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Name: Dr. Glenn Charles
Hair Restoration Services offered:
Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Prescriptions for Propecia
Dr. Charles takes pride in being a perfectionist and being directly involved in every aspect of each surgery. Generally, only a single case is performed each day.Hair Transplant Forum International and has lectured and presented frequently at several professional conferences and workshops. Most recently he performed surgery at the World Hair Society annual live surgery workshop.
This patient shares his experience after receiving 3026 grafts. Though he was nervous in the beginning, he felt completely comfortable through the procedure. He says excitedly "I can tell from looking at the grafts that when it all grows in that it will look fantastic. I Love my new hairline!"
"I was incredibly surprised to find out that I was actually meeting with Dr.Charles himself. I have to tell you that this doctor spent well over an hour with me just taking you step by step through what the procedure would be like. By the time we were done I had almost no questions as his consultation was so informative he had answered any questions I may have had before I had a chance to even ask them..."
"I just wanted to check in and post about my experience with Dr. Charles and his staff in Boca Raton. I had 1400 grafts all in the frontal hairline and feel this should really be a good move for me. I choose Dr. Charles after consulting with/or researching around a dozen doctors over the past year. The photos I had seen of his work looked very professional, and he was very easy to work with. Always willing to answer as many questions as I might have..."
This 52 year old hair transplant patient had 2058 Follicular Unit Grafts transplanted to the frontal and crown areas. Video is showing 15 Hours Post-Op.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 2058 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
This 25 year old hair transplant patient had an 1109 follicular unit graft procedure via the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method. These grafts were transplanted in both corners in a single session.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 1109 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant
This 48 year old hair restoration patient had 1929 follicular unit grafts transplanted to his frontal area in a single session. This patient had 8 or 9 previous hair transplants using older techniques many years ago. Thus, this could be classified as a repair procedure.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1929 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair
This 32 year old hair restoration patient had 2100 follicular unit grafts transplanted to his frontal and vertex areas in a single hair transplant session.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 2100 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
This 26 year old hair transplant patient had 866 follicular unit grafts transplanted in his frontal regeon in a single session. This hair restoration videoo is showing the patient at only six months post-op.
Male | Non-Caucasion | Class: 4A | 866 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
This 27 year old male hair restoration patient had 1414 follicular unit grafts transplanted in his frontal hairline in one single session. This hair transplant video is showing the patient at only two days post-op. This patient felt that the procedure was painless and recommends the procedure to anyone else interested in restoring their hair
Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 1414 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
This 36 year old hair transplant patient had 329 Follicular Unit Grafts removed from the back of his head and transplanted to the left side of his mustache and lateral goatee areas.
Male | Non-Caucasion | 329 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip |
This 31 year old hair transplant patient had 2 procedures for a total of 4730 follicular unit grafts to his frontal area.
Male | Non-Caucasion | Class: 3 | 4730 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant
This 76 year old hair transplant patient had 2117 follicular unit grafts in a single session. This videos features the patient 1 year after his hair restoration procedure.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 2117 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
Twin helps cancer-surviving brother return to normalcy, donates hair through surgery. Dr. Charles of Charles Medical Group donates his skills to help out the brothers. Using the state of the art ARTAS Robotic Assisted FUE, he takes donor hairs from one brother and transplants them onto the other.
Male | Caucasion | 950 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant
This 60 year old hair transplant patient had 2261 follicular unit grafts implanted in his frontal, vertex and crown areas. This video features this patient's opinion of the procedure and a view of his scalp immediately after hair restoration surgery.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | 2261 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
This 27 year old male had 859 grafts transplanted via the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method of hair transplant surgery. The grafts were transplanted to his frontal region.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 859 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant
This 52 year old hair restoration patient had 2345 follicular unit grafts transplanted to his frontal area in a single hair transplant session. View the video to see how this patient is healing and progressing at only 3 weeks post-op.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 2345 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
This 35 year old hair loss patient had 2,722 grafts transplanted to his frontal area via follicular unit hair transplantation in a single session. View this video to see how his results are turning out 8 months after hair transplant surgery.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2722 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
This 41 year old hair transplant patient had 2263 follicular unit grafts transplanted in his frontal area in a single session.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 2263 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant
Dr. Glenn Charles answering question - "Can someone be too young to have a Hair Transplant Surgery?"
This 23 year old hair transplant patient had 1489 graftstransplanted via the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method of hair transplant surgery to his frontal area in a single session.
Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1489 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant
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In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Glenn Charles discusses his approach to performing state of the art hair restoration surgery and patient education and care.
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Glenn Charles discusses how follicular unit hair transplantation became the gold standard and why he only performs this hair restoration procedure at his clinic.
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Glenn Charles shares what drew him into performing state of the art hair restoration surgery.
In this hair restoration video interview, Coalition doctor Dr. Glenn Charles discusses his medical background and how he became involved in performing state of the art hair transplantation.
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition doctor Dr. Glenn Charles discusses the importance of patient education and hair restoration physician selection.
In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Glenn Charles discusses some of the important facets of surgical hair restoration including artistic involvement and helping patients meet their hair replacement goals.
There are really two types of therapies used for treating the grafts post-operatively: saline-based sprays and ointment-based creams. Both have their advantages and disadvantages: the saline-based post-operative sprays ( like H2Ocean or Graftcyte) tend to promote scab formation while also decreasing erythema (redness) and inflammation.
Age should only be one factor when deciding if a person is a candidate for hair restoration surgery. My thought is that a patient must understand if more balding occurs in the future (which is likely) that more hair transplants may be required and any hairline/frontal work needs to be done in a conservative location that will look appropriate with aging.
