by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Aug. 2, 2012, 9:34 a.m.
We would like to congratulate August's Patient of the Month on his amazing transformation by Dr. Ramtin Kassir. This patient had a hair transplant surgery 1 year ago!
About Hair Restoration
The hair restoration techniques of Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction are performed in our office facilities in NYC and NJ under local anesthesia. The most state of the art techniques involve automated FUE Hair transplant sessions like the Neograft or Artas that involve the movement of thousands of tiny follicular unit grafts may take a whole day, but the time goes by quickly as patients rest comfortably during the hair loss surgery; either watching TV, taking a nap, or chatting with the staff.
The perception that people may have of a hair transplant, where patients leave the office with their heads wrapped in bandages and have significant bleeding and pain, is from the older, plug techniques. In modern follicular unit hair transplantation, hair surgery patients leave the office with only a hat and headband and are able to shower and shampoo their hair the day after hair restoration surgery. After the procedure there is only some discomfort that is treated with oral medications, and there is literally no bleeding.
In either procedure, the hair transplant is visible for about a week. Some patients cover the area with their existing hair and others choose to wear a hat when they are in public. Patients can resume normal daily activities the second day following their hair restoration surgery, although there are some restrictions on strenuous exercise, smoking and drinking. New hair growth starts to appear 2 to 3 months after hair surgery and is generally complete in 10 to 12 months
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