Prior to surgery we recommend that our patients improve their scalp laxity by firmly massaging their scalp. By carrying out this excercise for 15 - 20 minutes three or four times a day (for a total of one hour) beginning a few weeks prior to surgery, the patient can play a vital role in improving their surgical outcome.

Improving scalp laxity serves two important functions. Firstly, by allowing for the removal of a wider strip, the yield of "micrografts" will be greater. Secondly, by reducing tension along the donor region, the healing of the donor scar will be optimized.

Schedule a consultation in New York City or the Washington, DC area with hair transplant specialist Dr. Robin Unger by clicking Schedule An Appointment, calling us at (646) 257-3768, or sending an email to In addition to her New York City home office, Dr. Unger maintains an additional Hair Transplant practice in Rockville, MD, where she treats patients from the surrounding areas including Bethesda, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Vienna/Fairfax, Richmond, Reston, and Washington, D.C.

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