Hair Restoration for Men: Exploring Your Treatment Options

Using the most advanced hair transplant technology in the industry, Robert J. Dorin and Robert H. True offer hair restoration for men, and have successfully treated male hair loss on thousands of patients in Manhattan, NYC, and throughout the New York metropolitan area. If you don't want to accept your thinning hair or baldness, consider the following male hair loss treatment options available today. Modern medical advances offer much promise to men who suffer from hair loss. But not everyone benefits from the same type of treatment.  

Fortunately, many treatment options for male hair loss are available, including hair transplant surgery, non-surgical procedures, and medicines.

Men can also choose to hide their baldness with hairpieces. The right treatment plan depends on several factors, including the cause of the hair loss, its stage, as well as the benefits and possible side effects of the treatment.

Video: What Are the Alternatives?

Dr. Dorin answers the question: "Are there alternatives to hair transplantation?"

Exceptional Results with Transplantation Surgery

For men diagnosed with male pattern baldness, hair transplantation surgery is an effective treatment that can enhance their appearance and restore hair growth. The hair transplantation techniques practiced by board-certified hair transplant surgeons Drs. True and Dorin include Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Both procedures consist of harvesting hair from the scalp which is then used to cover the bald or thin areas. The final result is natural-looking hair that can be styled and parted in any fashion.

FUE vs. FUT infographic

Other types of surgery used to treat male hair loss include different hair transplant techniques, scalp reduction surgery, and scalp expansion surgery. With scalp extension surgery, there is risk of infection. Scalp expansion surgery also poses a risk of infection and can alter one's appearance.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options 

For men who do not want to undergo hair transplant surgery, True & Dorin provides three non-surgical restoration treatment options. The first is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy combined with Acell, best suitable for men diagnosed with hereditary male pattern balding. PRP works to stop and reverse hair follicle thinning and offers the best results when provided immediately after hair loss begins.

The second non-surgical treatment option for male hair loss is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), a technique that has been proven to encourage hair growth. Similar to PRP with Acell, LLLT works best when treated right after hair loss starts.

True & Dorin also offers referral for a third non-surgical treatment option for men called Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), a cosmetic tattoo that works well to hide thinning hair.

Actual Patient Results

Is Medication an Option?

When it comes to medications to treat male hair loss, there are two main drug therapies on the market, minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia). Affordable and FDA approved, minoxidil must be used on a daily basis to slow the progression of hair loss. It comes in a liquid or foam form and works best on men who are in the early stages of balding. Although it can slow down hair growth and encourage regrowth (although rare), possible side effects include irritation of the scalp and hair growth on unwanted areas such as the face or forehead.

Finasteride is a prescription pill that can be taken by men suffering from all types of balding patterns. It works to encourage hair growth and stop hair loss.

More Traditional Solutions

Many men choose to accept their baldness. Some decide to hide the thinning or bald areas of the scalp with hairpieces. There are many high-quality wigs and hairpieces on the market designed to offer a quick, non-surgical solution to hair loss. But there are draw backs to hairpieces; unfortunately, while they cover up baldness, they also destroy the hair that is left underneath. Men can also choose to hide their baldness by shaving their head or wearing hats.

Schedule Your Hair Loss Treatment Today

Using the most advanced hair transplant surgery in the industry, True & Dorin Medical Group has treated hundreds of men for hair loss. If you want to stop hair loss and improve hair growth, we invite you to contact True & Dorin today. During a consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with a board-certified surgeon which type of male hair loss treatment is best for your specific situation.

Experience the Benefits of Fuller Facial Hair with a Beard Transplant

A thick beard can be a sign of masculinity and maturity, but many men have difficulty growing full beards due to genetics, injuries, or prior hair removal procedures. Using innovative hair transplant techniques, Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin can help you achieve a thicker, more even beard, or can use your beard as donor hair for a head hair transplant. If you have are interested in learning how a beard transplant performed at our offices serving Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC can boost your confidence, make an appointment with us today.

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How Does the Beard Transplant Process Work?

A beard transplant uses the same technology employed in hair transplants. Our doctors will determine a donor site based on hairs that will best match in color and texture to your beard. The follicular units will first be harvested from this donor site, which is typically the back or side of the scalp. Then the graft will be carefully placed into your facial hair at the proper angle and position to blend in with your beard. The follicle units can be placed anywhere in the beard, mustache, or sideburns to create a fuller look.

