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Hairline Tattoos – Everything You Need to Know

So, you’re noticing that your hair is getting a little thinner, or your hairline is a bit farther back than it used to be, and you’re wondering the best way to correct the issue. With so many different methods from surgery to medication, it’s hard to know the treatment that would best suit you.

With around two-thirds of men seeing their hair thinner by age 35, around 85% by age 50, you are certainly not alone. One treatment that is becoming increasingly popular is Hairline Tattoos, also known as Scalp Micropigmentation.

This technique creates the illusion of fuller hair through the use of tattoos on the scalp. It also works to cover scars or hair loss due to alopecia and is also an option for women experiencing thinning of the hair.

Hairline Tattoos for a Clean Hairline

If you currently have a receding hairline and are used to wearing the shaved head, a hairline tattoo will blend in perfectly with the stubble that naturally grows on your head. How? A trained technician uses a microneedle, which is much smaller than a regular tattoo needle, to recreate the look of hair follicles by injecting pigment into the scalp.

When creating the hairline tattoo, the technician only goes down two levels of skin as opposed to a regular tattoo which goes through five layers. It is done this way to keep it looking more natural by preventing the ink from spreading and losing its shape.

The color will be matched carefully to your natural hair color with some strands a shade darker to create the illusion of a shadow and make the appearance more three-dimensional.

Most patients need to go for two to three sessions depending on the severity of the hair loss.

What is the process of Scalp Micropigmentation?

If you are thinking that Scalp Micropigmentation may be the solution you have been hoping for, you, of course, are going to want to make sure you have the best in the field to do the procedure. It is very important to do your research and find a fully certified Scalp Micropigmentation expert who has had plenty of training and experience. Here is what you can expect once you have found an experienced practitioner.

  • First session: You will meet with the practitioner for an initial consultation to go over your options and figure out the style that will work best for you. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have.
  • First treatment: This usually takes around 3-4 hours and creates the foundation for your new look. The technician uses an advanced computer-controlled system to guarantee that the ink is applied consistently across the scalp.
  • Second treatment: Done at least six days later to be sure that the first treatment of ink has settled. This treatment is when the technician will fill in all the minor details and usually does not take as much time as the first treatment.
  • Third treatment: Normally a third treatment is not needed unless you are wanting to go darker.

What to Expect after a Hairline Tattoo

There are very little side effects from having Scalp Micropigmentation done. Most just experience some redness and scabbing and do not need to take time from work.

You should not wash or touch your scalp and avoid activities which may cause sweating for four days after treatment.

The redness is normally gone in two to three days and the entire healing process within about seven days. The pigments usually take about a month to settle in.

We hope this will be helpful for making your decision on how to conquer your hair loss. If you’d like to find out more about the process, reach out to one of our team members today.

Hair Transplants in NJ
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Hair Transplants Then and Now

HAIR! Whether we spend time washing it, shaving it, or styling it, most people are very aware of the hair all over their own body.

Hair, especially on the top of the head, is an important part of how people chose to present themselves. It is associated with beauty and good looks, and those who lose their hair tend to lose some confidence as well.

Luckily, thanks to modern science, technology, and medicine, people DON’T have to lose their hair anymore!

As the solution to the balding process still remains a mystery to scientists, hair transplants have become extremely popular in recent times as a remedy to hair loss.

In this video, BBC Earth Lab discusses the various hair transplantation techniques in detail and explains science hair loss.

Our entire bodies possess the ability to grow hair, besides a few spots like our lips, palm of our hands, and soles of our feet and the hair on all areas of the body grows the same.

All hairs have a hair follicle, which is where hairs increase overtime in length. Naturally, hairs do fall out and are replaced by new ones. Unfortunately, for some people, hairs in certain areas stop growing and never replace themselves.

There are a number of causes that could stop hairs from growing. It could be due to a major trauma which would leave scar tissue without follicles. More commonly, the follicles seem to just simply stop growing hair.

A hormone called dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT, seems to interfere with the hair follicles and stop them from growing hair. This type of hair loss is referred to as alopecia.

The enzyme 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR) converts testosterone into DHT and about 10% of testosterone is usually converted into DHT. Both men and women can have alopecia; however, it is more common amongst men.

Men naturally produce more testosterone, therefore it makes sense that they would be more commonly affected. In fact, this type of hair loss is most commonly known as male pattern baldness.

Hair transplants have become increasingly popular over the years, and they offer a solution to those that are losing their hair. Not only are the hair strands transplanted, but healthy hair follicles as well.

Back in the 1950s, doctors discovered that it was possible to successfully remove a hair follicle from one area of the body and transplant it to another area. They also discovered that around the back and sides of the head exits a “safe zone” of permanent hair growth that is not affected by the alopecia and holds many healthy follicles that can be used for transplantation.

The first type of hair transplants used what are called “plugs.”

