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Common Hair Loss Questions

Drs. Robert J. Dorin and Robert H. True believe informed patients experience the most satisfaction in their results. Here, we provide short answers to some common hair loss questions we hear from patients visiting us at our offices in Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC.

  • What will the donor site look like?

    Years of research and experience in both FUE and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) not only allows us to deliver great results, but also minimize the appearance of scars. The thin, linear scar resulting from FUT can easily be concealed with longer hairstyles, while scarring at the individual extraction sites involved with FUE is typically indistinguishable after surgery. 

  • How much density can I expect?

    Generally, our doctors can restore balding areas to 40-50 percent of their original density. To put this in perspective, most patients are not even aware of thinning until they have lost 50 percent or more of their hair's original density.
     
  • Is treatment painful?

    During the procedure, we will provide a combination of mild oral sedation and local anesthesia to keep you relaxed and ensure treatment is as comfortable as possible. Following treatment, patients often experience mild to moderate discomfort which can typically be managed with over-the-counter medications.
     
  • Will the transplanted hair look artificial? Can a hairline be detected?

    Our doctors reproduce all aspects of follicular unit architecture, which helps deliver the most lifelike hair restoration available. Patients can expect to achieve a fuller, more youthful, and very natural-looking hairline.
     
  • Is treatment safe? What can go wrong?

    Treatment is considered to be very safe. As with any type of surgical procedure, there will always be some degree of risk and infection, numbness, and discomfort can occur. However, at True & Dorin we follow the highest standards of safety to minimize any type of risk associated with treatment and recovery. 
     
  • Why does FUT & FUE look better than other older transplantation methods?

    Older techniques used large slits or round grafts to place hair in the donor area, which could produce clumpy-looking results that were often compared to a doll. Microtechnology techniques, such as FUT and FUE, mimic natural follicular units which contain just one to four hairs each.
  • What happens if I lose more hair and all I have left is the transplants?

    In some cases, patients may require additional treatment. However, the transplantation of hair follicles provides an overall thicker appearance, which means that even if additional hair is lost, patients will still have a fuller head of hair than they had prior to treatment. 
     
  • Should I wait for better technology to come along?

    There will most likely be newer technologies that will be discovered in the future. However, many of these are still many years out, which means that patients could be left waiting for a substantial period of time before they can commence treatment.
     
  • What do transplants look like as they begin to grow?

    Roughly seven months after surgery, the new hair follicles will begin to appear, just as your natural hair begins to grow. This will result in a substantial cosmetic improvement that is virtually undetectable from natural hair.
     
  • How much does a hair transplant cost?

    The cost of hair transplants can vary, depending on various factors, including the type of treatment and severity of hair loss.  On average a single hair transplant session will cost between $5,000 - $15,000.  FUE is more expensive per graft than FUT due to the dynamic of the process.  The best method for each patient is discussed and determined at your consultation by one of our doctors.   

What Will the Donor Site Look Like?

Through years of research and refinement, Dr. True and Dr. Dorin employ a method of donor site harvesting that is far superior to older techniques, and is designed to minimize and conceal any sign of scarring for patients visiting our offices in Manhattan, NYC, and greater NYC.

Examples of Donor Scars with FUT and FUE Method

Depicted in pictures below are FUE and FUT cases. Minimally invasive Hair Transplantation with follicle extraction (FUE) produces more diffuse tiny circular scars in the donor area. The chief advantage of this harvesting method is that the donor area hair may be worn shaved close to the scalp after a transplant. 

In our FUT strip harvesting method, a single strip of donor scalp is removed, and the remaining open donor area is meticulously sutured closed using a two-layer technique that consistently results in a small, linear scar.

