Hair Transplant. Follicular unit extraction or FUE is a hair transplant technique in which a small round punch is used to extract follicular units from a patient's bald resistant donor areas.
The cost per graft of FUE is also typically twice the cost of the standard follicular unit hair transplant procedure in which a strip of donor tissue is removed from the back of the head and trimmed under magnification into individual follicular unit grafts.
During the Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE procedure individual follicular unit grafts are excised one at a time using a tiny one millimeter or less sized punch.
How the minimally invasive hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is performed.
Since the direction and angle of the follicular unit beneath the skin can't be seen and can often differ from the direction of the hair on the surface, a sharp punch if used below the surface of the skin might transect or severe the underlying follicular unit.
Comparing Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to the Standard Strip Procedure.
While the FUE procedure has grown in popularity, largely due to the minimally invasive way in which follicular unit grafts are removed, the standard strip excision method is still the most popular hair transplant procedure. Donor strip being excised Incision sutured together Hair combed down after suturing The standard strip excision method involves surgically removing a strip of scalp from the bald resistant donor area of the patient.
Small groups of hair follicles (mini-grafts) and individual hairs (micro-grafts) are cut from the back of the scalp and transplanted to recreate or enhance a natural looking hairline and provide hairs or increase density to the bald or balding areas of the scalp. Since the original location of the hair follicle determines its fate, the transplanted hairs grow as they would normally in their original location.
Advantages Modern technique, the use of large numbers of very small grafts, and new medications that to a certain extent slow down the balding process, have made hair transplants a very useful and cosmetically sucessful procedure.
Disadvantages While mega sessions (1000 - 2000 grafts per session) are appropriate for some patients, better results with less complications are often achieved with multiple (2 - 4) smaller sessions. During each of these sessions 400 to 700 grafts are done, with an interval of two to three weeks between sessions. Recovery time is four to five days. The average costs to restore a balding scalp can range from $10,000 to $20,000. As with any procedure, complications such as infection and scarring can affect the final cosmetic result.
It's true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness but before you get a hair transplant you need to know if you really have male pattern baldnesss
Thinning hair and hair loss is very common in women, Reasons could be vitamin deficiency—to an underlying health condition.
In many cases, there are ways to treat both male and female hair loss. It all depends on the cause. Here are some common and not-so-common reasons why you might be seeing less hair on your head.
Physical stress physical trauma—surgery, a car accident, or a severe illness, can cause temporary hair loss which can cause a telogen effluvium Hair loss often becomes noticeable three-to-six months after the trauma. Eventually the hair will grow back after the body recovers.
Pregnancy Your hair will grow back in a couple of months.
Lack of protein
Male pattern baldness classic pattern in which the hair recedes at the temples, leaving an M-shaped hairline. topical creams like minoxidil (Rogaine) and oral medications such as finasteride (Propecia) that can halt hair loss or even cause some to grow surgery to transplant or graft hair is also an option Heredity Female-pattern hair loss, women don't tend to have a receding hairline, instead their part may widen and they may have noticeable thinning of hair women may benefit from minoxidil (Rogaine) to help grow hair, or at least, maintain the hair you have,
Female hormones pregnancy hormone changes can cause hair loss, so can switching or going off birth-control pills. This can also cause telogen effluvium,
Emotional stress Emotional stress is less likely to cause hair loss but will exacerbate a problem
Anemia iron deficiency (the most common type of anemia), which is an easily fixable cause of hair loss
Hypothyroidism when it’s not pumping out enough hormones, can contribute to hair loss
Autoimmune-related hair loss
Alopecia Areata Immune system (overactive) Steroid injections are the first line of treatment for alopecia areata, which appears as hair loss in round patches on the head.
Lupus autoimmune diseases such as lupus can also cause hair loss.
Dramatic weight loss Sudden weight loss
Chemotherapy Some of the drugs used to beat back cancer unfortunately can also cause your hair to fall out
Overstyling Vigorous styling and hair treatments over the years can cause your hair to fall out. Examples of extreme styling include tight braids, hair weaves or corn rows as well as chemical relaxers to straighten your hair, hot-oil treatments or any kind of harsh chemical or high heat
Trichotillomania impulse control disorder people to compulsively pull their hair out
Seborrheic Dermatitis inflammatory scalp and skin condition . Severe and persistent seborrheic dermatitis can cause hair loss.
New York Dermatology by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Gary Rothfeld is a board certified NYC Dermatologist with a New York City office in Manhattan, New York providing expert skin care, hair loss treatment, dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology services.
A Park Avenue practice with an international reputation in general, cosmetic, surgical dermatology, Medical and Surgical Hair Restoration including
Follicular unit extraction or FUE ( hair transplant technique).
Dr Gary sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit.
A significant percentage of my Hair Loss and Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further investigation and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my dermatology practice.
Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient the hair and cosmetic procedures will not work. In the case of a hair loss patient you must be almost 100 per cent certain why that patient is losing their hair if the patient is to have any chance of slowing down their hair loss or growing back their own hair. It is vital to undergo a full pre assessment to ensure that your skin type is fully assessed and to be accurate about your medical history. This particular procedure might not be the right treatment for you. It is crucial that the Doctor does a full History and Physical Examination and listens to your concerns. It very important to understand the individual needs of each patient because one procedure could work on one patient and then not another.
Each patient’s condition is carefully evaluated and the best treatment(s) are chosen to ensure an optimal outcome. Treatments are performed by Dr. Gary who has extensive cosmetic dermatology experience and training. This allows the Doctor to offer top-quality services in every area of the cosmetic dermatology field, while ensuring patients safety and satisfaction.
Dr. Rothfeld, recognized by the by the entertainment industry of America as one of the best dermatologists in Manhattan, has organized a comprehensive skin care center offering personalized state of the art services including medical,pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology.
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Dr. Gary Rothfeld is recognized as one of the best Dermatologist in New York, NY, Manhattan, NYC, New York City and the nation by the entertainment industry in the United States of America. At New York Dermatology headed by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Rothfeld, sees patients 7 days a week including Saturday and Sunday.
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