Surgeons would remove small patches of skin that had about 20 follicles each and then insert these plugs into the bald area. This often left patients with unnatural looking hair.

In the last few decades, hair transplantation procedures have greatly improved. Rather than moving 20 follicles together at once, hair transplants now entail moving just one or two follicles, or follicular units, at a time.

There are two popular transplantation methods in which this occurs.

The first method is called Follicular Unit Transplantation, also known as the Strip Method. It involves removing a strip of skin from the safe zone along the back of the head. This strip is then cut and sliced into individual follicles.

Next, these follicular units are inserted into small slits that were made on the bald area of the head.

The other popular method is called Follicular Unit Extraction. This technique uses a tool to cut around individual follicular units and just remove that very small piece, leaving the rest of the skin intact. These follicular units are typically taken from the safe zone as well.

These cuts leave very tiny circular holes that will heal and barely leave any scarring. Then these individual units are inserted into the small slits that were made on the bald area of the head.

Hair Transplants in NJ at Chuback Medical Group

At Contemporary Hair Transplant, we don’t just care about our patients, we care about everyone who suffers from hair loss.

We offer hair transplants in NJ at our reputable, state-of-the-art facility located 15 minutes from Manhattan. Our highly qualified staff uses the latest equipment and technology to achieve remarkable results.

Our Board-certified plastic surgeon, Jaime Bastidas MD is well prepared to restore your hair. His team of hair technicians has over 40 years of experience in hair transplantation procedures.

At Contemporary Hair Transplant, our message to patients is “You don’t have to lose your hair.” We understand that hair loss can be devastating and can change the way one feels about themselves. Our mission is to have you to walk out of our office with excitement and confidence about your hair!

Find out what your hair restoration options are.
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Hair Loss Causes and Treatments in New Jersey
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Hair Loss Causes and Treatments

Let’s face it, hair loss is a sore subject for those who suffer from it. It can change the way we feel about ourselves.

Treating hair loss is similar to solving any sort of problem. It is important to understand the problem before trying out a solution.

Hair Loss Causes and Misconceptions

There are many types of hair loss as well as many misconceptions when it comes to what causes them.

In this video, Debunked puts together an extensive list of hair loss types and puts to rest some popular misconceptions to why this hair loss happens.

Receding hairlines, bald spots on the top of the head, and thinning hair all fall under the name Androgenetic Alopecia or pattern hair loss.

As Debunked reports, having sex and high levels of testosterone DO NOT cause pattern hair loss.

The culprit in this scenario is actually a chemical called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is converted from testosterone, which is essential for growing body hair, developing muscle mass, and forming a deep voice.

Adversely, DHT is responsible for causing the shrinking of the hair follicles in the scalp which also causes this pattern hair loss.

This condition is generally hereditary and can come from mothers and fathers alike.

Another general misconception states that applying styling products to hair, washing hair often and even drying hair with a towel will cause a person to be susceptible to balding. These misconceptions are untrue.

While applying large amounts of product to hair without washing it out can cause damage to the hair shaft itself, the product is not making its way to the follicle. Even if the product was applied to the scalp and massaged in, it would not cause balding; however, applying the product to the scalp in this fashion could cause the scalp to be irritated and dry.

Washing hair every day does not cause balding either. The worst-case scenario is that you will damage the actual hair shaft itself by constantly, aggressively drying the hair with a towel. You could also cause the scalp to become dry and flaky. These conditions are easily treatable by switching to a milder shampoo, applying conditioner to the hair, and blow-drying hair in a continuous manner versus towel drying.

Stress and trauma also do not have an effect on pattern hair loss but could trigger an auto-immune disease called Alopecia Areata.

This form of Alopecia is responsible for hair loss in seemingly random circular patches on the scalp, face, and body. Little clinical evidence shows a connection to stress and Alopecia Areata hair loss. Some other factors to collectively consider include:

• Hormones
• Viruses
• Allergies
• Toxins

When these factors combine, they could trigger the disease. Thankfully, four out of five patients recover from Alopecia Areata with no signs of ever losing the hair in the first place.

It’s not to say stress doesn’t cause hair loss at all. In fact, stress and trauma can send our bodies into survival mode where the body shuts down non-essential processes for life which includes hair growth. Since hair growth is cyclical, if that cycle is disrupted, a large amount of shedding can occur which would give the appearance of hair loss.

What can be done about Hair Loss?

Now that we know what does and doesn’t cause hair loss, we can effectively treat the problem.

At Contemporary Hair Transplant, we don’t just care about our patients, we care about everyone who suffers from hair loss.

We treat hair loss in NJ with the latest equipment and technology as well as with the most qualified staff.

Our Board-certified plastic surgeon, Jaime Bastidas MD is well prepared to restore your hair. His team of hair technicians has over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation procedures.

