Dr. Kevin Ende has helped numerous patients receive a hair transplant in New York. A hair transplant involves removing hair follicles from one part of the patient’s body, referred to as the donor site, to the balding area of the scalp. Over time, the goal is to encourage hair growth in the desired area and combat baldness.
What Is the Process?
First, a hair transplant starts with a consultation. The doctor analyzes the patient’s scalp and determines what exact treatment, such as facial hair transplant or follicular unit extraction, would be best. The patient may need to avoid certain substances in the days leading up to the treatment. Many patients cannot smoke, drink alcohol or take certain medications.
Patients will require mild sedation for a hair transplant in New York, but most will not need general anesthesia. The doctor cleans the donor site and removes the desired follicles. The amount of time the patient needs to remain in the chair will depend on how many follicles need to be transplanted, but it usually lasts a few hours.
What Results Can One Expect from a Hair Transplant?
Patients should not expect to visibly see the result of the hair transplant until after the first two months following the procedure. There will be some post-op care, but the wounds will begin to heal after about a week. By the third or fourth month, the patient will start to notice some new hair growth. It will take until about the sixth month for a patient to see a majority of hair follicles should have penetrated through the skin. After a year, all the hairs should have received maturity.
Dr. Ende can walk anyone through the process who wants to learn more. Call us at 917-678-5606 to schedule a time to speak and see if a hair transplant in New York will benefit you. You can also fill out our online contact form.