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What is Hair Restoration?

By drroystoller
Mar Thu,21

Hair thinning or hair loss can be the result of advancing age or medical conditions such as thyroid, vitamin deficiencies, and anemia. Hair loss can also result from treatments such as chemotherapy, or from medications such as those for depression, hormonal imbalance, and hypertension.

The best solution for hair thinning and hair loss is to address the problem at the root. People desiring permanent hair can benefit from hair restoration surgery.

What is Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration, or hair transplant, is a surgical procedure that offers a permanent solution to hair loss. This procedure involves the addition of more or new hair to places that are thinning, balding, or have no hair at all.

Hair is removed from scalp areas that are thicker in density, or from other body areas, to add to the balding or thinning area.

There have been advancements in hair restoration surgery. Today, the results of hair transplantation are so incredibly natural that it can be quite impossible to tell that you have had a hair restoration surgery. Hair restoration is usually performed by a qualified surgeon or a dermatologist.

 

What Happens during Hair Restoration?

The surgery takes place under local anesthesia. The surgeon uses anesthesia to numb the scalp. Patients are usually awake during the surgery.

The surgeon first removes healthy hairs either by removing a predetermined stretch of the scalp or by removing individual hairs. Each hair patch that is cut usually contains one to several strands, referred to as micrografts or mini grafts. As the surgeon removes hairs, the transplant team prepares the removed hairs for the transplant.

After the transplant, the scalp is covered with gauze or bandage. The duration of surgery depends on the amount of hair to be transplanted. It usually takes 4 to 8 hours for completion. If a large area needs hair restoration, then the surgeon may ask you to visit the clinic the next day. Hair restoration can be done using FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation, or FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction.

 

Recovery Period

Hair loss treatment can take several hours to days for completion depending on the extent of restoration needed. Patients usually return home the same day after the treatment. The patient has typically prescribed antibiotics, pain killers, and medication to treat possible inflammation. The surgeon may also prescribe hair-growth medication.

You can return to your normal routine and work 3 days after surgery. You may be asked to avoid exercise for a week. Activities such as washing hair, combing, or wearing hats and pullovers, need to be avoided for a few weeks. A regular follow-up with your surgeon should tell you when you can resume these activities.

Time Taken for Results

Most patients see results after 6-9 months after the surgery. Some patients may see results after 12 months.

It is normal for hair to fall after 2 to 8 weeks after a transplant. It is also normal for hair to thin down toward the 3rd month after surgery.

Your dermatologist may prescribe medications to maintain the natural results of the transplant. These medications prevent or slow down thinning of hair and loss of hair.

In Conclusion

Hair loss can damage self-esteem and self-confidence. Hair restoration is efficient at addressing problems of loss of hair and hair thinning. It gives permanent natural-looking results. It is important to choose the right surgeon to achieve intended hair restoration results.

Dermatologists are specialists in conditions affecting nails, skin, and hair. They are experts at addressing hair loss problems. Surgeons with specialization in hair loss treatments are a great choice too.

 

Sources:

American Dermatology Association

Healthline

Mayoclinic

Androgenetic alopecia on MedlinePlus

American Cosmetic Surgery Board

Medical News Today

Plastic Surgeons Society of America

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How Platelet Rich Plasma Can Change Your Hair

By drroystoller
Nov Sat,20

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been gaining a lot of press lately because it is the basis of Kim K’s vampire facial, but what you may not know is that it is also a hot topic in hair growth. You’ve probably heard of it in the context of skin care, hair care and even beauty products, but you probably still don’t understand how it really works.

If you have tried or studied alternative treatments for hair loss, you may have learned a little more about the effects of Rich Plasma (PRP) on hair growth. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein and its purpose is to allow for red and white blood cells and platelets, move through your bloodstream. The platelet itself is what makes blood clot and helps with healing.

The use of PRP in the treatment of hair loss has the potential to change the way we treat hair loss worldwide, even for men and women who are not yet ready for hair transplants. It is a great option for people who can’t have a hair transplant due to illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. It is a natural way for the body to promote hair growth by using the patient’s own platelet rich plasma as a stimulant.

After separating the blood in a centrifuge, doctors inject the plasma with a small needle. In some cases, PRP are injected into the tear spots to correct pigment problems that present themselves as dark circles.

If you suffer from hair loss, talk to a specialist and find out if PRP hair restoration is a viable option for your needs. During your consultation you’ll discuss reasons you may be losing your hair and which treatments would best suit your type of hair loss. The experienced team at Dr. Stoller’s Clinic in New York City will show you a variety of treatments for hair recovery, so we can see if you are a candidate for PRP therapy. If PRP is an option, you can expect to have to give a blood sample prior to the treatment.

By using your own platelets, doctors can help you stimulate your hair by injecting platelet-rich plasma into your scalp. By increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles, PRP helps the hair follicle obtain more of the nutrients that pass through the bloodstream making them healthier. Not only can PRP help promote the regrowth of healthy hair, but it also has the potential to make your existing hair thicker.

As with many treatments, there is no guarantee that hair loss won’t return after the treatment, so it is recommended that patients schedule routine sessions for best results.

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Hair Transplant Design & Aesthetics

By drroystoller
Nov Sat,20

Hair loss affects both men and women and is said to impact 1 in 5 Americans. Over time we have developed ways to combat it, with the most effective being hair transplant surgery. Hair transplants are practiced by people all over the world and is one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery for men.

