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Your hair is a definitive element of your appearance. When hair loss occurs, it can have a significant impact on how you look and your self-confidence. In the last decade, there have been incredible advances in hair replacement and restoration techniques. Our aesthetic team at LM Medical NYC offers cutting-edge options for hair transplant in NYC.

All genders are affected by hair loss. Genetics, disease, hormonal imbalance, age and many other factors can impact your hair follicles. Thinning hair, bald spots and receding hairlines can occur at any stage of life. There are different types of alopecia, or hair loss, and many different treatments for restoring or replacing lost hair. One of the most effective and natural-appearing options is a hair transplant, using your own hair to create a thicker, more attractive look. In recent years, hair transplant techniques have been vastly improved for more natural and lasting results.

The Latest in Hair Replacement and Restoration

Hair transplant procedures have been used for decades, but the techniques used have changed dramatically. The method of removing hair “plugs” and transplanting a chunk of multiple follicles is an outdated technique that resulted in tuffs of hair that did not look natural. At LM Medical NYC, we use the latest options in hair replacement and restoration – follicular unit extraction, or FUE, and the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) methods. FUE removes individual follicles and transplants them to the desired area without incisions or stitches using the advanced NeoGraft® hair transplant system, while FUT surgically transfers strips of hair follicles to another area of the scalp.

With NeoGraft hair transplants, individual hair follicles are harvested from another part of the scalp or body and transplanted to the desired area. The robotic system uses FUE, a less invasive approach to hair transplant procedures. More hair follicles can be harvested in less time than manually harvesting follicles, and there is a higher rate of successful hair transplants. Some of the benefits of NeoGraft hair transplant procedures include:

  • No linear scarring
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No stitches or sutures
  • Natural-appearing results
  • Minimal downtime
  • Non-surgical

The results of NeoGraft hair transplants are beautiful and lasting. The hair follicles can be carefully placed to achieve the desired effect. Hundreds of hair follicles can be transplanted to thicken thin hair, cover balding areas or to lower the hairline.

The NeoGraft hair transplant system uses a pneumatic system that extracts individual hair follicles with a punch and suction. While there are small holes punched into the skin, these holes heal quickly and do not leave visible scars. Most patients have new hair growth within 3-4 months after their procedure and continue to have hair growth over the following months.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

FUT is the predecessor to NeoGraft FUE hair restorations, but is still an effective hair transplant technique. The method requires incisions to remove strips of viable hair follicles from a fuller area of the scalp that can be separated into follicle units to be transplanted into the desired area. FUT allows for more hair follicles to be transplanted in one session, and the procedure tends to be quicker and less expensive than FUE hair restorations. Up to 5,000 units can be transferred with FUT while FUE methods usually top out at 3,000 units per session.

If you are considering a hair transplant in NYC, come see us at LM Medical NYC. Dr. Lesley Rabach is a facial plastic surgeon who offers advanced options in hair restoration procedures, including using the NeoGraft hair transplant system or FUT hair restoration. Contact our offices today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lesley Rabach to discuss whether a hair transplant could give you back thicker hair for a more youthful, attractive appearance.

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