News by : Bill Seemiller

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...

Resuming Weight Training After a Hair Transplant

Monday, December 14, 2009

Resume weight training very gradually after surgical hair restoration. After about 2 weeks, it's safe to resume most weight training however, in my opinion start with light weights and work your way back up to doing heavy over the period of a couple of months. Be cautious of doing any...

Does Donor Hair Grow Back After Hair Transplant Surgery?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Donor hair will not grow back after surgical hair restoration because the follicles are literally removed from beneath the surface of the scalp. During a typical follicular unit hair transplant (strip) surgery, a linear strip of tissue containing hair follicles is harvested, slivered, and cut into...

Does "Shocked" Hair Transplant Grow Back Normally?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Unless your natural hair surrounding the areas of the hair transplant was "shocked", your natural hair will continue to grow as normal. If your natural hair was shocked, it will resume growth around the same time your new transplanted hair grows in...

Determining Poor, Average, and Excellent Hair Transplant Results

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Unit of measurement for gauging a hair transplant result is everything. For instance, if you evenly distribute 3000 follicular unit grafts over a level 5A on the Norwood scale of hair loss, most would argue that even with maximum hair growth that the result is "below average". That's because our standard unit of measurement is typically our expectations of what we'd like to see achieved...

Can Hair Transplant Surgery Restore Hair to the Glory Days of my Youth?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Today's state of the art hair transplant surgery can accurately mimic nature, but unlike the naturally thick forest of hair we're born with on top of our scalps, our available donor hair supply can never replenish all the missing trees we lose. Thus, prospective hair transplant patients must work with quality physicians to establish...