A well-performed hair transplant will cause a lifelong change in the hairline and hair density of a patient and can make them feel more confident and happier with their overall appearance. The results of successful hair implantation are permanent, as the transplanted hair follicles will continue to grow for the lifetime of the patient.

The aesthetic appearance of a hair transplant depends on many different factors, such as the type of transplant, the form of hair loss, and the number of hair follicles. A wide range of different aesthetic designs are available for hair implantation and transplantation process to suit the varying needs of patients.

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System is one of the newer tools for performing hair transplants. This form of hair restoration reduces the time and cost of assisting the surgeon in hair restoration, while providing precision, control, and reproducibility. ARTAS allows for no linear scarring or stitches, which creates a more natural looking result.

During a hair consultation, it is important for the surgeon to understand what the patient wants to achieve with the Hair Transplant Design & Aesthetics

Men who choose to have a hair transplant understand the need to be realistic and reasonable and give themselves the best chance of achieving the desired results. It is also necessary for the transplant surgeon to calculate the number of hairs that need to be devoted to the central scalp and hairline, which can also influence the possible shape of the hairline.

Most people have between 5,000-7,500 grafts that can be transplanted. In contrast to the strip method, the FUE hair transplant procedure requires that the hair from the donor area is cut very short. The hairs in the donor area are hidden in an area that grows in the back of the head and is bordered by the front and sides of a thin strip of skin on the left and right and cut off at the very front.

Dr. Stoller is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in NYC and has developed his technique over the last 15 years to create patterns for hair transplants that ensure a natural-looking result. You can schedule a hair loss consultation with him online at hairdoctornyc.com or call his office

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What You Need To Know BEFORE a Hair Transplant

By drroystoller
Sep Tue,20

Hair transplants can be life altering and bring patients immeasurable joy, but there are a few things you should know about hair transplants before scheduling your own. There are many different types of transplants that depend on hair type, along with different techniques and technology and you should research your options and talk with a surgeon before any surgical procedure.

First and foremost, you want to find a reputable surgeon with proven results and real before and after photos and reviews. Choosing your surgeon will also depend on the type of hair loss you have and the procedure you want to have done. Make sure to find someone who specializes in the procedure you need, whether that’s FUE, FUT or ARTAS.

To find the best hair transplant surgeon, it is essential that you determine the cause and extent of hair loss, which makes it the most important factor in deciding on the type of hair restoration to pursue.

Hair transplants today can look very natural when done by an experienced surgeon using both the Strip method and the FUE method. Outside of the preferred hair transplant methods, there are other lesser-known options, such as the use of biopsies and bioplastics.

Hair transplantation involves a hair growth cycle during the recovery phase, and the transplanted hair can bounce back after several months if the hair grows during this cycle. In hair transplantation, active hair follicles are removed from the donor area of the scalp and implanted at the site where the scalp has thinned or become bald. A consultation will need to take place to check whether you are eligible for FUE hair transplantation or if a different option would work better for your hair type.

If you are considering hair transplantation and aren’t sure where to start, contact Dr. Stoller today for a consultation. You can discuss the different procedures, your hair growth and goals and learn more about what is involved in the process. Visit hairdoctornyc.com to learn more.

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FALL SPECIAL: Hair Transplant & PRP Combination

By drroystoller
Oct Mon,19

FALL SPECIAL – Book Your Hair Transplant Procedure before Dec. 1, 2019 and receive 2 PRP Hair Loss Treatments for no Extra Charge! ($2,000 value)

This 34 year old male patient was experiencing temple hairline recession and thinning in the crown. He was not interested in taking oral medication like finasteride and wanted to slightly advance his front hairline and add density.

Dr. Stoller performed a small 1200 FUE graft ARTAS hair transplant procedure to fill the hairline and 2 PRP hair loss injection therapy treatments in the crown. No grafts were transplanted into the crown area. After photos were taken 10 months post-op.

PRP hair loss therapy

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Stoller! Call 212-920-4499!

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Diffuse Hair Transplant Case Study

By drroystoller
Oct Sun,19

Many patients experiencing early hair loss or diffuse hair loss through out an area can benefit from hair restoration surgery.  Often Dr. Stoller will recommend hair loss therapy in conjunction with hair transplant surgery.

This 45 year old, male patient was experiencing diffuse hair loss with the help of sikishub.com . Dr. Stoller prescribed laser therapy to thicken and maintain the existing hair and transplanted 2200 grafts to restore his hairline and add density in the crown. The post-op photo was taken 1 year after surgery. Note: Dr. Stoller advised the patient to lighten his hair to create less contrast with the scalp and help his hair look fuller.

 

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Beard Hair Transplant Case Study

By drroystoller
Aug Fri,19

This 35 year old male came to our New York City office. He was unhappy that his beard grew in thin and patchy. He had a full thick head of scalp hair. Dr. Stoller consulted with him and they decided to perform an FUE procedure with 1800 grafts. After photos were taken at his 5 month post-op follow up appointment.  Although the results were already significant, he should see more thickening over the next 5-6 months.

Before and 5 months post-op. Left side.
Before and 5 months post-op. Right side.

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Does Rogaine work for a receding hairline?

By drroystoller
Jul Tue,15

DOES ROGAINE WORK FOR A RECEDING HAIRLINE? It is one of our most frequently ask questions – and for good reason. It would be ideal for many with receding hairlines to rub-a-dub-dub and regrow your entire hairline. That’s not going to happen – but it may help a little.  WHAT IS ROGAINE? Topical solutions of…

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