Plastic Surgeons Serving Edison, Marlboro, Warren, And West Orange, New Jersey
Hair loss affects both men and women, although men are more likely to experience significant balding. While there are many different products on the market that claim to restore hair, only hair transplantation is actually scientifically documented and proven to work.
If you are suffering from hair loss and would like to restore your hairline before it's too late, call Associates in Plastic Surgery at 732-548-3200 today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in Edison, Marlboro, Warren, and West Orange, New Jersey.
What Is Hair Transplantation?
Hair restoration involves taking existing hair on the back of the head and transplanting it to areas of hair loss. The hairs then take root at their new site and begin to grow naturally. Hair transplants are permanent, and with our advanced technology, skill, and artistry, look very natural.
Hair transplantation is a minimally invasive procedure that requires no general anesthesia and little downtime. During the first month, the hairs may fall out, but this is normal because of natural hair growth cycles. Over time, you should see nice hair growth in the areas that were once balding.
Hair Transplant - Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have Visible Scars following Hair Transplant Surgery?
Like all surgeries, you will be left with small scars following hair translation surgery. Our skilled surgeons will carefully conceal any scars within the hairline, so they will not be visible once they have healed. Modern transplant surgery techniques can produce an almost “scarless” result.
How Long Will the Results of Hair Transplantation Surgery Last?
Surgical hair transplantation is a long-lasting solution to male or female pattern baldness. Healthy hair follicles are harvested from an area of thick hair growth and individually implanted in areas of thinning hair growth. These should continue to produce healthy hair growth well into old-age.
Why Should I Choose Associates in Plastic Surgery?
If you suffer from a receding hairline or areas of thinning hair, that can have a detrimental impact on your self-esteem. The surgeons at Associates in Plastic Surgery are well-versed in hair transplantation and can help you look – and feel – more confident and attractive.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons possess the technical skill and artistry to produce natural-looking, long-lasting results. Each of our surgical procedures is performed within the privacy of our state-of-the-art surgical centers in New Jersey. When you select Associates in Plastic Surgery, you can be confident that your hair restoration is being performed by highly-qualified, experienced professionals, and can expect the best in hair transplant techniques and technologies in New Jersey.
Benefits of NeoGraft Hair Transplants
Here at Associates in Plastic Surgery, we use NeoGraft follicular unit extraction (FUE) for our hair transplant surgeries. Follicular unit extraction has a number of benefits, including:
- No linear scar across the back of the head
- Natural-looking hairline
- Minimally invasive process
- Permanent results
- No stitches or staples required
With follicular unit extraction, groupings of up to 4 hairs are individually extracted and then placed into areas of desired hair growth. These small units allow for incredibly natural results, and the donor sites at the back of the head can be easily camouflaged with existing hair. Other hair transplant methods require a linear scar from the graft, and the hairline often ends up not looking as natural.
NeoGraft hair transplants can also be used to restore thinning eyelashes or eyebrows. You will have to trim them regularly, but most patients find that the aesthetic benefits are worth it.
Who Is A Candidate for NeoGraft Hair Transplant?
Ideal candidates for NeoGraft hair transplants still have some hair left. If you are completely bald, unfortunately, hair transplantation is not an option for you. In addition, good candidates tend to be over the age of 25. The reason for this is that while transplanted hair will not fall out, surrounding hair will continue to be lost, which may result in an unnatural appearance and require further treatment. Generally, hair loss patterns are established after the age of 25, and your surgeon will be able to transplant your hair in a way that will continue to look natural.
If you are younger than 25 and want to have a hair transplant procedure done, please see our experienced hair transplant surgeons for a consultation to see if it is in your best interest to wait or if you can have the treatment sooner. Other characteristics of a good hair transplant candidate include:
- Has realistic expectations
- Is in good health
- Has thick, viable donor hair
The best way to determine if you are a good hair transplant candidate is to come in for a consultation. Our experienced hair transplant surgeons will examine you, ask about your concerns and goals, and help you come up with the best treatment plan to meet your goals.
It is important to be realistic about a hair transplant procedure. Since it is utilizing existing hair, there are limits to how full of a head of hair you can achieve. Most surgeons will utilize strategic placement to give the illusion of fuller hair, rather than trying to simply place as many units as possible.
PRP Injections to Reduce Hair Loss
If you have thinning hair but are not in need of a full transplant procedure yet, or if you want to supplement your transplant results, PRP injections are an option. PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, contains energy and growth factors that can help stimulate dormant hair follicles. PRP injections are a cutting-edge treatment and can be an alternative to topical medications and surgical hair transplantation.
PRP injections are virtually painless, and take around 15 minutes to perform. We will draw a blood sample, use a special tool to extract the platelets, and inject into strategic areas to stimulate hair growth. We generally recommend 3 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart, and new hair growth can usually be seen within 3 months. Ask us if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Hair Restoration Near You
Hair loss can impact anyone. Men and women can experience hair loss as early as their twenties, negatively impacting self-confidence, while adding years to your appearance.
Associates in Plastic Surgery offers hair restoration to encourage healthy hair growth and improve the thickness of quality of your hair. Associates in Plastic Surgery has offices all around New Jersey: Edison, Marlboro, Warren and West Orange. As we are also a neighboring city to New York, we have many patients come in to our offices for their cosmetic services, whether this be surgical or non-surgical.
Hair Restoration Procedure: What You Need to Know
Your surgeon will “map out” where the follicles will be placed to ensure natural and even distribution of hair. Then, the NeoGraft handheld device will be used to extract healthy hair follicles from the donor site. Once all the needed follicles for your treatment have been harvested, they are methodically placed in the right locations to fill in thinning or balding areas.
The procedure generally takes a few hours to complete – and is far faster than the traditional hair restoration technique. The actual time needed for your procedure will be based upon the degree of hair loss and the quantity of transplants needed.
Recovery After NeoGraft Hair Restoration
The NeoGraft system is minimally invasive and extremely safe for patients, with a fast recovery. The donor area and treated areas will be healed within one week of your procedure and others will not see that you have undergone a hair restoration procedure.
After your NeoGraft hair restoration, you must be cautious with the treated areas avoid rubbing, touching, or otherwise disturbing the transplanted follicles. Do not shampoo your hair for the first 24 hours after the procedure and be very gentle when contacting the treated area. Wait approximately two weeks before performing strenuous exercise.
Once the follicles are become viable in their new location, you will see new hair growth. There is some degree of patience required with hair restoration, but with NeoGraft, it is well worth the wait. As the months pass, your new hair will fill in, and you can enjoy your life ahead with far greater confidence in your appearance.
How long will it take to see results?
Hair follicles have a natural growth cycle, and the transplanted follicles have been shocked. The follicles will shed hair initially, but don’t be concerned – they are in dormant phase, and will soon begin producing new hair, typically within to four months. Every person is slightly different. After approximately six months, your will experience noticeable hair growth.
The new hairs will continue to grow and will blend with your existing hair for an extremely natural look. The new hair growth can be cut, colored, and styled just like your normal hair – because it is! If you're looking for hair restoration, contact Associates in Plastic Surgery to get started today.
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