Depending on the number of hairs needed to achieve your goals, a typical beard transplant procedure can be performed in about 2-5 hours. The recovery period will last for about 7-10 days, ending when the newly transplanted follicle units fall out. After roughly 3 months, the new hairs will start to grow in with the rest of your beard without showing any signs of surgery. Most patients can return to non-strenuous activities the day after the surgery, but there will be swelling and other signs of the procedure for the first 5 days.

Who Can Benefit from a Beard Transplant?

Anyone who desires thicker, fuller facial hair may be a good candidate for a beard transplant. Men with thinning or uneven patches of growth in their beards who would like a more consistent look to their facial hair could benefit from this procedure. Beard transplants are of special importance to men who have scarring from surgeries, burns, and other trauma. Transplanted hairs can be placed directly into scars to permanently cover and disguise any marks on the face that you would rather keep hidden.

A beard transplant can be performed using either the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE) method. After consulting with one of our doctors, they will be able to recommend the form of treatment that will be most beneficial for you. Each method has its advantages, and both options can leave you with completely natural-looking results.

Beard transplants are also an option for people who want to graft hair to their head, but do not have a sufficient reservoir of head hair. In such cases, hair from the beard is harvested and grafted to the head through an FUE procedure.

Schedule a Beard Transplant Consultation Today

Learn how our expertise can give you healthier looking facial hair. Schedule a beard transplant consultation with us today.

Revitalize Your Appearance With Eyebrow Restoration

Many people experience a reduction in the symmetry or fullness of their eyebrows due to injuries, medical disorders, over-plucking, or the natural aging process. Full, uniform eyebrows enhance the structure and definition of the face, while thin brows can age a person significantly. If you are unhappy with your eyebrows, you may spend time each morning applying makeup to fill them in, or you may resort to tattoos, which can offer unnatural looking results. Fortunately, Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin can offer you an eyebrow restoration at their practice serving Manhattan, NYC, and communities throughout greater NYC that uses patients' own hair for a permanent and natural appearance. To find out if this innovative procedure is right for you, schedule an appointment with our practice today.

Eyebrow Restoration Methods

Our eyebrow restoration patients can enjoy all the benefits that state-of-the-art hair transplantation methods offer. Unlike past eyebrow restoration techniques that were very time consuming and produced inconsistent results, our methods provide relatively fast and reliably high-quality outcomes. Using a follicular unit transplant (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE), donor hair is carefully extracted and then grafted to the treatment site. During FUT, a small strip of tissue containing healthy hair follicles is removed from a donor site, typically on the back the head. On the other hand, with a FUE procedure, follicular units are extracted one-by-one in preparation for transplantation. Each method has its own advantages, and our doctors can help to determine which technique is right for you during an evaluation.

After the follicular units are harvested, they are precisely transplanted in a way that mimics the texture and direction of existing eyebrow hairs. Similar to any hair restoration procedure, the newly transplanted hair will typically fall out after roughly two weeks, but will grow back over the coming three to six months. Once the full results of your restoration become apparent, you can benefit from beautifully full brows that frame your eyes and add depth and dimension to the contours of your face.

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Eyebrow Restoration Candidates

We have successfully treated a wide variety of patients, and nearly anyone who suffers from lateral thinning or bald spots in their eyebrows can benefit from eyebrow restoration. Medical conditions and the natural aging process can play a role in brow thinning, and generally patients experiencing this type of loss can expect to be very satisfied with their treatment. Some of our most outstanding results involve patients who have experienced eyebrow loss due to thyroid complications, or who have excessively plucked and waxed for years.

During your consultation, you and your doctor will discuss the procedure, and its benefits. It is important that patients have realistic expectations about outcomes, and that they keep in mind that this procedure is intended for patients who are experiencing balding. Eyebrow restoration is not recommended for people who simply desire thicker brows, or a quick cosmetic fix to enhance their features.

Make an Appointment Today

To learn more about how eyebrow restoration can rejuvenate your appearance, schedule a consultation at one of our conveniently located offices.

Dr. Dorin

The Hair Loss Doctors
By Robert J. Dorin

At The Hair Loss Doctors with our Surgical Headquarters in Garden City, NY and clinics in Manhattan, NY; Boston, MA; and Short Hills, NJ, Dr. Robert J. Dorin helps men and women reverse the effects of hair loss through various surgical and non-surgical treatments including Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction. Our Founder & Medical Director is 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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