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DONOR AREA 6 DAYS AFTER FUE FEMALE TRICHOPHYTIC CLOSURE 12 DAYS POST-OP SHORT SYTLE AFTER 1 FUT
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TRICHOPHYTIC CLOSURE AFTER 2 FUTs FADE STYLE VIEW OF TRICHOPHYTIC CLOSURE AFTER 2 FUTs TRICHOPHYTIC CLOSURE AFTER 1 FUT BUZZ STYLE
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More Consistent Results with FUT Strip Harvesting

When we are doing a repair case in which we are re-harvesting an old scarred area there may be a somewhat larger scar, but it can still be hidden under the remaining hair. The new methods of harvesting make more efficient use of the donor area. In punch grafts, a certain amount of tissue is wasted around each circular graft. With the use of the FUT strip harvesting method, we are able to utilize all of the donor hair, which makes possible the ability to transplant the entire bald area.

Even patients who have had multiple treatments will have just one fine linear scar in their donor area, which is easily concealed under hair worn ½ inch or longer.

Easily Concealed Scars

If a series of treatments is required, our approach is to remove all scar from previous treatment in the selected donor area as part of the new strip. Thus, even for patients who have had extensive harvesting of their donor and/or who have had multiple treatments will have just one fine linear scar in their donor area that is easily concealed under hair worn ½ inch or longer.

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If you would like to ask us more questions about what to expect from the procedure, how the scar will look, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please send us a message or contact us at (866) 629-0866.

How Much Hair Density Can I Expect?

Proper allocation of donor supply generally allows restoring bald areas to 40-50% of their original density. As most people are not aware that their hair is thinning until they have lost 50% or more of their original density, patients who have or will develop extensive baldness (Class5-6) can generally be restored to this level.

It is expected that virtually all of the donor hair harvested will be transplanted and regrow. It is our policy that we place all of the grafts produced in each session.

Patients visiting our offices in Manhattan, NYC, and throughout the greater New York metropolitan area who have partial baldness or who elect to focus treatment on only part of their bald scalp can achieve density approaching that of youth. Individual variations in the amount and quality of donor hair influences what can be achieved.

Anticipated Hair Growth

It is expected that virtually all of the donor hair harvested will be transplanted and grow. It is our policy that we place all of the grafts produced in each session (even if we get more than the targeted amount), and in the rare instance growth rate is less than the anticipated 98-99%, we will replace lost grafts at no charge. Our current treatments are transplanted at 40 to 70 grafts/sq. cm.

Before and After

The before and after below is representative of the kind of density and improvement that can occur with modern hair transplantation. 5332 grafts were transplanted for this patient.

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Hiding Old Hair Style Hair Transplants

When transplanting into old scarred areas in a revision case of old transplants done years ago, the growth rate will be somewhat less. This is because the scarring of the old section makes it difficult for the blood supply to get to the new grafts. Nevertheless, repair treatments do an excellent job of hiding old style hair transplants.

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If you would like to know more about our treatments, please send us a message or give us a call at (866) 629-0866.

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Video Hair Transplant Results: Greg

Greg had 1 hair transplant session consisting of 4325 grafts - a total of 6545 hairs.

Is Hair Restoration Surgery Painful?

Patients visiting our practice serving Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC uniformly report that they found their procedures and healing much easier to go through than they had imagined.

99% of our procedures are performed with a combination of mild oral sedation and comfortable application of local anesthesia.

Video: What Is the Whole Experience Like?

An actual True & Dorin patient talks about how pleasant and painless his hair transplant was.

Mild to Moderate Pain

With FUT strip harvesting patients do report experiencing mild to moderate pain in the donor area for the first 24 to 72 hours. This is well controlled through prescribed medication. Mild soreness persists in the donor area for another week or two, rarely to a degree that anything other than over-the-counter pain medications is required.

Mild to moderate pain in the donor area for the first 24 to 72 hours.

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Medication to Improve Comfort

Patient undergoing hair restoration surgeryWith FUE, patients will rarely use prescription pain medications after the night of their procedure and over-the-counter pain medications for one to two more days.Hair transplantation is associated with pain levels less than most dental and cosmetic surgical procedures.

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If you would like to know more about techniques and how we minimize discomfort, please send us a message or give us a call at (866) 629-0866.

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Will the Transplanted Hair Look Artificial?

True & Dorin's ultra-refined follicular unit hair transplantation technique assures patients visiting our offices in Manhattan, NYC, and throughout greater NYC that their transplanted hair will appear completely natural because we accurately reproduce all aspects of follicular unit architecture.

