around the corner! Contact Dr. Ende today to find out which treatment is right for you. Call him at (917) 678-5606 or fill out the convenient online form.