Hair restoration involves taking hair from one part of your scalp or body and grafting it to the area where hair is thinning. Whether you have thinning hair due to hereditary baldness or a medical condition, such as trichomoniasis, hair restoration procedures help fill out areas that have little to no hair. Dr. Gopal offers minimally invasive procedures that can provide you with results more quickly than traditional hair restoration procedures.
How does hair restoration work?
Dr. Gopal uses follicular unit extraction (FEU) technology to restore hair. FEU involves removing a single follicular unit using an extraction device. When this type of hair restoration is performed, there are no stitches or incisions. FUE technology leaves you with only tiny rounded scars that aren’t noticeable. Transplanted hair grows in the treated area, giving you a fuller head of hair. Dr. Gopal offers SmartGraft® hair transplants, which involve the use of FUE technology.
Who can have hair restoration?
SmartGraft is ideal for men and women who want to keep their hair short. Traditional procedures leave scarring that makes this hard to do. These minimally invasive hair restoration procedures are also suitable if you only need a small area of hair transplanted or if you’re trying to hide a scar on your scalp.
This procedure uses your own hair, so the hair that grows looks completely natural on your head. You’ll also notice results more quickly than you would after having a traditional hair transplant or restoration. Also, scars are extremely small. Keep in mind that results vary from patient to patient.
SmartGraft procedures are not painful. Dr. Gopal uses a local anesthetic that numbs your skin, so you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. You should expect to be in the office for up to six hours, depending on how much hair you’re having restored. After your procedure, you might need to limit certain activities for a couple of days before returning to your regular routine. Dr. Gopal will let you know what recovery involves and which activities you should limit if necessary.
For more information on minimally invasive hair restoration, contact New York Medicine Doctors.
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