Comb-Over No More: Why Men’s Hair Transplants Are Flourishing

JAMIE CONNORS’S hairline began betraying him in his mid-20s. Though the Brooklyn video editor, now 36, had flirted with the thought of getting a hair transplant, his follicle fallout by no means appeared unhealthy sufficient to warrant such measures. And, in addition to, how might he take sufficient day off work to recuperate away from colleagues’ prying eyes?

That all modified through the pandemic. In early 2021, a photograph of Mr. Connors made him understand his scalp scenario was getting dire. And with no socializing on the books and WFH in full power, he might recuperate covertly on his couch with out losing sick days. He booked a session with Dr. Benjamin Paul, a Manhattan hair surgeon, who advisable Follicular unit extraction (FUE), a process that entails harvesting particular person follicles from the again of the top and painstakingly replanting them within the entrance or the crown. It takes between 4 and eight hours and prices $11,000-15,000. “I figured I am going to do this right,” mentioned Mr. Connors, who received his new hair a number of weeks after his preliminary session.

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