Hair Transplants

At New Jersey Hair Restoration Center in Freehold, NJ, we offer customized hair restoration treatment options for patients suffering from the effects of hair thinning, balding, or excessive hair loss. We offer FUE and FUT, two hair transplants that can restore healthy hair and deliver natural-looking, long-lasting results.

What Are Hair Transplants?

FUE and FUT are two hair restoration procedures that use effective techniques to restore hair to specific areas of the scalp. While they are similar, FUE is designed to meet the needs of patients with less severe hair loss, while FUT is better suited for those experiencing extreme balding. If you want more details about these hair transplants, we can schedule a consultation to answer your questions and confirm which is right for you.

What Are the Benefits?

Patients who undergo FUE or FUT will see visible results after their procedure and can enjoy renewed hair growth long term. Other treatment benefits include the following:
    Natural-looking results  High graft survival rate  Efficient for large areas  High graft quality and yield Versatility Quick recovery

FUE Hair Transplantation 

FUE stands for follicular unit extraction and is one of the hair transplants we offer at the New Jersey Hair Restoration Center. With this treatment method, we harvest each hair follicle from a donor site and transplant it into a balding area on the scalp. One of the primary benefits of FUE hair transplants is that this technique doesn’t leave any type of horizontal scarring at the donor site, which is typically an area on the back of the head. Patients can also expect a comfortable treatment and a quick recovery.

How Does It Work?

FUE typically takes several hours from start to finish. To begin the procedure, we’ll collect healthy hair follicles from the sides or back of the head. These follicles are not genetically programmed to cause balding, so they can be transplanted into areas where the hair has thinned or where patients have already experienced balding. The procedure only requires local anesthesia and will be completely painless. After each hair follicle is harvested from the donor site, it will be transplanted into a balding area on the scalp or where the hair has thinned.

What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect?

After undergoing FUE, you can expect a quick recovery and may need to take a few days off work to promote healing and rest. You will also need to sleep with your head elevated so the newly transplanted hair follicles can settle in their new location without interference.

When Will I See the Results?

Those who undergo FUE can expect the best results within the first few months as the newly transplanted hair follicles heal and begin actively growing new hair.

Who Is a Candidate?

The best candidates for FUE are patients who typically wear short hair and don’t want to worry about horizontal scarring post-treatment. Patients should also be in good health, free of pre-existing conditions that could affect the treatment or healing process. If you’ve experienced balding or hair thinning, you may be the perfect candidate for FUE.

FUT Hair Transplantation

FUT stands for follicular unit transplantation and is a hair restoration procedure that can meet the needs of patients who have experienced extreme balding. This particular procedure is often called the “strip method” because the surgeon will remove a tiny strip of skin from the scalp, extract healthy hair follicles from the back of the head, and then transplant them to a balding area on the scalp. The procedure requires minimal incisions and results in minimal scarring.

How Should I Prepare?

After you undergo your consultation and we confirm that you’re a good candidate for an FUT hair transplant, you’ll receive some preparatory instructions. You must avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements for at least ten days before your procedure. You’ll also need to refrain from alcohol consumption and smoking for one week before your procedure and keep your head out of the sun to prevent sunburn. If you shave your head, you’ll need to let your hair grow at least half an inch long before the procedure and avoid applying any conditioner for at least three days pre-treatment.

What Happens During the Procedure?

On the day of your procedure, the surgeon will administer the necessary anesthesia, remove a small strip of skin from the back of your head, extract the necessary hair follicles, and transplant them into the desired location where patients have experienced balding. Patients can expect immediate results after the procedure and may see short hair in the previously balding area. However, some hairs may fall out after transplantation, which is completely normal. Within two to three and a half months, new hair will grow in the area, and patients will notice restored hair.

Who Is a Candidate?

The best candidates for FUT are patients in good health who have an adequate amount of viable hair follicles on the back of the head that can be used during the transplantation process. Because this procedure may cause minor scarring, patients who wear their hair very short must be mindful of the results and have realistic expectations.

What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect?

The FUT recovery is more extensive than the FUE recovery. You must rest for several days to allow your body to heal after the procedure. You’ll also need to keep your head elevated while sleeping and avoid bending over. Eating healthy foods and drinking plenty of water can help accelerate healing. We’ll provide you with complete and detailed aftercare instructions so that you can care for your newly transplanted hair follicles and ensure the best recovery.

Restore Healthy, Natural-Looking Hair

If you want to learn more about our hair transplants and how FUE or FUT can reverse hair loss and restore healthy hair, we can give you more details at an initial consultation. Our team is committed to providing you with the best patient-centered care and will design a custom-tailored treatment plan that meets your needs.