Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan
Michelle Henry, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist located in Midtown East, Manhattan, NY
Approximately 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from some form of hair loss, according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. While hair loss can feel embarrassing, it doesn’t have to be permanent. At Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, trained dermatologist Michelle Henry, MD, offers both hair loss treatments and hair transplantation. To restore your lost hair, call Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan or book an appointment online today.
Hair Transplant Q & A
What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that moves hair you already have to an area where your hair is either thinning or completely gone. After evaluating your hair loss and its progression, Dr. Henry can determine which transplant technique is right for you.
What are the different hair transplant techniques?
There are two main hair transplantation techniques that Dr. Henry uses to restore your hair:
Follicular unit transplant (FUT)
During a FUT transplant, Dr. Henry takes a small strip of skin with hair from the back of your head or side of your scalp, where your hair is fuller, and removes individual follicular units from the skin to place in the area where you’re experiencing hair loss. After the procedure, she stitches up the skin in the back of the head, which leaves a very faint scar.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
The FUE method is a more time-consuming procedure than FUT, but it eliminates the need to remove a strip of skin from your scalp. Instead, Dr. Henry removes hair follicles individually through small incisions in the scalp. Unlike FUT, this method does not leave a linear scar and requires less downtime.
What can I expect from a hair transplant?
Whether you undergo a FUT or FUE transplant, Dr. Henry numbs your scalp, so the procedure shouldn’t be painful. In all, the transplant should take about 4-8 hours, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Your scalp will be tender after the procedure, but over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce pain and inflammation while you recover. For approximately 2-3 days after the surgery, you should wear bandages on your scalp.
While the transplanted hair typically falls out after 2-3 weeks, you should notice new hair growth over the next 3-9 months.
How else is hair loss treated?
If you’re experiencing hair loss but are not ready for a transplant, you have options to slow the progression. Some of the most common medications for hair loss are:
Androgen-dependent hair loss medications
These medications can help prevent male pattern baldness by preventing testosterone from converting into dihydrotestosterone — a hormone linked to male pattern baldness. Most men notice visible results after three months on androgen-dependent hair loss medications.
Androgen-independent hair loss medications
Made for both men and women, androgen-independent hair loss medications dilate small blood vessels in the body to stimulate hair growth.
Dr. Henry is an experienced dermatologist who can restore your lost hair. To schedule an appointment, call Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan or book a visit online today.
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Skin of Color
If you have skin of color and want to achieve a more vibrant complexion, make an appointment at Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan.