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USA - Georgia - Bald Class - 3a

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USA - California - Bald Class - 6

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USA - New York - Bald Class - 3v

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Hair Restoration News

  • What's So Great about Scalp Micropigmentation?

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    What if these Bruce Willis shaved head type of men could make the world believe that they shave their head by choice and not because they've lost their hair? This is where Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) comes in and why it has become so popular...

    Filed Under: Hair Restoration News

  • FUE Gets a New Name - Follicular Unit Excision (Formerly Follicular Unit Extraction)

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    FUE, an acronym well known in the hair transplant profession for the donor harvesting technique called follicular unit extraction has recently been renamed Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) by a group of hair restoration physicians dedicated to innovating and improving hair transplant techniques, its accuracy and its terminology.The new term Follicular Unit Excision has recently been adopted in the hair transplant profession and amongsthair restoration surgeons.But why?

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  • Is Follicular Unit Excision Appropriate on a Norwood 5 Hair Loss Patient?

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    I was just wondering if I should accept my fate and embrace the FUSS (follicular unit strip surgery) method or get FUE and end up with many tiny scars that overall look worse than the linear scar...

    Filed Under: Hair Transplant Blog

  • Understanding How Hair Transplant "Grafts" Becomes New Healthy Hair

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    You may have heard the term "graft" when it comes to hair transplant surgery. But how does that relate to hair since that's ultimately what you're trying to achieve with the procedure?

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  • The Growing Popularity of Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUE

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Many hair restoration surgeons would agree that overall, follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT) aka strip surgery via microscopic dissection produces higher yield than follicular unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUE consistently. This is due to the extra forced placed on the hair follicles during the excision process. Below we've presented a few articles written by leading hair transplant surgeons on FUE, its benefits, limitations, and potential problems.

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  • Can Smoking Kill a Hair Transplant?

    Sunday, January 28, 2018

    Today, a lot of people smoke cigarettes and even marijuana and wonder if smoking will kill their hair transplant. Please note that this community does not condone doing anything illegal but this article is not about that. Smoking cigarettes and marijuana is generally bad for one's health. Excessive smoking can have an effect on one's body and even hair.

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  • Why aren't all FUE Hair Transplant Surgeons Using the same Extraction Tool?

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) formerly known as follicular unit extraction is a donor extraction technique used in today's gold standard hair transplant procedure called follicular unit hair transplantation or FUT. However, unlike strip surgery, the "competing" donor extraction technique, hair restoration physicians use varying donor extraction tools / devices to harvest follicular units (hair groupings as they occur naturally) during follicuar unit excision. But why is this? Isn't one tool better than the other?

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  • Hair Transplant Dense Packing Controversies - Why Less is Sometimes More

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    As per leading hair restoration physicians, transplanted hair isn't usually placed uniformly throughout the balding scalp during hair transplant surgery. For that matter, neither is hair loss. Thus, hair density isn't consistent typically throughout the scalp as someone is losing their hair.

    Filed Under: Hair Transplant News