News by : Bill Seemiller

Is Rogaine Necessary for a Hair Transplant to Grow?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rogaine (minoxidil) is a proven and FDA approved hair regrowth stimulant that may help strengthen and rejuvenate naturally thinning hair where it's applied. While some hair restoration physicians believe Rogaine may help jump start early hair growth, transplanted hair will...

How Many Hairs Can Hair Transplant Surgery Produce?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

How many follicular units (hair groupings as they occur naturally) can be harvested during hair transplant surgery ultimately depends on your donor hair supply, available and "safe" hair on the sides and back of your scalp resistant to DHT. For follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT) also known as the “strip” procedure, this includes...

Can I Play Tennis 3 Days After Hair Transplant Surgery?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

If you're an active tennis player, your body will be making a lot of jerking and twisting movements not to mention sweating. In my opinion, this could put unnecessary tension and strain on the donor area so early after your hair transplant procedure. In my opinion, wait at least 2 weeks before playing any active sports and...

Hair Transplant Surgery for Women with Alopecia Universalis?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Alopecia Universalis is a rare and unique condition where a woman (or man) loses all of their scalp and body hair. Since hair transplant surgery works on the basis of taking "safe" hair from other parts of the scalp and/or body, men and women with Alopecia Universalis are not candidates for surgical hair restoration since they have no donor hair for transplanting...

Snowboarding After a Hair Transplant

Monday, February 8, 2010

While there is no timeframe set in stone, it's important that you protect your new transplanted hair for the first 10 days and be careful not to put strain on the donor area for the first 3 months. Thus, it's advisable to wait at least a couple of weeks to a month after hair transplant surgery to resume certain sports. Contact sports can...

Additional Risks for a 4th Hair Transplant?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

As long as you have enough donor hair available for a 4th hair transplant procedure and the grafts are carefully dissected, handled, and transplanted into tiny recipient incisions, you should be able to get high hair growth yield. The transplanted area may contain some minor scarring, but transplanting hair into these balding areas shouldn't...

Concerned about Making Thinning Hair Above My Ears Worse with a Hair Transplant

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The hair immediately above your ears shouldn't be touched during your hair transplant procedure. The strip line/scar will be placed much higher as your hair doctor takes the best and thickest terminal hair. The only thing that will occur is a bit of stretching of the scalp which may make the hair above your ears appear a little thinner than they are now...

The Importance of Hair Transplant Technicians in Delivering Excellent Results

Monday, February 1, 2010

Unfortunately, hair transplant technicians are seldom recognized for the hard work they do every day in helping patients restore their hair. Frankly, a quality hair restoration physician is only as good as his/her technicians. However, the surgeon is ultimately responsible for not only their own skill and technique, but the staff they hire and train...

Poor Growth 16 Months After Hair Transplant - Need Recommendations

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

While most hair transplant patients see their final results one year after surgery, you may just be a slow grower. The fact that you are seeing hair (even though it’s thinner in appearance) is a good sign. Hopefully these thin, fine hairs you are seeing are indeed transplanted hairs growing in and not the further miniaturization of natural hair due to male pattern baldness. I think your doctor's request to...

Are FUE Hair Transplant Scars Noticeable?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Follicular unit excision (FUE) has greater potential for patients to wear their hair at extremely short lengths without showing visible signs of scarring. This is due to the type of scarring it produces. Visible signs of scarring with FUE are dependent on the extraction tool used, a hair transplant patient's physiological healing factors, their donor hair density, and...

Why Does Transplanted Hair Shed After a Month?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The general consensus amongst leading hair restoration physicians is that trauma to the hair follicles during removal, handling, and transplanting causes the new hair to go dormant for several months after hair transplant surgery. Specific reasons and ways to overcome this are...

Is a Hair Transplant Worth the Money?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I remember wrestling with this very subject before I started my own hair restoration journey. In my opinion, it's really a matter of how badly you want it. For me, hair loss was pretty devastating. My ego, confidence, and life started to suffer because I fixated so much energy on my hair - or more accurately, my lack thereof. It didn't take me long to realize that I'd be much happier with...

Benefits of Laser Therapy For Hair Transplant Growth in Scar Tissue?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You're assuming laser hair loss therapy works by increasing blood flow/circulation to the scalp. I'm not so sure this is the case. One may argue however, that using laser hair treatment after hair transplant surgery may help increase the survival rate of the follicular units, especially those transplanted into...

Hair Transplant from Another Donor to Replace Bad Hair Characteristics?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Unfortunately, transplanting hair from other donor doesn't work. Moreover, transplanting hair is only really feasible in areas of thinning or balding and not a viable option for those who don’t like their own hair characteristics. While you can wear a wig without surgical hair restoration, even real hair wigs do not contain live hair follicles...

Yahoo Article Recommend MicroGrafts to Replace Hair Transplantation - What's the Difference?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Today's state of the art surgical hair restoration involves follicular unit grafting - dissecting hairs as they occur naturally in groups of 1s, 2s, 3s, and 4s. Micrografts contain 1 to 2 haired follicular units or sub-follicular units (follicular units split apart to make smaller grafts). Some people use the terms micrografts and follicular units interchangeably which as you can see above, isn't always correct. Regardless of the...