News by : Bill Seemiller

Scalp Med or Hair Transplant Surgery?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

While Scalp Med infomercials are indeed very compelling, in my opinion, they're also not very realistic. If you can fixate your eyes away from the impressive looking before and after photos, glowing testimonies, and promotional propaganda, you'll see the small fine print that reads "results seen are not typical"...

The Long Wait For My Hair Transplant to Grow

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nobody likes to wait, especially if you're experiencing post hair transplant shock loss. The first couple months after my first 2 hair transplants were miserable. I spent way too much time in front of the mirror and probably drove my wife crazy with how fixated I was on my hair or lack thereof...

Experiencing Hair Loss on the Sides and Back of My Head - Is Hair Transplantation an Option?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hair transplant surgery wouldn’t be a viable option for you at this time since you are losing "safe" hair and the reason for it is undetermined. Harvesting hair from areas vulnerable to loss significantly increases the risks of permanent transplanted hair loss later down the road. Since genetics typically only target hair on the top of the scalp, the first thing you need to do is find out...

Hair Growth 7 to 8 Days After Hair Transplant Surgery?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Transplanted hair typically starts growing the day they're implanted into the scalp. However, after 2 to 4 weeks, the majority of the growing transplanted hairs separate from the hair follicle and fall out (shed) while the follicles go dormant for several months. This phenomenon isn't fully understood however, it's believed to be related to the trauma of...

Eliminating Scalp Discoloration After a Hair Transplant

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hair transplant postoperative scalp discoloration (typically red or pink in color) can last a couple of weeks to a couple of months depending on the patient. Fair skinned individuals (especially those who are easily flushed) may experience elongated scalp discoloration, especially when dense packing is administered. Some hair restoration physicians will prescribe...

Can Totally Bald Men Achieve Full Hair Restoration with Hair Transplant Surgery?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A patient's hair transplant result will depend on a patient’s balding area to cover, their available donor hair supply, placement, and hair characteristics. Placement and hair characteristics are vital in achieving the densest and most natural looking results. Since the hairline and frontal core is seen most often by other people, hair restoration physicians typically place...

Is Two Weeks After a Hair Transplant Too Early for Shedding?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What happens is this: transplanted hair will separate from the follicle 2 to 4 weeks after the hair transplant procedure leaving a healthy follicle behind to rest. In 3 to 5 months, the follicles will begin to wake up and start producing new and healthy hair. Hair will begin to grow thin and colorless but will thicken, darken, and mature over the period of a year plus. A hair transplant is typically seen as mature after about a year however, some softening and...

Is Hair Transplantation Expensive?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Surgical hair restoration can be expensive, especially if you end up needing more than one procedure. This is very likely depending on the amount of current baldness and future hair loss to come. Hair transplantation is not a cure, but can often yield significant cosmetically pleasing results in those patients who are qualified candidates. Clinics typically charge...

Considering Follicular Unit Excision (formerly Follicular Unit Extraction) (FUE) Hair Transplant at the Young Age of 23

Monday, November 2, 2009

23 is a rather young age to consider a hair transplant, especially if your hair loss is minimal. In my opinion, it may be better if you try proven non-surgical hair loss solutions like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) for a couple of years first. Whether you ultimately and eventually select FUT or FUE, understand that hair transplants should be seen as a permanent solution...

Is Permanent Hair Loss of Transplanted Hair Possible?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Transplanted hair shouldn't fall out permanently unless hair was taken from unsafe areas from the sides and back of the head or something else is causing the hair loss. "Unsafe" areas include any area of hair that may be susceptible to falling out due to genetic baldness. It's also been said that improper placement of the follicular unit grafts...

Pre Hair Transplant Scalp Exercises Causing Hair Loss?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Scalp exercises can be a tremendous help in increasing scalp elasticity and thus, the amount of hair that can be harvested in a single hair transplant session. However, it's important to perform them correctly. Ultimately, you want to place your hands in the back of your head and pull up and down on the scalp, not the hair. If you are feeling tight pulling...

Why Some Hair Transplant Clinics Can Perform Sessions Exceeding 5000 Grafts?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Here are the ingredients to a hair transplant ultra megasession: Take vast amounts of surgical experience, a very large and dedicated staff, and combine it with a patient with incredible donor characteristics including a super elastic scalp and above average donor density...

How Much Hair Transplant Density is Required in the Front to Achieve Thick Looking Hair?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Typically 50% of your natural hair density is required to create an adequate illusion of density with a hair transplant - that is, the appearance of looking full even if your transplanted hair isn't as dense as your natural hair. Depending on your hair characteristics and...

Is Permanent Loss of Transplanted Hair Normal?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Transplanted hair is as permanent as the hair from which it was taken. Because the majority of your hair on the sides and back of your head are resistant to DHT (the hormone responsible for genetic female hair loss and male pattern baldness), it's considered safe for transplanting. This is referred to as the "safe zone". As long as hair...

When to Resume Water Sports (Swimming, Diving, Etc.) After Hair Transplant Surgery

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Every hair restoration physician has their own postoperative instructions and timelines for when it's acceptable to resume certain activities. However, as a general rule, you should avoid physical exercise for the first 10 days. Upon resuming regular work outs, start easy and gradually work your way back to normal...