If you dream of having a thicker, fuller head of hair, a strip procedure - follicle unit transfer can help. At Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York, David Mayer, MD, and the team provide strip procedure - follicle unit transfers on-site as an outpatient procedure. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a team member today.
Hair loss is a common problem that affects people of all ages, genders, and races. In fact, almost everyone loses between 50 and 150 hairs each day. Usually, hair grows back, but if your follicles are thin or weak, regrowth may not occur.
If you’ve noticed a significant loss of hair and over-the-counter treatments like Rogaine® don’t significantly improve your symptoms, make an appointment with the team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers as soon as possible.
A strip procedure - follicle unit transfer is a type of hair transplant. It’s used to address thinning or lost hair at the front and top of your scalp.
A strip procedure is a quick, outpatient operation conducted in-office. Before treatment, the team administers a local anesthetic to numb your scalp and ensure your comfort. Once the anesthesia sets in, the team carefully removes a thin strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back and sides of your head.
Afterward, the skilled surgical team divides your donor scalp into several replacement pieces. They then transfer the donor tissue to the front and top of your head, where balding is most visible.
Over time, the donor scalp encourages the production of new, healthy hair follicles. Gradually, this restores your hair to its full, vibrant, and near-original condition.
A strip procedure - follicle unit transfer typically takes three to four hours. To achieve the best possible results, it’s important to undergo at least two treatment sessions spaced several months apart. Be patient, follow the team’s recovery instructions, and adhere to all aftercare guidelines.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for a strip procedure - follicle unit transfer, the team physically examines your scalp, reviews your medical history, and asks about your goals for treatment.
Ideal candidates have plenty of healthy hair on the back and sides of their scalp. It’s also recommended that you aren’t completely bald. Having at least a little bit of hair can help camouflage the early stages of your restoration process.
Following a strip procedure - follicle unit transfer, it’s normal to experience some mild pain and scalp sensitivity. Get plenty of rest and take a day or two off work. You should also avoid strenuous exercise for at least a week.
The team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers monitors your progress every four months.
To learn more about a strip procedure or follicle unit transfer, schedule an appointment at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers. Book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a team member.