News by : David


The Hair Transplant 'Ugly Duckling' Stage - When Does It Begin and How Long Does It Last?

Friday, September 1, 2017

The "Ugly Duckling' stage​ is the term given to the period of time after hair transplant surgery when the patient may experience redness in the recipient area, pimples, shock loss, etc. During this period, the patient's hair may appear thinner or "uglier" than it did prior to the procedure.

What Is the Hair Transplant Growth Timeline?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Due to the many factors that come into play, it's impossible to say for certain when an individual hair transplant patient will see the start of new hair growth after surgery. However, generally speaking, initial growth should begin at around 3 months post-op. ​

When Is It Safe to Walk or Run after Hair Transplant Surgery?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Opinions vary on exercise after hair transplant surgery and it's always best to follow the advice of your hair restoration physician.

How Many Grafts per Square CM Are Required for Good Hair Transplant Density?

Monday, November 7, 2016

Achieving a 50% density level of original scalp density is a good goal to start with. It's been said that achieving 50% density will provide a good basis to support the illusion of coverage.

Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) (FUE): Manual vs Motorized vs ARTAS

Thursday, October 13, 2016

It seems that we need to begin by clarifying some terminology before you can make an informed decision.

In Memory of the Late Dr. Marla Rosenberg

Friday, April 15, 2016

Recently we learned of the passing of hair transplant surgeon Dr. Marla Rosenberg of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Rosenberg joined

Scabs Lingering in Donor Area Weeks after Hair Transplant Surgery: Should I Be Concerned?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Before anything you should consult with your clinic. In general, this is not unusual and it only takes mild encouragement through the use of hot water from your shower or even the use of vitamin E oil to help lift the scabs.

Why Is My Hair Thinner One Year after Starting Propecia (Finasteride)?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It is normal to shed when starting any hair loss drug. Typically, most of the hairs that are shed will grow back darker and more robust than they were before.

Is It Safe to Pop Pimples after Hair Transplant Surgery?

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Popping pimples won't cause a loss of the follicle at 1.5 months after surgery.

Can I Have a Hair Transplant at the Age of 21?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Generally speaking, performing hair transplants on guys in their early 20's is not a good idea. However, the issue is far from black and white.

Is Rogaine (Minoxidil) Bad for Psoriasis?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Rogaine (minoxidil) has the potential to irritate the scalp and could potentially aggravate your psoriasis.

Why Do So Many People Seem to Need Multiple Hair Transplants to Reach their Hair Restoration Goals?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Both of the scenarios you proposed are possible. Very few guys seem to be in the "one and done" category.

Is Hair Transplant Surgery Advisable for 22-Year-Old Male with a Mature Hairline?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

There is a very good reason why hair transplant surgeons advise very young patients to wait until they're older for surgery.

Can I Perm My Hair after Hair Transplant Surgery?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Transplanted hair is no more at risk of chemical damage than any other hair but, if this a recent hair transplant, I'd wait till a couple of months post-op to be safe before applying any chemicals.

Does Smoking before and after Hair Transplant Surgery Affect Hair Growth?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Smoking is known to present a risk to healing. One concern is that the nicotine in cigarettes causes blood vessels to constrict, decreasing blood flow to the surgery sites.