We are experts at a number of hair loss treatments including surgical FUE and Strip Harvesting hair transplantation as well as non-surgical PRP hair loss treatment and Scalp Micropigmentation.

There is also our Hair Growth Power Pack that features a combination of low-level Laser light cap treatment, PRP, and topical Minoxidil.

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Beginners Guide to PRP Hair Therapy for hair loss
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The Beginner’s Guide to Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Loss

“Am I going bald?”

If you’re asking yourself this question, you should know that it’s asked more often than you think and that you aren’t alone.

Pattern baldness is a genetic condition that predisposes you to hair loss and affects more than 60% of men and millions of women throughout the U.S.

So, what exactly are the true early signs of pattern baldness?

  • Thinning hair
  • Changes in your hairline
  • Above-normal hair loss after showering and brushing your hair

Balding may be natural, but modern technology has made it optional. If early signs of hair loss are affecting your physical appearance, emotional state, self-identity, etc., it’s time to seek a solution.

If you aren’t fond of scalpels and are looking for a less invasive hair restoration treatment, you need to learn about PRP therapy.

Clinical research proves that Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, a non-surgical method of managing hair loss, is cost-effective and provides a high-level of patient satisfaction.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

In essence, it’s blood therapy.

Although it’s emerging as a hair loss treatment, PRP has been respected in the medical community as a healing treatment for injuries for quite some time.

Before you understand how PRP therapy works, you need to know that your blood is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Platelets are the compounds that drive the effects of PRP therapy since they contain several proteins – called growth factors – that promote healing.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood that contains five to ten times the normal amount of platelets. To develop PRP plasma, your hair loss specialist will begin by drawing your blood.

Then, the blood sample will undergo a process called centrifugation that separates the platelets from blood, concentrating them.

The PRP Therapy Four-Step Treatment Process

When PRP is used as a treatment for hair loss, it is a four-step process:

Step 1: Blood is drawn, usually from your arm.

Step 2: The collection is processed via centrifugation and separates your blood sample into its components: plasma, platelets, and cells

Step 3: The platelets are then separated out with some plasma creating platelet-rich plasma.

Step 4: This PRP gets injected into your scalp to promote hair growth in thinning areas.

Here at Contemporary Hair Transplant, we use a state of the art PRP system specifically designed to consistently yield a high concentration of platelets in our PRP.

PRP is a non-invasive hair restoration treatment that combats early signs of male or female pattern hair loss by stimulating better hair growth in affected areas.

PRP Hair Loss Therapy Efficacy

If you’re starting to see early signs of hair loss, PRP is likely a fitting hair loss treatment for you because it works best on patients whose hair loss is not advanced and there is still some hair growing. It will not work on completely bald areas.

During PRP therapy, You will receive up to 3 treatments once every 2 months, then annual maintenance. Your treatment will depend on several factors that include the severity of your baldness, genetics, age, etc.

Although PRP therapy is an emerging treatment that is not yet FDA approved, its’ efficacy as a hair loss treatment has been demonstrated in several studies.

Of course, you won’t be 100% sure PRP is the proper hair restoration treatment until you schedule a consultation and receive an examination from a hair loss specialist.

The Value of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy to Treat Hair Loss

If you are in the early stages of male or female pattern baldness, PRP therapy is an effective treatment to consider.

Surgeons report seeing 30% new hair growth in their PRP therapy patients and it is highly regarded in the medical community.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is an effective hair restoration treatment that is also:

  • Non-surgical
  • Affordable
  • Has little to no side effects

It’s the best of all worlds if you’re being proactive about your hair loss and want an early treatment to catch your pattern baldness in time.

Bottom line: If your hair loss has got you down but has still not progressed to the point where you require hair transplant surgery, schedule your Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy consultation.

The earlier you seek treatment, the better. The more your balding progresses, the more likely you will have to undergo invasive hair restoration procedures.

What questions do you have about PRP therapy?

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What is FUE Hair Transplant Surgery and Why Is It for Me?

Follicular Unit Extraction is a hair transplant technique where tiny follicular bundles – ranging 1-4 hair follicles per graft – are harvested from the donor area and subsequently implanted one by one into the affected area(s).

FUE is a newer procedure than Strip Harvesting and has been practiced in the hair transplant community for nearly a decade.

Both hair transplant techniques produce near equal results in terms of:

  • Naturalness
  • Graft yield
  • Session size

Overall, FUE is a minimally invasive hair transplant option.

Three Signs FUE Maybe the Best Hair Transplant Option for You

1 – You’re a Man

Surgeons will shave your head pre-operation if you decide on an FUE Hair Transplant. Strip Harvesting does not require that a surgeon shave your head, which is why women opt for the traditional technique.

FUE has proven very effective with Caucasian and Asian Hair, but Strip Harvesting remains the more efficient technique for African American men.

