Hair Transplant Surgery, Top 10 Facts

The Top 10 Facts You Need To Know About Hair Transplant Surgery

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There are common misconceptions with hair transplant surgery, we have developed these hair transplant facts to separate fact from fiction. If you have additional questions about hair transplant surgery or a solution to hair loss, contact us to schedule a free consultation.



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Dr. Craig Ziering Invited to Serve on a Fellowship Training Committee For The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (PUBLISH DATE) – Dr. Craig Ziering, Medical Director and Founder of Ziering Medical and recent winner of two major awards at the 6th annual THE Aesthetic Awards™ was invited to serve on a Fellowship Training Committee for The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

The ISHRS was the first international society to promote continuing quality improvement and education for professionals in the field of medical hair restoration surgery. They’re noted for achieving excellence in the field by promoting member education, international collegiality, research, ethics, and public awareness. Annual continuing education programs for fellowship directors and co-directors are conducted by The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in an effort to teach and enhance their skills in teaching adult education. “It’s an honor to serve on this ISHRS Committee which seeks to teach, train and, develop new surgeons entering this exciting field of medicine,” shared Dr. Ziering upon accepting this appointment.

Dr. Ziering has received several honors for his exemplary work in the field of hair restoration surgery. In 2003, he had already been recognized by his colleagues at The ISHRS where his Whorl Hair Classification System was awarded the prestigious, “Most Original New Idea” at that year’s scientific assembly. Dr. Ziering is often invited to be the expert guest on radio and television programs including The Today Show and Extreme Makeover (where he performed the first hair transplant procedure done on television!). Dr. Ziering recently starred on the hit Netflix series “Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills”.

Ziering Medical offers hair transplant and restoration services that benefit men, women, and transgender patients. With offices located throughout the United States, the Ziering Medical team serves to improve the lives of countless individuals. The Company’s web site ( contains more information.

Solutions for Hair Loss

Do you know your options for hair loss solutions? Fortunately, there are many solutions available for thinning hair, balding, and hair loss restoration. Some are surgical, while others are non-surgical solutions. Here are the top five surgical and non-surgical hair restoration methods applied at Ziering Medical, the leading team in the field of hair transplant surgery.

FUT Strip Harvest Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is performed using local anesthetic. A strip of donor hair is harvested from the back of the patient’s head where the hair is genetically programmed to last for life. The donor strip is then placed under the Ziering Scope which is a microscope specifically designed for hair restoration surgery. The donor strip is dissected into microscopic grafts of individual follicular units, of one to four hairs, depending on the patient’s natural hair groupings. While the grafts are being dissected, your Ziering Surgeon is creating microscopic recipient sites in the thinning and balding areas of the patient’s scalp. The grafts are then placed into those recipient sites at the proper angle and orientation. The FUT Strip Harvest Hair Transplant is a popular choice for patients who are looking for larger surgery sessions and who are less concerned about wearing their hair very short.

FUE Hair Transplant

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplants are one of the many options available to our patients. We offer both manual FUE and leading-edge robotic technology to give you natural looking hair transplant results, using hair from your own scalp, which you can wear in any style. Follicular units typically contain one to four hair follicles. In hair restoration, single-hair follicular units are transplanted in irregular patterns along the hairline, like the original hairline. Multiple-hair follicular units are used in the interior to provide density and fullness. In this way, the transplanted hair grows back naturally and permanently. Although an FUE Hair Transplant is not ideal for everyone, this Follicular Unit Extraction method was developed for patients with scalps that are too tight for harvesting, are concerned about scarring, or prefer to wear their hair very short.

If FUT and FUE surgical hair loss treatments sound similar and a little confusing, you’re not alone. Scarring is minimal in both surgical procedures, but FUT and FUE utilize different techniques. To clarify these differences between Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction, here is a video by Dr. Craig Ziering explaining which patients might be best suited for each treatment.

Facial Hair Restoration

Your head may not be the only place that could benefit from hair restoration. Many men, women, and transgender patients have issues with hair loss from their eyebrows, beard, sideburns, and mustaches, too. Transgender patients may need to add facial hair that they were not born with, while men may need help filling in their existing beard and mustache region. Ziering Medical can assist these patients by surgically transplanting hair from the back of the head to the beard region, the mustache region, or fill in the little gaps in between. Here is a video that explains facial hair restoration by Dr. Craig Ziering.

PRP Hair Loss Treatment

If you’re concerned about hair thinning and hair loss but are not keen on hair restoration surgery, the PRP Hair Loss Treatment at Ziering Medical might be your preferred hair loss treatment option. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is created from your own blood and is used to stimulate hair regrowth with dormant or newly transplanted hair. It is a stand-alone hair loss treatment that you can use to stimulate hair growth, or it can be used in conjunction with surgical treatments.

Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatment

Ziering Medical offers two non-surgical treatment plans as well. These hair loss treatments include a variety of non-surgical hair loss treatments, including Z82, ZPROvita, and Viviscal Professional. These treatments and products are proven and tested to rejuvenate hair growth and inhibit hair loss for women and men. Some of our patients who have battled cancer greatly benefit from our non-surgical hair loss treatments. Trying the non-surgical treatments for at least six months to a year before going the surgical route gives our patients an opportunity to ease into the hair loss solution process.

Ziering Medical is the very best in hair restoration. Our surgical innovations, eye for artistry, and excellent reputation are why Ziering Medical has won industry awards and are known as the “celebrity hair transplant surgeons”.

If you would like to explore the surgical and non-surgical hair loss solutions we offer, please contact us for a consultation.

Ziering Medical has hair transplant surgery offices in New York, Chicago, Pittburgh, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, San Francisco & Palo Alto.

