If you have made the decision to seek a permanent solution to baldness, a hair transplant could be right for you. When seeking a New York hair transplant, you will first need to schedule a consultation with a doctor. During this meeting, the doctor will go over the various types of hair transplants with you to see which one will benefit your specific situation the most. Look into each one so that you can make an informed decision that you will be comfortable with.
FUT and FUE
Two of the most common types of hair transplants are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUT is the process of taking a strip of follicles from the patient’s donor area and inserting them in the desired area. FUE, on the other hand, is the process of taking individual follicles one at a time to implant in the desired area. Each process has its own advantages. For FUT, the treatment time is far less when compared to FUE. However, FUE is far less intensive because the doctor does not have to remove an entire strip of the scalp – requiring no cuts or sutures. This also means there will be reduced recovery time. While FUT is great for people with large areas of baldness to correct, FUE is typically better for people with smaller areas to cover.
Hair Transplants on Other Areas of the Body
When most people think of a New York hair transplant, they imagine taking follicles from one area of the body and putting them on the scalp. However, it can also be used on other areas of the body where the person wants more hair. People can get hair transplants for their beard, eyelashes or eyebrows. Some people cannot grow eyelashes or eyebrows due to genetic disorders. The processes for any of these areas is similar to a standard transplant, but since the receiving areas are so much smaller, they require much more precision and delicacy.
Dr. Kevin Ende is proficient with these New York hair transplant methodologies. Contact our office at (917) 678-5606 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Ende will be able to answer any questions you have. You can also fill out the convenient online form.