Medication, prosthesis and hair transplantation are all options for someone suffering from Alopecia. Watch here to see Dr. Kim’s comments from the Bridge Street segment.
NeoGraft has helped one of Dr. Kim’s patient’s feel more like her younger self with the help of her hair restoration surgery. Watch this video to learn more!
Fifty-five-year-old Therese Brown began losing her hair six years ago.
“I know it’s difficult, I’m sure, for men to lose their hair, but for a woman, it’s really devastating.” (Therese)
Therese worse a wig the last few years, but she still felt self-conscious. Last month, she decided to make a change—with hair restoration surgery.
“It’s like brand-new hair that starts growing, and my hair will just thicken over time.” (Therese)
“We want to create the density coverage with the new set of hair.” (Dr. Kim)
But this was not a traditional hair transplant. Dr. Sang Kim performed the procedure using the follicular unit extraction method, or FUE.
“We’re really capturing individual hair follicles, and we’re borrowing from the area, typically the back of the head,where it’s resistant to the hereditary hair loss, and bring it to the area that is affected.” (Dr. Kim)
In the past, surgeons would remove a strip of the patient’s scalp and use manual instruments to harvest the hair follicles. This new procedure uses the NeoGraft machine that helps doctors remove individual hair follicles from the back of the patient’s head and transplant them to the balding areas.
In simplest terms, Dr. Kim says this NeoGraft machine allows him to perform the safest and most efficient hair transplant that’s also minimally invasive to the patient.
“What patients used to fear is potentially a linear scar at the back of the head, where that strip was harvested.We don’t have that risk because we’re not making any incisions.
“Dr. Kim says your hair will go through a shock phase for a few months, but then, it will start growing. And it will keep growing. He says it takes about one full year for the patient to see complete results.
But Therese says one month later, and she already sees a difference.
“I feel more like my younger self, you know, rather than an older woman losing her hair. It makes you feel somuch better.” (Therese)
Whether seeking treatment for unsightly blemishes or potentially malignant skin problems, the average Central New York patient may have a hard time scheduling a timely appointment with a dermatologist. According to a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology, Syracuse patients wait, on average, 146 days to see these specialists.
The long waits are characteristic of a shortage of dermatologists across the nation, as accredited residency programs have not produced enough of these medical specialists to keep up with rising demand. Dermatologists in the Central New York region are aware of this issue and have made great strides to accommodate the overwhelming number of patients—especially when timely treatment is crucial.
Unfortunately, the news comes at a time when skin cancer rates across the country continue to skyrocket. Over the past few decades, the rising popularity of tanning beds and bronzed skin has prompted sun worshippers nationwide to increase their UV exposure—leading to increased risks of cancer. Currently, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Click here to read more…
My name is Gail Sloan, and I’ll be 55 years old next month. It hasn’t even been a year yet, and I still feel the tightness and how nice it looks. People still are asking me, “Did you just come back from vacation?” Because you get that well rested look about yourself and the feeling you get from when you come back from vacation. And that’s the way I feel every day.
You just feel terrific about yourself, and it makes you take care of yourself, I think, in a whole different light. It gives you confidence.
Hi, I am Maureen Green, and I have an update on the Natural Face Lift. It’s been a couple of years since I had the Natural Face Lift, and you can see these are results that last. I think a lot of the bump you get from the Natural Face Lift is emotional. Once your face is back to where you think it should be, the rest of you just comes along. It’s amazing what it can do for your life. The Natural Face Lift can give you younger and effective results that last.
Drs. Douglas Halliday and Sang W Kim are board certified surgeons who specialize in plastic surgery exclusively in face, head, and neck at Syracuse Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in New York. They affirm that, while facial plastic surgery is not suitable for all teenagers, carefully screened individuals will benefit from undergoing a cosmetic surgical procedure. Specifically, young patients with obvious and bothersome physical deformities may seek out facial cosmetic surgery.
Imagine a scenario where you’ve experienced an extensive amount of hair loss over the last couple of years. While it may be easier for men to continue going about their lives with hair loss, women with thinning hair feel obligated to hide their condition out of shame.
This topic is explored in “Hair Restoration Surgery: 2014,” an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association Facial Plastic Surgery, a specialty circulation, authored by Sang W. Kim, M.D. of the Syracuse Hair Transplant at Natural Face Center and Daniel E. Rousso, M.D., F.A.C.S.
According to the article, more than half of the world’s male population experiences hair loss by the age of 40. The condition, known as androgenetic alopecia, or AGA, is the most common form of hair loss affecting men.
According to the article, androgenetic alopecia is found more often in men than women because it is a condition caused by one of the testosterone byproducts. Consequently, the condition is also referred to as male pattern hair loss.
Women, however, also lose their hair. According to Kim’s article, 32.2 percent of women over the age of 20 are experiencing alopecia. Due to social pressures and strict standards of female beauty, most women with receding hairlines feel ashamed, embarrassed, and can’t seem to find attractive options for treatment.
Natural Face™ Centers is pleased to announce that Dr. Sang W. Kim will be joining the practice as surgical director beginning in July 2014.
Dr. Kim received his Doctorate in Medicine from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed residency training at the Harvard Combined Program in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Kim has always had a keen interest in the field of plastic surgery, exclusively the head, face, and neck.
After his residency training, he completed prestigious dual-fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and hair restoration surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Daniel E. Rousso, a world-renowned pioneer in hair transplantation surgery and facial plastic surgery. During his academic course, Dr. Kim has published several papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and received numerous honors including several national and international research grants.
Dr. Douglas Halliday, president of Natural Face™ Centers, is thrilled to welcome Dr. Kim, as the two doctors share the core philosophy of facial aesthetic medicine – individualized and personal treatments to enhance one’s natural image.
Dr. Kim is excited to bring up-to-date and time-proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, in the field of facial rejuvenation and hair restoration to Syracuse.