Hair Restoration NYC
Strategic options for hair transplants
Hair loss or thinning hair can be devastating, especially when it happens early in life. It can impact your confidence both socially and professionally. What if there was a safe, effective way to revitalize your appearance by restoring a healthy head of hair, improving your quality of life? Hair transplant with Dr. Jacono in New York City is an innovative and transformative solution for thinning hair that is worth exploring.
What is hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is performed by surgically removing healthy hair follicles from the back of the scalp and placing them in areas marked by hair loss, typically on the top and the front of the head. Once transplanted, these donor follicles continue to grow new hairs over the course of the patient’s life.
What causes hair loss?
Since hair is always in the process of growing, a person can lose up to about 100 hairs a day without it being noticeable. If the hair follicles are compromised, however, new hair is not replenishing the lost hairs, and over time the scalp will thin or go bald.
Hair loss can be the result of many different factors, including:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Scalp infection
- Medical conditions
- Medications and supplements
- Poor nutrition
- Tight hairstyles
What are the different methods of extracting donor hair?
- FUT: Follicular Unit Transplant is a method of removing a strip of hair follicles from the back of the head. The surface area of the strip will depend on the amount of coverage needed in balding areas. Typically this procedure works best for those who suffer from a receding hairline. The surgery takes around 6-8 hours and is performed under local anesthesia. Results become visible within 6-9 months.
- FUE: Follicular Unit Extraction involves transplanting individually harvested hair follicles into areas where balding has begun. With this method, there is almost no scarring left behind and results look highly natural. The procedure is performed over the course of several days in 2-4 hour blocks. Patients typically see hair regrowth occur within 3-4 months post-op. You may not be a candidate for FUE if you don’t have an adequate supply of thick, healthy hairs to donate.
- NeoGraft: NeoGraft is a type of automated FUE process, which takes much less time than manual FUE. Donor hair follicles are painlessly removed using a suction-based handheld device. The system is known to reduce trauma to the follicles and ensure a higher rate of follicle survival than with FUE or FUT.
Before & Afters
This male patient was unhappy with his receding hairline and male pattern baldness. Dr. Jacono performed hair transplant procedures.
The after photo is 1 year post op and you can see the difference with his new hairline and fuller head of hair.
What’s the difference between hair restoration and hair transplant?
Hair restoration refers to all the possible methods available on the market to provide a healthy, youthful-looking scalp full of thick, luxurious hair. These may include surgeries such as hair transplant, as well as non-surgical methods such as PRP injections and medications.
Hair transplant refers to the process of extracting donor hair from follicle-rich areas of the scalp and implanting them in areas where the hair is thinning or is completely gone. This can be done using FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant), FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or NeoGraft, which is an automated form of FUE.
What is the cost for a hair transplant in New York City?
Pricing for hair transplant ranges anywhere from $4000 to $18,000 and will depend on the number of grafts needed to provide a natural and attractive outcome. Our team will assess your aesthetic goals and the viability of your donor hairs during a private consultation in NYC, at which point we can provide a detailed and customized quote for services.
FAQs about hair transplantation in NYC
Why choose Dr. Jacono for hair transplants?
Dr. Jacono, a double board certified plastic surgeon, relies on a minimally invasive, cutting edge hair restoration approach that beautifully restores the scalp, improving your confidence and total well being. He has performed hair transplants in NYC for over a decade, garnering tremendous expertise and skill in this delicate, complex cosmetic field. Dr. Jacono is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) and completed an advanced one-year fellowship program with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Will my new hair require special care?
Maintenance for your newly transplanted hair will be about the same as with your older hair. The new hair can be washed, dyed, cut, shaved or styled as you wish.
Is hair restoration painful?
Some clients compare hair transplants to a routine dental checkup in terms of discomfort levels. The doctor can always provide you with pain medications, but most clients don’t need them for more than a few hours following their procedure.
How soon after a hair transplant treatment can I dye my hair?
It is best for you to wait at least 2 weeks after your hair transplant to color the hair, just to ensure the proper amount of healing ensues before adding any chemicals into the mix.
What can I expect from recovery after my procedure?
Clients will be able to return to work, school and other normal activities the day after their treatment, taking care to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for 7-10 days post-op. You may experience some minor crusting on the scalp, which can be removed during a shampoo several days after your appointment.
You will find that the transplanted hairs will shed around 2 to 4 weeks after surgery, but the follicles will remain behind and over time your healthy, full hair will grow back. It may take up to 3-6 months to witness the full cycle of hair growth, with your outcome continuing to improve over 12-15 months post-op.