What we try to do is really recreate what was there before they had lost their hair. We don’t try to create anything unnatural. We try to follow direction and angle of hair that was on their head before. - Dr. Dorin

Transplanted Hair Will Have a Fuller and Natural Appearance

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"It’s their own natural living hair. They can go to their hairstylist, have it cut, have it washed, anyway that they want." - Dr. Dorin

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Video: Natural-Looking Transplant Results

Dr. Dorin talks about what results a patient can typically expect from a hair transplantation.

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If you would like to know more about what we do to make everything look as natural as possible, please send us a message or give us a call at (866) 629-0866.

Is Hair Restoration Safe?

Yes, modern hair transplantation is extremely safe. These are minor outpatient procedures, not major hospital operations. 

What Makes Treatment So Safe?

At our practice serving Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC, our procedures are conducted in a dedicated facility that goes beyond all state and federal requirements for infection control and sterility.

Recent Innovation Has Allowed Us To:

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While not impossible, infection with a hair transplant is extremely rare and when treated with antibiotics resolves without damage.

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If you would like to know more about our safety precautions, or you would like to set up a consultation, please send us a message or give us a call at (866)629-0866.

Actual Patient Results

FUE and FUT Hair Transplantation vs. Other Methods

Human hairs grow in follicular units of one hair to four hairs. With the use of today's advanced microtechnology techniques, Robert J. Dorin and Robert H. True can now produce completely natural-looking results without the clumpy “doll's head” look of the old, large slit or round grafts. The tiny grafts can be placed very close together now (50 to 70 per square centimeter), producing uniformity of hair distribution and accurate reproduction of normal hair architecture for patients in Manhattan, NYC, and throughout greater NYC.

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With an outdated restoration procedure, this patient was not able to achieve the fuller, thicker hair he desired.
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The more advanced techniques offered at True & Dorin delivered a fuller, more natural-looking appearance.

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Donor sites can be precisely oriented to reproduce the natural flow and contour of hair across scalp zones. Single hairs are strategically placed along the hairline and center of the whorl; one to two hair grafts are used in the adjacent zones and part lines; and two to four hair grafts are used elsewhere. Strategic placement produces soft margins, transition zones, and interior density.

With today's advanced techniques, we can produce uniformity of hair distribution and an accurate reproduction of normal hair architecture.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you would like to know more about our follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction treatments, reach out to our practice today. Please send us a message or give us a call at (866) 629-0866.

Will I Lose More Hair After My Hair Transplant?

Many patients begin treatment while they are partially bald. Since male and female pattern baldness are progressive, further treatment will be needed to keep pace with hair loss. Dr. Robert H. True and Dr. Robert H. Dorin use advanced techniques to provide the most natural-looking results in both the near and long-term for patients who visit our offices in Manhattan, NYC, and throughout the greater New York metropolitan area.

One of the most appealing aspects of contemporary hair transplantation is that the transplanted hair looks completely natural if the remaining native hair around it is lost. All it looks like is hair is thinner than it was. So the decision about doing further treatment is optional, not a necessity.

Adding Back Lost Density

Hair restoration resultsIt is up to each patient if they want to add back lost density or continue treatment to a new area of balding not previously treated. Each treatment stands on its own in respect to being cosmetically excellent.

When Further Treatment May Be Necessary

  • If we transplant both areas, we are committing the patient to have to do treatment to the area between, if that hair is lost later. Otherwise, they would have an abnormal balding pattern with hair at the front and crown but bald in the middle.
  • The most conservative approach in such cases is to initially just transplant the front and use medical therapy with Minoxidil and Propecia to treat the crown, deferring crown transplants. This leaves the most options open to the patient.
Shown here is a patient who had a fair amount of native hair before his first hair transplant procedure and although one year later he lost some native hair, he still has an evenly dispersed, natural result.

Learn More During a Consultation

If you would like to know more about your recovery, and what to expect following your treatment, please send us a message or give us a call at (866) 629-0866.