FUE Hair Transplant in New York with Dr. Craig Ziering

craigIf you are looking for a natural looking solution for your hair loss, consider the positive aspects of an FUE Hair Transplant. Ziering Medical of New York is the very best in hair transplant and hair restoration surgery. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplants are one of the many options available to our patients.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplants are performed by the leading physicians in the hair loss industry. We use both manual and leading-edge robotic technology to give you natural looking hair transplant results, using hair from your own scalp, which you can wear in any style. Although an FUE Hair Transplant is not ideal for everyone, this Follicular Unit Extraction method was developed for patients with scalps that are too tight for harvesting, are concerned about scarring, or prefer to wear their hair very short.

When you select Ziering Medical of New York for hair restoration, you get the very best team in the industry. Dr. Ziering and his New York team are award-winning innovators in hair transplantation and hair restoration. Our goal is to restore confidence in all the male, female, and transgender patients we serve. We consider ourselves privileged to be a part of transforming people’s lives, personally and professionally. Here is a recent review from one of our FUE Hair Transplant patients.

After being on the hair sidelines for many years, I decided to research the new techniques available. After meeting with several doctors and researching all of the options, the ARTAS Robotic FUE procedure made the most sense for me. I like to change up my hairstyles – short in the summer and longer in the winter. When I was doing my comparisons, the ARTAS always ended up on top. After the procedure, I didn’t take any pain medication at all. Now that it’s been a year after my procedure, I have very little scarring so I can cut my hair any length. And my hairline is completely natural and full. I love my father, but I just didn’t want his hairline anymore.” — Jeff

To restore your hair thinning and hair loss, consider surgical procedures like FUE Hair Transplant. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, watch Dr. Ziering and the surgical team use the ARTAS System as they perform a Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant. If, however, the FUE Hair Transplant technique is not the best solution for you, Ziering Medical offers multiple hair restoration solutions to consider.

If you would like to explore the FUE Hair Transplant option via a consultation with the Ziering team, we invite you to make an appointment. Ziering of New York is located at 240 Central Park S #1p, New York, NY 10019.

How To Treat Alopecia Areata

The Steps You Can Take To Treat Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that affects both  men and women of all ages and causes their hair to fall out. The amount of hair that falls out varies; some people experience hair loss in a small area or “bald spots” and other people may experience diffuse thinning throughout the scalp and become completely bald.

Alopecia Areata1Because the Alopecia areata may occur for a short time or last for a person’s entire life, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis which starts with having a scalp biopsy performed by a dermatologist. Treatment options for Alopecia areata patients varies based on each person and their individual medical history. The first course of action Ziering physicians take is creating a custom plan of non-surgical therapies to promote hair regrowth and health and to slow down hair loss.

A common Treatment plan may include daily application of Minoxidil or Z82 daily to affected areas, laser therapy  every other day, along with topical steroids, or injections of dilute triamcinolone.  Alopecia areata patients are seen monthly for evaluation and injections for at least one year. If no improvement is noted after a year, then the patient is referred to dermatologist for further evaluation and a possible course of oral therapies.

Hair Transplant surgery is not considered or recommended for Alopecia areata patients unless the Alopecia areata area is “burned out” and there is no change or recurrence in the affected area(s) for a full year after completing the one year of non-surgical treatments.  Effectively, an Alopecia areata patient would have to wait 2 years before being revaluated for hair transplant surgery. However, if the patient has multiple bald patches in the donor area they will likely not be treated surgically as multiple areas may recur. Also, if the patient is younger, the likelihood of recurrence is high, and surgical hair restoration rarely if ever recommended.

“If the Alopecia area is still present, shares Ziering Chicago Hair Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Kinler, many patients do opt to wear wigs, hairpieces or camouflage their hair loss with hair fiber products like Sure Thik and Toppik, or even Scalp Micropigmentation.  We frequently refer those patients to our preferred providers who have the experience and expertise in working with our hair loss patients.”

If you think you may have Alopecia areata, don’t despair.  We will work with you and your dermatologist to find the best treatment solution.

Contact your closet hair transplant centers for a free consultation.

Hair Transplant After Cancer Treatment

You still have options for hair growth after cancer treatment

Both chemotherapy and radiation are known to damage our hair follicles. Often, after you receive cancer treatment, your hair is spotty and thinning in certain areas. Regarding radiation specifically, this form of cancer treatment results in permanent hair loss. Fortunately, Dr. Ziering and his staff can correct the hair loss.

After a traumatic event to the hair, such as cancer treatment, there must be a healing period. After a three month rest period, your hair will begin to grow back. However, it is important to note that the rate and amount will differ from person to person. Also, it is essential that the patient is truly in remission, or the hair transplant treatment will have to be repeated.

Also, along with the treatment of hair transplant, we offer our patients two non-surgical treatment plans as well. These include the use of the product z82, which is excellent for deep penetration and regrowth, and light therapy. Light therapy involves the use of a laser device. With the combination of the laser device and the z82 product, hair restoration is typically achieved. We like to try this for at least six months to a year before we go the surgical route.

Hair transplant is also an option for patients. This procedure follows the principle of donor dominance, so even if the hair follicle is damaged in a particular area due to the cancer treatment, hair transplant is still a viable option. For example, if we take hair from the back of your scalp to transplant to the front of the scalp where your follicles are damaged, your hair will be able to grow and flourish as it normally would. Dr. Ziering is also able to create new hairlines with his process, as well.

If you would like to explore hair transplant treatment via a consultation with the Ziering team, we invite you to make an appointment. With many offices located across the United States, Ziering Medical is here to help restore your hair and renew your confidence.

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