2 – You Like to Wear Your Hair in a Short Cut

Strip Harvesting will leave a linear scar on the back of your head. With FUE, tiny dot scars- the size of individual 1-4 hair follicle bundles – will be left throughout the donor regions of the scalp, invisible to the naked eye even if you sport a short cut.

This cosmetic formality is why most FUE patients choose the procedure over Strip Harvesting.

3 – You’re Willing to Pay More

The industry norm is that FUE is more expensive than Strip Harvesting. This is because FUE is the more labor-intensive procedure for surgeons.

That said, keep the following factors in mind:

  • No sutures are required
  • Post-op is less intensive
  • Minimal tiny dot scarring

Via FUE hair transplant, your surgeon has more control over placement of follicular bundles, where they are grafted, at what angle, as well as which follicular bundles to graft.

How Are You Affected by Hair Loss?

Everyone is uniquely affected by their hair loss.

For some it becomes a source of continual anxiety, depression, and creates issues with self-esteem and identity. Others brush it off and take the “baldis better” approach.

At the end of the day, it’s your life and only you know how affected you are by your hair loss. If it’s negatively impacting how you feel, as well as how you look, it’s likely the opportune time to take action.

FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure that can solve your balding woes, for good.

The question you need to ask yourself is this, “What are you going to do about your hair loss?”

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19 Questions You Have About Follicular Hair Transplants
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19 Questions You Have About Follicular Hair Transplants

Let’s cut to the chase.

The negative impact balding has on your self-esteem is not a myth.

But, you know what is? Hair Transplant surgery you can’t afford; it’s no coincidence that hair transplants are up more than 80% since 2006, per the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

Cutting-edge technology has made drastic improvements to hair restoration techniques by improving efficacy and reducing hair transplant surgery risks and cost.

Thinning hair, bald spots, and receding hairlines are not only hard blows to your self-esteem and confidence. Hair loss can also affect your romantic life and make you feel depressed.

2 out of 3 men in the US will show notable male pattern baldness by their mid-thirties, and 2 out of 3 women will suffer from female pattern baldness by their late 50s, usually post menopause.

If your hair loss is affecting how you feel and look, it’s “prime time” for a Hair Transplant. Here are 19 common hair transplant questions and their respective answers.

1. What is Follicular Unit Transplantation?

Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT is a method where a surgeon harvests bundles of hair follicles from donor regions of your scalp – usually the back or sides of your scalp – and transplants them to balding areas.

There are two hair transplant techniques by which a surgeon can harvest the follicular units from the donor regions of your scalp.

The first is referred to as FUT Hair Transplant or “Strip Harvesting,” and the second method is Follicular Unit Extraction usually called FUE Hair Transplant.

2. What is the Difference Between Strip Harvesting and FUE Hair Transplant?

Difference Between Strip Harvesting and FUE Hair Transplant

STRIP HARVESTING TECHNIQUE:

The Strip harvesting technique has been around longer than FUE, a newer procedure which has only really come into the spotlight in the last decade or so.

The main differences between FUT and FUE are that during FUT hair transplant surgery, the donor follicles are collected in a strip a few inches long, which is why FUT hair transplant is referred to as “Strip Harvesting.”

Strip Harvesting leaves a linear scar is left on the donor region of the scalp. This linear scar is not visible unless the hair is shaved or buzzed down to a shortcut. One of the leading reasons why patients opt for FUE is to avoid this scar if they want to keep a very short cut to the back of the head.

FUE TECHNIQUE:

Follicular Unit Extraction, on the other hand, is a technique where a surgeon harvests follicular units individually.

If you opt for FUE hair transplant, you won’t be left with a linear scar on the donor region of your scalp.

However, FUE will leave tiny round scars! The advantage is that these scars are hidden even with a short buzz cut.

FUE is more time consuming, intricate, and labor intensive for the surgeon, FUE hair transplant will be more expensive than Strip Harvesting.

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3. Do Hair Transplants Work on African American Hair?

Yes, they do.

Strip Harvesting has shown greater success with African American Hair.

4. Which Hair Transplant Works Best for Female Pattern Baldness?

Which hair transplant surgery is best for women?

Yes, female pattern baldness is real and affects millions of women in the US.

FYI, around 2 out of 10 of all hair transplant surgeries are on women. For women affected by female pattern hair loss, early signs commonly surface post menopause.

Most surgeons and hair loss specialists shave the heads of their patients before Follicular Unit Extraction. With Strip Harvesting, shaving hair pre-op isn’t necessary.

The majority of women are not willing to shave their head for FUE when they can get equal results with Strip Harvesting. Also, women’s hairstyles are typically long and they don’t have to worry about the linear scar showing through.