Video: Medical Therapy

While True & Dorin is known for their hair restoration surgery, they also offer highly effective hair restoration medicine.

Should I Wait for New Technology Before Deciding on Treatment?

There has been an explosive improvement in medical and surgical hair restoration over the past ten years, including advancements in follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction. Every year, through professional interchanges, small further refinements occur. We have a great deal to offer hair loss sufferers at our offices in Manhattan, NYC, and throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Even if a research lab announced a breakthrough regarding cloning or multiplying of hair follicles, it will take three to five years to turn this into something that has a clinical application.

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What Will be the Next Major Breakthrough?

Like our fellow hair loss medical professionals, we believe the next big thing will be cloning or multiplying hair follicles in the laboratory.

How Will Future Techniques Help?

Cloning or multiplying hair follicles will help overcome our major current limitation, which is finite donor hair supply that is really less than we need for full restoration. Active research is underway. But this will be a breakthrough in cellular biology of major magnitude. 

It is unlikely that taking advantage of the current sophisticated techniques now will prevent you from also being able to benefit from future developments. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to know more about our technologies or our approach, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, reach out today. Please send us a message online or call us at (866) 629-0866.

Actual Patient Results

What to Expect for the Growth of Your Transplanted Hair

Patients who visit our Manhattan, NYC, practice (with offices throughout greater NYC) can expect their results from a hair transplant procedure to take about 10-12 months to reach what would be considered a cosmetically mature appearance. 

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A Rewarding Process

Once the grafts are moved to their new location and the healing period has subsided (about 10 days), what remains are very tiny hair shafts or stubble in the area that was treated. This provides somewhat of a preview of your results but it is a temporary stage as the follicles shed their hairs and go into a dormant phase. This usually happens within several weeks of the procedure. In some cases, the follicles may not shed their hairs but a high percentage will.  

Once the follicles have acclimated to their new environment, receiving blood supply and nutrients, the newly transplanted hairs will begin to emerge. This often happens between two to five months. Often the grafts are staggered in their development so it can take five to seven months to enjoy an improved cosmetic change. Again, by about one year post-op, the transplanted hair is of styling length and optimal caliber.   

BEFORE and AFTER - 5.5 MONTHS

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If you would like to know more about True & Dorin, our treatment options, and what to expect, please send us a message or give us a call at (866) 629-0866.

What Factors Determine the Cost of Hair Transplant Treatment?

There are various factors that will determine the cost of your hair transplant treatment at our practice serving Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC. These include:

  • The size of the treatment area (number of grafts)
  • The method by which the procedure is done

We do recommend an evaluation performed by Dr. Robert J. Dorin or Dr. Robert H. True to determine the exact size of treatment, advise as to which hair transplant method (FUE vs FUT) will be most effective, design your hairline and pattern, and ultimately provide specific fees associated with your personalized treatment plan.

Understanding More About Cost

FUE is more expensive than FUT due to its specialized and laborious nature. Dr. Dorin and Dr. True perform every extraction exclusively. This is often not the case with other FUE approaches. The price range for an initial hair transplant contingent on size and method is $5,000-$20,000. On average, we recommend treatments in the range of 1,000 - 3,500 grafts as specific to the patient's needs and goals.

We Do Not Pass Along the Cost of Overhead

As an independent practice, we don't pass along the cost of overhead that comes with larger chains. We do, however, invest in technologies and advancements in the field that allow our doctors and staff to stay progressive and consistently create state-of-the-art hair transplant results.

While offering the most advanced technology and approach currently available, we remain committed to quality and value. Our patients tell us they consider their hair transplant fees to be some of the best money they have ever spent.

In choosing a practice for your hair restoration, you must consider these important factors among others:

  • Who is the physician that is going to personally perform your hair transplant? What is his or her experience and qualifications?
  • What is the experience of the staff that are part of the doctor's medical team and are they full-time?
  • Is the most current technology and technique being offered?
  • What will be the short AND long-term costs of the restoration?
  • What do the results look like in person as well as in a portfolio?

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To learn more about the cost of our procedures and how our treatment options can help you accomplish your goals, please send us an online message or call us at (866) 629-0866.