Vitamin E is used pretty frequently for preventing scarring in general (not just in scarring from hair transplant procedures). From what I understand, there are experts who believe that Vitamin E helps with reduced scarring and quicker healing, and others who don’t quite believe the research is
In many cases, I completely understand the appeal of removing and implanting additional grafts during a scar revision procedure. The patient is already at the hair transplant clinic and a strip, whether still containing some viable follicular unit grafts or simply scar tissue, is being removed regardless, so why not add additional density?
There is no perfect age for a hair transplant. When surgical hair restoration is considered in younger patients it should be done very conservatively. A long term plan should be established between the doctor and the patient taking into consideration the good possibility of continued balding.
The time necessary for recovery after a hair transplant varies for each patient. I have many patients who are back to normal one week after the hair transplant. Others, because of very fair skin and a high degree of balding, have some prolonged redness that lasts for a few additional weeks and is hard to camouflage.
The type of procedure you are having and the way your skin heals will really determine how short you will be able to cut your hair in the donor area after hair transplant surgery. I usually tell patients to be prepared to keep the hair a little longer in the donor area, but in return you will have more hair in the areas of thinning hair and balding...
Some of the hairs that fall out due to post hair transplant telogen effluvium known as shock loss will grow back just before or at the same time as the transplanted hairs – 3-5 months after the procedure. In cases where there are a lot of very weak, thin, dying hairs in the recipient area some of the shocked hairs will be lost permanently. There is no current way to determine which hair loss patients will get...
Unfortunately, there is no test we can perform to determine who will get hair loss (telogen effluvium) due to shock and who will not. I have had several hair transplant patients over the years with similar stories to yours. They had multiple procedures but only had donor shock loss after...
The answer really depends on what hair transplant clinic/doctor you go to. Some hair restoration physicians have the capabilities of placing higher numbers of grafts in smaller spaces and still obtaining a high yield percentage. There have been a few recent studies showing very high success in the range of 90-100 FU/cm2...
In my experience this is not very common. Most hair restoration patients trust the doctor to only take donor from an area that is most likely permanent. If a patient is already having hair loss or thinning hair and the doctor feels that it is due to male pattern baldness (mpb), it would not...
At 10 months you are probably looking at 80-90% of your hair growth. It really depends on when the hair started growing. If you were getting growth at 3 months, you will be close to a final result at 10 months. If you did not start getting hair regrowth until month 4 or 5 then you may need to wait up to 1 year to get a final result. The concern in transplanting a second procedure too soon is that the doctor may make an incision in the recipient area right on top of a previously placed follicular...
This is one of the potential downsides of taking donor strips that contain 4500 follicular units. Bigger strips=bigger wounds= more tension=bigger scars. Some hair replacement patients have tighter scalp to begin with. Did your doctor recommend scalp exercises or was a two layer closure used in your procedure to close the donor wound? Scar revisions can be performed at a later time as well as follicular unit extraction (FUE) into scars...
The Haber spreader can be very useful and help to minimize transection of follicles during donor strip removal in surgical hair restoration. However, I think it works best when using a single blade to make the initial scoring incision followed by the Haber spreader. You do not have to go deeper just because a single...
The number of hair transplant procedures per day a physician performs should not be the only factor used in deciding where to go to have your surgery. For example there may be a hair restoration clinic that performs 2 or 3 procedures a day, but uses 20-23 surgical assistants/ technicians. This clinic would have the ability to divide the staff up to have 7-7 assistants in each surgery. On the other hand there may be a clinic that only performs one procedure each day, but only uses 4 assistants/ technicians.
The answer to this question is quite complex. It would depend on what hair restoration physician was performing the surgery. Meaning does a particular surgeon and their staff have the actual capability of carrying out a procedure of greater than 4000 follicular unit graftss in a reasonable period of time? As important, does the hair transplant patient have the donor hair density and scalp laxity? If all of the above is true there are still many other factors that should be considered. How large is the balding area in which the grafts are to be transplanted into?
There are some great hair transplant doctors who require the patients shave the hair and other excellent hair restoration doctors who do not require shaving. One thing for sure is that the surgery is easier to perform if there is no hair to work around. The question is what is more important? Making the surgery easy for...
With the technology available in the field of hair restoration, the results should be virtually undetectable. Certainly some hair transplant cases depending on the patient’s hair characteristics are more difficult than others. Some patients may require more procedures to achieve the same degree of undetectability as other patients get with a single hair replacement surgery...
There is no exact science to positively impacting optimal hair growth yield following hair transplantation surgery. I do feel strongly that a healthy diet including vitamins and minerals play an important role. The other things like smoking, drinking alcohol, and caffeine probably do play a role. If they are taken/used in moderation, they most likely they will not cause much damage. If they are abused as in most cases they will probably cause some degree of harm...
Creating a soft and natural hairline with surgical hair restoration should be addressed by the hair replacement surgeon during the procedure. It is critical that the thinner/finer hairs be used in the hairline. Thick/coarse hairs will most likely have a similar look and feel no matter where it is placed. It is true that sometimes transplanted hairs will be more brittle and kinky during its first hair growth cycle...
Bleeding from the grafts 2.5 months after your hair restoration procedure is almost impossible. It is much more likely that you scratched a scab or a pimple-like lesion that caused the bleeding. It is around 2-3 months post-op that many patients experience folliculitis. This is a common condition that may be a sign that hairs are starting to grow, but curled at the surface and have become in grown...
The amount of technician involvement in hair transplant surgery varies greatly among the many hair restoration physicians. There is a common denominator that probably has a significant impact on the actual results. This is the experience of the person who is doing the graft placement. Some technicians can learn this procedure quickly and others may take a long time to get the feel for it. It is up to the hair loss doctor to be able to recognize which staff members have this ability...