5. How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for Strip Harvest vs FUE?

You’re Likely a Good Candidate for Strip Harvesting Hair Transplant Surgery If:

  • You’re a man and don’t plan on a short buzz cut or shaving your head
  • You’re a woman with long hair
  • You’re African American

You’re Likely a Good Candidate for FUE Hair Transplant Surgery If:

  • You prefer to wear your hair very short
  • You aren’t attracted to the idea of FUT’s linear scar
  • You have scarring or a tight scalp not allowing a strip harvest

6. Can Hair Transplants Be Performed On Eyebrows?

Can Hair Transplants be Performed on Eyebrows?

Follicular Unit Transplantation can help men and women who want thicker and fuller eyebrows. Both a Strip Harvest or FUE can be used.

Just like transplant for balding areas on the head, single follicular units will be extracted from the back of the head and sides of the scalp and delicately placed in the eyebrow region.

FUT is the most permanent option for eyebrow hair restoration on the market and the results are very natural.

7. Do Hair Transplants Work for Fuller Beards?

Do Hair Transplants Work for Fuller Beards

Beards are “in.”

But, sometimes genetics can get in the way of being able to grow one, like the ones you see plastered all over IG.

A beard transplant can be achieved via Strip Harvesting or FUE. Surgeons will decide on which technique will be better depending on where the hair is harvested.

FUE would be used to harvest follicular bundles from a donor region under the chin. This donor area is ideal because the hair on the scalp has a different density and texture than facial hair.

If not, follicles are harvested from the back of a patient’s scalp. Once the grafts are removed from the donor area(s), your surgeon will place them to fill in empty beard areas.

8. Will My Hair Look Natural Post Hair Transplant Surgery?

Both techniques can provide very natural looking results, but ultimately your individual results will depend on the surgeon you choose.

Some surgeons are more detailed in their work than others. Which is why it’s important to do research on each potential surgeon and to meet with them for a thorough examination.

A surgeon will help you determine if you are eligible for hair transplant surgery, which hair transplant is the best option for you, and whether they as a surgeon are the best fit for you in general.

9. How Do I Know When a Surgeon is the Best Fit for Me?

Tips When Choosing a Hair Transplant Surgeon

When choosing your surgeon there are some things you need to consider, other than the basics, such as their education.

You should ask your surgeon how much experience they have in both Strip Harvesting and FUE procedures. It is also important to choose a board certified surgeon for your hair transplant.

1. Bias – most surgeons either specialize in FUT or FUE. Just make sure that the surgeon is not biased towards the technique they have expertise with and that their medical recommendation actually has your best interest in mind.

2. Examination – Make sure your examination to determine hair transplant candidacy is done by the surgeon that will potentially be performing your surgery, rather than just a consultant.

10. How Long Does Hair Transplant Surgery Take?

The length of hair transplant sessions vary depending on two things: the number of grafts and type of harvest.

At Chuback Medical, we spend the morning harvesting and preparing the grafts. You get a break for lunch and the afternoon is dedicated for placement of grafts.

Ultimately, everyone is different, but plan for an “all day event.”

11. Is Hair Transplant Surgery Going to Hurt?

In fact, the only discomfort you’ll feel during hair transplant surgery is a slight pinch when local anesthesia is applied to areas of the scalp that the surgeon will be working on.

At Chuback Medical, we make our patients as comfortable as possible.

Patients are awake and can listen to music or watch movies and videos in a reclined chair during surgery. We also provide patients lunch.

p.s. Bring your smartphone or tablet if you like!

12. Do I Need to Plan to Take Time Off Work?

Patients go home right after their surgery and can resume normal light daily activities the day after surgery.

However, unless you work at home, you will need to take some time off work. Our recommendation is a week, but that can vary depending on the patient and the work environment.

13. What Are the Risks?

Like with any surgery, there are risks. We minimize these risks by maintaining high surgical standards.

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With hair transplant surgery the biggest risk of concern is that some of the transplanted follicles die, unable to grow new hair. If that happens, we don’t get the hair growth we want for our patient, which is the whole point of the surgery!

We minimize this risk by maintaining high standards such as using state-of-the-art products to prepare and store the grafts to optimize their survival and growth.

14. Will I Be Left With Scars?

The scars left after hair transplant surgery are minimal at Contemporary Hair Transplant because our surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon and uses meticulous technique for closure of the donor site.

If you opt for Strip Harvesting, expect a thin linear scar to be left on the back of your head. Normal hair growth will hide this scar. However, this is one of the main reasons why patients – especially those who choose to wear their hair short – sometimes opt for FUE hair transplant surgery.

But, don’t be mislead.

FUE hair transplant leaves scars as well, but they look like multiple tiny pinpricks instead of one thin linear scar.

15. Will I See Hair Growth Immediately?

Most of our patients witness their new hair growth anywhere between 4 to 6 months after hair transplant surgery. We tell patients the final results will take up to a year.

Keep your expectations in check; you will not be walking out of hair transplant surgery with a full head of hair, but you will get your life and confidence back when all your new hair grows in.

