Dr Carlos Wesley
1050 Fifth Avenue * New York, NY 10028 * 844-745-6362
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Common Questions

INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

* How Can I Arrange for A Virtual Consultation with Dr. Wesley? 
* Do You Perform Charitable Surgeries

PRE-CONSULTATION QUESTIONS:

* What are the COVID-19 Precautions in your office? 
* How Surgical Hair Restoration Works.
* How do I Compare FUT and FUE
* What are the most important Questions to Ask When Selecting an FUE surgeon? 
* Why So Many Grafts in your surgical estimate? I was told by another doctor I only need 1000 grafts to fill my hairline.  
* Why am I Too Young for Surgery?
* Why Can’t One Surgery Cover My Entire Head? I want everything, but was told not to all at once.
* What Determines Graft Count for Surgery? Why do some examples show more grafts and some less?
* What are the Causes of Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL)
* What are the Causes of Male Pattern Baldness (MPB)
* Dutasteride Mesotherapy? What is it and what are the benefits? 
* How Does the Women’s Topical Blend Work
* How Does the Men’s Hair Growth Blend Work?
* Please tell Me How PRP Works and What it is.
* I Want to Know EVERYTHING About PRP for Hair
* What is the Gummy Vitamin and Hair Supplement
* I would like to See More Examples of Your Surgical Work

DR. WESLEY FREQUENTLY PERFORMS REVISIONS OF OTHER DOCTOR’S WORK:

* How can I Compare Surgeon versus Robot in FUE performance? 
* How do you Improve my Poor Hair Density
* How do you Soften a “Pluggy” Appearance
* Can you Revise Poor Surgical Planning from a prior surgery? 
* How do you Conceal My Surgical Scar
* How do you Make My Surgery More Comfortable than my last experience elsewhere? 

FREQUENT POSTOPERATIVE QUESTIONS:

* Are these Stubble Months After Surgery Dead Follicles? 
* What is the Purpose of the 10-Day FUE Check?
* Why do you have a 5-Week FUT Check?
* What is Addressed During the 5-Week FUE Check?

DO YOU ONLY PERFORM HAIR TRANSPLANTATION ON PATIENTS?

Absolutely not!  Each patient is presented with a customized treatment plan that is specific to their hair characteristics. Dr. Wesley specializes exclusively in hair restoration, and therefore offers a wide array of treatments from which patients may benefit.  In addition to conventional medical therapies, our patients have shown profound benefit from our innovative topical blends for hair growth.  Rather than undergoing a surgery, some patients may be more likely to have an aesthetic improvement from a non-invasive procedure such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP).  In instances when a patient will truly benefit from the increase in hair follicles to a desired area of their scalp, eyebrow, or face, surgical hair restoration using the most advanced technique may be the best option.

WHEN IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO HAVE HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY (HRS)?

Perhaps the greatest benefit of recent improvements in micro-grafting technique is the increased survival of even the finest transplanted hair follicles. As a result, patients no longer have to wait until their hair loss has persisted to an advanced degree causing considerable emotional distress. Currently, coupling microscopically-dissected grafts with meticulous surgical technique, we treat women and men (ages ranging from 18 to 88) in relatively early or later stages of pattern hair loss and achieve consistently positive results.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR HRS?
Both women and men suffering from hair loss should undergo an in-depth consultation and physical evaluation of their hair characteristics with a qualified physician. While the aforementioned improvements in micro-grafting technique have increased the diversity of patients who are appropriate candidates for surgery, there are instances for which HRS should not be the primary treatment. For example, medical therapy may be prudent if hair loss is caused by an underlying metabolic condition, a dietary deficiency, or an active dermatologic condition. Furthermore, a consultation may also help determine if the alopecia is temporary, simply requiring patience.

WILL IT LOOK NATURAL?
Yes. Dr. Wesley exclusively utilizes micro-grafting surgical technique and has considerable experience designing hair patterns that will continue to look natural in both women and men for decades after the surgery. Despite patients’ common inquiry regarding a friend or relative who may have gone to another practice long ago and now has “doll’s-head plugs”, natural appearance is not an issue in our practice and, as a result, Dr. Wesley has performed numerous revision surgeries of patients who have previously had undesirable hair treatments elsewhere.

HOW DO YOU MINIMIZE SCARRING IN THE DONOR AREA?
Virtually-undetectable scars are a priority in our practice. To this end, Dr. Wesley utilizes as much donor hair as is possible while still enabling a tension-free closure for FUT or the most imperceptible punctuate scars for FUE. Depending on the patient’s hair characteristics, this may allow for over 5000 transplanted hairs. By minimizing trauma along the donor region, administering medications to reduce inflammation, and demonstrating techniques to reduce swelling, the scar is able to optimally heal.

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