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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...

Scalp Sensations 20 Years After old Hair Transplant Hair Plugs

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Incisions made in the scalp during hair transplant surgery back in those days were large and very traumatic to the scalp. Thus, though I couldn't be sure - it's possible that the hair plugs and even scalp reduction procedures you received 20 plus years ago may have caused some permanent nerve damage that may be responsible for these sensations. Thankfully, surgical hair restoration has changed tremendously since...

Treating Hair Loss Now or Going Bald Followed by Hair Transplant Later?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I can understand why allowing yourself to go bald and then later transplanting the balding scalp makes sense in theory however, there's one factor you may not be considering. While surgical hair restoration is a viable solution for many men and women with genetic pattern baldness, the donor hair supply is limited. Since hair loss is progressive and how far it will progress is unpredictable in nature, it would...

Can I Get a Hair Transplant at 18 Years Old?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

While age isn’t the only factor for determining hair transplant candidates, at 18, I'd say you are too young to consider surgical hair restoration. Genes are the number one cause of balding in both men and women worldwide. That said, I’d advise speaking to a physician to determine first if your hair loss is genetic (androgenic alopecia)...

Hair Transplant Surgery to Fill a Small Bald Spot in the Crown?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Assuming your hair loss is genetic, the most common type of baldness, a miniature bald spot in the crown isn’t enough to consider hair transplant surgery. Male pattern baldness is progressive and transplanting hair in the crown may leave you with an unnatural looking halo of baldness around a tuft of transplanted hair...

Benefits of Forehead Reduction Surgery for Females with Naturally High Hairlines

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In my opinion, forehead reduction surgery is a viable solution for many women with naturally large foreheads and higher hairlines. Recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Kabaker is one of the world's leading experts in performing this procedure with minimal risks and high rates of success. The best part about this procedure is that women can achieve the desired result in a fraction of the time as hairline reconstruction via hair transplant surgery. The major disadvantage...

Using Arm Hair for Creating a Soft, Natural Hairline with Hair Transplant Surgery?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Not to burst your bubble at all, because your question is a good one - but the idea of using softer, finer hair for the hairline is not a new one. That said, since body hair growth yield is much less consistent and comes with a list of other potential problems, it's probably a whole lot better to consider softer, finer, scalp hair. With follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) (FUE), these hairs can be targeted from...

Resuming Contact Sports After Hair Transplant Surgery

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ten days after surgical hair restoration, your new grafts are permanently secured to the scalp and would have to be surgically removed to get rid of them. Your new precious follicles are safe and secured underneath the scalp and new hair growth should begin between 3 to 5 months after surgery. Know that the hair...

Is Diffuse Hair Transplant Growth at 2.5 Months Normal?

Monday, December 21, 2009

While we'd all love for our new hair to grow in uniformly, thick and dark; transplanted hair will grow at different rates and times and typically start out fine and colorless. At 2.5 months, having any signs of hair growth is extraordinary. Know that transplanted hair regrowth is a slow, gradual process that takes...

Will 50% Hair Transplant Density Give me the Results I Want?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

At 50% of your original hair density, most hair transplant patients won't show any signs of balding under normal conditions. Harsh lighting, especially at certain angles may reveal signs of thinning hair and the "see-through" look others have referred to elsewhere on our hair loss forum. But the real question is: would you rather appear like you have minor thinning or be bald? For me, the choice was an easy one. It took 3 hair transplants of...

Body Hair Transplants Using Leg Hair?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

In my opinion, don't even consider using body hair for hair transplantation unless you're scalp hair donor supply is used up (both via FUT and FUE). While some transplant surgeons have used body hair successfully in a select few patients, I've seen just as many (if not more) failed cases of body hair transplants. Quite honestly...