16. Can Hair Transplant Surgery Help if I’m Bald?

You have to have enough actively growing hair and large enough donor regions for hair transplantation.

If you have significant hair loss, hair transplantation may not be an option. To determine your candidacy for a hair transplant surgery, schedule a consultation.

17. What’s the Success Rate of Hair Transplant Surgery?

Rate of Success of Hair Transplant Surgery

Technology has caused the rate of hair transplants to boom, as well as their levels of success.

As of 2018 the average percentage of grafts that survive after transplantation and result in new hair growth is anywhere between 85-95%.

Most hair transplant patients report greater than 60% new hair growth as soon as six to nine months after their surgery.

18. What Value Can I Expect from Chuback Medical?

At Chuback Medical you will receive high-quality care at a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, conveniently located 15 minutes outside of Manhattan in Paramus, NJ.

Our hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Jaime Bastidas, M.D., is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 15 years experience and is equipped with a hair transplantation team that has 30+ years of combined experience.

Dr. Bastidas (Dr. B) is also an Associate Member of the prestigious ISHRS (International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery).

During procedures, Dr. B stays in close proximity of the patient the whole time, monitoring their comfort level, talking to them. Patients’ transplantation procedures are always accompanied by PRP Hair Therapy to maximize graft survival and promote a faster growth rate.

Chuback Medical also partners with CareCredit to make hair transplant options as affordable as possible. If you are in the Northern NJ and Tri-state area, feel free to schedule a consultation today.

19. What is PRP Hair Therapy?

At Contemporary Hair Transplant, Dr. B accompanies all hair transplant surgeries with PRP treatment, also known as (Platelet Rich Plasma) PRP Hair Therapy

PRP hair therapy increases the chances of follicular survival rate. PRP is achieved by drawing your blood, running it through a centrifuge machine, which separates the platelets out.

The platelets have growth factors that have a positive effect on hair growth and graft growth.

This Platelet Rich Plasma is then applied to your scalp and on the grafts during hair transplant surgery.

PRP hair therapy has been shown to stimulate the growth of thinning hair follicles with minimal side-effects in randomized, placebo-controlled trials. PRP can also be used as a treatment for thinning hair, separate from FUT hair transplant surgery, especially for individuals just beginning to see hair loss.

The Hairy Reality

Women find men with hair more attractive.

One recent study on hair transplants found that post-surgery (once new hair growth kicked in) men received 75% more Tinder matches, compared to pre-surgery.

That’s quite a boost, but it’s not the only one. Hair transplant surgery is a means for you to get your self-confidence and life back. It’s a long-term investment, but a permanent one.

The bottom line is, quality surgeons will charge accordingly. Be careful of hair transplant clinics that advertise extremely low costs. Rock bottom costs usually correlate with rock-bottom quality.

Rock bottom costs usually equal rock-bottom results and we think you deserve much better for yourself.

After all, you didn’t think David Beckhams’ or Lebron James’ thinning hair and receding hairlines fixed themselves did you?

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5 Ways Follicular Unit Transplantation Revolutionized the Hair Transplant Game

You don’t have to pull a “Jeff Bezos” or “Bruce Willis.”

If you don’t want to.

It’s 2018 and male pattern baldness – the root cause of 95% of male baldness – is a choice and not a genetic inevitability.

An affordable choice at that.

The leading procedure that revolutionized the hair transplant game by producing effective, affordable and practically permanent results is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).

Here’s why Follicular Unit Transplantation is a great solution if you’re noticing thinning hair, a widow’s peak hairline and other early signs of male pattern baldness.

FYI be proactive and act once you notice a boost in the amount of hair you shed or the rate of thinning. Unfortunately, Follicular Unit Transplantation is not a procedure that can help if you’re already completely bald.

What is Follicular Unit Transplantation?

FUT is a surgical procedure where naturally occurring hair bundles or follicular units are removed from donor regions of your scalp and transplanted to balding areas.

“Donor” regions are areas on your head where hair is resistant to hair loss and will actively grow in the bald areas it is transplanted to.

The follicular units can be harvested from the donor areas in 2 ways. One way is known as “The Strip Method” or Strip Harvesting. This method has been used for decades and is reliable and predictable for creating excellent grafts for transplant. The other way is FUE or follicular unit extraction which has opened doors to more patients looking for hair loss treatment options.

Because there is a “safe zone” in male pattern baldness the donor grafts for Follicular Unit Transplantation are removed from the sides and back of the head.

How to Know if You’re a Good Candidate for the FUT Procedure

You can’t be 100% sure you’re an eligible candidate for FUT unless you schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.

But there are indicators that increase your chances of being a candidate for FUT hair transplant.

