Hair restoration is becoming more and more popular. There are two types of hair restoration, the first is non surgical PRP hair restoration NYC and then there are several surgical options where a skilled hair restoration surgeon can use the transplanted hair to cover thinning areas and create a natural-looking hairline that is virtually undetectable from your natural hairline.
Basics Of Hair Transplantation
Hair restoration is a surgical procedure that removes small pieces of hair and follicles from a part of the body (the ‘donor site’) and relocates them to a bald or thinning area on the scalp (the recipient site’). The transplanted hair will grow as usual in its new location.
When transplanting hair grafts, selecting follicles that will remain healthy is essential. These follicles are known as donor dominant and will continue to grow in their original site when moved to a balding area on the scalp.
Donor follicles are usually harvested from the back and sides of the head, but it is also possible to harvest a graft from the skin under the chin or on the chest. The transplanted follicles will grow in their new location as usual and blend seamlessly with the remaining hair on your head, giving you a natural look.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE hair transplant NYC is a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure that extracts hair follicles one at a time. It eliminates the need for stitches or linear scars and is more likely to produce natural-looking results.
During the procedure, your physician will use a handheld device to extract individual follicular units from a donor site on the back of your scalp. These grafts can then be used to treat thinning areas of your scalp.
The technique also allows your surgeon to harvest more grafts in less time than strip harvesting, resulting in fewer grafts per session and less risk of causing a “hair plug” look in the recipient area.
Follicle transaction is a common problem with FUE, but newer instrument technologies and techniques claim to reduce or even eliminate transaction. This can occur when the sharp circular blade of a hollow punch fails to enclose a follicular unit (FU) completely and cuts off part of it.
The use of tiny grafts in hair restoration NYC is one of the best-known and most popular surgical techniques for thinning hair. Mini-micrografts are a more natural-looking form of a transplant than full-size pluggy grafts.
In this procedure, hair follicles are harvested from the back of the scalp and cut into smaller grafts. This allows more grafts to be transplanted safely and minimizes damage to the donor area.
A graft contains one to three, occasionally four, hairs. The grafts are then placed into tiny slits made in the scalp with a miniature scalpel.
Micrografts look more natural than other grafts because they mimic how hair grows naturally. Moreover, micrografts heal more quickly than other surgical hair restoration methods. This allows patients to return to work a day or two after the procedure and still look natural.