PLASTIC SURGERY & HAIR TRANSPLANT
MALE PATTERN BALDNESS (ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA)
This is the most common cause of hair loss, affecting up to 70% of males during their lifetime. It is hereditary and often presents with thinning of the hair and hairline recession. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) plays a major role in the dermal papillae where the hair follicles are located leading to thinning of the hair and baldness.
FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Female Androgenic Alopecia also known as Female Pattern Baldness can affect up to 40% of women during the lifetime. Although it rarely leads to complete baldness, it can present with diffuse thinning of hair over the scalp.
EYELASH & EYEBROW
Many are impacted by thin or scant eyelashes and eyebrows which affects not only their physical appearance but also their self confidence affecting social life and psychological well being. At PAPHI, we provide treatments for hair loss in these areas as well.
MEDICAL TREATMENT & TECHNIQUES
- Prescription medications: Propecia, Minoxidil, Latisse, Avodart, Viviscal
- Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLP)
- Non-prescription medications and extracts
- Camouflage products and hair pieces
SURGICAL TREATMENT & TECHNIQUES
- ARTAS® Hair Restoration System
- Image-guided robotic alignment
- High-definition user interface
- Minimally invasive follicular unit extraction
- Robotic precision site making
- Minimal donor site scarring with minimal post-operative pain
ARTAS Hair Studio®
Realistic 3D simulation of transplant outcome before surgery
Customizing various transplant scenarios by adjusting hairline, graft counts, hair density, growth directions, hair length and hair color
Non-robotic FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) using S.A.F.E. System
Precision manual extraction by Physician
More economical option compared with ARTAS
“No shave technique” suitable for women
Alternative harvesting site options when possible (beard, chest hair, etc.)
Implanter “No Touch” Hair Follicle Placement Technique
Surgeon (not technicians) places all follicles
Gentlest possible handling of hair follicle, improving the graft survival
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
Autologous (using patient’s own cells) PRP injections
Non-invasive treatment to amplify natural healing process
Improve hair growth, survival and density
Facial and dermal rejuvenation for more tighter, radiant and youthful skin
PRP injection into areas including cheeks, neck, around eyes and scalp
PAPHI Rejuvenation via Stem Cell Technology
Minimally invasive procedures to restore contour and shape of face
Alternative to maintenance procedures such as Botox and Filler injections
High quality stem cell extraction, isolation and grafting
Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) supplemented cell therapy for fat grafting
Used in combination with PRP and hyaluronic acid therapies
WHY PARK AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER?
Flexibility & Variety
We provide various treatment options for our patients to choose from. Patients can directly see realistic outcomes through the state of the art ARTAS Hair Studio tool, and be advised on which treatment options are suitable for them.
Maximum Graft Survival
Using the best hair transplant techniques in combination with adjuvant therapies, PAPHI strives for maximum graft quality and survival. We also offer Microcyn® Technology for enhancement in wound healing and HypoThermosol® for maximum quality preservation of grafts during transplantation.
Experienced, Double Board-Certified Medical Director
PAMC Medical Director Dr. Ahn is a double board-certified surgeon (American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery) who served as a full-time faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center for 20 years. Dr. Ahn received his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1987 and also did his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at New York University Medical Center before returning to Columbia University as a faculty member. He was the first surgeon in United States to perform eyelash transplants. Recently Dr. Ahn has developed a unique hair restoration technique that successfully combines the most advanced Artas robotic follicular unit extraction method and “no touch” implantation using implanters, thus significantly improving the hair graft survival rate. His current research includes stem cell tissue engineering of the hair follicle at the Craniofacial Regeneration Center at Columbia University.