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Female Hair Transplants - Concerns about Shock Loss

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hair transplant surgery can be a very frustrating process in the beginning, especially for women. Post-operative recipient and/or donor telogen effluvium or "shock loss" is very common in female hair transplant patients and takes up to 6 months to a year to grow back. The good news is, permanent hair loss as a result of hair transplant surgery in women is extraordinarily rare...

Pimples on the Scalp 1 Month After Hair Transplant Surgery

Monday, May 10, 2010

It's normal for the occasional pimple to appear the first few months after hair transplant surgery. . However, if you are experiencing a large number or cluster of pimples, you may want to contact your hair transplant surgeon to make sure it's not folliculitis. While folliculitis typically fades away by itself with time, this infection may need to be treated...

Concerns about Minimal Hair Growth 1 Month After Hair Transplant Surgery

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Most of the new transplanted hair falls out between 2 to 4 weeks after hair transplant surgery while only a few will continue to grow. But don't worry. The transplanted follicles are dormant underneath the scalp and will start producing new hair in 3 to 5 months...

Concerns about Hair Transplants and Scarring in African American Females

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hair transplantation can be a suitable option for African Americans and any race assuming one is a candidate based on their hair loss condition, medical history and expectations. If you’re experiencing thinning hair from the crown and a receding hairline, you may be suffering from androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss)...

Hair Transplant Preoperative Instructions

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Each hair transplant doctor varies in the preoperative and postoperative instructions they provide. Some suggest applying Vitamin E oil to your scalp a day or two after surgical hair restoration while others suggest dry healing. Medication may be...

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...