Hair restoration involves taking hair from one part of your scalp or body and grafting it to the area where your hair is thinning. Whether you have thinning hair or hair loss due to hereditary baldness or a medical condition such as trichomoniasis, hair restoration helps fill out areas that have little to no hair.
The minimally invasive procedures Dr. Gopal offers can provide you with results more quickly than traditional hair restoration procedures.
Dr. Gopal uses follicular unit extraction (FUE) technology to restore hair. FUE involves removing a single follicular unit — a natural grouping of hairs — using an extraction device. With this type of hair restoration, there are no stitches or incisions.
FUE technology leaves you with only tiny rounded scars that aren’t noticeable. Your 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.
SmartGraft is ideal for most anyone who desires thicker, younger-looking hair without the downsides of transplants. Unlike traditional procedures that can cause significant scarring, these procedures work for men and women who want to keep their hair short.
SmartGraft works well not only for both men and women, but also for all hair types. 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.
SmartGraft uses your own hair to address balding and hair loss, so the hair that grows looks completely natural. You’ll also notice results more quickly than you would after having a traditional hair transplant or restoration, with faster healing than surgical hair restoration.
Results naturally appear within nine to 12 months. While results vary from patient to patient, the scars tend to be extremely small.
Does hair restoration hurt?
SmartGraft procedures aren’t 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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