Understanding Factors That Shape Hair Transplant Cost

Smiling man in brown corduroy jacketBecause hair restoration surgery is considered cosmetic and not covered by most insurance plans, treatment cost is a serious consideration. Generally, the price will depend upon the technique used and the extent of your hair loss. When researching hair transplant cost and determining whether a treatment can fit into your budget, it is important to view the surgery as an investment that can improve both your appearance and confidence. At True & Dorin Medical Group, conveniently located for Manhattan, NYC, and greater NYC patients, Dr. Robert J. Dorin or Robert H. True will discuss the various factors that will determine your unique treatment cost, and then guide you through the process to achieving fuller, thicker hair.

It is our goal to provide the most effective care to each and every patient, regardless of financial constraints.

Natural-Looking Transplant Results

Dr. Dorin talks about what results a patient can typically expect from a hair transplantation.

Determining Cost

During your consultation with one of our doctors, we will first sit down with you to learn more about your goals. Understanding your concerns and ultimate objectives will allow us to provide an estimate for the cost of your care. General factors that shape price include:

  • Hair restoration technique
  • Total number of grafts required
  • Surgeon's experience and training
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Any necessary medications, including anesthesia

Because of the personalized approach and differing needs of individual patients, pricing will differ from one individual to the next. Some may undergo FUT (follicular unit transplantation), FUE (follicular unit extraction), a blend of the two, or an additional option.

Cost of FUT

At True & Dorin, FUT is a high-efficiency process with a lower cost per graft. FUT sessions typically cost between $5000 - $14000 depending on the number of grafts transplanted. 

Cost of FUE

FUE is more expensive than FUT as it is a more intricate harvesting method. Depending on the scope of the treatment area, FUE treatments typically range from $8000 - $16000.

Actual Patient Results

Investing in Your Well-Being 

When patients begin to lose their hair or see signs of thinning, they often feel self-conscious about their appearance. They may change their hairstyle, wear hats or scarves, or become less social. Similar to how others invest money into correcting a compromised smile or hiring a personal trainer to improve their physique, a hair restoration procedure can deliver that same renewed sense of confidence. 

Financing Available

Hair transplant cost is substantial compared to other treatment options, like topical products and supplements. However, most patients find the lasting results are well worth the investment. It is our goal to provide the most effective care to each and every patient, regardless of financial constraints. For this reason, we accept various financing options:

  • Prosper Healthcare Lending®
  • CareCredit®
  • Lending Club®

We also accept major credit cards, checks, and cash to cover the cost of your procedure.

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You can learn more about the cost of achieving a fuller, thicker head of hair during an evaluation at one of our locations. Please contact us online today to set up a consultation, or give us a call at (866) 629-0866. 

Hair Restoration vs. Rogaine: Choosing the Best Hair Loss Treatment for You

Choosing a hair regrowth method can be a difficult decision. The doctors at True & Dorin Medical Group serving Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC can provide an in-depth evaluation of your condition and provide their professional recommendation of which solution is best suited for your needs. Typically, treatment options will depend on the severity of your hair loss, your long-term goals, the financial investment you wish to make, and other personal preferences. While there are many diverse options, patients often find themselves considering two very popular solutions for hair loss, hair restoration vs. ROGAINE®Dr. Robert J. Dorin and Dr. Robert H. True are both highly experienced professionals who have been providing sound advice and safe, effective procedures for 30 years. With their guidance, we can help you weigh the benefits of these two options. 

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Evaluating Severity of Hair Loss

The degree of hair loss can affect your candidacy for certain hair loss treatments. Hair restoration surgeries such as follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) are not typically recommended for those experiencing diffuse thinning.

On the other hand, Rogaine cannot be used to reestablish the front of the hairline, only the crown or scalp. In addition, the topical treatment cannot stimulate growth from a completely bald surface. Even if the top of your scalp is bald, FUT or FUE can use hair from the back of the head as a donor area.

