When it comes to seeking a hair transplant procedure, finding out which hair restoration procedure is the best option for you is the first step. Before committing to this type of treatment it’s important to learn the in’s and outs of the procedure. That being said, we always recommend scheduling an in-person consultation with your hair loss specialist to receive the most accurate information based on your hair loss type. While there are many different hair transplant methods, finding the best solution for you is the best place to start. Each patient has their own unique condition which means that their hair transplant considerations may be different from others.

New York Hair Transplant FAQ

Our New York Hair Transplant surgeons have the most valuable resource of information regarding the most frequently asked hair transplant questions. Here are the top six questions asked about hair restoration surgery:
A hair transplant surgery is meant to restore a full head of natural looking hair. According to the hair restoration method that will be involved in your specific procedure, the results will vary in different time frames after the treatment itself. In the past, specific hair methods would involve more visible scarring. Since then, new leading techniques have created the FUE method which allows for almost no visible scarring from the procedure. As for the hair growth itself, the natural grafts that were transplanted into the balding areas will grow back over the course of nine months to a year and will create natural-looking hair that matches the rest of your scalp.
Typically a normal and healthy scalp can support thousands of transplanted hair follicle grafts without the risk of compromising the overall blood supply. That being said, the amount of follicles that can be transferred does vary on each unique patient. In some cases if the hair graft is too big or is placed too close together it can result in a poor hair survival rate which is ultimately not ideal. With the FUE method, the devices are able to remove very small grafts containing only 1 or 2 hairs to be placed through very small slits. Once the grafts have been removed from those small holes they will typically close within the next few days. The FUE method does not require any stitches or staples.
While it is a normal occurrence for the transplant hair to fall out, it’s not something to worry about. When it comes to hair growth cycles the hair follicles go through proper stages such as; the Anagen (growth) phase, then Catagen (regression) then Telogen (resting) phases. This means that the newly transplanted hair will most likely fall out within a month or two of the procedure. While this may shock some people, it is completely temporary and natural. The healthy hair follicles should grow back around month 3-5.
In some cases young men from the age of 20 and older may be starting to notice their hair thinning or falling out altogether. Most of the time this baldness is related to a genetic predisposition meaning they’re experiencing hair loss like their close family members. While getting a hair transplant is a good option for those who are looking for a permanent solution, we do recommend that you seek an in-person consultation to determine whether this is a good option for you at that stage of life.
At first thought most people assume that a hair transplant procedure is painful but this is false. Hair restoration surgery has come a long way from the past methods that were offered. The FUE HARRTS method allows micro grafts to be extracted at a time. These are grafted through very small and fine slits made on the scalp. This advanced technique has come a very long way since the strip harvesting method. What you can expect from this procedure is to have a topical anesthetic applied to the scalp in order to numb the area. From there local anesthetic will be injected through fine needles to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the treatment. At most, you can expect mild swelling after the procedure in which you will be prescribed pain medication to help with those symptoms. Since the FUE hair transplant does not require any linear scar, you can enjoy natural looking results after the procedure.

While we would like to think that a hair transplant would last forever, unfortunately in some cases this is false. Most of the transplant grafts will remain in place and continue to grow as the years go on, especially if the FUE method was used for the initial transplant. With the advanced HARRTS system the rate of survival is 90%. That being said, you can find over the next 10, 20 or 25 years that the number of follicles have shrunk slightly and the hair growth is not as dense as it used to be. That being said, we find that transplanted hair can have a longer longevity because they are taken from DHT resistant areas of the scalp. In other words, DHT is a major factor for pattern baldness in men and women. If your hair transplant procedure was performed at a younger age, you may expect thinning or require a touch up procedure in the future. When thinking of getting a hair restoration procedure, it’s important to keep in mind different factors that can affect the results long-term.

New York Hair Transplant

If you’ve been considering a hair transplant or simply seeking to find out if you’re a good candidate for the FUE method, our board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in hair transplants would be happy to answer any questions you may have. While committing to a procedure can change your life, you should always ask plenty of questions to help you understand the process. Knowing what to expect during and after the procedure will not only inform you of the initial process but it will also give you a better understanding of what you can expect in the upcoming years following your hair transplant.


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