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Treatment Considerations

If you are in the process of determining whether hair restoration is right for you, True & Dorin Medical Group can answer your questions.

There are several important things to consider prior to hair restoration treatment, such as cost, possible risks, and what to expect from your final results.

At our NYC, NY, practice, we help patients understand various treatment considerations so they can make informed decisions...

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General Considerations

We understand that deciding to move forward with hair restoration therapy is not the type of decision that should be made lightly. Although everyone's concerns and goals are completely unique, we recommend that you begin with weighing some general considerations.

Your Surgical Options

With advances in hair restoration technology, techniques, and therapy, patients now have various clinical treatment options for treating their hair loss disorder. Depending on the individual patient's extent of hair loss, the type of hair loss disorder, and the individual's aesthetic goals, our doctors may recommend FUE (follicular unit extraction) or FUT (follicular unit transplantation). Each treatment can be performed at our New York City practice to deliver exceptional results. However, there are substantial differences between the two, which can be further discussed during an in-depth consultation.

The Cost of the Treatment

The cost of treatment will vary on a case-by-case basis and the surgical diagnosis, and is largely dependent on the type of procedure and size of the treatment area. FUT is a more cost-effective option, with grafts ranging from $4 to $6. Although FUE is more expensive, costing $7.50 to $11 a graft, many patients choose this procedure for its benefits. At our practice in NYC, we accept financing options to help make treatment more affordable.

Risks and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, hair restoration surgery does carry some degree of risk. In rare cases, patients may experience symptoms of infection, scarring, and some minor post-operative numbness. By working with a skilled doctor at our practice, you can rest assured we will take all necessary precautions to minimize your risk of complications.

The Recovery Period

Patients should be prepared to experience some minor to moderate discomfort during their recovery, typically lasting no longer than 10 to 12 days. Some patients may be able to return to work within one to two days following their procedure, while some may require a few extra days of recuperation. It is important to consider the amount of time you may need off from work, as well as limitations on strenuous activities immediately following your surgery.

Seek Advice
from Our Team

With more than two decades of experience in the field of transplantation and hair loss treatment, the doctors at True & Dorin Medical Group have the training and expertise to guide you through the clinical treatment process. If you are experiencing the noticeable symptoms of a hair loss disorder, take the first step toward achieving a fuller, thicker head of hair today.

We treat patients from New York and out of state. To set up a consultation with us, please contact us online or give us a call in NYC, NY, at:

(212) 826-2525

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Our Patient Achieved "An Amazing Result"


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It's been over 3 years since I had my procedure with Dr. Dorin. I'm so glad that I chose this office and Dr Dorin.  What an amazing result from a very competent and caring staff. Thank you. I wouldn't go anywhere else!!  I live in Florida but travelled to New York just to see this doctor. Don't even consider another group.

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Steve K.

February 26, 2019

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I just finished my third procedure with Dr. True, and I can't recommend True & Dorin Medical Group any more highly.  From the Dr. True, to the admin staff, and particularly the nurses and technical staff, they made the process and procedure a truly enjoyable one.  And most importantly, I have been very happy with the results of the procedure.  

To Dr. True and staff, a big THANK YOU.

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The Day of
Your Hair Restoration Surgery

Wear comfortable clothing to our office and be prepared to spend the day with us. Depending on the number of hair grafts needed to achieve your goals, each session can last between five to eight hours.

Video: Day of Surgery

On the day of hair transplant surgery with True & Dorin, you will meet with your physician to review your medical surgery and have pictures taken.

What to Expect
after Surgery

One of our primary goals at True & Dorin Medical Group in New York City is to ensure that you have a smooth and quick recovery after hair transplant surgery. You will receive instructions for the time period after the procedure and be asked to watch our informative post-operative DVD before leaving our facilities. We will provide information in several areas:

Pain Management

After follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT), patients should be prepared to experience some minor to moderate discomfort for the first 10 to 12 days. However, any pain should be easily manageable with anti-inflammatories and patients should not require additional assistance during their recovery.

Length of the Recovery Period

Everyone's health and response to surgical therapy are different. As such, individuals will experience slightly different rates of healing and recovery after undergoing treatment at our New York practice.

Returning to Physical Activities

It is important to consult your doctor before returning to more physical activities. Although we want you to maintain your health by being active, it is important to go easy after hair transplant surgery.

Caring for Your Scalp

Our doctors will outline proper care of the treatment areas and give you step-by-step instructions on how to clean and care for your scalp based on your individual needs.

The Recovery Timeline

Patients "Highly Recommend" Our Practice


Jay A.

September 16, 2016

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I had 2 small procedures (fue: 230 grafts and 310 grafts), 2 years apart with Dr, Dorin and I am very happy. My plan remains the same...continue every few years with small sessions and no one will know that I ever had a procedure done at all! So far, so good. I am planning on my 3rd procedure in January or so, 2017. Eventually, my entire frontal part will be transplanted and permanent. I highly recommend Dr. Dorin and his staff. Very professional.

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Italo Maruca


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Dr dorin & his staff are incredibly great!!!  I had an fue procedure done with them, and no complaints everything went according to planned. Reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Dr Dorin and his team! Thank you for the great work!

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When Can I Expect
to See New Growth?

After the scalp has fully healed from your FUT or FUE treatment, you should begin to see new growth within three months. The exact timeline varies from patient to patient but consists of several stages.

Video: Hair Transplant Recovery

Patients of hair loss doctors True & Dorin can expect a comfortable and quick hair transplant recovery. Before the second week after surgery, most of the redness and other signs of the operations will have subsided.

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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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