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Fighting hair loss with new hair transplant

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Whether it’s extreme hair loss or a receding hair line, there is now a solution that doesn’t involve wigs or hair plugs. It may take a year to see results, but a new kind of hair transplant look so natural, that in the end, you would never know.

Many women love to wear updos, but Chelsea Obourne isn’t one of them.

“I’ve always kind of been self-conscious about these areas here,” she said.

A receding hairline at the temple runs in her family, so she went to Dr. Keimun Slaughter at the Williams Center for Plastic Surgery to receive a hair transplant.

Chelsea’s goal is to wear a ponytail again.

“It’s more the temples where it’s receding,” she explained. “I’ve always been self-conscious about pulling it back because it highlights that area.”

“We are going to take the hair from the back of the scalp, which is the best quality of hair,” Dr. Slaughter said. “That hair is going to be around for ever and ever.”

He then has a team that dissects individual follicles of one to three hairs each under microscopes. They will be used to fill in the temple area in an incredibly natural way.

Dr. Slaughter then spends one morning placing the hair meticulously on Chelsea’s scalp, and he can place it anywhere for anyone.

“People want hair wherever they want it,” he said. “We can do that. We can put it there.”

One year later, Chelsea said she “feels a little bit like a new me.”

She loves to comb her hair now, and she often forgets what her hairline used to look like.

“You get to the point where you just get used to it and that becomes your new normal and it’s not until you look back at photos of yourself and you realize the change and it just feels good,” she said.

So good she would recommend it to anyone.

“I did it on a Friday, I was working the next Monday, so I would say go for it.”


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