NYC Hair Transplant,
Park Ave Location
(212) 570-2505

Long Island Hair Transplant,
Great Neck Location
(516) 708-1898

Providers of NeoGraft Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplant and Hair Loss FAQ’s

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What can be expected after hair restoration surgery?

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Small scabs will form on the scalp at the grafted site, and will disappear in 4-10 days. Shampooing can be resumed 48 hours after surgery. In FUE (Follicular unit extraction) there are no stitches at the donor site. If you have a thin strip harvest from the back of the head, the stitches used in the back of the head are undetectable immediately after the surgery and is completely covered by your existing hair. A baseball type cap can be worn at anytime after surgery.

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Are hair transplants painful?

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Most of our patients are surprised how little pain there is during a hair transplant procedure. The only discomfort is during numbing of the scalp with injections, but the rest is painless. We use advanced local anesthetic techniques to maximize comfort. After this, most patients simply watch movies, nap, or listen to music during the procedure.

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Is an undetectable hair transplant possible?

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Yes. Today’s techniques are far beyond and advanced past the old “’plug style’ transplants. We use follicular unit transplantation where each hair follicle is transplanted so it grows out of the scalp as natural as any of the other hairs of the head. Additionally, hairlines are created with artistry now with hairlines that have a natural shape. These techniques create wavy, randomized hairlines that look natural.

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When can I go back to work?

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Depending upon the type of work you do, it is possible to go back to work the next day. If you do strenuous physical labor, we suggest our patients wait for 5 days.

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What are the main causes of hair loss?

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The most common cause of hair loss for both men and women is heredity. Male pattern hair loss is due to the hormone dihydrotestesterone (DHT). DHT causes a gradual thinning (miniaturization) and eventual loss of hair follicles that are genetically susceptible. The mechanism of female pattern baldness is not clearly known. Some of the other causes can include: illness, stress, poor diet, hormonal changes, medications, hair trauma, aging, and vitamin/mineral deficiencies.

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How do hair transplants work?

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Hair transplants work by harvesting hair follicles from a donor site (typically the back and sides of the scalp where the follicles are healthy) and transferring these follicles to the balding areas (the recipient site). The hair grows in the same manner as which it did before it was transplanted.

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When will I see results?

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Immediately post transplantation, the grafts will form small scabs. In about 2-4 weeks post-procedure, the grafted hair will shed. New hair growth will begin in 3-4 months and will grow about ½ inch a month.

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Are Hair Transplants Expensive?

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The cost of hair transplantation is dependent on your degree of hair loss and the amount of grafts desired. Despite the initial cost of the procedure, hair transplantation can be less expensive than an artificial hairpiece over the long run.

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Am I a good candidate for hair transplantation?

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The best candidates for hair transplantation are men with male pattern baldness and have a high hair density and enough donor hair in the back of the head where hairs are genetically programmed never to fall out.

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When can I resume normal activities?

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Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least five days after surgery. Depending on the procedure and your occupation, it is possible to return to work the next day. Your hair restoration surgeon will discuss your personal protocols at your consultation.

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How long does the procedure take?

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The average hair transplantation procedure takes about 4-7 hours depending upon the number of grafts. Session of 500 wil take 3 to 4 hours, and 2500 graft sessions can take up to 8 hours.

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Will any further maintenance be required?

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The use of medications such as Finasteride, (Propecia) Minoxidil (Rogaine) or Low-Level Laser Therapy can help you keep the hair you have, as hair loss does not stop once transplanted.