You’re more likely to be an eligible candidate for the FUT procedure if:

  • You’re a male or female with hair loss
  • Your pattern of baldness is genetic and following predictable patterns
  • You have enough actively growing hair on the back and sides of your head
  • Your hair loss is already affecting your appearance and confidence
  • You have realistic expectations of the procedure

As a general rule, you’re likely a good candidate for Follicular Unit Transplantation if your baldness has progressed enough to affect your appearance but not enough be at an advanced stage on the Norwood Hamilton Scale or Ludwig Hair Loss Scale.

If you think you’re an eligible candidate for FUT, here are the 5 great benefits that are linked to “The Strip Method” and why it’s considered a gold standard hair transplant procedure.

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How Did FUT Hair Transplant Revolutionize the Market?

5 ways fut changed the game infographic

Natural Results

We can go to mars but there still isn’t a cure for male pattern baldness.

Since prevention is out of the question, the next best thing is a treatment that produces very organic results. Like you being able to go to the barber for a haircut in as little as three weeks post surgery.

Follicular Unit Transplantation results are just that. You won’t have to worry about your hair looking “fake” by any means.

Such high-quality results occur because doctors are able to maximize the number of follicles harvested during one FUT session, group the follicular units by their number of hairs per unit, and strategically place them in a natural and effective fashion.

Really Affordable

Follicular Unit Transplantation with a strip harvest will almost always cost you less than comparable treatment options.

Since you’ll be paying price per graft, you’ll only pay for what you need to be compared to one flat fee.

So that you’re aware, Chuback Medical Group partners with CareCredit, an account many of our patients use specifically for their out-of-pocket hair transplant procedures.

Power-Packed Sessions

Strip Harvesting allows your surgeon to harvest and graft a large number of follicular units in one session.

Because of this, up to 3000 hair follicles can be transplanted during FUT hair transplant surgery, almost twice the amount compared to Follicular Unit Extraction.

Another plus is that surgeons won’t have to shave your hair if you decide FUT is the best hair transplant treatment option for you, as they will for comparable treatments.

Higher Follicle Survival Rate

Keep in mind that with all hair transplant surgeries, not every hair follicle that’s transplanted will survive, and each procedure has its individual follicle survival rate.

Although FUE has proven immense success in recent years, FUT follicle survival rate is still higher.

FUT is most likely the wiser investment if your male pattern baldness is progressing quickly and depleting your donor regions with rapidity.

Results are Permanent

Grafted sections transplanted during FUT sessions are permanent, which is great news since it means your results can last a lifetime.

Just remember, hair transplant procedures are not preventative and will not stop pattern baldness from progressing so care of your non-transplanted hair is of primary importance to minimize any progression.

Real-Life FUT Hair Transplant Results at Chuback Medical Group

Each FUT session is a full day process where we have an expert team taking care of you. At Contemporary Hair Transplant, our surgeon and technicians will focus on you and make sure you get the best result possible. You won’t be treated like someone thrown in a “factory line” where everything is automated.

Men in Manhattan, New York and throughout New Jersey love their hair. It’s a major part of the culture and can make or break your personal brand and style.

But to keep up with 2018’s coolest men’s cuts and styles becomes impossible when your hair loss increases. Which is why men in the New York City area seek our help for hair restoration services.

We offer cutting-edge technology, board-certified surgeons and a conveniently located practice in Paramus, New Jersey. Just 15 minutes from Manhattan, NY.

Result 1: Look at the red arrows and observe the change in the receding hairline.

The blue arrows point to the difference in fullness and thickness of this gentleman’s hair following the FUT procedure. He did not want to change the way he looked, but he wanted his current hairline to look fuller and better. We were able to soften his recession and add more density to his hair.

FUT hair transplant results

Result 2: This patient had phenomenal results.

Look at the size of his bald area on the top of his head before the procedure and how Follicular Unit Transplantation was able to fill in his bald spot.

FUT hair transplant results

The Bottom Line: Invest in Yourself

Let’s face it, male pattern baldness affects more than just your physical appearance.

It’s a condition powerful enough to cause a plummet in your self-confidence, in a culture where self-confidence is everything. After all, baldness is a somber cue that you’re aging.

Since there isn’t a cure, you have two choices; you can pull a “Jude Law” and accept things for what they are, or you can act and seek an effective solution.

Follicular Unit Transplantation is a leading hair transplant option for men and women who want a cost-effective, long-lasting and incredibly successful solution to their progressing baldness.

FUT makes the investment in yourself worth it.

After all, you’re not just getting back a full head of hair. You’re boosting your self-worth, personal style and turning back the hands of time as far as you can get away with.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Restoration
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PRP Hair Therapy — The Anti-Aging Tool That Helps Thinning Hair and Gives You a Youthful Glow

Getting old can take a toll on your looks, affecting both hair and skin.

Typically, both men and women suffer from thinning hair as they age, with nearly 80 million people in the United States alone finding their locks a bit lackluster.