Treatment Processes

The choice between hair restoration vs. Rogaine also requires a consideration of whether you are willing to undergo a surgical procedure or prefer a non-surgical treatment method. Hair transplantation requires patients to undergo a surgical procedure to harvest hair follicles. The grafts of individual follicle units are then transplanted to the treatment area. This procedure is performed by our experienced doctors who can ensure safe, comfortable treatment.

Rogaine is a non-surgical solution that can reverse the effects of hereditary hair loss. The topical treatment is able to reactivate the natural growth cycle of your hair by repairing damaged hair follicles and lengthening the anagen phase of the cycle. The foam product is applied to the scalp twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.

Long-Term Goals 

Patients will typically begin to see results four months after treatment. Hair restoration provides a long-term solution for many patients. While the surrounding hair may continue to naturally thin, the transplanted hair will typically survive. Some patients may also choose to undergo a second FUT or FUE procedure to address future hair loss. 

Our doctors have been providing sound advice and safe, effective procedures for 30 years and can help you weigh this important decision.

Rogaine is a temporary solution in the sense that it will only provide results for the duration of product use. Once you decide to stop applying the foam to your scalp, hair growth will no longer be stimulated.

Cost & Financing Options

The upfront cost of these options may appear to indicate that Rogaine is a much more affordable hair regrowth option. However, as Rogaine is only effective as applied, you will need to continuously purchase the treatment. Hair restoration requires a larger payment at the time of your surgery but may be a better investment if you intend to use Rogaine for years.

If you are hesitant to pursue hair restoration due to cost, we accept several major credit cards as well as financing through Proper Healthcare Lending®, CareCredit®, and LendingClub®.

Professional Guidance

We understand that experiencing hair loss can be stressful. Dr. True and Dr. Dorin are committed to helping you restore your full head of hair and your self-confidence. If you would like to seek professional advice, contact us online or call (866) 629-0866 to schedule a consultation. 

Hair Restoration vs. Propecia

Male pattern hair loss is a common issue faced by many of our patients. There are a variety of both surgical and non-surgical options to reverse the effects of balding, however, many patients struggle to decide between hair restoration vs. Propecia®. At True & Dorin Medical Group, we offer follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration methods. Both Dr. Robert J. Dorin and Dr. Robert H. True have been recognized for their ability to provide natural-looking, lasting hair restoration results for their patients in Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC. Propecia is a prescription drug that can treat hair loss in men by reducing DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels in the scalp. While there are many different factors to consider when choosing a treatment method, our experienced doctors can help guide you in this life-changing decision. 

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How Do the Treatment Processes Differ?

Treatment for each of these solutions is significantly different. Propecia is prescribed by your doctor and administered as instructed, typically on a daily basis. This prescription treatment is effective because it prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT, which affects the lifespan of hair follicles. Unlike Propecia, which is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, hair restoration is a surgical procedure.

Hair restoration procedures use hair from a donor site to restore a bare or thinning area. Often, patients may be apprehensive about FUT or FUE because they do not want to undergo surgery or have been misled about extensive scarring. However, our doctors have been safely and effectively performing these procedures for decades. With consistently improving technologies, hair restoration procedures have continuously improved to reduce scarring and risks associated with FUT and FUE.

What Are the Risks?

When considering hair restoration vs. Propecia, you should ensure you are fully informed of the potential risks. The minor to severe side effects associated with taking Propecia can include:

  • Impotence
  • Allergic reaction 
  • Swelling in hands or feet
  • Breast enlargement or tenderness
  • Rashes 
  • Increased risk of prostate cancer
  • Infertility

However, many men use this prescription without side effects. Both hair restoration and Propecia may also result in damage to the hair follicles being affected but the likelihood is very low. FUT and FUE procedures, while considered minimally invasive, still present some of the risks frequently associated with any surgery such as: 

  • Excessive bleeding 
  • Infection
  • Blood clots 
  • Scarring 

While you should always consider the risks of any treatment, our doctors are highly qualified to handle any complications. For many, the potential risks cannot be compared to the benefits of undergoing treatment including a significant improvement in your appearance, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

Predictability of Results 

Hair restoration procedures have proven to be fairly predictable, especially when performed by highly regarded professionals such as Dr. True and Dr. Dorin. For many years, our patients have experienced consistent, natural-looking results with strategically hidden scarring that is typically unnoticeable. 

