Gorgeous, manicured locks with a healthy shine can be a woman’s crowning glory. African American women often use aggressive styling techniques to achieve a polished look, such as cornrows and retwisting. Treating hair in this manner can result in the gradual thinning or loss of hair, especially at the edges. This can affect the way individuals see themselves and cause them to slowly withdraw from social interactions. A New York, edges hair transplant can restore damaged hair and renew confidence.

Weaves and Relaxers

Weaves can be a great way to have longer hair, fast. However, if the hair is pulled tight on a regular basis, the hair can become thinner or break. Keeping the style for an extended period can induce balding in patches where the hair is weakest. Many African American women enjoy straight hair for its smooth look and low maintenance. Relaxers used to achieve that look may contain harsh chemicals. Over time, this can burn the scalp and weaken hair shafts, causing bald spots. In New York, edges hair transplants can eliminate uneven or unhealthy edges.

Transplant Techniques

Hair at the top and sides of the head can be thin and prone to falling out or breakage. Stronger, thicker hair grows at the back of the head. This is the hair used to address tattered edges at the temples, hairline and behind the ears, that can result from sew-ins or other aggressive styling methods. The hair follicles are taken from the donor site and transplanted into the scalp where thinning and loss occurs.

Deciding to have a New York edges hair transplant is a big decision. It’s important to choose a surgeon that specializes in hair restoration to ensure they have the knowledge and experience for a successful procedure. Dr. Ende has a medical background that includes facial and reconstructive surgery. He received guidance and training from a former president of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. For more information about an edges hair transplant, reach out to Dr. Ende using the online form OR call the office at (917) 678-5606.