The most common cause of thinning hair is Androgenic Alopecia:

  • Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Baldness are forms of Androgenic Alopecia
  • It is also known as Androgenetic Alopecia

And faces?

Most people notice the following predictable signs of aging in their faces over time:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Lines around the lips
  • Depressions around the mouth and nose
  • Volume loss
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Loss of skin tone and texture

Many people struggle with their changing looks as they age. Although aging is a natural process, you can control it to some extent.

How Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Can Benefit Your Hair and Face

Don’t let age keep you from wanting to look in the mirror. PRP is a modern way to combat thinning hair and aging skin that’s simple and effective when performed by a skilled professional.

What is PRP?

PRP has been in frequent medical use since the 1980s when doctors began using it in open heart surgery and maxillofacial surgery. It has now been applied to multiple medical fields such as sports medicine, pain management, dentistry, and cosmetics.

Now, cutting-edge science has allowed us to harness its effectiveness to provide facial rejuvenation and hair restoration using the natural healing properties of your own blood.

In PRP, your blood is drawn as in a blood test. It’s run through a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets. The platelets have growth factors that nourish the skin of your scalp and face. The platelets, mixed with plasma from your blood, then can be applied to your skin and/or scalp.

PRP has been shown to stimulate growth of thinning hair follicles with minimal side-effects in randomized, placebo-controlled trials. This makes it a good solution for hair restoration, particularly for individuals just beginning to see hair loss.

As a therapy for facial rejuvenation, PRP shows remarkable ability to stimulate collagen production and repair skin on a cellular level, promoting a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Thicker Hair, Glowing Skin in Paramus

Whether you’re looking for hair restoration or facial rejuvenation, the Chuback Medical Group offers the state-of-the-art science and technology that can give you the results you desire.

For faces, our Ultimate Aesthetics line of treatments offer PRP-based facials that will stimulate collagen production and bring back your face’s youthful texture and tone.

Our Aesthetic Medicine specialist, Kristen Socha, is a Clinical Specialist in Cosmetic Medicine. Kristen has completed the training necessary to guide your anti-aging choices and administer any of the science-based techniques we recommend to combat the ravages of time.

If you’re suffering from thinning hair, our PRP therapy can provide hair restoration that will have you feeling confident about your hair in no time.

PRP for hair is safe, effective and minimally invasive.

Our Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Jaime Bastidas, MD, oversees all procedures and can even discuss a hair transplant if you feel it’s right for you.

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Suffer from Hair Loss? Let the Hair Specialists in NJ Restore Your Hair — And Your Confidence

Nearly 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they’re forty. And for men, the news is no better with 85% of men experiencing hair loss by age 50.

Hair loss contributes to low self-esteem, loss of confidence, and causes emotional and psychological trauma in sufferers.

Women seem to suffer more than men from these deleterious side effects, partially because baldness is more common, and more accepted, among the male population.

Truth is, no matter whether you’re male or female — hair loss can be devastating.

Hair Specialists in NJ Can Help You Get the Treatment You Need

There’s more than one way to restore thinning hair. The hair specialists in NJ, the Contemporary Hair Transplant, will help you sort through all possible therapies to find the program that’s right for you and your type of hair loss.

To give you an idea of what we can offer, let’s look at the top three treatments.

PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical way to stimulate your body to regrow your hair. As a New Jersey PRP specialist, we have onsite equipment so all aspects of the procedure are in our control.

PRP treatment for hair loss involves drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. Our technique separates the platelet-rich plasma in a way that gives you 3-5 more times growth factors than standard PRP.

Then, we’ll inject this solution into the scalp so it can stimulate your body to repair and revitalize your follicles. PRP usually involves several treatments over time.

Strip Harvesting Hair Transplant

Strip harvesting is the standard in hair transplantation. A skilled doctor will remove strips of tissue containing donor follicles that will be grafted to where your hair loss has occurred.

Our technique harvests smaller strips so scarring is greatly minimized. Plus, the ability to retrieve many follicles at once means the procedure often only takes one session.

One session means less discomfort and downtime for patients.

FUE Hair Transplant

We can also use Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to provide fantastic results without scarring.

Like strip harvesting, FUE allows doctors to harvest many follicles at once to reduce discomfort and minimize the number of sessions necessary.

Extreme skill is needed to choose the right, unique follicular unit that will thrive in the new location.

Our doctors have the knowledge and technology to ensure the most successful rates of transplantation using this method.

Trust Your Hair to the New Jersey Hair Transplant Doctors with a Record of Excellence

If you want to restore thinning locks or covering balding areas, the specialists at Contemporary Hair Transplant will design a hair restoration program that will fit your lifestyle — and your budget.

Whether you want to explore the details of PRP, learn more about the strip harvesting technique, or find out about FUE hair transplant cost, we’ve got the answers you’re seeking.
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