There are many different factors to consider when choosing a treatment method, and our experienced doctors can help guide you in this life-changing decision.

Generally speaking, Propecia results can be unpredictable. For some men, it will only slow thinning, not stop it altogether. It is typically best suited for those who are at the beginning stages of hair loss. It is also important to note that hair growth will usually only be seen for the duration of use. Once you stop using Propecia, it is not unlikely that you may lose all the hair that has grown as a result of the prescription within a year. 

Choose Trusted Professionals 

Our team is dedicated to helping patients find a viable solution for their hair loss. If you are considering hair restoration, Propecia, or any other treatment, contact us online or call us today at (866) 629-0866 to speak with a trusted professional.

Understanding the Benefits of Hair Restoration vs. Wigs

Faced with hair loss or thinning, we find many of our patients comparing hair restoration vs. wigs as viable solutions. Both options have unique benefits for the right patients. Important considerations include cost, permanence, and your aesthetic goal. Dr. Robert True and Dr. Robert Dorin can help you determine which solution is the best fit for your needs so that you can efficiently achieve your hair restoration goals. At True and Dorin Medical Group, we provide resources and individualized treatment to ensure that patients in Manhattan, NYC, and other communities in greater NYC are completely satisfied with their results. 

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Concealing Hair Loss with Wigs

Wigs have significantly improved over the last few decades, providing the wearer with natural-looking hair that also feels real. This option is often preferred by patients who do not want to commit to the initial financial investment or permanence of a hair transplant procedure. Wigs are ideal for patients who: 

  • Suffer from diffuse baldness which can result from certain hair loss causes 
  • Have reached the stage of complete baldness 
  • Burn or trauma victims that have suffered injuries to the scalp

However, wigs may also have drawbacks for certain patients, such as ongoing maintenance costs. Typically, wigs will need to be serviced regularly since natural oils and other debris can affect their cleanliness and appearance. If you are not completely bald, wigs can also cause traumatic alopecia as it will rub or pull on hair depending on the method used to secure it. 

Some patients find that wigs are a convenient and interchangeable solution that allows them more freedom. However, others prefer a treatment that will allow them to regrow their own natural hair. 

Hair Restoration Surgery 

Hair transplantation procedures, such as follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE), are highly effective solutions for patients who want predictable, long-lasting hair restoration. For these procedures, hair follicles are harvested from the donor site. These grafts are then used for regrowth in areas affected by hair loss. Most importantly, the hair that grows back will look like the rest of the hair on patients' heads for natural-looking results.

Both wigs and hair transplant surgery have unique benefits for the right patients.

While hair transplantation is a popular choice for many of our patients, not everyone is eligible. In order for the procedure to provide optimal results, patients must have substantial hair available in the donor site. As women generally suffer from diffuse hair loss, they are usually not candidates for hair transplant procedures. Our doctors can provide a complete evaluation to determine the cause of your hair loss and your treatment options.

Treatment at True and Dorin Medical Group

Hair loss can cause patients to feel isolated, but our team is here to help you restore your self-confidence and find a solution you are comfortable with. Dr. Dorin and Dr. True have helped many patients achieve their hair restoration goals with treatment, guidance, and efficient care. If you are seeking professional hair loss advice, contact us online or call us at (866) 269-0866. 

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True & Dorin has a long-standing reputation for excellence in patient care, and delivering exceptional outcomes.

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What is the cost of a hair transplant?

Hair transplant cost depends on a several factors.

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TRUE & DORIN Medical Group

At TRUE & DORIN Medical Group headquartered in Manhattan, NYC, New York, Drs. Robert J. Dorin and Robert H. True help men and women reverse the effects of hair loss through various surgical and non-surgical treatments, including Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction. We have offices in Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, and Boston. Our doctors are affiliated with:

  • The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • The American Board of Restoration Surgery
  • The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • The American Osteopathic Association

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call (212) 826-2525.

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