News by : Bill Seemiller

Concerns about Slow Hair Transplant Growth at 5 Months

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I understand how easy it is to become nervous, especially when others charting their progress on the Hair Transplant Network are seeing signs of new hair growth and you're not. However, 5 months is still very early in the hair transplant growth and maturation process. I encourage you to hang in there and take monthly photos of your progress. Comparing pictures side by side every month will...

Why Scabs Might Hang on 3 Weeks After Hair Transplant Surgery

Monday, April 12, 2010

Your hair restoration physician should have provided instructions on hair washing techniques that assist with scab removal. Some physicians however, rather their patients wait until the scabs fall off naturally. If the latter is the case, it's perfectly normal for scabs to be hanging on at 3 weeks...

Scabs Remaining 3 Weeks After Hair Transplant Surgery - Is This Normal?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Three weeks for scabs to remain is not too uncommon after hair transplant surgery. Some hair restoration physicians even instruct not to work them off for the first month. Sometimes patients (like me after my first hair transplant) are a little extra cautious which prevents scabs from flaking off...

Dr. Robert Bernstein Discusses Today's Revolutionary Hair Transplants on the Howard Stern Show

Monday, April 5, 2010

On April 2nd, 2010 , Dr. Bernstein discussed today’s ultra refined follicular unit hair transplant techniques and how they differ from the old hair plugs on the Howard Stern show Howard 100 News Brief. Additionially, former Star Trek cast member and announcer for the show George Takei openly discusses...

Hair Loss 10-12 Weeks After Hair Transplant Surgery. Help!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Post hair transplant telogen effluvium hair loss often referred to as "shock loss" is quite common anytime hair is transplanted in between and around existing natural hair. The good news is, unless your native hair was on its way out anyway, this shock loss is only temporary. Using Propecia and Rogaine can also help minimize hair "shock". You are only at the beginning of your hair restoration journey...

Continued Hair Loss 5 Months After Hair Transplant Surgery

Monday, March 29, 2010

Since hair goes through growth cycles, it's normal to lose between 50 to 100 hairs daily. However, knowing you have male pattern baldness and already had a hair transplant to restore some of it, it's quite probable that you are going to lose more hair. The good news is, not everyone who experiences genetic hair loss goes completely bald. However...

Is Propecia Required for Hair Restoration Surgery?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Propecia (finasteride) isn't necessarily required to have a hair transplant, but understand that if you are at high risk for future hair loss, you and your hair restoration physician should plan ultra conservatively. Hair loss is progressive, but hair transplantation can be even riskier in young patients, if hair loss is noticeably agressive, in men or women who...

Can Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Increase Hair Transplant Growth Yield ?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Using Platelet Rich Plasma in hair transplant surgery is a relatively new concept. While those hair restoration physicians who have used it do seem to agree it has some benefit to help aid and expedite healing, whether or not it increases the percentage of survival is questionable at best. You may want to take a look at Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Carman's article on...

Hair Transplant Donor Scar Placement - How High Can You Go?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Many leading hair transplant surgeons will extend into the upper areas well above the ears since in many cases; the densest and most viable hair resides there. It's also typically easier to conceal and hide the scar in these areas. Moreover, additional risks of scar stretching exist when hair is excised too closely to the ears. To stay within the universal safe zone, physicians who extend into the upper levels won't want to extend...

What Contributes to the Failure of a Hair Transplant?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

If a hair transplant procedure is done right and the grafts are properly handled and cared for during the procedure, there's a high likelihood of successful hair growth and high yield. Sometimes, an individual's physiology can cause problems for unknown reasons. Additionally...

How Soon After a Hair Transplant Can I have a Second Procedure?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In my opinion, it's advisable to wait at least a year to let your first hair transplant fully mature. If hair is being transplanted to a new virgin area of the scalp, some may argue that a patient can undergo a second hair transplant procedure 6 months after the first...

Products that Speed up the Hair Transplant Growth Process

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Some hair replacement physicians suggest using Rogaine (minoxidil) for several months after a hair transplant to potentially jump start early transplanted hair growth. However, there's no clinical proof this works. MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) has also been said to...

Differences Between the Stick and Place and the Lateral Slit Hair Transplant Technique

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The "stick and place" technique describes the process in which the hair transplant physician or a technician makes a recipient site incision and then immediately places the graft into it. By placing grafts immediately into fresh incisions that have not had time to contract or coagulate, incisions can potentially...

19 and Balding - Considering a Hair Transplant

Thursday, February 18, 2010

At 19 years of age, most reputable hair restoration physicians would argue that you're not yet a candidate for hair transplant surgery simply due to your age. I happen to agree. The truth is, young men are at a much greater risk of excessive hair loss and transplanting them is often considered irresponsible. Donor hair supply is limited and...

How Soon After a Hair Transplant Can I have a Second Procedure?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In my opinion, it's advisable to wait at least a year to let your first hair transplant fully mature. If hair is being transplanted to a new virgin area of the scalp, some may argue that a patient can undergo a second hair transplant procedure 6 months after the first. However in my personal experience, I've found that scalp elasticity in the donor area takes up to...