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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...

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...